Justin Timberlake, the Invention of Whiteness and Willful Ignorance
Your favorite singer still needs to face the reality of race and privilege.
Hip-Hop Heresy: Lil Uzi Vert, Satan and Horrorcore History
Hip-hop has a long history of dabbling in satanic imagery to spark controversy. It's been drawing outrage since the 1980s.
Colin Kaepernick, Performance Patriotism and the Great American Lie
Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is angering Americans--which is why it needed to happen.
Life After Phife: The Legendary MC’s Best Friend Looks Back on a Career of Highs and Lows
DJ Rasta Root opens up about Phife, Tribe and that upcoming solo album.
5 Lessons We Can All Learn From Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
Here are some important lessons that we can all learn from this scandal.
The End of ‘The Carmichael Show': Network TV Is Still No Place for Edgy Black Comedy
Big networks still don't seem to value bold, black comedy.
‘All Eyez On Me’ Squanders the Opportunity To Examine 2Pac’s Relationships With Women
The biopic doesn't seem to care much about the reality of the women in Pac's life.
Stuck Off the Realness: Prodigy’s Dark Poetry Defined the Grimy Soul of 90s New York Rap
The famed Mobb Deep rapper carved his own space in hardcore hip-hop.
Capone-N-Noreaga’s ‘The War Report’ Brought Listeners to the Frontlines of the Streets – 2…
We salute Capone-N-Noreaga's stellar debut album, 'The War Report,' on its 20th anniversary.
They Reminisce: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s ‘Mecca and the Soul Brother’ Turns 25
Two friends from Mt. Vernon crafted a soulful masterpiece.