Kendrick and Cole are great rappers but weak poets. To be revolutionary and live up to their potential, both artists, and hip-hop at large, need to craft more relevant and directed messages.
Pitbull has managed to have a very successful career despite criticism that he isn't talented. So, how did he do it?
Roy Woods is signed to OVO. His stunning vocals combined with soft, synth sounds result in beautiful, Jamaican-influenced songs. He is certainly a rising star, comparable to The Weeknd and Drake.
Every town has at least one or two rappers, and every city has at least one or two hundred. But rapping and being a good rapper are two different things. And killing it between interviews is another.
Hip-hop is more than a music genre, it is a culture that has shaped America over the past three decades. Read more to find out how hip-hop has influenced society in the United States.
Visit a gameday locker room, high school to professional, rural to urban, and you're guaranteed to hear music blasting. And more often than not, you'll hear hip-hop music.
This article is a brief analysis of Ice Cube's 1993 classic, "What Can I Do?," which tells Ice Cube's origin story. Read on to learn the hard truths that made Ice Cube the legendary rapper that he is.
I talk to Bubba B the MC about how he creates rhymes with positive, uplifting messages and kid-friendly content.
It seems in every genre of music, there is a type which is not mainstream and yet isn't Underground; maybe fringe, but, at any rate, defies most categories. In Rock, it seems, Grunge fits into this class: Not exactly hardcore metal and definitely...
Kendrick is one of the latest generation's most prominent voices. If you like the Top Dawg emcee's catalog, you may enjoy these rappers who all bear some type of sonic resemblance to Kendrick Lamar.
Eminem has had a lot going recently. From two new albums to dis tracks he has us on our toes. Instead of evolving rap has been devolving and Eminem is not having it. Are Eminem's new projects living up to his legacy?
Hopsin rapidly gained viral success after releasing his "Ill mind 4," but how much do you know about Marcus? Find good Hopsin songs, artists similar to Hopsin, the story of his rise to fame, and more.
Eminem has 8 studio albums as a solo artists in his catalog. Which one is the best? Slim Shady's 8 studio albums as a solo artist - ranked in order from worst to best.
Many believe that an artist changing their style to appeal to the masses is a grave mistake in the creative process. They call this "selling out". I offer a different definition of this term.
Every now and then someone new comes on the scene and gets everyone talking. Right now that person is the rapper Cardi B. She is in the spotlight, but not many people know much about her other than her music.