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Epic Fail: Bobby Shmurda’s Label Cashed In & Then Bailed Out

Bobby Shmurda has the face of a baby, hairless, but his child-like exterior is far from a representation of his music. When a young rapper achieves acclaim with a dance attached to their name, you might expect something like... Read More
Posted about 3 days ago
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Kanye & Drake’s Collab Album “Wolves” Would Break the Internet for Real

Kanye West has a rare magnetism that draws our attention, his every word is documented, his every move chronicled. He’s evolved beyond a normal celebrity, his level of fame will only be achieved by an innovator... Read More
Posted one week ago
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1 Listen Album Review: Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise”

After a few months of writing at DJBooth, I finally got assigned to conduct my first ever "1 Listen Album Review" for Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise. On most days I like Sean, but I've always... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Breaking Down the Sordid Details of the Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money Lawsuit

The official lawsuit Lil Wayne recently filed against Cash Money hit the interwebs a couple weeks ago, and sure, like a good hip-hop journalist I skimmed through it, but I didn't read it, not really. Who has time to... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Did Drake Mastermind His Escape From Cash Money With “If You’re Reading This”?

We knew it was coming. Countless nights were spent speculating, early birds became night owls, all waiting, hoping, that Drake would finally drop his mysterious mixtape. The internet loves to troll, fake covers floated across... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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1 Listen Album Review: Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

A new Drake album is more than an album, it's an arrow pointing towards hip-hop's future. Whatever other titles we may or may not bestow on Aubrey Graham, he's indisputably hip-hop's most influential emcee.... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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I Don’t Like “Illmatic” - My Battle Against Hip-Hop Elitism

My introduction to Illmatic was like being the last friend to lose their virginity - is this what everyone else was so worked up about? Others spoke about the album like a father watching his son score the winning... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Did the Grammys Just Blackball Iggy Azalea?

Did we go too far? Did she deserve this? Was it her fault? Somehow, I feel that me and people like me had a hand in all of this. Iggy Azalea was blackballed at last night’s GRAMMYs, and I’m pretty... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Your Favorite Rappers as Dragon Ball Z Characters

I've never been an early bird. Even as a child I couldn’t function properly before noon. Missing the school bus was a daily ritual, and getting there before roll call was nearly impossible. If tardies were parking... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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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 one month ago
 

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