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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 …

When an Artist Uses Repetition, There’s Nowhere to Hide

At the core of language and music is the pressing reality that everything has been done before. The task of any musician—or writer—is to take what is familiar and reinvent it; to repurpose words and sounds into something new. So, if the concept of newness is founded on this idea of artistic …