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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 …

We Are Not Friends: On the Relationship Between (Hip-Hop) Artists and Critics

You may not know the name A.O. Scott, but you should. Since 2004, he’s served as a chief film critic for the New York Times, passing judgment over everything on the cinematic spectrum from Marvel superhero sagas and family-friendly blockbusters to low budget thrillers and arthouse fare. As …