The Crushing Despair of Notorious B.I.G's 'Ready to Die'
Twenty-five years after its release, the album's greatest legacy is Biggie's intuition about his future.
There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now'
In the 40 years since Francis Ford Coppola's groundbreaking film came out, Hollywood has given up on capturing the depravity of war.
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Kanye West's Sunday Service Is Not a Redemption Story
What happened at the religious spectacle Kanye staged on the last morning of Coachella.
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Escape the Room with Kevin Gates
We followed the Luca Brasi 3 rapper into the depths of his new trap house-themed escape room (yes, that's a thing that exists) in Los Angeles.
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Young Thug's 'On the Rvn' Is the Rapper Near His Best, But Is That Enough?
Despite mounting pressures, the rush of a ticking clock is mostly imagined by fans and critics alike. Thug is home, and he has plenty of time.
Eminem’s 'Kamikaze' Is a Stale Misfire
The rapper's ninth studio album reveals an Eminem who's frustrated with the narrative, but seems to misunderstand the beast he’s up against if he wants to confront his detractors.
'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century
Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.
Makonnen Still Loves You
Following the chaos that overnight success brings, iLoveMakonnen opens up about the next chapter in his life, finally able to become the artist he always was—and wanted to be.
Marquan Rivers and the Kid Pin Kings
Southern California's Keystone Lanes fosters a community of kids who can flat out roll.
Ten Million Shows and the Cult of Open Mike Eagle
The underground rapper has built a career out of being on the fringe. Now with his great new album 'Brick Body Kids Still Daydream' and a Comedy Central show on the horizon, maybe it's his moment.
Young Thug Is Glam Rock
Glam rock tended to get at sociopolitical issues in a circuitous way, rather than through overt, topical songwriting. Sound like anyone you know?