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The ‘90s Women Who Built Hip-Hop

Since the creation of rap music at the end of the ‘70s, the genre has undergone immense development. While MCs have gone...

Appreciating the GOAT: Ranking Jay-Z’s Top Five Solo Albums

No matter what the reader’s opinions may be, it is obvious that Jay-Z is one of the elite hip-hop legends of all...

Ras Nebyu: Starting Point Guard, Washington Slizzards

The Washington Wizards may be mired in a rebuilding year with only a few bright spots, but deeper in the city lies...

Top Ten Alt-Rap Songs of the 2010s

Popular music experienced a major paradigm shift in the 2010s, as rap music ascended to the throne of dominance. That left the...

DaBaby Stumbles on Inconsistent “KIRK”

DaBaby is an interesting figure in hip-hop. On the one hand, his vibrant on-stage persona,  comical music video style, and numerous viral...

Shy Glizzy: A D.C. Legend

When exploring the hip-hop scene of the greater Washington D.C. area, one cannot ignore the works of Shy Glizzy. Born Marquis Amonte...

YNW Melly: Everything We Know So Far

The last month has proved to be yet another for the books of hip-hop. With Schoolboy Q and Wiz Khalifa releasing albums,...

It’s Time to Give 808s and Heartbreak the Respect it Deserves

It is getting difficult to recognize Kanye these days. Since the whole Trump fiasco, many fans have abandoned ship leaving those left...

D.C.’s Own Does it Again: “Paper Calling” by WillThaRapper

DBefore I dive too deep into the jewel of a song that is WillThaRapper’s newest release, I must confess that the hip-hop...

Yasiin Bey’s Negus: Expanding Boundaries in Hip-Hop

“Negus” is a royal title in the Ethiopian Semitic languages. It denotes the elite, the exclusive, that which is beyond the every-man....