Articles tagged hip-hop

Exposing the Ridiculousness of Hypermasculinity: An Interview With Justin Tipping

Walk in his shoes. Filmmaker Justin Tipping talks about his feature debut, Kicks, and redefining modern masculinity.

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Taking the Bitter With the Swede: Adam Tensta’s Moody Hip-Hop Soul

One of Sweden's most outspoken and celebrated rappers returns with an album of eerie hip-hop noir, where the heavy grooves luxuriate in the nebulous fog of despair.

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Hip-Hop Abroad: An Interview With Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas

Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas break down their new cross-cultural, coming-of-age movie, Morris From America.

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Travis Scott: Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

After impressing with the Gothic grandeur of Rodeo, Travis Scott tries to make a cocktail with the same drugs on his sophomore album but fails to achieve the same high.

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Robert Glasper Experiment - “Day to Day” (Singles Going Steady)

It's a downright shame to hear Casey Benjamin's smooth voice processed with such a dated use of Auto-Tune.

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1 Sep 2016 // 10:59 AM

The Avalanches - “Subways” (Singles Going Steady)

With bright, catchy melodies and jarring imagery, the current '70s kick takes a turn for the eerie.

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Young Thug: No, My Name Is JEFFERY

Each listen reveals a new level of commitment to the act that is Young Thug, of wondering if he could be saying literal gibberish and it would still be as compelling. The answer is probably yes.

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De La Soul: And the Anonymous Nobody

And the Anonymous Nobody is an album that was destined for greatness but failed to live up its potential.

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30 Aug 2016 // 7:17 AM

YG: Still Brazy

YG stakes his claim as one of California's most immersive scene-setters and gives us a defining anti-Donald Trump anthem for the ages.

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29 Aug 2016 // 11:20 AM

Mndsgn - “Cosmic Perspective” (Singles Going Steady)

If there was a sole heir to the spacey, futuristic musical stylings of Parliament Funkadelic or Sun Ra's Arkestra, it just might be Mndsgn.

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29 Aug 2016 // 1:15 AM

DJ Khaled: Major Key

Meme-master DJ Khaled continues to orchestrate radio hits on his newest album.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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Hope Against Hope: The Soul Politics of Obama’s Summer Playlists

Words may speak the promise of transcending divisions and borders, but it’s music that delivers.

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PartyNextDoor: PartyNextDoor 3

PartyNextDoor 3 finds the artist easing up on the emulation and indulging in musical eccentricities unique to him

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23 Aug 2016 // 6:20 AM

Skepta: Konichiwa

Grime forefather reintroduces himself to the world and carries with him the hopes of a genre.

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Madeintyo: THANK YOU, MR. TOKYO

After making the undeniably great "Uber Everywhere", Madeintyo comes back with a release that sounds like he's coasting.

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Mac Miller - “Dang!” (feat. Anderson .Paak) (Singles Going Steady)

Featuring the crooning, brassy timbre of .Paak's vocals, Mac and Paak piece together a saccharine ballad to alienated lovers.

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19 Aug 2016 // 9:51 AM

Lil Durk - “Super Powers” (Singles Going Steady)

There's no denying that the groove is solid and it really is quite catchy.

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16 Aug 2016 // 11:09 AM

GAIKA - “3D” (Singles Gping Steady)

Yet another reason why, when looking for new voices in hip-hop, you need to cross the pond.

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16 Aug 2016 // 9:35 AM

Clipping. - “Baby Don’t Sleep” (Singles Going Steady)

For anyone who thinks hip-hop is getting stale, listen to this refreshing revelation.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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