Can Producers Be Bigger Than Rappers?

Many hip-hop fans think it, but rarely discuss it. We love Future, but you know the song is a sure banger if you hear one of...
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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...
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Since99 Won’t End Racism, But He’s Hard

There's something special about a White boy who looks like this and can rap...

Taz Taylor, 9th Wonder, And How “Type Beats” Changed The Game

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4070728875700136", enable_page_level_ads: true }); He's not some producer on Twitter...

TIDAL: Pros and Cons

On January 30th Jay-Z purchased Aspiro, a Swedish tech company that runs two streaming services: WiMP which already has 580,000 paying customers, and Tidal, the...

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...
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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...

Drake and Future Make Me Feel Broke

If you're like me, you thought Future was saying, "No boo, no boo, no boo, no boo, no boo, no boo" before that line...

What’s Up With Kanye’s ‘SWISH’? Looking Back 5 Years Ago For Context

In light of Kanye West recently changing his upcoming 7th solo LP’s title from So Help Me God to SWISH, I thought sharing this...
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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...