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Griselda ‘Wwcd’ 1 Listen Album Review

Griselda Records is a real family affair. Consisting of rappers Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher, the group appeals to fans with their new era boom-bap aesthetic, which some rap fans and media have erroneously defined as revivalism. More than a sound, however, it …

Breakdown: Royce da 5’9”’s Rhyme Scheme on Eminem’s “Detroit vs. Everybody”

“Would I still be able to rhyme?” —Royce da 5’9″, “Why I Quit Drinking” Fear pressed on the mind of Royce da 5’9” when he pursued sobriety in September 2012. Nearly two decades into his recording career, Royce had established a reputation as one of the most respected wordsmiths ever to put pen to …

From Eminem to Nicki Minaj: The Art of Laughter in Hip-Hop

Laughter holds a weird place in recorded music. It can be ignored easily, as it remains in limbo between the vocal and the instrumental. Within this ambiguous space, sounds pop up and disappear like hints of spice, giving the music its flavor without being central or even necessary for its …