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Some Things You Can’t Let Slide: The Heartbreak of Ferguson

Growing up, I never really felt bullied. There was a kid in grade school who would throw shots, but it was always playful and I’d return fire as we’d joke and talk trash to each other. My elementary school was one... Read More
Posted 6 hours ago
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How Many New Rappers Will Still Be Around in 10 Years?

You really can’t understand the power of music until you work tirelessly at a job you hate, making just enough money to scrape by. I’m pretty sure my weekly rendition of “Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” by... Read More
Posted 9 hours ago
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Beyond the Lights: Machine Gun Kelly Learns to Act Like Himself

The first time I saw Machine Gun Kelly he was contemplating jumping from a balcony and I was contemplating having to catch him. It was 2011 and the hip-hop world was just beginning to realize that they were going to have to... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Obsessively Breaking Down the Demo Version of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”

Unless you were born into the lineage of a Rothschild or Kardashian, there’s a part of you that relates to grinding toward a goal, defying the odds and writing your own underdog story. From birth, there... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Shout Out Pears: 1 Listen Album Review of Rick Ross’ “Hood Billionaire”

If I liked Rick Ross even half as much as I liked making Rick Ross fat jokes, I would be thrilled to review his new album. But I don't so I'm not. Truth be told, real talk, keeping it one hunnid, if it were up to me,... Read More
Posted one week ago
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What Rappers Would You Pick for “New York vs. Everybody”?

Hi there, are you new to the "Vs. Everybody" series? That's awesome, welcome, I'm so happy to see you. Come in, I baked scones. Before you start yelling at me though, might I suggest you go back and read the... Read More
Posted one week ago
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J. Cole’s “Forest Hills Drive” & The Rise of the Surprise Album

I would always look forward to my sporadic, Tuesday afternoon trips to Best Buy. It would happen every few months, whenever my favorite artist decided to ask for my support in the form of a $9.99 compact disc.... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Is Madonna Working on a Secret Rap Album?

One of the worst feelings in the world, aside from being hungover, is when you accurately predicted something but kept quiet. We've all been there. Maybe it's the surprise ending of a movie only you saw coming,... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Anderson .Paak’s “Venice”: An Awesome Moments Album Review

2014 has been a bad year for music? Fuck that.   Sure, the beginning of the year was pretty slow, but these last few weeks have been insane. We've had highly anticipated albums, big singles, super racist videos, and... Read More
Posted one week ago
 

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