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Friday, March 31, 2017
The latest video from Tribe's standout reunion album is a poetic distillation of rap's generation gap.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Try to recognize the signs — race and relationships get a horrific send-up in this video that mirrors the recent hit social thriller Get Out.
Friday, March 24, 2017
The new song from the acclaimed rapper, which takes aim at phony rappers and President Trump alike, climaxes with the revelation of his next album's April 7 release date.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The bigger question is not when, but how Lamar's next LP will make a connection between God and gangsta rap.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A video that questions the rising rate of mass incarceration, systemic disorder and the most unusual suspects? RTJ pulls all the triggers.
Monday, March 20, 2017
When the Atlanta rapper died in a tragic car accident last September, his untimely passing felt like the death of old Atlanta. On R.I.C.O., he resurrects it with an autobiographical portrait.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
The 22-song "playlist" is available to hear on Spotify, Apple and Tidal, among others.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Atlanta has been the center of innovation in hip-hop for at least two decades, but the city has failed to turn musical success into growth for the communities that create it.
Monday, March 13, 2017
"[Go-go] was our girlfriend and we didn't want anybody else to f*** her," the DMV native says with the release of a single that personifies the nostalgia for his musical roots.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The video serves as the most recent example of mainstream rap's potent return to pointed sociopolitical critique.
Monday, March 06, 2017
"Gov. Rauner, do your job!" the Grammy winner said at a press conference, challenging political inaction and its impact on Chicago's South Side.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Atlanta rapper Future achieves a first in the history of the Billboard 200 chart with his back-to-back No. 1 albums, FUTURE and HNDRXX.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
On his radio show, Funkmaster Flex invites a deft lyricist to bring East Coast swagger and counter "mumble" rap's stranglehold.
Monday, February 27, 2017
A battle between beatsmiths Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz and a shot of verbal ether from Remy Ma aimed at Nicki Minaj served as reminders that hip-hop remains a culture unbound by industry rules.
Friday, February 24, 2017
HNDRXX is Future's second major-label release in two weeks. Could flooding the market be the new model for an industry coasting on antiquated release strategies?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The self-titled full-length's announcement could signal a necessary return to building album anticipation the "old-fashioned" way.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The nominees in the Best Rap Album category show how hip-hop has, across multiple platforms from video to streaming audio to crowd-funding, come to own the Internet.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Fortune flexes his influence on the Atlanta hip-hop scene with a plaid-on-plaid kilt ensemble and a surreal video.