Features tagged with "Editors Picks"

Rap, Writing, and Finally Giving My Grandmother Her Flowers

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted January 17, 2018
This is the formal start of her final bouquet.

Freddie Gibbs’ Manager Shares Their 14-Year Journey From Major Label Failure to Independent Conquest

By Yoh | Posted January 11, 2018
The story of Freddie Gibbs and Ben "Lambo" Lambert is one of belief and patience.

How Saba’s ‘Bucket List Project’ Mended More Than My Faith

By Jaelani Turner-Williams | Posted January 10, 2018
"As a quick fix from my misery, I grabbed the largest knife, roughly sliding it across my upper left forearm."

What Happens When Hate Forces You to Change Your Rap Name?

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted January 9, 2018
“I don’t want to be misrepresented or misunderstood.”

15 Months Later, Why Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Sounds Completely Different to Me

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted January 4, 2018
“That’s a pretty fucking fast year flew by.”

No One Ever Really Dies & Neither Do Pharrell’s Clumsy Racial Politics

By CineMasai | Posted December 22, 2017
It’s a shame that a lot of the politics found on N*E*R*D's new album feel so forced because the music comes close to their best.

Meet Burns Twins, Bedows & Elton, the Next Wave of Remarkable Chicago Talent

By Hershal Pandya | Posted December 21, 2017
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

By Hershal Pandya | Posted December 6, 2017
"I'm Not Racist" wants us to think we can hug away racial tensions in America. We can't.

Natia is No Longer Homeless, But “Optimism” Remains a Work in Progress

By Miguelito | Posted December 5, 2017
"I have miserable days, but I try to make one thing about myself better every day."
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