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News

The 'Old Town Road' Video Is Better Than 'The Godfather'

Chris Rock, Vince Staples, and Rico Nasty join Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for an epic five-minute video for the song.
Kristin Corry
2 days ago
News

Nardwuar’s Lil Nas X Interview Is the Must-Watch Cultural Event of 2019

The “Old Town Road” singer posted in the interview’s YouTube comments, “sorry learning how to talk in my grill u guys. don’t hate me.”
Josh Terry
5.14.19
Film

The Real Story of Wu-Tang Clan's 25-Year Career Is Finally Being Told

In Showtime's docuseries 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men' we learn what made one of rap's most important groups nuthing ta f**k wit.
Alex Zaragoza
5.10.19
Internet Exploring

Jesse Lingard Is a Coward for Not Doing the Blueface Dance

The Manchester United midfielder may have tried to do the Shoot Dance, but he means nothing to me until he hits the bust down.
Trey Smith
5.10.19
PROFILES

Nav Is Finally Self-Aware

The Punjabi-Canadian rapper may be a frequent target of maligning memes and industry plant accusations, but The Weeknd’s homegrown favourite now has a Billboard chart-topping album despite the controversy.
Gary Suarez
5.8.19
we saw this

Kanye West's Sunday Service Is Not a Redemption Story

What happened at the religious spectacle Kanye staged on the last morning of Coachella.
Paul Thompson
4.22.19
music festivals

Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, and Other Reasons Woodstock 2019 Might Not Be Disastrous

The festival's 50th anniversary has a lot of past chaos to make up for, but is starting out strong with a stacked lineup.
Taylor Hosking
3.20.19
DEEP DIVE - CREATED WITH JAMESON WHISKEY

How Atlanta’s Clubs Fueled the City’s Budding Hip-Hop Scene in the ‘90s

Inside the nightlife spots that gave DJs and artists a stage to turn the Southern capital into a musical hub.
Jewel Wicker
3.11.19
supreme court

Rappers Are Defending Their Right to Anti-Cop Lyrics in the Supreme Court

Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Killer Mike, and others filed a brief in support of rapper Mayhem Mal, breaking down the poetics of rap lyrics.
Taylor Hosking
3.7.19
war

Look Upon This Cringey US Army Rap Recruitment Video and Despair

'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Justin Caffier
2.27.19
Views My Own

The Kamala Harris 'Reefergate' Scandal Is the Dumbest Story of the Year

Did the California senator pretend that she smoked weed to Snoop Dogg in college? Why are we talking about this?
Harry Cheadle
2.14.19
Scene Reports

The New Generation of LA Rap Is Changing Everything

A group of rappers and producers are reimagining not just the sound of Los Angeles, but its slang, its fashion sense, and the cultural divide between blacks and latinos.
Torii MacAdams
2.4.19
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