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This Is My Rifle: Hip-Hop’s Fear of a White Planet

For three weeks now I’ve been pouring over this concept, trying to clearly define my stance. I’ve spent hours writing, elaborating, dissecting and then spiraling way off topic. It's complicated for... Read More
Posted about 4 days ago
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Fast Food Music: How Our Hunger for More is Killing Hip-Hop

Gluttonous, music connoisseurs crave feasts even while their plate is stocked with a full course meal. Devouring mixtapes for breakfast, EPs for lunch, albums for dinner and singles for dessert. More, more,... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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A Very Serious Lyrical Analysis of Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait 2”

There is no doubt in my mind that Lil Wayne belongs in the American literary canon, tucked in tight between (don't forget the) F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Mr. Carter is nowhere near the best lyricist, but he... Read More
Posted one week ago
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What If Drake Didn’t Sign To Young Money?

Behind every great rapper, there’s a great co-sign. Sharing the wealth leads to a chain reaction of new faces; stamps of approval can generate a small internet buzz or overnight prominence. A co-sign can also extend... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Stuck In Rap Purgatory With Joey & “B4.DA.$$” (An Album Review)

What happens when you die? Nobody knows. Not even this kid. I have no idea what happens after this life, but to me, one of the worst theories to imagine is purgatory. When I die, I want to know right away where I'm going... Read More
Posted one week ago
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1 Listen Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” (Lupe Back)

It's rare for me to be so excited for an album the way I am for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth. No, let me be more careful with my words. I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm hopeful. I'm ready to be blown... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Rap Lines That Make No Fucking Sense: The Comeback

God, I'm so sorry. I've let you all down. I'm ashamed.  It's been far, far too long since I last penned a "Rap Lines That Make No Fucking Sense," and I don't even really have a good excuse.... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Inside the Conspiracy Theory World of Childish Gambino’s Music Videos

The first time I saw Childish Gambino was the “Freaks and Geeks” music video. It was a minimalistic one-shot in an abandoned garage and he was a young, jubilant fireball that had a bad cause of rapper hands.... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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It’s Time to Declare Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid m.A.A.d. City” a Classic

When good kid, m.A.A.d city first dropped, Kendrick Lamar was careful not to feed into the talk around the album being a classic, not yet. "It's classic worthy, you know?" he said. "But it has to stand with the time... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Take 2 Album Review: J. Cole’s (Almost Classic) “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

I know there were some haters out there, some doubters, naysayers if you will, who thought I wasn't going to actually come through with my promise to re-review J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive a... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
 

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