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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 …

What Is the True Purpose of an Interlude?

The interlude began as a transitional moment for audiences to catch their breath between the acts of a play or a movie. Today, interludes are most commonly employed as a pit stop; an opportunity to recalibrate and refocus our ears on the bigger picture. Artists have taken to using this space …

Deem Spencer on Love and Lo-Fi: “I’ll Be as Vulnerable as Can Be”

“Really, I been tryna tell shorty how beautiful shorty is to me but shorty not tryna hear it from me.” —Deem Spencer   The above tracklist, written out in sentence form, is a missed connection both sad and hilarious in its confessional bluntness. It also happens to be the driving mantra …