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...
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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...

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...

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...

We Made An Album Only Using Type Beats. It Was (Mostly) Incredible.

Nothing comes easy when you're trying to be a professional creative on a budget. But given its bad rep, I'm surprised that indie hip-hop...
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“Toosie Slide” and Drake’s Push For Millennial Michael Jackson Status

Black leather gloves no sequins I wrote this nearly 4 years ago about what Drake and Kendrick Lamar...

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...

‘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...

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...

“War” and “Exposing Me”: When Drill Music Is Too Real For You

Chief Keef's "War" (2014) is a Drill classic (Fredo's "War" is hot too, RIP). FBG Duck and Rooga's "Exposing Me (Remix)" is quickly on...