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94 'Til Infinity: "Illmatic," "Ready to Die," and the Art of Storytelling

94 'Til Infinity: "Illmatic," "Ready to Die," and the Art of Storytelling

In 1994 we witnessed a major evolution and diversification of the perspectives in hip-hop.

Tribeca: That Time Nas and Robert De Niro Celebrated "Illmatic" Together

Tribeca: That Time Nas and Robert De Niro Celebrated "Illmatic" Together

A report from the world premiere of the documentary Time Is Illmatic.

Still a G Thang: YG, Gibbs, and Gates Put Gangster Rap To the Front

Still a G Thang: YG, Gibbs, and Gates Put Gangster Rap To the Front

Three rappers offer radically different takes on a resilient genre.

SXSW: A$AP Rocky Promises to Make Intense Love to Kathy Griffin in the Doc "SVDDXNLY"

SXSW: A$AP Rocky Promises to Make Intense Love to Kathy Griffin in the Doc "SVDDXNLY"

Because, why not?

Man-Skirts Are Hip-Hop In 2014-Get Over It, Lord Jamar

Man-Skirts Are Hip-Hop In 2014-Get Over It, Lord Jamar

The nostalgia for the masculinity of hip-hop's Golden Era can be so self-delusional.

Why It Sucks To Be A Rapper Like Rick Ross In 2014

Why It Sucks To Be A Rapper Like Rick Ross In 2014

It ain't easy being the Bawse.

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Kanye West's Proposal to Kim Kardashian

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Kanye West's Proposal to Kim Kardashian

Yeezy can teach you.

When DMX Fights George Zimmerman, We All Lose

When DMX Fights George Zimmerman, We All Lose

Nothing good will come of this.

An Open Letter to Macklemore: Please Stop Saying You're Sorry

An Open Letter to Macklemore: Please Stop Saying You're Sorry

Apologizing is so not hip-hop.

Macklemore, White Privilege, and The Grammy For Best Rap Album

Macklemore, White Privilege, and The Grammy For Best Rap Album

Rap fans, get ready to get angry.

Hustlin' Flow: On The Recent Trend of Rappers Jacking Each Other's Delivery

Hustlin' Flow: On The Recent Trend of Rappers Jacking Each Other's Delivery

Is borrowing flows from other rappers a gesture of respect or plagiarism?

Meet "Chozen," FX's Latest Spin on the Saga of the White Rapper

Meet "Chozen," FX's Latest Spin on the Saga of the White Rapper

A little Vanilla Ice, a little John Cena, and a lot more prison sex.

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