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Classic Rotation: The Game's "The Documentary"
Last year, there’s no question that the West had it locked. Acclaimed albums by Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, Ty Dolla $ign and The Game proved that the left coast can build off the momentum established by the legends – like Snoop Dogg, Dr.
How Much A Co-Sign Cost? The Downside Of Collaborating With Drake & Kanye
About five months ago, just after the long-rumored Drake remix of Fetty Wap's already-buzzing "My Way" had surfaced, the Paterson, New Jersey crooner explained how it all came about. "He sent me a DM, and I sent him my number," Fetty said,
How To Make A Double Disc Rap Album That Doesn't Suck
Yesterday, The Game surprised us all by announcing that his long-awaited sequel to 2005's The Documentary would span two discs and 38 tracks. Unless you're a ride-or-die Game fan, this news may come as a disappointment.
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL
It all seemed like fantastic, luxurious, one-percent-y fun and games during the initial TIDAL press conference.
The Game Pens Editorial On Freddie Gray & Baltimore
The last time a protest movement arose around the murder of a young black man by police, The Game was quick to respond with "Don't Shoot," a song that recruited an all-star cast of rappers to speak out against police violence.
Pulling A "Beyonce": The Surprise Album Phenom
The trend of surprise albums has definitely caused a shift in the traditional method of releasing music. Interviews, music videos and singles are still protocol (well, usually), but we’ve watched the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Skrillex, J.
Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It: Subconscious Racism & Hip Hop
It's a mantra that hip-hop listeners are all too familiar with.
XXL's Editor-In-Chief Says There Will Be More Print Editions Of Magazine
It appears XXL may not actually end all print editions of the hip-hop magazine, at least, this is according to their Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten.
Because The Internet: How The Consumption Of Hip-Hop Has Changed
As much as we think times change, they really don't. We like the music we like, regardless of what our parents think. Then something even newer comes out, and we say it isn't as good as the old days.
Beyond 8 Mile: A Glimpse Into Detroit's Current Hip Hop Scene
A straight shot up I94, and almost 300 miles from Detroit, Chicago’s drill scene is currently making waves for the Midwest.The city that is currently more known for its violence than its wind, beautiful architecture and tasty signature deep dish pizza has ca
New Orleans Hip-Hop: From Under Water To Underground
In 2005, the largest residential disaster in U.S. history hit the South and destroyed the city of New Orleans. 80 percent of the city was flooded, with flood waters ranging from one to ten feet in depth.
Chiraq: The Female Perspective In The Drill Movement
In 2011, while a repetitive number of “Female Rappers Who Are Not Nicki Minaj” lists continued to be reproduced, two young women from Chicago’s rap scene had surfaced.