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The Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of 2010

The Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of 2010

Epic, sleek, weed rap, emo, sociopolitical, gangsta, or house party? In which direction will hip-hop go? 2010 was a year for all of the above.

J. Cole Works on His Coping Mechanisms with ‘KOD’

J. Cole Works on His Coping Mechanisms with ‘KOD’

J. Cole explores coping with pain in a loosely conceptual form on KOD with varying effectiveness.

J. Cole: The Coronation of a Hip-Hop Underdog

J. Cole: The Coronation of a Hip-Hop Underdog

J. Cole is like King David, Kanye West is like King Saul. So goes the biblical story...
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only

J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only

A deeply personal album 4 Your Eyez Only represents J. Cole's most mature and cohesive record to date.
Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Speculating on the nominees' odds in a dozen big categories.
J. Cole: 2014 Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole: 2014 Forest Hills Drive

With 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole relies on on stimulating emotions by telling instead of evoking emotion by showing.

“Don’t Let Me Fall”: Hip-Hop in the Age of Austerity

The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2012

Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 4)

J. Cole: Friday Night Lights