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Beat Shazam Season 3

Beat Shazam Is Back, Along With The Wonderfully Awkward Racial Overtones

"This is a fucking social experiment," my girlfriend spit out in the midst of cackling at Aaron and Martin, Black sibling educators from Philly...
Draymond-Shaq defense debate

The Draymond-Shaq Debate Is Dumb, You Should Know Better

Draymond Green is not a "Best Defender Of All-Time" candidate because he's the best 1-on-1 defender ever. He switches on pick-and-rolls quickly and with intelligence. He...
Left At London Twitter

Left At London and how today’s creatives can’t be boxed in

I'm late to the party. A video captioned "How to make a Tyler, the Creator song" freckled my TL last week, the last instance of...
rappers who beat the case

Rappers Who Beat The Case Are Superheroes (ft. Roddy Ricch, Tee Grizzley, and Quavo)

Opponents of today's street rappers—overwhelmed White mothers, rap "purists," uppity Black folk, and other memorable American characters—might tell you all those bars about time...

Ja Rule and How Twitter Forces Comedic Fiction Into Reality

It doesn't matter what you say. Did you say it first? Did you say it loudly? Did people think the mere thought of your statement being true was entertaining? Then congratulations,...

5 Really Inaccurate Bars Pt. 2 (ft. Meek Mill and Gunna)

Back with another one. Much like the last installment of this series, I write these whenever I hear some foolishness that pushes me over the...

On Gaude: Lessons And Laughs From Korporate’s #BlackChicago Series

As a Black Midwesterner, I was basically guaranteed to have a couple of connections to Chicago. The emergence of Drill was close to home,...

Mean Girls: An Asian American Retrospective

Mean Girls used to be one of my favorite movies. The plot was full of laugh-out-loud moments and characters who stretched the imagination, but...

Young Nudy Said “Nigger” On “4L” And Made Me Uncomfortable

"4L"—a nod to some gang shit in Atlanta that I know nothing about—off of I Am > I Was smacks. 21 Savage's growth as a rapper...

“7 Rings” And Why Ariana Grande Is Too Talented To Get Away With It

I don't dislike "7 Rings" because it's wildly popular. I don't dislike "7 Rings" because I ridicule Ariana Grande work on principle. I'm also...