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 has proudly been collaborating with YouTube channel HipHopMadness since Spring 2019 to bring investigative hip-hop writing to visual life. This piece is a...

“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...
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Predictions (And Now Thoughts) on Drake’s “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave”

Hi. I'm buzzed. I also shamelessly peeped the lack of content surrounding Drake's very-recently announced two-song drop in celebration of the Toronto Raptors NBA...
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UPDATED: Predictions For ‘Indigo,’ Chris Brown’s 37-Song “Album” (Playlist)

Spare me, Breezy fans: I know Scorpion is a 25-track double-album and Culture II had 24 joints on it. But you know what? People were annoyed by...
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Rappers Who Beat The Case Are Superheroes (ft. Roddy Ricch, Tee Grizzley, and Quavo)

Opponents of today's street rappers—overwhelmed White mothers, rap "purists," uppity Black folk, and other memorable American characters—might tell you all those bars about time...