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J. Cole is just telling us what we want to hear on KOD

3/5 stars J Cole has to be one of the most divisive artists in hip-hop. Always adored by his dedicated fanbase, never loved by music critics, KOD is sure to…

Quelle Chris and Jean Grae’s ‘Everything’s Fine’ is a near-perfect encapsulation of contemporary anxieties

4.5/5 stars Historically, music couples have always captured the hearts of audiences. Bonnie & Clyde and John & Yoko come to mind. Underground hip-hop has found it’s challenger in Quelle…

Roc Marciano’s ‘Rosebud’s Revenge 2’ is a bit of a drag

3.5/5 stars There comes a time in every person’s life where they try, desperately, to like an album. You grit your teeth, you survive one track, you play the next,…

Black Milk foregrounds production skills on measured new album

3.5/5 stars When you think of hip-hop in the city of Detroit, Eminem, Danny Brown, Tee Grizzley and J Dilla probably come to mind. That last name is particularly important…

’44 More’ is a statement of intent and difference from Logic

4/5 stars ’44 More’ by Logic was a surprise release from the Maryland rapper. ’44 More’ is a statement regarding Logic’s prolific nature of releasing fresh content. There’s a consensus…

Janelle Monáe is back and smoother than ever on ‘Django Jane’

4/5 stars With her new album officially on the way, Janelle had to keep her fanbase engaged with some new music. And engage them she did. ‘Django Jane’ is a…

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack is fun & feature-filled

3.5/5 stars In an interview, Kendrick Lamar stated he and Top Dawg never actually planned on producing the soundtrack to Black Panther. Nevertheless, Black Panther The Album is a very…

88rising and the diversification of rap

Back in late January, the Chinese government banned hip-hop culture and tattoos from being shown on TV. The government has kept an eye on the flourishing hip-hop culture in China,…