Features // 5 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
News // 4 Articles
Media // 1 Articles

“Don’t Let Me Fall”: Hip-Hop in the Age of Austerity
8 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Rappers have always wrestled with the question of how to succeed in a society where the odds are stacked against them. The biggest difference now is that their middle class listeners have the same worries.

The Best Producers of 2011
7 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

Noah "40" Shebib, Doc McKinney, and Illangelo provide a welcome reminder that a talented rapper or a gifted singer isn’t all it takes to create memorable, moving hip-hop or R&B.


Drake and Future: What a Time to Be Alive
6 Oct 2015 // 8:20 PM

What a Time to Be Alive rode unreachable hype into its release, but the actual product is full of the quality hip-hop that's expected of its creators.

Drake: If You're Reading This It's Too Late
25 Feb 2015 // 8:06 PM

At the peak of his game, Drake has begun to embrace the darker sides of success.


Predicting the 2012 Polaris Prize Short List
12 Jul 2012 // 3:00 AM

This is probably a dumb idea. But, here is what I expect to make the Polaris Prize's Short List.

Bubbling Under the 75 Best Songs of 2011: Drake
5 Dec 2011 // 4:00 AM

Today we presented our Best 75 Songs of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...


Drake releases posthumous Aaliyah single ‘Enough Said’
9 Aug 2012 // 12:32 AM

LOS ANGELES — Twenty seconds into “Enough Said,” the posthumous Aaliyah single that Drake released Sunday, it’s impossible not to feel an eerie chill. When

Drake just wants to make his fans feel special
22 Jun 2012 // 6:35 AM

DETROIT — It’s a bustling summer for Drake, the Canadian actor, singer and rapper. Having honed his live chops with a winter college tour, the 2

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article