Life (and Business) After Death: Why Rappers Don’t Die Like the Rest of Us

J. Cole once rapped “Everybody Dies.” As usual, J.Cole was wrong. The hip hop world has something to be angry about, and it’s more serious than Nicki Minaj’s lackluster response to Remy Ma. Alabama rapper Doe B is in the news. Which is surprising, considering he’s been dead for three years. Doe B, an up-and-coming rapper who […]

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Everyone is Responding to “shEther”… Except Nicki Minaj

Rare footage of Nicki Minaj listening to “shEther” image credit: Eva Rinaldi It’s been well-publicized that Nicki Minaj’s career might have ended this week. Then again, she was also pregnant last month. Nicki has managed her way around several public beefs in the past. She dismissed longtime nemesis Lil’ Kim with one of the most-scathing […]

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Why Beyoncé ‘s Grammy Loss (and Chance’s Win) Is a Problem

If you bothered to watch the Grammys last weekend, you probably experienced a mixture of pleasant surprises and expected disappointments; the most publicized one being that Beyoncé ’s Lemonade lost in the Album of the Year category to Adele. Adele herself was so disappointed with the decision that she asked onstage, “What the fuck does […]

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If Young Metro Don’t Trust You: Why Hip Hop Producers Shouldn’t Trust Rappers

(image credit: ryancr) If you’re one of the many people listening to Detroit rapper Big Sean’s new album I Decided., which dropped earlier this week, you’ve probably heard his hit song “Bounce Back.” The album’s lead single has become one of Sean’s biggest hits to date, currently sitting in the Top 20 on Billboard. However, not all […]

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What Happens When You Drop a “P” from “Rapper”

image credit: @KodakBlack1k And in this week’s episode of “Where are they now?”, we’ll be discussing rapper Kodak Black, best known as the guy in the photo featured above, which you’ve probably seen used in some great memes over the past year or so. However, the ever-photogenic Kodak Black’s trademark grimace has turned into a big, gold-grilled […]

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A Quick Guide to Kanye’s Annoying Week

(image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30827420@N04/) If you’re one of the many Americans who were shocked after Hillary Clinton spectacularly lost the presidential election to a mango, you’re not alone. Macklemore was so traumatized he made a song about it, called “Wednesday Morning”. Granted, Macklemore is a friend of President Obama and previously made “American”, a satirical song about […]

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Why Drake’s “More Life” Might Be Dangerous

On October 24th, his 30th birthday, notable gift giver and recreational ghostwriter solicitor Drake unloaded a set of new songs from his upcoming playlist project More Life, including “Fake Love“, “Sneakin’” and “Two Birds, One Stone“. Fans, hoping not to displease the rapper on his born day and risk putting him in his feelings, responded with verve. All three tracks have […]

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Pandering for the Presidency and How Hip Hop is Dumping Trump

Smoke DZA isn’t passing Trump the blunt nor the presidency (image credit: Genius) If you’re like me, when everyone was talking about the first presidential debate two weeks ago (yes, I realize since that since the first debate Trump has verbally assaulted the female population and the second debate already happened; I blame ISIS for the time delay), […]

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