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This Week in Hype: The Kendrick Lamar Classic Album Rant

Welcome back to another edition of the "This Week in Hype" podcast, the only podcast that gives every listener a free waffle. Ok, so that's a complete lie, but waffles are delicious, so..... This week, I had a rant... Read More
Posted 8 hours ago
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How the Internet Pimped a Butterfly

The other day my Grandma said she "forgot about the internet." I couldn't even imagine what that would be like.  Since the days of away messages and Geocities, there hasn't been a day that I haven't... Read More
Posted about 14 hours ago
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I Feel Like Dying: Lil Wayne & The Art of Self-Destruction

He called himself a Martian and I believed him. His appearance wasn’t what the movies prophesied, his complexion wasn’t slimy green but an African black covered completely in tattoos. Instead of an... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Skeme Hints That He Ghostwrote Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”

Rumors that Iggy Azalea had some ghostwriting help on her smash single "Fancy" have been swirling around the Aussie superstar for months, but despite the multiple accusations and denials, we've never had... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Tuxedo Music: Jake One is Now One of the Best Producers Breathing

I'm a production freak... Don't get me wrong, I love me some rapitty-raps, but for me production is always the first thing my ears focus on. If the beat doesn't get me chances are I won't make it through... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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Earl Sweatshirt Finally Finds Himself on “I Don’t Like Shit”

Can you imagine the mindset of Nasir following up Illmatic? Wu-Tang after 36 Chambers? Snoop after Doggystyle? It has to be a psychological battle against hype, one that Earl Sweatshirt has struggled with since returning from... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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It’s OK If You Don’t Like Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”

The day Yeezus leaked online I witnessed a rare emotional shift, eager anticipation became confused outrage in real time. This wasn’t the album that people imagined, months of hype shattered, Yeezus descended... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
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How Action Bronson’s “Mr. Wonderful” Album Finally Made Me a Fan

(Art via Mr. Birthmark) Before I was rapping Action Bronson lyrics at the grocery store - "I'm rocking very loose pants!!!" - I fell in love with Action Bronson the human being. Between his absurd videos,... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
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Little Brother is Not Coming Back, Here’s Why They Matter

When 9th Wonder announced on Twitter, “Little Brother is not coming back,” there wasn’t an uproar, the day continued as if he announced his grocery list. It wasn’t a surprise, it’s been... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
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Mr. Wonderful: A Surprisingly Serious Talk With Action Bronson About Music

(Art via @bambambaklava) Action Bronson is my only role model.  I first saw him at A3C in Atlanta in 2011, when he was just starting to make his mark, his name popping up in hip-hop head circles but not yet so big... Read More
Posted 4 days ago