What They Say: Is ‘Black-ish’ Racist?

This past Monday, Andrea Peyser of the New York Post published an article claiming the show Black-ish perpetuates racist stereotypes of Black people. Among other...

5 Really Inaccurate Bars Pt. 2 (ft. Meek Mill and Gunna)

Back with another one. Much like the last installment of this series, I write these whenever I hear some foolishness that pushes me over the...
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Bfb Da Packman Proves Stars Are All Around Us

When a rapper so outlandish and energetic makes Sada Baby look calm on a track, it's clear the artist has star potential....

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...

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...
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Middle Class Americans Must Know $100,000 A Year Is Not Rich

"Broke Bobby" Isn't Broke. He Likely Isn't Balling Either "Broke Bobby" is a symbol of detached wealth when he...
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NCT Hollywood and SM’s Race into the Metaverse

The third major stage in K-pop's culture technology model, as designed by SM boss Lee Soo-man, is exportation. Like the creation of...

The Term “Rapper” Sucks. Hip-Hop Needs Subgenres

"Rapper," a monolithic term People feel threatened by hip-hop's latest rising stars because we don't have the language to explain how all these different artists are...
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American Arrogance is Keeping Grime from a US Crossover

ATC collaborated with YouTube channel HipHopMadness to bring investigative hip-hop writing to visual life. This piece is a lightly-edited transcript of a video...
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Donald Glover is a Folk Artist

The scope of a Childish Gambino song can be as focused as a simple love song, or as vast as the known...