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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 3 days ago
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This Is My Rifle: A Look Inside My Musical Schizophrenia

I've reached a critical point in the recording process of my next album - I've hit filler territory. This is the place I hate to be in and no matter how hard I try to avoid it, I always end up here. For the better... Read More
Posted 4 days ago
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One Song to Prove Jay Z is a Dope Rapper

Jay Z is the most powerful man in hip-hop. The man hasn't released an album in over a year and is still hands down the most influential figure in the game; I mean, he has the President and now, even better, The... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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F*ck Norms: Why the Critics Are Wrong About Yung Lean

White man here reporting for duty. I’m going to defend another white man. Psych. This isn't really that. This isn't necessarily a defense of Yung Lean himself because trying to legitimize an artist’s... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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You Should Be Listening to Jaden Smith’s Music, Seriously

I didn’t consider Jaden Smith a serious rapper when he dropped his debut mixtape back in 2012, more like a hobbyist exploring new ambitions. His father is Will Smith, a legend whose music will still exist when cars... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Andre 3000 Isn’t a Top 5 Rapper…Without Big Boi

Selfishly, I want Andre 3000 to make all of those subjective Top-5 lists.  From internet thugs who push those 140 characters to the limits to the old head in the barbershop who is still living in 1992, we are... Read More
Posted one week ago
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1 Listen Album Review: Childish Gambino’s “STN MTN”

“1 listen album reviews are fucking up hip-hop.” – J. Cole That might be the realest shit Cole ever wrote, although I’d like to offer a small tweak: 1 listen album reviews that pretend to be... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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One Song to Prove Big Sean is a Dope Rapper (Really)

DJBooth has a new feature series, “One Song to Prove (blank) is a Dope Rapper.” The premise is pretty simple. Somewhere there is a person who absolutely loves hip-hop, but has never heard of a particular... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Sincerely Collins, The Phoenix #TopProspects

Metaphor alert:  The phoenix rises from an environment where that rise seems impossible. The phoenix is able to turn death into life, to immerse itself in pain so fully that energy becomes joy, life. The phoenix... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago
 

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