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Do Rap Fans Still Want Punchlines in 2018?
"If the goal of punchlines is indeed to subvert audience expectations, then perhaps the best way to do this in 2018 is to skip them altogether."
Meet Burns Twins, Bedows & Elton, the Next Wave of Remarkable Chicago Talent
The four artists explain the difference between a band and a collaboration, artistic duty, and much more.
Joyner Lucas’ “I’m Not Racist” Isn’t Controversial, It’s Offensive
"I'm Not Racist" wants us to think we can hug away racial tensions in America. We can't.
10 Examples of Terrible Rap Slang That Never Caught On
To truly understand, you must overstand...
How Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” Taught Me to Be Less Skeptical of “Wokeness”
If the net effect of an artist's music is positive, why are we often so quick to be snarky about it?
5 Incredible South Asian Rappers Who Are Better Than NAV
Nav is now the world’s most popular (English-speaking) South Asian rapper, but he isn't the only one.
From JAY-Z to Vic Mensa, What Comes After the Confessional Rap Album?
After artists completely bare their soul, where do they go next?
Before Every Lame Artist Called Their Album “A Movie,” There Was ‘Fade to Black’
JAY-Z's retirement documentary is a fascinating time capsule and an enduring piece of art that still feels relevant today.
A Guide to the Unspoken Etiquette of Rapping in Public
Five simple rules to save you the embarrassment that often comes with rapping outside your house.
Tracking the Evolution of the Hip-Hop Mosh Pit
We've come a long way since the '80s.