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The Most Important Hip-Hop Album Release Week from Every Year of the 2010s

For us music nerds, new release Friday—or Tuesday, before 2015—is like Christmas every single week. Santa may not be coming down the chimney, but more often than not, exciting new music is available on our favorite DSP. Most weeks, you’ll find me with a glass of bourbon in the wee hours of the …

10 Most Valuable Rap Collaborators of the 2010s, Ranked

Collaboration lies at the heart of hip-hop. From early ‘90s posse cuts like A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” featuring Leaders of the New School to modern hits like Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, artists have created unforgettable works by sharing the mic and playing off each …

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 …