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All 79 Things Chance the Rapper Hates on “No Better Blues”

1. His Bed 2. His Home 3. His Job 4. His Wife 5. His Kids 6. His Dog 7. The Sun 8. The Rain 9. The Clouds 10. The T.V. 11. The Dinner 12. The Couch 13. The Car 14. The Bus 15. The Road 16. The Bar 17. To Drink 18. To Smoke... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Yeah! Louder! From Kanye to Vanilla Ice, the History of the “Long Red” Sample

A few weeks ago I did an absurdly detailed breakdown of the "hey!" vocal sample in James Brown's "Funky President."  Turns out y'all really dug the article because you're gigantic rap nerds very awesome human... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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D’oh Boys: Every Simpsons-Rap Reference Ever

If I had my way in college, I would have double-majored in The Simpsons and hip-hop with a minor in napping. Before hip-hop came into my life, The Simpsons is what gave me purpose; Homer was like my other dad. Every... Read More
Posted about 3 months ago
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Drake vs. Lil Wayne, an Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Drake and Lil Wayne are currently on their aptly-named Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, and while the general hip-hop populace might not view the tour as a historical moment (because, you know, this and this and this and... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Hey! From Kanye to Gambino, Breaking Down Rap’s Most Popular Sample

Years ago now, when "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" first exploded into our collective ears and I was happily (and obsessively) listening to it note by note, I noticed Kanye using a vocal "hey!" sample on... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)

UPDATE: Porn Stars in Music Videos: The Playlist (NSFW) I've been writing professionally for almost a decade now, and in that time I've done everything from cover the 2008 presidential election to interview Pusha T.... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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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... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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Every Diddy Rant on a Song, Ranked (Absurdly Detailed Investigations)

“Any artist that wanna be a artist and wanna remain a star, and don't have to worry about executive producers trying to be...all in the videos...all on record...dancing...” Suge Knight has said a lot of insane things in... Read More
Posted 5 months ago
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Rap & Baseball: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Rap and sports have always been strange bedfellows. Sometimes it's a simple as a New Era fitted, and sometimes it's a rapper rooting for every winning team ever in the history if sports (cough cough Drake cough cough); hell... Read More
Posted about 6 months ago
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Absurdly Detailed Investigations: Rappers With the Largest Vocabularies

Holy sweet baby jesus. We like to think of ourselves as rap nerds around these parts, and we're certainly no strangers to paying way, way, way too much attention to hip-hop related questions, but ultimately, our nerdery... Read More
Posted 6 months ago
 

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