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The Return of So-Called “Conscious Rap” in Trump’s New America

By Hershal Pandya | 4 months ago
With a reservoir of injustice for artists to tap into under Trump, will listeners respond by actually, you know, listening?

A Series of Unfortunate Events: When Tragedy Strikes The Studio

By Yoh | 5 months ago
Studios are holy temples, festival grounds, but they are also home to unfortunate tragedies.

7 Best Rap Protest Songs of 2016

By Tara Mahadevan | 6 months ago
Some of our favorite artists successfully used their platform to spread uplifting and inspiring messages.

YG’s “FDT” Movement is the Best Hip-Hop Moment of 2016 #BOTBAwards

By Yoh | about 7 months ago
YG standing tall against Donald Trump during the 2016 election is the best hip-hop moment of 2016.
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Fuck Def Jam: YG’s Pissed Over ‘Red Friday’ Leak, But is the Label to Blame?

By DJ Z | 7 months ago
Eventually, when iTunes murders the digital download and on-demand streaming is the only game in town, leaks will be dead.
Tags: YG, New Music

YG Says a New Mixtape is “Koming Soon”

By DJ Z | 8 months ago
Expect more new music from the Bompton star soon.
Tags: YG, News

YG Continues Campaign Against Police Brutality & Racist Cops on “One Time Comin’”

By Andy James | 8 months ago
YG’s approach may be different from Kendrick Lamar’s, but his objective is the same.
Tags: YG, New Music, News

DJ Mustard on “400 Summers”: This Is the “Ghetto, Ratchet YG”

By DJ Z | 9 months ago
YG's made noise in 2016 by making politically-charged music, but it sounds like he's about to change things up.
Tags: YG, News

Interscope Signed YG’s 4Hunnid to a Label Deal, But He Has No Artists

By Yoh | 10 months ago
YG aspires to be like Roc-A-Fella with new multi-million dollar label deal but is he in the position to do it?
Tags: YG, Opinion

DJ Mustard and YG To Formally Reunite for “400 Summers” Mixtape

By William E. Ketchum III | 10 months ago
Rap fans know YG and DJ Mustard at their best while together - and a late Thursday announcement confirms that they have reunited.
Tags: YG, News