Chinese Mississippians Tommy Quon

Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

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...

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...

Kanye Moves the Crowd on a Whole New Level!

On Monday the 10th of October, Saint Pablo himself blessed Saint Paul, MN with his presence, putting on a show of epic proportions for...

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...

5 Really Inaccurate Bars (ft. Quavo and Kendrick Lamar)

We've all heard lyrics in a hip-hop song that have left us like... It's a fun yet frustrating phenomenon that deserves a little space to...

Future’s Underrated Songwriting

Saying he mumbles is not reason enough to discredit him. Saying, "only Future fans will understand," is not helping anyone understand. Songwriting is more than...

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,...
Drake Omertà Money in the Grave

Predictions (And Now Thoughts) on Drake’s “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave”

Hi. I'm buzzed. I also shamelessly peeped the lack of content surrounding Drake's very-recently announced two-song drop in celebration of the Toronto Raptors NBA...

Pete Rock and The Flaws of Nostalgia

"These kids don't give a fuck about the culture." A write-up by Brent Bradley on DJBooth assesses the accuracy of this statement made by legendary hip-hop...