I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?

Read my response to this piece titled "Music Can't Heal A Dishonest Artist" On October 6, 2016, Jahseh Anfroy was arrested on charges of false imprisonment,...

Nipsey Hussle, The Air Force, and Why Success Today Requires Illusions of Grandeur

As a millennial, the notion of not achieving IG-worthy “success” with a polished come-up story by some arbitrary age is a difficult thought to bare. However, many of us...
rappers who beat the case

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...

Desiigner Evolves Into Future During Freestyle

First, not sure why Desiigner's freestyle is the only freestyle video that has disabled ratings and comments on Tim Westwood's channel. Secondly, kudos to Desiigner...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...

A Thought: Drake’s Globetrotting is Advanced, You’re a Hater

When I'm passionate about a topic, I usually spend weeks on the research. I piece together interview clips, long-forgotten news updates, lyrics, and other...

‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe’ is a grown-up ‘Cut You Off’

Not many artists can show progression in their discographies as consistently as Kendrick Lamar has shown it. And it's not just better verses and bigger...

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...

A Firsthand Experience of Lil B’s Grace

The BasedGod got jumped at the Rolling Loud festival by A Boogie and his crew this past weekend, and he came out of the...
Maren Morris

Maren Morris makes country music I can bump

Kacey Musgraves had released Same Trailer Different Park the year before I had known about it. Now all I remember about the record is...