Rapper Marco Pavé Brings Memphis Protest History Alive

Rapper Marco Pavé Brings Memphis Protest History Alive

Kendrick Lamar Is Aiming At Nothing And Everything

What it means now when a rapper calls himself the greatest

Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times And Surviving The End

Lessons from the classic double album on its 30th anniversary

Chuck Berry Never Stopped Running

Notes on the later years of a troubled legend

Heartthrob Never: On The Beauty Of Biggie Smalls

Twenty years after his death, remembering what the late rapper meant to the kids who looked like him

Concert Review: The Sad, Beautiful Story of Aaron West

Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell’s side project is a deeply real work of fiction

Long Before Nicki Minaj And Remy Ma, Women Invented Rap Beef

What the Roxanne Wars of the early 1980s can tell us about today’s feud of the moment

‘Brown Girls’ Is A Quietly Revolutionary Story About Friendship

The web series’s writer on Muslim identity, Chicago music, and more

A Tribe Called Quest Offered A Clear And Deliberate Message At The Grammys

The rap legends used the awards’ platform to speak up for the underrepresented

Whitney Houston Was Too Perfect To Stay

Five years after her death, we remember and honor a legend

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours At 40: Heartbreak And Magic

Revisiting the classic 1977 album’s peak drama and incomplete endings

Saying Goodbye To A White House That Welcomed Hip-Hop

Barack Obama’s relationship with rap music will be sorely missed

‘Juice,’ Tupac, And The Theater Of Black Nihilism

Notes on the rapper’s breakthrough film role, 25 years later

How The Berlin Trilogy Saved David Bowie

Notes on the 40th anniversary of ‘Low,’ the album that let him leave the past behind

Searching for a New Kind of Optimism in 2017

Listening to punk rock in the dark and trying to find a place for hope in the new year

Review: The Lox, 'Filthy America...It's Beautiful'

On their first album in 16 years, the New York rap vets stay true to their values

J. Cole And The Expectations Game

Why can’t the internet make up its mind on J. Cole?

Chance The Rapper: Artist Of The Year

In a cynical year, he was our greatest optimist

Clipse's 'Hell Hath No Fury' And the Politics of Righteous Anger

Ten years later, the hip hop masterpiece speaks to our time

This Thanksgiving, Watch The Band's 'The Last Waltz'

The Band’s 1976 farewell concert film is a Thanksgiving classic about love and loss

A Tribe Called Quest’s Heroic Farewell

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on ‘We Got It from Here ... Thank You 4 Your Service,’ an album we need right now

Today, More Than Ever, We Need Marvin Gaye

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on listening to 'What's Going On' on the morning after the election

Jeezy Returns to Street Mythology on ‘Trap Or Die 3’

The Snowman is back. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib reviews the Atlanta rapper’s best album in years.

The Great Narrator: 20 Years Of Ghostface’s Ironman

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on a classic album from hip-hop's second great year