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Hip-Hop Rap

Nas & Black Thought Finally On a Track Together…

They’re two of the greatest lyricists in hip-hop history.

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Hip-Hop Lists Rap

Hey, Look! I Found the Worst Rap List of All Time!

Lil Dicky, Quavo, and Ski Mask The Slump God over Rakim? I quit.

Every time I stepped into madness of the crowds, I longed for the wisdom of the loneliness.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Why don’t you write about rap anymore?”

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Career Films Life Opinion Rankings Sports, Rhymes, Books & Life Writing

My Very Best Writing of 2018

Another whirlwind year. 

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Hip-Hop Rankings Rap

Ranking Nas’s Albums

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For more than a quarter-century, ever since he first stole the show on Main Source’s “Live at the BBQ” all the way back in 1991, Nas has been crafting incredible rhymes and blessing microphones. He has a stack of classic verses, to the point that some of them don’t even appear on his own LPs.

Though undoubtedly one of the all-time greats, his career has had its highs and lows, his artistic ambition sometimes taking him to new heights, while other times leading him to stray from

When he’s at his best, no one is better.

He’s released eleven albums, so which are the best?

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Hip-Hop Rap

The Greatest Year in Hip-Hop History

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Of all the conversations and debates surrounding the best of the best in hip-hop — MC’s, groups, producers, labels — perhaps the most difficult to ascertain is what is the greatest year in hip-hop history. Let’s answer it with a 16-slot bracket tournament.

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Hip-Hop Rap

“4:44” Is Great, but Not New – Jay-Z Has Been Making Confessional Songs His Entire Career

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Much of the reaction to Jay-Z’s thirteenth album, 4:44, from much of the press is that Jay – finally – has matured and is allowing himself to be shown through his music.

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Hip-Hop Lists Rap

R.A.G.U. – Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Collaborations

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They’re the dynamic duo of hip-hop.

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Opinion

My Favorites

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It’s Friday. (More than) half the country is in a funk. Thanksgiving is next week. Work is crazy. So, instead of obsessing over politics or reading another essay about how to hack your way to greatness, I thought I’d just go light today and run down a list of my favorites.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Nas

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The formerly Nasty Nas made a name for himself as a featured artist.

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Documentaries Films Hip-Hop Rap

My Five Favorite Hip-Hop Documentaries

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Documentaries – unfairly – have long been seen as a snob’s film of choice.