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Beat Break: Jahlil Beats Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs

By Andy James | Posted October 19, 2017
The Roc Nation producer breaks down his beats for Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N*gga," Meek Mill's "I'ma Boss" and more.

From J. Cole to Nas, How Hip-Hop’s Best Use Storytelling to Flip Our Perspective

By Yoh | Posted October 17, 2017
The list of hip-hop artists who have used songs as a vehicle for incredible, out of the box storytelling is endless.

Vic Mensa Criticizes President Obama for Not Doing More to Curb Chicago Violence

By DJ Z | Posted August 17, 2017
"I watched my neighborhood not improve, and my city not improve, and my community not improve..."

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?

Vic Mensa ‘The Autobiography’ 1 Listen Album Review

By Yoh | Posted July 27, 2017
Vic Mensa has a lot to say on 'The Autobiography' and he says it with vigor, passion and unfiltered rawness.

Vic Mensa Removed a Diss Line From ‘The Autobiography’ Because of JAY-Z

By DJ Z | Posted July 26, 2017
"There was a situation where I had a line that was kind of dissin' somebody else and it wasn't really necessary."

Vic Mensa & The Never-Ending Pursuit of Freedom

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted July 24, 2017
The first step is to make a mistake. The second step is to admit it in earnest.

How Pharrell Helped Vic Mensa Turn Self-Loathing & Doubt Into Ego Death

By DJ Z | Posted July 24, 2017
"It was about letting my ego jump off that building, a shadow of me jumping off, and another incarnation flying to the sky."

Vic Mensa vs. J. Cole: Comparing Two Roads to Roc Nation Stardom

By Yoh | Posted July 19, 2017
Cole proved that you can become a star at Roc Nation and still make music with meaning, yet he doesn't appear to be the blueprint for the label.