Lucas Garrison is a writer and social media manager for Strange Music. His favorite album is College Dropout but you can also tweet him your favorite Migos songs.
"Nas stole his style from Kool G Rap and continues to beat us in the head with nothing but hype."
The 'Slim Shady LP' is considered a classic today, but looking back at the original reactions reveals just how much the album was hated.
There's no better feeling than discovering incredible music from a new artist. This is that feeling.
Just hours before his seizure, Wayne played a new song referencing his escape from last year's shooting of his tour bus.
Long before "Hamilton" brought hip-hop to Broadway, Daveed Diggs was an astoundingly talented rapper breaking rap's rules.
Music and drugs go hand in hand, but many of the game's legends are stone cold sober.
A jarringly personal new song from Vic about his struggles with drugs and even suicide makes me reconsider how I view him.
There aren't many rappers who could pull off a remix of "Juice" that measures up to the original, but Busdriver just did it.
Joey BadA$$ show at Irving Plaza was canceled and it appears as though hip-hop's being singled out.
It's been almost two years since "2014 Forest Hills Drive" - what does this behind-the-scenes clip mean for the future of new Cole music?
13 years ago Kanye promised that his College Dropout album series would end with 'Good Ass Job.' What happened?
Strange Music's Bernz just came through with the rap anthem to set your summer off right. You need to hear this.
From "Control" to the brand new "Grown Ass Kid," you could make a classic hip-hop album from the dopeness that an uncleared sample killed.
Chance plays the OG version of two "Life of Pablo" songs and they're better than the cuts that made the album.
A long lost Phife interview gives us new insight into the hip-hop legend's life and the break up of Tribe.
We connected with a 25 year industry veteran, who has worked with Drake, Kendrick and more, to break down the business of clearing a sample.
Eminem offers up a unique chance at owning a piece of his history. Stans won't want to miss this!
No one's ever blended the two genres together more powerfully and expertly than Rage.
If Chance isn't Kanye's best protégé as he raps, who is? How about Lupe, Cudi, Travis Scott and Big Sean?
With news of a Gorillaz and Vic Mensa studio tag-team, it could mean we finally get the music we've been waiting for from Mensa.
With big new albums from Drake and Chance behind us, we look back to see how their breakthrough releases stack up against each other.
Though T.I.'s new single is "Dope," we are keeping an eye on the one he has in the chamber.
From Anderson .Paak to Young Thug and everyone in-between we explore all of Chance's "Coloring Book" collaborators.
Though the name Isao Tomita is likely new to you, he's certainly responsible for huge amounts of your favorite music.
From "Stay Fly" to "Int'l Player's Anthem" and much more, DJ Paul and Juicy J are some of the best to ever flip a sample.
Odom credited Kanye's music with helping him heal and he's not alone. From Alzheimer's patients to autistic children, music is powerful medicine.
Kanye decided not to use a gang of Madlib beats on "Pablo," but they're getting a second life breathed into them by Gangster Gibbs.
The Chicago native makes his fifth national television appearance of 2016.
JT's return to music is imminent, can he kick young guys like The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller off the R&B/Pop throne he once occupied?
Breaking down the original "House of Balloons" team that The Weeknd has reunited with for his next album.
The album you need to hear with production from Boi-1da, Dahi, and Dukes isn't the album you think....
How the changing of seasons changes how I look at and listen to Mick Jenkins.
Syleena Johnson went into the studio to record a song for her album, four hours later she and Kanye had created a classic.
Desiigner somehow has more No. 1 songs in the U.S. than Drake, but it feels like that's going to finally change with "One Dance."
The rising Chicago emcee delivers a must listen on "CORNERSTORE" in ways that are far more important than your typical song.
We all know The Weeknd is on Bey's new album, but did you know that Outkast, Soulja Boy and many more also earned credits?
Black Thought just effortlessly killed your favorite rapper while sitting on a couch. You need to hear this.
With Layers fresh in our ears, Royce talks what's next and we can't help but get excited.
A chilling story from ODB's son reminds us that behind the glorification lies some real darkness.
Logic dops some hints about new music and while it's exciting, don't hold your breath or you won't be breathing for a long time.
A rapper teaming up with a shoe company is nothing new, but per usual Kendrick Lamar does things differently.
J.Cole's been completely silent on the new album front, but a new interview reveals he's in the studio and actively recording.