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.
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.
Have you heard of Country Rap? It's not a new genre, but it is making big waves with several artists trying to make their way to the top. See how the South stacks up when country and rap get mixed.
Who is the king of New York hip hop? I won’t get into anything pre-'90s, as my knowledge and comfortability on the subject don’t stretch that far, but I'll cover the golden age of hip hop, onwards.
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.
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.
Pitbull has managed to have a very successful career despite criticism that he isn't talented. So, how did he do it?
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.
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.
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.
Whether home-grown or from the world diaspora, here are 15 of the very best of Palestinian Hip-Hop artists. Inspired by the great US rap artists and their own musical culture.
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.
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...