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

Ah, yes, another list to argue over. In April, we brought you the 20 best hip-hop and R&B albums of the year. In June, we brought you 30 albums. Now, we’re up to 40 albums as the fall weather kicks in. We look forward to fighting with you all on Twitter. [Editor’s Note: As we move into Quarter …

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 …

The Function of a Gunshot in Rap Music

Every time a gun goes off in a rap song and gives the listener pause, we have the opportunity to hone in on that sound bite and ask ourselves what can be made of the boom and the following silence. That is, the gunshot has the potential to force a largely detached, white, suburban audience to face …