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Breakdown: Lil Wayne’s Incredible Rhyme Scheme on “Dedicate”

We cite Lil Wayne as a prototype of this decade’s current sound, and with good reason. Wayne, 36, has profoundly influenced countless prolific artists, including Kendrick Lamar and Young Thug (who themselves have inspired myriad imitators), weaving his sound and style into the very fabric of pop …

20 Biggest First Weeks for Hip-Hop Albums in 2018

Happy 2019, friends. Before we get too deep into the new year and the flood of new music that is sure to drop, let’s take a spirited look back at the 20 biggest first weeks for hip-hop albums in 2018. The pure sales and streams total is in parenthesis. 1. Drake Scorpion (749K)2. Travis Scott …

“The Song Is Greater Than the Beat”: A Guest Editorial by Lasanna “ACE” Harris

My name is Lasanna “ACE” Harris. I’m Liberian, a producer, and the director of A&R for Reach Records, but beyond that, I’m passionate about helping people realize their creative potential. Earlier this year, I earned a placement (“Famous”) on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V. I believe there’s value in …