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...

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...

Future’s Underrated Songwriting

Saying he mumbles is not reason enough to discredit him. Saying, "only Future fans will understand," is not helping anyone understand. Songwriting is more than...

Remember When Soulja Boy Did Drill Music?

Soulja Boy is unforgettable. Roll your eyes, get hit with nostalgia, whatever. Soulja Boy's contributions to popular culture, summarized well by this DJBooth article,...

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...

Higher Brothers, and Hip-Hop’s New East vs. West Battle

As I continue to learn about contemporary Chinese society, the stories get easier to relate to. My last China-related article was about transgender megastar...
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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...

Young Nudy Said “Nigger” On “4L” And Made Me Uncomfortable

"4L"—a nod to some gang shit in Atlanta that I know nothing about—off of I Am > I Was smacks. 21 Savage's growth as a rapper...

Lil Yachty is Signed to Motown Records

Michael Jackson. Marvin Gaye. Diana Ross. Lil Yachty. Don't mind the list of notable Motown signees. Yes, really, Lil Yachty is signed to Motown Records. No,...
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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...