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The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

"From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music," the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening,…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2019 - 12:41 pm

The Week In Pop

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

Christian rap is having a mini-moment.
Chris DeVille | August 8, 2019 - 3:14 pm

The Week In Pop

Ed Sheeran Finally Becomes One With The Algorithm

The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies…
Chris DeVille | July 18, 2019 - 1:22 pm

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Noname Apologizes For J. Cole Response Track: “My Ego Got The Best Of Me”

A few days ago, Noname released a new track called "Song 33." It was a response to J. Cole's recent "Snow On Tha Bluff," which…
James Rettig | June 21, 2020 - 1:05 pm

J. Cole Addresses Speculation That His New Song “Snow On Tha Bluff” Is About Noname

Last night, J. Cole released a new single called "Snow On Tha Bluff." It's one long and reflective verse about the struggle for Black liberation…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2020 - 10:26 am

J. Cole – “Snow On Tha Bluff”

After an impressive 2019 highlighted by his Revenge Of The Dreamers III compilation, J. Cole is back with his first new song of 2020. "Snow…
Chris DeVille | June 16, 2020 - 9:43 pm

Drake, The Weeknd, & J. Cole FaceTimed An 11-Year-Old Cancer Patient In His Final Days

Former collaborators Drake and the Weeknd have been staying in the spotlight the coronavirus quarantine of 2020. Abel Tesfaye's After Hours racked up the year's
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2020 - 10:13 pm

Everything Is Cancelled

Last night, the NBA suspended its entire season after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus. This seems likely to spell doom…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2020 - 10:42 am

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III: Director’s Cut Featuring Vince Staples, 6lack, Saba & More

Last year, J. Cole released a beautifully chaotic compilation album called Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which was recorded during what sounds like a very…
James Rettig | January 16, 2020 - 9:54 pm

Gang Starr – “Family And Loyalty” (Feat. J. Cole)

Nearly a full decade after Guru's death in 2010, Gang Starr are returning. DJ Premier teased a new Gang Starr album earlier this week with…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2019 - 12:24 am

Freddie Gibbs Supports Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Says “Fuck Colin Kaepernick”

Jay-Z's Roc Nation signed a deal last week to advise the NFL on its live music productions and social justice issues. This was immediately contentious,…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2019 - 11:58 am

Stream Young Thug’s New Album So Much Fun

It's unclear whether Young Thug ever released an official debut album. Way back in 2013 he was teasing HY!£UN35, a project that has yet to…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2019 - 12:03 am

YBN Cordae – “RNP” (Feat. Anderson .Paak)

YBN Cordae is releasing his debut album, The Lost Boy, at the end of the week. So far, we've heard "Have Mercy" and the Chance…
James Rettig | July 23, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Status Ain't Hood

J. Cole’s All-Star Dreamville Rap Camp Makes Beautiful Chaos

There have been rap camps before. In the sessions for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West famously flew basically all the artists…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2019 - 11:33 am

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp

J. Cole's Dreamville label has been sharing compilations from its artists since 2014. The third, titled Revenge Of The Dreamers III, was announced back in January,…
Keely Quinlan | July 5, 2019 - 12:14 am
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