Since it’s Friday, let’s go through this week in hip hop and see who dropped the most fire. Continue reading #FreestyleFriday — RZA, Meek Mill, Eminem & More
Because “why not,” let’s celebrate the glorious and too often unsung awesomeness that is the Redman and Method Man pairing. Continue reading #TBT — Witness Redman and Method Man’s Ascent into Hip Hop Legend
This poem was inspired by the many examples of slavery’s dark history sometimes on display, but many times hidden, in Alexandria, Virginia. Continue reading The Ghosts of Alexandria
In case it ever gets lost in the frothing and bubbling confusion of our 24-hour news media’s raving: Colin Kaepernick’s personal act of protest was about, specifically, the seemingly unaddressed killings of unarmed blacks at the hands of police. Continue reading The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War
If there was ever a time for this album to be reintroduced, it’s now. With the rise of Young M.A., Remy Ma and now Cardi B, there hasn’t been a better time for female MCs. And let’s be clear, the album is a banger and a testament to how the industry often times can be responsible for snuffing out our culture’s light. Continue reading Listen to Rah Digga’s Lost Album — ‘Everything Is A Story’
Today, Ice Cube dropped the visuals to his confrontational song “Good Cop Bad Cop,” which Cube has described in interviews as “F*** the Police 2017.” The song appears on the upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of Ice Cube’s classic album Death Certificate.
Continue reading Ice Cube — Good Cop Bad Cop (Official Video)
I thought about what I’ve gone through the past couple years. Where my voice has grown and where I’ve kept silent. Continue reading Reclaiming My Surrendered Voice
When Brooklyn, New York, rapper Joey Bada$$ said he was a better rapper than his idol Tupac Shakur in a Genius interview, the Internet went crazy. Continue reading Joey Bada$$ — Land of the Free (Official Video)
For eight long and often tumultuous years; through tragedy and outrage; through solidarity and division; we attempted to have an honest conversation about race. Continue reading The Time for Conversation Has Ended
After years of subliminal back-and-forths, Drake seems to have comfortably settled into the role of a pop dancehall singer and Kendrick has snatched the crown as the resident god emcee. But what would’ve happened if industry politics had been put aside and egos were allowed to reign? Continue reading Drake vs. Kendrick — Who Would’ve Won?