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Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica Sniping at Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent

Welp. For those of y’all who thought that Jay Electronica was in hip-hop hibernation, maybe…

Crime Rates versus Crime Lyrics by Emmanuel Khodra

Research Proves Rap Does Not Cause Crime

After the persistent media coverage about rap lyrics being used as evidence in trials, I…

busta rhymes swgger wagon toyota

Busta Ain’t the First Rapper in a Swagger Wagon:30 Years of Hip-Hop Advertising

The relationship between hip hop and the corporate world has reached its 30th anniversary. In…

Questlove

Your “How Hip-Hop Failed Black America” Questions Answered

As he nears the end of his series on hip-hop's relationship with Black America, Questlove…

The Largest  Vocabulary in Hip Hop

Who Has Rap’s Largest Vocabulary?

Matt Daniels creates a graph looking at the vocabulary size of the most popular rappers. …

How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

Questlove: Black America was Failed by Hip-Hop

Questlove pens a piece for Vulture on how hip-hop failed Black America.  Twenty years ago, when…

Why Hipsters Need to Stop Writing About Hip Hop Culture

Hipsters, Can You Please Stop Writing About Hip-Hop?

Rap Rehab's Sebastien Elkouby on why people not invested in hip-hop culture need to do their…

Why Hipsters Need to Stop Writing About Hip Hop Culture

Hipsters, Please Stop Writing About Hip-Hop

Rap Rehab's Sebastien Elkouby on why people not invested in hip-hop culture need to do their…

Why I’m Breaking Up With Rap Music

Blogger Bougie Black Girl shares why she decided not to listen to or support rap…

Kid Cudi on current state of hip-hop

Kid Cudi Says Hip-Hop is Holding Black People Back

Kid Cudi on why hip-hop, and not poverty or institutional racism or the break down…