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Women Should Rap About Whatever They Want

So So Def label boss Jermaine Dupri recently said he's unimpressed by the current class of female rappers: "For me, it's like strippers rapping."
Kristin Corry
21 hours ago
Remembering Things

An Ode to Lil' Kim's 'Ladies Night,' One of the Best Posse Cuts of All Time

With seven female rappers in the Hot 100 for the first time in a decade, we revisited the 1997 single that pioneered rap's sisterhood.
Kristin Corry
5 days ago
Remembering Things

Please Don't Play Drake's 'Fireworks' at Your July 4th Cookout

The 'Thank Me Later' song isn't as festive as its title suggests.
Kristin Corry
7.3.19
Objectively Correct Lists

8 of the Best ASMR Moments in Hip-Hop

"Hey, how you doin' lil mama? Lemme whisper in your ear."
Kristin Corry
7.3.19
Essays

Bad Bunny and J Balvin's Surprise Album 'Oasis' Could Have Been Better

The current kings of reggaetón and Latin trap give their fans the tag team event of the summer, for better or worse.
Gary Suarez
7.2.19
Hip-Hop

8 Projects to Stream to Feel Nostalgic for the Mixtape Era

Now that Chance the Rapper's first two mixtapes have finally hit Apple Music and Spotify, here are a few others to stream.
DeAsia Paige
6.28.19
News

Olympic Breakdancing Would Be a Win for Hip-Hop

One of the genre's foundational aspects could be making its way to the 2024 Paris games.
DeAsia Paige
6.27.19
News

Cardi B's 'Press' Video Shows She's Fully Controlling Her Narrative

The visual for her latest single comes just after she was indicted on felony charges for a fight in a strip club last year.
Kristin Corry
6.26.19
Essays

The Success of Lil Keed Cements Young Thug's Legacy

The YSL rapper’s 'Long Live Mexico' album proves Thugger's hard-won influence over rap’s new generation.
Gary Suarez
6.26.19
New music

Lil Nas X's Debut Is What Happens When You Grow Up on the Internet

The "Old Town Road" artist's highly anticipated EP '7' is a product of coming of age in the streaming era.
Kristin Corry
6.21.19
Internet Exploring

10 of Megan Thee Stallion's Best Freestyles to Soundtrack Your Hot Girl Summer

The Houston rapper behind 'Fever' has developed a reputation for absolutely obliterating beats.
DeAsia Paige
6.21.19
News

Can Lil Nas X Turn 'Old Town Road' Into a Career?

The chart-topping rapper is releasing his debut EP, '7,' on June 21.
Kristin Corry
6.17.19
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