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Drake Unveils 'More Life,' Calls The Project A Playlist, Not An Album

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 22-song "playlist" is available to hear on Spotify, Apple and Tidal, among others.


Culture Wars

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.


Songs We Love: GoldLink, 'Meditation (Feat. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada)'

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.


Joey Bada$$, With The Strong 'Land Of The Free,' Finds A Target

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The video serves as the most recent example of mainstream rap's potent return to pointed sociopolitical critique.


Chance The Rapper Puts Up $1 Million To Support Chicago Public Schools

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.


Future Makes History With Back-To-Back Chart Toppers

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.


Mysonne's Viral Freestyle Makes A Strong Case For A New York Rap Resurgence

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.


Conflicted: Two Battles Illustrate How Hip-Hop Is Fueled By Competition

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.


Predicting The Future: With 'HNDRXX,' Mixtape Culture Infiltrates The Music Industry

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?


Future Announces New, Self-Titled Album Three Days Ahead Of Its Release

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The self-titled full-length's announcement could signal a necessary return to building album anticipation the "old-fashioned" way.


The Disruptors: Best Rap Album Nominees Bask In Hip-Hop's Digital Dominance

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.


Songs We Love: Rome Fortune, 'Blicka Blicka'

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.