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...

Where did Future’s new hype come from?

He's always had hits. He's always been an astronaut. He's always been poured up. Even back when he was A1's freshest face and had Rocko...

Album-equivalent units are not “cheating”

Music streaming records get broken every full moon these days, which makes the novelty of album-equivalent units (AEUs) hard to judge. And unless you...

Chief Keef, Soundcloud Rap’s Unsung Godfather

For more pop culture-influenced paintings like the one above, visit Philipo's Habari Art Collection on Etsy! Huge shoutout to YouTuber yadiiiigg for his investigative video report tracing...

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,...
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FNF Chop on “Walk Down” Success and the Injustice of Parole

How many times have you read this story? Up-and-coming rapper with some momentum in his career violates...
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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...

YouTube Will Start Charging, You’re Fucked

Have you seen the offers for YouTube Red?   For you, thirsty free-content consumers of the Internet, expectations will have to adjust soon. The value of content hubs like...
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A Brief History of Drill Music, Globally

The eruption of Chief Keef and Chicago’s drill movement in 2012 was instant rap lore. However, no one could imagine this hyper-real,...
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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...