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Archetypes of Rap Villainy: From 50 Cent and MF DOOM to 21 Savage and Young Nudy

Fans of Capcom’s illustrious Street Fighter franchise and Nicki Minaj’s 2018 single “Chun Li,” named after the video game’s iconic leading woman, had to find humor in the Queens-raised rapper’s mid-song taunt, “They need rappers like me, so they can get on their fucking keyboards, and …

Anderson .Paak, Beast Coast, 21 Savage & More: Morning Bars

Welcome to Morning Bars, the daily series where we compile the news that matters to hip-hop fans so you can stay in-the-know without much digging. Enjoy, and you’re welcome. Anderson .Paak drops Ventura album. Beast Coast drops “Coast/Clear.” Smokepurpp drops “Remember Me.” 070 Shake drops …

What Was the Last Rap Album That Shocked You?

Good music is startling music. Good music grips you and makes you gasp in new ways, it brings you to a new and unexpected place. Good music has an element of surprise and shock—that’s the high we chase from release to release.  With a quarter of the year gone, we asked DJBooth’s Managing …