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“Don’t Let Me Fall”: Hip-Hop in the Age of Austerity
8 Feb 2012 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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.
4 May 2016 // 9:30 PM
Views is step backwards in quality, certainly, but it’s a step sideways in some ways.
Drake and Future: What a Time to Be Alive
6 Oct 2015 // 9:20 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.
Predicting the 2012 Polaris Prize Short List
12 Jul 2012 // 4:00 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 // 5:00 AM
Today we presented our Best 75 Songs of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
A New Spin on No.1 Records: In Streaming Era, Crowning a Chart-topper Requires a Formula
6 Sep 2016 // 4:53 AM
So what exactly, is an equivalent album? It’s a complicated mash-up of streaming and sales data, where 10 digital-track downloads sold and 1,500 songs streamed are equal to one album.
Drake releases posthumous Aaliyah single ‘Enough Said’
9 Aug 2012 // 1:32 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