• Ένα Γράμμα Προς τους Ράπερ που Αντιμετωπίζουν Προβλήματα Ψυχικής Υγείας

    Ένας οπαδός του hip-hop αναρωτιέται γιατί αντιμετωπίζουμε με ελαφρότητα κάποιους καλλιτέχνες με εμφανή προβλήματα, την ίδια στιγμή που παίρνουμε τόσο σοβαρά κάποιoυς άλλους.

  • The Fresh Prince of Chiraq

    We’re at Studio 11 in downtown Chicago, talking to a Def Jam A&R guy named Sickamore. He is calmly overseeing the tumultuous career of Lil Durk, a 20-year-old rapper who’s currently encased in one of the studio’s glass vocal booths, a Gucci scarf...

  • Bert Meets a Real Rapper Who’s a Year Out of Prison

    A lotta dudes in prison are rappers, but I don’t pay them much mind. But in the case of SunBlaze, I had a feeling that he was serious bizness—the way he kept to himself, quietly writing and not talking a lotta shit like lotsa dudes do. He got out last...

  • Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Repackaged

    Skateboarding ruined hip-hop, and Lil Wayne sucks, but at least we have our CDs and cassettes from the 90s to drown our sorrows.

  • Metta World Peace Declares War on Good Rap

    Metta World Peace's newest single, “Represented,” was released yesterday. Not to get all “Professional Rap Critic” on you, but the song sucks a gazillion dog dicks. It's almost as bad as everything else the guy formerly known as Ron Artest has done.

  • Gunplay Doesn't Fear the Pine Box or Prison

    Gunplay has an intensity that is unmatched in hip-hop, and an appetite for drugs and trouble to go with it. I talked with him while he was on house arrest about whether that same fire that has brought him to prominence as an artist could eventually...