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2009 Was a Magical Time in Hip-Hop

I still remember downloading Drake’s So Far Gone project on DatPiff. I was wearing a T-shirt that had Barack Obama’s face photoshopped onto Dwight Howard’s body doing his signature superman dunk from the ‘08 NBA Slam Dunk Contest (yes, that shirt actually exists). As the moody …

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 …

How Hip-Hop Helped Me Quit Weed & Get Sober

The first time I smoked weed, it was already the beginning of the end. My brain rang like a lottery machine and said, “You like this. Why not do it all the time?” From that point forward, I smoked weed every day. I was sixteen. I grew up in a small town on the east side of Cleveland. Kid Cudi …