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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 …

Can New Album Art Change How We Hear the Music?

The most iconic album covers represent cultural and societal shifts. Take, for example, the photo of an eight-year-old Nas superimposed over the Queensbridge Projects. Over the years, this image has come to symbolize the golden era of hip-hop. Interestingly enough, the relationship between …

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 …