What’s Up With Kanye’s ‘SWISH’? Looking Back 5 Years Ago For Context

In light of Kanye West recently changing his upcoming 7th solo LP’s title from So Help Me God to SWISH, I thought sharing this...

What They Say: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Here's a breakdown of the reactions to If You're Reading This It's Too Late given by critics, fans, and haters alike, with my thoughts...
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The Preppy Kids in Rae Sremm’s “Swang” Video Raise Questions

Rae Sremm's "Swang" video makes their smooth, Southern-bred shit talk accessible to well-off college students that wouldn't be able to relate to a line...

CL’s American Debut and Black Culture

With 5 million views in a week on her newest music video 'Lifted', K-Pop star CL is striving to make her way into the U.S. market....

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...
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How Rappers Have Shed The Corny Label

In my first piece on the subject of corniness in hip-hop, I pointed out which factors in an artist's music or persona contributed to...

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...

Madeintyo’s Brand Is Simple, Global, And All His

The synths at the beginning of almost every track on Thank You, Mr. Tokyo sound like how the project's cover art looks: a peaceful young Black...

Taz Taylor, 9th Wonder, And How “Type Beats” Changed The Game

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4070728875700136", enable_page_level_ads: true }); He's not some producer on Twitter...

Murda Beatz Piped Up in Fort Erie

When you think of the sound that has Atlanta going crazy, you think of some people. Probably Black people...from Atlanta. Makes sense right? This is...