David Drake

Born: Chicago. Lives: Brooklyn. Staff Writer at Complex. Prev. credits: Chicago Tribune, Pitchfork, Fader, NPR, the Village Voice, Vibe, Gawker, etc. 

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"I want to be an honest man and a good writer."

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We're Just Being Honest: Why You Should Still Care About Future

We're Just Being Honest: Why You Should Still Care About Future

Future's "Honest" drops into the world Future created. But can his art live up to his influence?

The Hardest Song of the Year Finally Got a Video

The Hardest Song of the Year Finally Got a Video

Juicy J's brother deserves a comeback.

How to Self-Destruct Your Rap Career

How to Self-Destruct Your Rap Career

Hip-hop career taking off? Find out how to transform your burgeoning success into a terrible train wreck.

The Week in Music Writing

The Week in Music Writing

All the best music writing, all in one place.

Stars Align: "Madvillainy 2" Almost Complete, Says MF DOOM Email to Peanut Butter Wolf

Stars Align: "Madvillainy 2" Almost Complete, Says MF DOOM Email to Peanut Butter Wolf

A decade after the original, but we'll take it.

20 Things You Didn't Know About Q-Tip

20 Things You Didn't Know About Q-Tip

It's Q-Tip's birthday. Think you know everything about him there is to know? You'd be wrong.

Interview: Lil Herb Describes How He Linked With Nicki Minaj For "Chi-Raq"

Interview: Lil Herb Describes How He Linked With Nicki Minaj For "Chi-Raq"

We spoke to Lil Herb on his "Chi-Raq" guest verse.

Premiere: D-Lo "Choppa Dance" Video

Premiere: D-Lo "Choppa Dance" Video

The underrated Bay Area rapper drops the video for the best song off his recent "Keep It On the D-Lo" album.

Rapper and Alleged Heroin Kingpin Ra Diggs Got Caught By Police After Littering

Rapper and Alleged Heroin Kingpin Ra Diggs Got Caught By Police After Littering

He'd been on police radar since 2000, but wasn't caught until 2009-when police saw him throw a gum wrapper on the ground.

Los Angeles vs. Atlanta: Who Runs Hip-Hop In 2014?

Los Angeles vs. Atlanta: Who Runs Hip-Hop In 2014?

Both cities are flourishing in '14, but which city is really on top?

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