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The Audacity of "Big Homie": A Reminder That Puff Daddy Is-and Always Has Been-a Great Rapper

The Audacity of "Big Homie": A Reminder That Puff Daddy Is-and Always Has Been-a Great Rapper

"Don't be afraid to get old, man...you may learn some sh*t. You may know some sh*t. You may see some sh*t."

Deep Cuts: Under-the-Radar Jams You Need To Hear

Deep Cuts: Under-the-Radar Jams You Need To Hear

A look at the week's very best mixtape cuts and loosies.

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.

The Week In Music Writing

The Week In Music Writing

Kanye roundtables, Jersey Club, and Chiraq documentaries in this week's collection of the best music writing.

Deep Cut: Young Lox "Legion of Doom"

Deep Cut: Young Lox "Legion of Doom"

Melancholy, Sade-sampling gangster rap.

Not a Biter I'm a Writer? The Phenomenon of Swagger Jacking

Not a Biter I'm a Writer? The Phenomenon of Swagger Jacking

Thirty-five years after "Rappers Delight," there are still innovators and emulators. A look at what biting means in 2014.

SXSW: André Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix Will Make You Less Angry About That Non-Existent OutKast Album

SXSW: André Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix Will Make You Less Angry About That Non-Existent OutKast Album

Here's one reason to not sweat that elusive new OutKast album.

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?

Deep Cut: Wes Fif f/ Ill Essense "Live This Life"

Deep Cut: Wes Fif f/ Ill Essense "Live This Life"

Moving beyond rave-rap with Wes Fif.

Deep Cut: Mestizo f/ DoseOne "Turning Tables"

Deep Cut: Mestizo f/ DoseOne "Turning Tables"

Late '90s underground rappers unite for the first time.

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