I explore A$AP Rocky, Mos Def, and Big K.R.I.T’s discographies.
With 8 nominations in each of the four major categories, the race is more wide open than ever. Will female artists and rappers triumph?
10 R&B and rap albums from 2018 outside the mainstream spotlight for you to discover. Featuring Joey Purp, 88Rising, Sophie, and more.
I explored old-school hip-hop and EDM during January.
Revisiting releases from earlier this year – 6 months down in my project!
These album covers from 2018 are not the most beautiful. Rather, they are the most memorable, daring, and unique.
Great rap album releases this month, along with more experimental genres.
Frank Ocean’s uncanny ability to translate the grand into the familiar and intimate and to make an extraordinary sonic palette accessible and unforgettable is expertly spelled out in this track.
Exploring lesser known artists during October.
Every year, the hip hop magazine XXL releases a list of (usually) 10 rappers on the rise– artists they feel … More
Vulture describes it best: “ye is a bit of a success and a bit of a failure. Like a collapsed, undercooked cake, it’s temptingly sweet but also disconcertingly mishandled.”
Kendrick Lamar and other Top Dawg artists showcase artistry and heartwarming cooperation in the unforgettable Championship Tour.
“J. Cole’s pure approach to music is a powerful antidote to the often exhausting excess of hip-hop.”
J. Cole’s heart-wrenching narratives are made complete with these equally poignant beats that make his words linger in your head for days afterward.
Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win is not only a landmark in hip hop history but also a huge stride in recognizing the immense artistic and cultural significance of hip hop in American society.
Part 1 of a series on various artists’ best beats. First up: Kendrick Lamar and his five full-length projects.
The cultural landmark has ways to go before the rightful attention it deserves will subside.