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Trippie Redd Is Prolific, Versatile, & Never Tired: Interview

Prolific might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of the caterwauling, 20-year-old Ohio-native Trippie Redd, but the young man certainly has a plentiful discography under his belt. Counting his EPs and mixtapes, Trippie has more than 10 projects for the masses to fall in love …

The Elasticity of Young Thug’s Slime

“The only way you’re ever gonna be anything in this industry is if you make yourself sound like Thug. If you’re trash and you don’t sound like Thug, just sound like Thug.” —Trippie Redd An artist’s newfound success typically triggers widespread mimicry. Chunks of “Next Up” playlists quickly become …

Soul Samples Bring Out the Best in Your Favorite Rappers

Through the work of JAY-Z and Kanye West, Drake, and Young Thug, among countless others, young, naïve hip-hop fans across the globe have come to learn of the work of legendary artists such as Otis Redding (“Otis”), Lauryn Hill (“Nice For What”), and Elton John (“High”).  It’s through sampling …