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Which Rappers Haven’t Released Their Best Albums Yet?

Hip-hop is a young artist’s game. Most athletes peak in their mid-twenties to their early thirties, and rappers follow a similar trajectory. There are exceptions, of course—boxer Bernard Hopkins won a world championship at age 49, and Pusha-T defeated Drake at age 41. Fame, money, drugs, love, and …

30 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2019 (So Far), Ranked

Ah, yes, another quarter of the year gone, another list to argue over.  In April, we brought you the 20 best hip-hop and R&B albums of the year. This time, we’ve upped the total number of albums to 30, so we have even more records to fight over. We look forward to your (positive and …

Soul Samples Bring Out the Best in Your Favorite Rappers

Through the work of JAY-Z and Kanye West, Drake, and Young Thug, among countless others, young, naïve hip-hop fans across the globe have come to learn of the work of legendary artists such as Otis Redding (“Otis”), Lauryn Hill (“Nice For What”), and Elton John (“High”).  It’s through sampling …