Drake is Michael Jackson, Kendrick is Prince

To many, it's a shame that mass appeal gives some artists more fame than true artistry. But in the music industry, the effects of someone's music...

Rich Chigga, Desiigner, and Copy-Paste Hip-Hop

Desiigner's 'Panda' recently hit #1 on the Hot 100 chart. Rich Chigga has amassed 2.5 million views in two months with 'Dat Stick'. And mainstream hip-hop...

CL’s American Debut and Black Culture

With 5 million views in a week on her newest music video 'Lifted', K-Pop star CL is striving to make her way into the U.S. market....

The Term “Rapper” Sucks. Hip-Hop Needs Subgenres

"Rapper," a monolithic term People feel threatened by hip-hop's latest rising stars because we don't have the language to explain how all these different artists are...

Travis Scott’s ‘Don’t Play’ Video is a Young Black American Male Dream

UPDATE (11/4/2019): Not sure how I missed this story about Scott's first childhood memories being in Houston's South Park living with his grandma. He...

Rich Chigga Is Back With Another One

We can say Rich Chigga is a poser. Fake as fuck. Awkward in his attempts at flexing, and disingenuous in his attempts at being...

Murda Beatz Piped Up in Fort Erie

When you think of the sound that has Atlanta going crazy, you think of some people. Probably Black people...from Atlanta. Makes sense right? This is...

Music Can’t Heal A Dishonest Artist

Read 'I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?' here. Making music can change an artist for the better. Music got Jay Z into clean-money entrepreneurship. Jay...

21 Savage And The Marketability of Dark Hip-Hop Artists

"My Choppa Hate Niggas" by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, a relatively deep cut off of Metro Boomin's 2017 project Without Warning, peaked at #73 on...
Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy Is Worth Way More Than Future (Updated 2019)

Money is the root of all evil. Money, in a capitalist society, is also the best way to measure how much someone's contribution to the...