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Paul Thompson

  1. Armand Hammer’s Rome Is a Gritty Rap Album for the Modern EraIt’s dark, but sometimes funny too.
  2. 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.”
  3. Tupac Shakur’s Complicated Legacy, ExplainedTupac’s life is dramatized in the film All Eyez on Me, but how detailed did it really get?
  4. What Does Kendrick Lamar’s Overly Dedicated Tell Us About DAMN.?As Kendrick Lamar prepares to release DAMN., we look back at his earlier work for signs of where he was heading all along.
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    15 Albums to Try If You Like The Life of PabloIncluding Kirk Franklin, DJ Dodger Stadium, Noreaga, and more.
  6. the album formerly known as swish
    Guide: Max B, Who Sparked Kanye-Wiz Twitter SpatKanye’s new album title caused some waves, mostly surrounding his use of the word “wave.”
  7. Every Pop-Culture Reference Kanye West Has Ever MadeFun fact: Kanye always mentions MJ when he big-ups Geico.
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    The Essential Young Thug: A 20-Song Guide to the Prolific RapperA guide to the most prolific (and vital) rapper right now, who’s yet to drop his proper commercial debut.
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    Dr. Dre’s 16 Greatest Contributions to Music, RankedFrom N.W.A and The Chronic to Beats and his prolific protégé-making.
  10. A Guide to Malia Obama’s New Rap Favorites Pro EraHow to navigate the myriad releases of the Brooklyn rap collective.