Why Kendrick Lamar currently holds the throne in rap music

Hip-hop is one of the most competitive genres, with various rivalries and affiliations constantly battling to determine who is the at the top. Hip-hop magazines such as XXL and Complex release rankings and decisions every year such as XXL’s “50 of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2017” to determine which songs were the most memorable […]

How a Kanye West fan forum saved the rap genre

Amid a culture saturated with shallow lyrics and electronic pseudo melodies, there appears to be hope for the dismal reality that is our current rap genre. This hope is Brockhampton. This self-proclaimed “boyband” has risen from virtual obscurity to widespread conversation in just a year, after releasing three consecutive albums and more than 10 music […]

Hip-hop’s sordid past with sexual assault

XXXTentacion is one of the most talked about rappers of this year. He scored the tenth spot in XXL Magazine’s coveted Freshman Class. The XXL freshman issue has included everyone from Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$ to Anderson Paak and Chance the Rapper. Needless to say, it’s a very big deal, one that comes with promotional […]

5 hip hop & rap albums you need to listen to

  As trends come and go, influential hip hop artists continuously thrive. These lyrical geniuses are the creators of fresh, diverse, eclectic rhythms and vocals. Their latest albums encompass their raw, progressive talent, giving listeners a taste of the nuances present in their music. Hip hop and rap are phenomenal genres and the masters of […]

In battle for hip-hop’s throne, Drake no match for Kendrick Lamar

If 2015 has proved anything in hip hop, it’s that any alleged rivalry between rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake would end in a decisive victory for “King Kunta.” Kendrick released a verse on Big Sean’s “Control” song back in 2013 that shook the hip hop world to its core. In one thunderous verse, the Compton […]