Hip Hop News & Editorials

Report Card: Future Goes Global, Ty Dolla Is Carefree Fun, Lecrae Sounds Like Big Sean

By Yoh | Posted September 20, 2017
And Young Nudy rapping in his inside voice is growing on me.
Ty Dolla $ign,

Dave East Explains Why Drake is One of the Best Rappers

By DJ Z | Posted September 20, 2017
"A lotta people not gonna make you rewind them, but you gonna rewind Drake."
Drake,

Letter to the Editor: Pursuing a Music Career Where I’m From Is Considered “Crazy”

By DJ Z | Posted September 20, 2017
"I knew that whatever I decided to do in life, I couldn’t take this for granted."
JSPH,

How Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” Taught Me to Be Less Skeptical of “Wokeness”

By Hershal Pandya | Posted September 20, 2017
If the net effect of an artist's music is positive, why are we often so quick to be snarky about it?
Logic,
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“You Can’t Force Sh*t”: An Interview About “Patience” with Pell

By Brendan V | Posted September 20, 2017
Now five years into his music career, Pell believes he's just getting started.
Pell,

Is There a Place for Instrumental Hip-Hop in 2017? An Interview with Blockhead

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted September 20, 2017
"You don’t need to speak a specific language to enjoy it."

How Earl Sweatshirt Taught Me to Overcome My Insecurities

By Yoh | Posted September 20, 2017
No emcee has better captured the feeling of being devoured by your own thoughts than Earl Sweatshirt.
Earl Sweatshirt,

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.
Kendrick Lamar,

Lupe Fiasco’s All City Chess Club Supergroup Was Always Doomed According to One Member

By DJ Z | Posted September 19, 2017
"There's just really nowhere to go with a rap supergroup."
Lupe Fiasco,

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