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Why Future Is One of the Most Important Artists of This Decade
On a now-classic run of mixtapes and albums, the artist found new ways of conveying pain.
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The “Flava in Ya Ear” rapper died Monday at 46 from heart failure.
A Brief Guide to Mozzy, the Sacramento Rapper Kendrick Lamar Loves
The California rapper is poised to cross over thanks to crucial placement on the
soundtrack and a Grammys shout from Kendrick Lamar.
EP Paved the Way for Superstardom
The six-song EP was a proof of concept so strong that it has survived sea changes in rap and in American life.
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It’s dark, but sometimes funny too.
Milo Is Building an Indie Rap Empire
“I wanna be a lifer in this. I want this catalogue that becomes undefinable because I’m just so stubborn.”
Tupac Shakur’s Complicated Legacy, Explained
Tupac’s life is dramatized in the film
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Guide: Max B, Who Sparked Kanye-Wiz Twitter Spat
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Every Pop-Culture Reference Kanye West Has Ever Made
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The Essential Young Thug: A 20-Song Guide to the Prolific Rapper
A guide to the most prolific (and vital) rapper right now, who’s yet to drop his proper commercial debut.
Dr. Dre’s 16 Greatest Contributions to Music, Ranked
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to Beats and his prolific protégé-making.
A Guide to Malia Obama’s New Rap Favorites Pro Era
How to navigate the myriad releases of the Brooklyn rap collective.