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Max B and French Montana’s Coke Wave 4 frames their catalog...

A decade removed from the last Coke Wave mixtape, the New York rappers prove to be as compatible as ever on their new project....

On Bandana, Freddie Gibbs plays to his strengths

In his newest collaborative project with Madlib, Freddie Gibbs masterfully sticks to what’s worked for the bulk of his career. ...

Nothing on Earth sounds like Makonnen

His songs are relentless hooky and impossible to forget, and yet they’re too daring and weird to exist on the radio with any regularity....

Denzel Curry channeled homesickness to make a Miami masterpiece

The Carol City rapper on playing stadiums with Billie Eilish and freestyling every song on his new ZUU album. ...

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. ...
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