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30 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of the Decade (So Far), Ranked

By Brendan V | Posted November 20, 2017
The 30 best hip-hop and R&B LPs since January 1, 2010.

10 Best 3-Song Album Sequences of 2017, Ranked

By Yoh | Posted November 14, 2017
Seamlessly transitioning from song to song while keeping the quality and cohesion at the highest level is an art form.

JAY-Z Told Talib Kweli He Couldn’t Afford His “Get By (Remix)” Verse

By DJ Z | Posted October 26, 2017
"It sounds harsh, but it was brutally honest."

Rap Quiz: How Well Do You Know JAY-Z & Nas Lyrics?

By DJ Z | Posted October 15, 2017
10 lines, two options. Who spit what?
Tags: JAY-Z, Rap Quiz
Red Bull Sound Select presents:
Pell - Patience (Chris Lake Remix)

Bryson Tiller Didn’t Become a “Real Fan” of JAY-Z Until He Heard… “Clique”

By DJ Z | Posted September 29, 2017
It doesn't matter that Tiller arrived at the party late, only that he eventually showed up.

The New Story of O.J.: How JAY-Z, Tyler & Frank Created New Black Legends

By Ben Taylor | Posted September 25, 2017
It’s past time for Black artists to take a ride in a car that isn’t tailed by police or foreboding a bad ending.
Tags: JAY-Z, Opinion

JAY-Z Delivers Sound Advice for How Artists Should Handle Social Media

By DJ Z | Posted September 22, 2017
Jay barely knows how to tweet, but he has wisdom on his side.
Tags: JAY-Z, Advice, Brief

20 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 (So Far), Ranked (Pt. 2)

By Brendan V | Posted September 19, 2017
We look forward to you voicing your complaints. Again.

JAY-Z, “Empire State of Mind” & the Power of Time & Place on Music

By Brendan V | Posted September 16, 2017
Hov's performance at The Meadows was as beautiful and clichéd a moment as I’ve ever witnessed in my life.