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Noname’s ‘Room 25′ Is One of the Most Quietly Powerful Rap Albums of 2018

Noname’s artistry initially bloomed out of an eclectic Chicago poetry scene that received far less coverage than the once-ubiquitous drill movement. Honing…
Jesse Fairfax / September 27, 2018

Eminem Is Still Wasting His Talent on Thin-Skinned Antagonism

As a white guy in hip-hop--a once-marginalized demographic that is now bordering on omnipresent--Eminem has always been focused on earning respect from his peers and…
Jesse Fairfax / September 6, 2018

Jay Rock’s Redemption Extends TDE’s Hot Streak

For three decades and counting, Los Angeles has been home to historic hip-hop dynasties that have changed pop culture. Without question, Compton has had the…
Jesse Fairfax / June 26, 2018

Tee Grizzley’s Activated Highlights the Nuances of Street Rap

Benefitting from the implications of inexorable street credibility and its often swift means of building buzz, Detroit’s Tee Grizzley has no qualms about using his backstory—he was…
Jesse Fairfax / May 17, 2018

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