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This Week in Hype: The Death of “Indie” Rap, 15 Minutes With Pusha T & More

Welcome to another episode of the "This Week in Hype" podcast. It's like Shakespeare, only with Rosa Acosta's titties instead of romantic sonnets. Other than that though, exact same thing.  After last... Read More
Posted on May 23, 2014
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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Peter Rosenberg

Way.....way....way....back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the Rosenthal brothers and... Read More
Posted on May 23, 2014
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What Rapper Represents You? (aka Your Hunger Games Rapper)

The other day Lucas and I got to talking about hip-hop - because what else is there to talk about? - and off this article we got to circling around one question: if you had to pick one rapper to represent you, who would it... Read More
Posted on May 21, 2014
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7 Dope Underground Rappers You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of Vol. V

What’s up RefinedHype Nation? I know it’s been a while, but I’m finally back with another batch of dope emcee’s you (probably) haven’t heard of. With everything from forgotten '90s... Read More
Posted on May 20, 2014
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Find Her: Who’s the Girl in Usher’s “Good Kisser” Video?

My apologies RefinedHype Nation. I spent most of today writing this Pusha T interview for the mothership that you should read. Or don't read it, whatever, I don't even care. But I didn't want to leave y'all... Read More
Posted on May 19, 2014
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This Week in Hype: Hot Dogs, Chicago & Creativity with Alex Wiley

A new generation of artists have vaulted Chicago back into the national hip-hop spotlight, but while the drill scene certainly has an identifiable sound, the other movement in the Chi is defined by its drive to fight off... Read More
Posted on May 16, 2014
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The Rap Soundtrack to My Life - What’s Yours?

These last few weeks has felt like 1994 all over again. This past month, with the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas has been in the headlines more times than he has the past 19 years. If you aren't Illmatic-ed... Read More
Posted on May 15, 2014
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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Elliott Wilson

Way.....way....way....back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the Rosenthal brothers and... Read More
Posted on May 15, 2014
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Teach Me To Love Dipset

Back in high school, we had yearbook pages, where put took photos, quotes or pretty much anything else they could think of and squeeze it into one personal page. I spent about ten minutes on mine - because who gives a shit... Read More
Posted on May 14, 2014
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5 Mac Miller Songs Even Haterz Love

Unlike most of the subjects for these "Haterz Love" pieces, I don't actually have any hate for Mac Miller; it's more like apathy. Mac is like a tuna sandwich for lunch. I don't hate it, but won't get... Read More
Posted on May 12, 2014
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K.R.I.T.‘s “Mt. Olympus” is Better Than “Control”, Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

It's rap game "Hunger Games" time. After all the fake, untalented, label puppets have collapsed the foundation of the hip-hop is thrown into pure and utter chaos; let's call it the rapocalypse. Now, in an... Read More
Posted on May 08, 2014
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The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Angela Yee

Way.....way....way....back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the Rosenthal brothers and... Read More
Posted on May 08, 2014
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The Rappers You’d Be Most (And Least) Scared to Fight

All hail the mighty Shea Serrano. The "This Week in Hype" alum and "Rap Coloring Book" creator just dropped an excellent piece over on Grantland, The ‘If I Fought This Rapper, Would I Win?’ Chart. I'm... Read More
Posted on May 07, 2014
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From K. Dot to Prof. Macklemore, Your Favorite Rapper’s First Tracks

I wont front, the origins of this article lie in the new XXL Freshmen list. I won't get into the the full cornucopia of reasons that list drives me insane, again, but yes, one of the big ones is that a lot of places - my... Read More
Posted on May 06, 2014
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Why I’m Boycotting the 2014 XXL Freshmen List: A Twitter Rant Reminder

I fucking swear, this shit happens every year and it makes me want to kick a fucking puppy. For literally years now I've been explaining why I decided to boycott the XXL Freshmen List as matter of principle. But then... Read More
Posted on May 05, 2014
 

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