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Closing Act: Why I’m Quitting Jay Electronica

What's the famous adage? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Well, for my relationship with Jay Electronica, it's, "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me seven hundred thousand times, shame on me."... Read More
Posted one day ago
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One Song to Prove Lil Wayne is a Dope Rapper

About two weeks ago, thanks to a reader suggestion, we did a piece called, One Song To Prove Kanye Can Rap and it blew the fuck up. Partly because Kanye is the King of the Pageviews and partly because the task at... Read More
Posted one week ago
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After “i”, is Kendrick Lamar the GOAT Yet?

I write about hip-hop for a living, so literally every day I have a conversation about Rick Ross' cup size Kendrick Lamar. And almost every one of those conversations eventually ends up with the same question;... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Once Lost, a Lil Wayne Fan Finds His Faith in “Carter V”

Lil Wayne can keep his Carter V. That was my immediate reaction when Wayne's final album was announced. Somewhere between making a clothing brand for Macy’s clearance rack and skateboarding with... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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One Song to Prove Kanye West is a Dope Rapper

Part of why they pay me Jay Z Memphis Bleek money is to think up original, engaging ideas for feature content, but on the real it's much easier when y'all just do my job for me. Case in point, loyal DJBooth... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Kendrick’s Verse on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” Isn’t Terrible

There are literally thousands, if not millions, of people for whom the words "new Chris Brown song" illicts the sudden and pressing need to jump on the nearest interwebs connection and listen to Breezy's latest work.... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Gay or Straight, Let Young Thug Be Young Thug

Late in the afternoon on August 26, Young Thug started trending. This shouldn’t be a surprise considering Thug’s ascension from hometown hero to hip-hop hitmaker within the last two years. From features with rap... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Flying Lotus & Kendrick’s “Never Catch Me”: Dope, Really Dope or Fucking Mind Blowing?

Normally when we do these "Heat Check" things right after a big song drops we try to be a little more balanced. We offer you a range of choices: maybe the song is dope, maybe it's just ok, maybe it's wack. Music is... Read More
Posted 4 weeks ago
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Draft Day: What Label Should Your Favorite Rapper Sign To?

Sports and hip-hop go together like Jay Z and Jay Z' sports management company. Hip-hop is a competitive genre by design and relies on a mix of individual talent and team dynamics, which is why it fits so well into... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Eminem’s “Guts Over Fear”

YouTube ads are the worst. I mean, I know a quick five second video is a small price to pay to watch a video for a rap song and, of course, adorable puppies, but it still makes my blood boil. Normally I skip them as... Read More
Posted one month ago
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3 (Imaginary) Albums We’d Actually Pay $1 Million For

Despite hip-hop's focus on big money, the music itself has always been affordable for us common folk; hell, in the post-Napster world, it's practically free. Recently, though, we've seen a couple... Read More
Posted one month ago
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How Do You Feel Lil Wayne & Drake’s (Pretty Weak Sauce) “Grindin”?

Man, thanks a lot, Weezy. Why do you have to drop a new single on a Friday afternoon and give me more work to do right now? It's like that teacher who gives you a pop quiz right before the weekend; just let me... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Is Chance the Rapper Over-Rated? It Doesn’t Fucking Matter

The internet's good for a lot of things, like porn looking up recipes, porn booking plane tickets and porn communicating with loved ones. And while we often hunker down inside whatever little corner of the internet... Read More
Posted about 2 months ago
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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... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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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... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
 

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