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The Life and Death of the Freestyle Mixtape

By Matt Wilhite | one hour ago
The freestyle mixtape wasn’t just a service to the fans, it was a representation of hip-hop’s core. Now it's dead.
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An Ode to Chad Hugo, the Unsung Neptune

By Andy James | about 2 hours ago
One of the best — and, sadly, most overlooked — musicians of the last two decades deserves to get his flowers while he can still smell them.

Drake Says His “Real Fear” Came to Life in Manchester

By Brent Bradley | about 19 hours ago
The horrific terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s recent concert is the realization of many an artist’s nightmares.

Token’s “New Problems” Is an Intense Examination of the Perils of Success

By Brent Bradley | 20 hours ago
Money might fix some of your problems, but the new ones it creates are often much worse.
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What Makes a Rapper Great? A DJBooth Squad Roundtable

By DJ Z | about 22 hours ago
We attempt to answer the age-old question of what truly makes a rapper great?
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Answered: What Does It Mean to Be “Independent” in 2017?

By Brent Bradley | 22 hours ago
There’s no longer a definitive circumstantial criterion for independence.

Blanguage Games: What Young Thug’s Speech Tells Us About How We Communicate

By Miguelito | 23 hours ago
It might feel commonplace in rap today, but we’re still in the infancy stages of this “vocal manipulation” language game.

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