Nipsey Hussle, The Air Force, and Why Success Today Requires Illusions of Grandeur

As a millennial, the notion of not achieving IG-worthy “success” with a polished come-up story by some arbitrary age is a difficult thought to bare. However, many of us...

21 Savage And The Marketability of Dark Hip-Hop Artists

"My Choppa Hate Niggas" by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, a relatively deep cut off of Metro Boomin's 2017 project Without Warning, peaked at #73 on...

The GRAMMYs (And Kendrick) Made Drake Give Up His Quest For A Classic

We all know Drake wasn’t shooting for an instant classic when he made Views. Or More Life. Or Scorpion. We also know he’s become...

A Thought: The BET Hip-Hop Awards Are Still In Middle School, But Have Potential

We all know hip-hop needs a legitimate alternative entity to the GRAMMYs to annually acknowledge and award the best of the best in the...

Nicki Minaj’s Outrage is a Bad Look, But Valid

It doesn't take much for the jokes to fly on Twitter. And when someone as big as Nicki Minaj starts ranting and naming names,...

We Made An Album Only Using Type Beats. It Was (Mostly) Incredible.

Nothing comes easy when you're trying to be a professional creative on a budget. But given its bad rep, I'm surprised that indie hip-hop...

Classic MxMillon Takes You Into Sonic Blackness With ‘Black;Madder’

In a Donald Glover-esque way, Omaha-based producer Classic MxMillon sees his Blackness as the great variable in the algorithm of his own existence. Back...

Chief Keef, Soundcloud Rap’s Unsung Godfather

For more pop culture-influenced paintings like the one above, visit Philipo's Habari Art Collection on Etsy! Huge shoutout to YouTuber yadiiiigg for his investigative video report tracing...

A Firsthand Experience of Lil B’s Grace

The BasedGod got jumped at the Rolling Loud festival by A Boogie and his crew this past weekend, and he came out of the...

Music Can’t Heal A Dishonest Artist

Read 'I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?' here. Making music can change an artist for the better. Music got Jay Z into clean-money entrepreneurship. Jay...