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This Is How We Shall Honor Nipsey Hussle

T.I.’s voice doesn’t require a microphone, but he’s holding one. As he speaks, the more than 100 guests in the room stand at attention. Cameras of varying sizes rest in the hands of every person in attendance. Everyone present is gathered to celebrate the late Nipsey Hussle, but no one knows how he …

The Spirit of Nipsey Hussle’s “Blue Laces” Sequel

It’s game six of the 2011 NBA Finals. LeBron James is locked in; his back turned to the trove of reporters clamoring behind him in the Miami Heat locker room. When he takes off his headphones, the music is loud enough to make out the words:  “I’m from Westside, California, they run up on ya / …

14 Albums from 2018 We’re Still Playing in 2019

Making enduring music is a feat for any artist. Some music lasts a summer; some music lasts a generation. With 2019 more than half over, we thought it would be fun to ask our staff to pick the three albums from 2018 that they’ve kept spinning in 2019.  These are the 2018 albums that struck our …