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The Best Answer To The Question “Is Drake a Culture Vulture?”

My 2016 piece on this topic -Zander Cultural appropriation is the inappropriate and uncredited use...
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The influence of K-pop in fashion

Very excited to host this piece on K-pop's global fashion influence written by Colombian blogger and college student Guillermo Forero. This piece was originally...

Album-equivalent units are not “cheating”

Music streaming records get broken every full moon these days, which makes the novelty of album-equivalent units (AEUs) hard to judge. And unless you...

A Brief History of Anime in Hip-Hop

Rappers are influenced by all kinds of social and cultural factors. Any worthy hip-hop fan can name a few artists heavily inspired by comic...

The 5 Most Entertaining UK Drill Rappers, In My American Opinion

Disclaimers: This is a piece on my preferences, not an attempt at an official top-5 claim. Don't get ya feelings hurt. The label "entertaining"...
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How Rappers Have Shed The Corny Label

In my first piece on the subject of corniness in hip-hop, I pointed out which factors in an artist's music or persona contributed to...
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What’s “Corny” in Hip-Hop?

Make sure to check out HipHopMadness' video on the subject. The following is a lightly-edited version of the video's script, so forgive me for...
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American Arrogance is Keeping Grime from a US Crossover

ATC collaborated with YouTube channel HipHopMadness to bring investigative hip-hop writing to visual life. This piece is a lightly-edited transcript of a video...

“War” and “Exposing Me”: When Drill Music Is Too Real For You

Chief Keef's "War" (2014) is a Drill classic (Fredo's "War" is hot too, RIP). FBG Duck and Rooga's "Exposing Me (Remix)" is quickly on...
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Drake Has Sold More Records Than Lil Wayne and Jay-Z

The following evaluation draws from an analysis of data compiled on Wikipedia’s "List of best-selling music artists" page, as well as Wikipedia...