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A Brief History of Swizz Beatz Ruining Songs [Feature]

Swizz Beatz is a good producer. A really good producer, in fact. The 38-year-old Bronx native helped soundtrack the Ruff Ryders’ incredibly successful run in the late ’90s and early ’00s while producing hits... Read More

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Holy Sh*t You Need to Watch D.R.A.M.‘s Yachty-Less “Broccoli” Performance on CONAN [Feature]

So far, 2016 has been good to D.R.A.M. The Virginia-bred artist is fresh off the release (October 21) of his proper full-length debut, Big Baby D.R.A.M., which has received a plethora of positive... Read More

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Logic Details Hearing Nas as His First Experience with Hip-Hop [Feature]

A quick listen through Logic’s catalog will immediately point to a heavy Nas influence. The story-telling, the lyrical complexity, the swagger—all characteristics that Nas has displayed throughout his... Read More

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Can Jay Z Save Tidal by Acquiring Prince’s Vault of Unreleased Music? [Feature]

“Prince left his masters where they safe and sound” - Jay ZBragging different is a quality to Jay’s lyricism that has always made his raps charming. He’ll say things that the average man can only... Read More

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What the F**k is Going on with Eric B. & Rakim’s Long-Awaited Reunion? [Feature]

For anyone in tune with hip-hop and it's storied history, Eric B. and Rakim are rap legends, a duo whose influence on the culture is still easily heard to this very day.Even those of us who didn’t come up... Read More

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Drake’s “Fake Love” Already a Hit Single 72 Hours After Release [Feature]

Drake just shook up his Magic 8 Ball and it read: "All signs point to 'Fake Love' being your next smash single."A mere 72 hours after premiering "Fake Love" on his birthday episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1,... Read More

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How Closed Sessions is Rewriting the Rules of a Record Label [Feature]

It was one of those autumn days in October last year, where the leaves were still hurriedly falling from the trees. I had borrowed my mother’s car (shhh! don’t tell her) for a drive, first to Chicago and then... Read More

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How 50 Cent Jacked a Sonny Digital Record & Turned it Into a Gold Single [Feature]

When Get Rich or Die Tryin’ dropped in February 2003, 50 Cent was the biggest, meanest rapper alive. He was the closest thing to a hip-hop superhero (or supervillain), a hulk of a man who wore a bulletproof vest like... Read More

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Kanye West Dedicates “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” Performance to Kid Cudi [Feature]

Before checking himself into a rehab facility earlier this month for depression and suicidal urges, Kid Cudi called out Kanye on Twitter, stating his former label boss and longtime friend and collaborator didn't "give a... Read More

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