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Idris Lawal and his EP Young, Black & Blue

Idris Lawal’s ‘Young, Black & Blue’ EP Review

By Christian Breen         Young, Black & Blue is a window into Idris Lawal’s spirit, dedication, and resilience when face to face with...

What Can We Learn from the Deaths of Lil Peep and...

"Ain't shit changed since Lil Peep died," rapped Denzel Curry. For many, the death of Lil Peep was seemingly a wake-up call. Amid many high...

What Is Trap Music?

Your Definitive Guide to Trap Music What does "Trap Music" mean? You’ve probably heard Youtube reviewer, Anthony Fantano, better known as TheNeedleDrop refer to trap...

Is Joe Budden a Good Journo?

Known for his acerbic tongue, Joe Budden has been steadily building a little media empire over the last few years. The former artist was...

Vivid Imagination: The 10 Best Storytelling Raps

A key ability for a rapper is how to spin a yarn. Historically, the best rappers knew how to weave a tale that would...
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The Art of the “Sneak Diss”

Why the Sneak Diss? Why use the sneak diss? Rap is a contact sport. It's often in your face, up close and personal; much to...
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Who is J.Prince?

Who is the mystery impresario who allegedly called off Drake's blistering diss that would have supposedly ruined Pusha-T's career? Originally, a used car salesman in...

How the West Coast Gave Rap Its Swag

Chase Fade West Coast rap has always been little brother to New York's lyrical intellectual rap scene. Seen as not too self-serious, the West Coast...

How Anime Made Its Way Into Hip Hop

Rappers are colorful characters. Their zany personalities and eccentric habits lend themselves naturally to being animated. So it should come as no surprise that...

The Family Tree of Flows

Why create a family tree of flows? Well, music has often been regional. Think Detroit, the motor city developing into the R&B sounds of...