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IGOR is the album Tyler, the Creator has always promised to...

The 28-year-old has spent the past decade building up to his sixth full-length, a glossily-produced album that finds Tyler leaning deeper into earnest emotional...

The brilliant ambiguity of Lupe Fiasco's ’The Truth Is Among Us’

Before he became a household name, Lupe Fiasco’s early mixtapes gave a much more murky look into the world around him. ...

billy woods and the virtue of hiding

The elusive Brooklyn artist’s Hiding Places is one of the most compelling rap projects of the year. Source: fader

Remembering Nipsey Hussle

The 33-year-old rapper, who was fatally shot on Sunday, leaves behind an uncompromising body of work and a legacy rooted in hometown pride. ...

How David Banner’s sophomore album dug into America’s ills

Mississippi: The Album had all the characteristics of a textbook conscious rap record, but is rarely remembered that way. ...

L.A.’s new rap stars are targets of the justice system; they’re...

“Let’s Go” by Drakeo the Ruler & Bambino featuring 03 Greedo is a West Coast anthem that means so much more. ...

Dominic Fike is ready to be very, very famous

The Florida native’s pop sensibilities have him poised for stardom, one hook at a time. Source: fader

The life altering transitions that shaped Snoop Dogg’s Tha Doggfather

How a combination of legal and label complications affected the Long Beach legend’s underwhelming sophomore album. Source: fader

Is Young M.A the best rapper in New York?

“White car, brown seats, look like a Henny Colada.” Source: fader