Pete Rock and The Flaws of Nostalgia

"These kids don't give a fuck about the culture." A write-up by Brent Bradley on DJBooth assesses the accuracy of this statement made by legendary hip-hop...
DaBaby Festival Appearance

DaBaby’s Not Cancelled, Just His Festival Appearances

DaBaby’s name has been saturating Google searches and trending topics on Twitter — and not for good reason. His recent homophobic rant...
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher End of World

Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher’ Soundtracks the End of the World and It Feels Fine, Sort...

There's always something amusing about how your relationship with a record can evolve with the passing of time. I remember not liking...

Madeintyo’s Brand Is Simple, Global, And All His

The synths at the beginning of almost every track on Thank You, Mr. Tokyo sound like how the project's cover art looks: a peaceful young Black...
645AR Squeak Flow Melody in Rap

645AR and How Rap Lyrics Became Middlemen for Vibes

In 2020, grimy Buffalo rap crew Griselda managed to bring the mainstream to them. Their January performance of "Dr. Bird's" on Jimmy...
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What’s “Corny” in Hip-Hop?

Make sure to check out HipHopMadness' video on the subject. The following is a lightly-edited version of the video's script, so forgive me for...

What They Say: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Here's a breakdown of the reactions to If You're Reading This It's Too Late given by critics, fans, and haters alike, with my thoughts...

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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“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...

Travis Scott’s ‘Don’t Play’ Video is a Young Black American Male Dream

UPDATE (11/4/2019): Not sure how I missed this story about Scott's first childhood memories being in Houston's South Park living with his grandma. He...