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The Legacy of Lupe Fiasco’s Classic Album “The Cool” 7 Years Later

2007 was a pivotal year in hip-hop that, ultimately, was run from two very different sides of the genre; one by Kanye West and another by Soulja Boy. Soulja Boy would clearly influence future acts like the... Read More
Posted 21 hours ago
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2014, The Year I Became an Artist Again

When I was 18 I wanted to be an artist. Or more honestly, I didn't know what I wanted to be. Being something never really occurred to me, which felt like something an artist would think. Or not think. I didn't... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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True Romance: My Favorite Love Songs From 2014

Some say romance is dead in the age of Tinder, and they aren’t wrong. My generation will be remembered more for sending nudes via Snapchat and not eternal romance, but that doesn’t mean we are without music that... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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This Is My Rifle: Eminem, Joe Rogan & Internet Activism

Ok. I think that I need to clarify and expand on a few things. After my previous article I received a fair amount of feedback from people around the world via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, 90% of which... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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2014, The Year I Learned to Say Fuck the Police

My parents didn’t believe in profanity around children, they would angrily spell out their curse words if kids were within earshot. My brothers and I only knew radio edits and clean versions. This is when reverse sound... Read More
Posted about 3 days ago
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J. Cole’s Wrong About Sample Clearance on “Note to Self”

Last week was unofficially J. Cole takeover week. He dropped an album and I "1st Listen" reviewed it and we wrote about his previous great work and I discussed it on the podcast and, perhaphs most impressively, Lucas... Read More
Posted 4 days ago
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1 Listen Album Review: Nicki Minaj’s (Kinda Boring) “The Pinkprint”

I won't lie, I was personally excited to hear J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive for the first time. I was excited to hear Big K.R.I.T.'s Cadillactica for the first time. Hell, I was even excited to hear... Read More
Posted one week ago
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All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro

Jay did it, Kanye made it famous, and now J. Cole takes his turn at turning the final track on his album into the liner notes. The average fan will likely skip "Note to Self" (aka the last 12 minutes of the outro on "Forest... Read More
Posted one week ago
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What Rappers Would You Pick for “Chicago vs. Everybody?”

And so we've come, to the end...of, the road. Here's the deal people. So far in this "vs. Everybody" series I've tackeld L.A., Atlanta and New York City. It feels like I also need to do Chicago, so today I'll... Read More
Posted one week ago
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The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015

We are beginning to reflect on the past 365 days, our minds are spinning in retrospect, and soon debates will be heard from China to Chi-Town as year-end lists grace the front pages of blogs and timelines. I should be... Read More
Posted one week ago
 

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