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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

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.

From JAY-Z to Vic Mensa, What Comes After the Confessional Rap Album?

By Hershal Pandya | Posted August 9, 2017
After artists completely bare their soul, where do they go next?

4 Hip-Hop Songs Actually “Fighting The System” That You Won’t See at the VMAs

By Jeff Baird | Posted August 8, 2017
MTV reduced the role of artists from a tool of social and political impact to something lucrative and artificial.