The role of an A&R has changed over the years, there are fewer of them inside the major label system, but the practice isn't dead.
There’s a small crop of talented artists who have found their way into the music video director’s chair.
To pull off what the OVO head honcho is doing takes an understanding of the music climate, social discourse, and how to properly create moments.
'Invasion of Privacy' is fun, funny, and fulfilling.
For a select few, it's still not too late.
Whether it's one album or 12, every album is a gift, but death makes the gift a sacrament.
The Weeknd sheds his pop-star brightness for a return to the late night.
'Atlanta' and Paper Boi are displaying the most authentic rapper's journey to ever grace television.
Yoh flew 630 miles to watch Mannywellz perform live. He ended up learning a life lesson in the process.
The Detroit native sits down with Yoh to discuss the new PRhyme album, his next solo album, and life as veteran MC.
DJ Premier breaks down the making of 'PRhyme 2,' his relationship with Royce da 5'9" and a nearly 30-year hip-hop career.
We spoke with the veteran MC one week after the release of his second solo LP, 'No News Is Good News.'
Only Wale knows the stress and strain that comes with creating on both sides of the fence.
Change doesn’t stop happening.
'Royalty' is a fitting end to the Dreamville duo's impressive EP trilogy.
The days of making chicken tender subs as a Publix deli employee are now a distant memory.
Kendrick Lamar isn't the only hip-hop talent with a Hollywood skill set.
The Dreamville signee has a co-sign from J. Cole, but can he open eardrums?
"With the culture more visible than ever, we can't allow the disappearance and invisibility of those who laid the foundation almost 50 years ago," writes Yoh.
"I am the kid with the green backpack. That’s who I gotta be to inspire all of the other kids."
The biggest missed single opportunities from Ye, Hov, Em, K.Dot, Drake, Cole, Wayne, Future, Nas, and T.I.
Drake vs. Kendrick—the bliss of living in the moment and the fear of what comes after.
What happens when you offer way more as an artist than the box people have put you in?
Courtrooms and labels aren't the only shackles hindering Lil Wayne's growth in 2018.
"'Ctrl' and 'Quarter Life Crisis' both serve as a reminder that I’m not alone."
Sometimes you’ll be the hit single, sometimes you’ll just be an interlude. Often for producers, uncertainty is the only certainty.
Maxo Kream is the real deal, and 'Punken' is the autobiography that will bring you a bit closer to Houston's most promising prospect.
The story of Freddie Gibbs and Ben "Lambo" Lambert is one of belief and patience.
Change is happening in East Atlanta. Change is happening to Atlanta hip-hop. Resist if you want, but change is happening.
"Whether or not the music is good never mattered."
"Despite being a noteworthy moment, this isn't music that will truly stick to your ribs."
From Kanye to Chance to Drake and beyond, these are the albums we're most looking forward to next year.
"He doesn’t want to rap about nothing."
What happened to all of Big Sean's style, before he leaned so hard on double time flows and lackluster double entendres?
There are only a few who are truly worthy.
"It was only a matter of time before I would’ve overdosed or did something stupid to where I would be in jail for the rest of my life."
Atlanta is the city where the impossible is proven wrong. It all begins with having something to say.