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Kanye Thinks Drake is #1 Right Now - Is He Right? (Rap Power Rankings)

Remember when Kanye was dropping new interviews the way Lil Wayne was dropping guest verses in '08? It was kind of a whole thing. But while Yeezy's been relatively quiet lately following his nuptials, Interview Kanye...

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Drake’s New Album is Titled “Views From the 6”: Dope, Wack or Eh?

Why does anyone care about album titles? Doesn't the album sound the exact same, no matter what the title is? Trick question, of course it fucking matters. Whether it's a movie, book, song or album, artists...

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Did Ab-Soul’s “These Days” Album Flop?

​There was a time when album sales weren’t just a measure of an artist’s success, they were the measure. Album sales were the engine that drove everything else in an artist’s career; simple, quantifiable...

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After “Seen It All,” Breaking Down Jay Z’s Dope Guest Verse Streak

In three days, it will be America's 238th anniversary. It will also be the one year anniversary of Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. (One is just a tad more important than the other.) For all the "new rules" mumbo...

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Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Busta & Eminem’s “Calm Down”?

What's better than a new Busta Rhymes song? A new Busta Rhymes song that features Eminem! What's better than a new Busta Rhymes song that features Eminem? How about a new Busta Rhymes song that features Eminem, which finds...

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If You Could Sign to Any Label, Who Are You Signing With?

If you are on this site, reading this right now, you're probably either a rapper, or you've thought about being a rapper. I know I have. The only thing holding me back is that little thing called skill, but if it weren't...

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Elliot Rodgers & America’s Culture of Money, Violence & Sex

On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old student at the University of California Santa Barbara and son of director Peter Rodger, murdered six people and wounded thirteen others in Isla Vista, California. His killing...

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Hey, White Pop Stars: Ignorance Is No Excuse for Racism

In recent weeks, two of the music industry's biggest white stars have found themselves at the center of race-related controversies. First, Macklemore ran afoul of the Jewish community by performing "Thrift Shop" in a...

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Lupe Says Kendrick Lamar Isn’t the Dopest Lyricist in Hip-Hop, Is He Right?

I know, I know, that's kind of an awkward way to phrase a question, especially for someone who, like, writes words for a living, or whatever. I could have just written "Is Kendrick Lamar the Dopest Lyricist Alive?" or...

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Does 50 Cent Still Matter? Debating Curtis Jackson’s Rap Legacy

Last week, Lucas and I were talking about 50 Cent's upcoming Animal Ambition album, officially dropping tomorrow, and I suggested doing an entire "Week of 50"; one story a day on Fiddy for the entire week. Lucas acted like I...

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Iggy Azalea is Killing the Rap Game Right Now - Why?

This was supposed to be Future's quarter. After a growing resume of heavyweight writing credits, hit singles, a tour with Drake and widespread acclaim from across the interwebs, Honest was supposed to solidify Nayvadius Cash...

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What’s the Best Hook of 2014 (So Far)?

You know what I love most about this glorious age of the internet? Videos of animals singing the Game Of Thrones theme song. Just kidding (but not really) my favorite part is the fact that super talented, yet unknown average...

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