The Fall Of Jay-Z And Ye

By Iman Lababedi | April 20, 2023

from time to time he can blow you away

Rap Lyrics As Criminal Evidence In Trials?

By Alyson Camus | January 20, 2022

Several prominent rappers have signed a letter

‘Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop’ At Annenberg Space For Photography

By Alyson Camus | July 18, 2019

illustrating the change in culture

Tidal Accused Of Inflating Stream Numbers For Beyoncé And Kanye West

By Alyson Camus | May 14, 2018

the paper accuses Tidal of fabricating 320 million ‘false’ streams


By Alyson Camus | December 16, 2017

there are still some great shows this week

Jay-Z And Vic Menza At Barclay Center, Monday, November 27th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2017

A terrific show from dat Brooklyn boy.

Jam Today: Monday, July 31st, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2017

uniformly excellent

These Won’t Dance: Rap And R&B In 2017

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2017

a return to post-kingdom hatred of black people

US Top 10 Albums Week Of 7-22-17

By Iman Lababedi | July 17, 2017

The world may need a lot of things, but a grovelling Jigga ain’t one of em. 

The Story of O.J. vs Some Ol’ Dolls

By Elle Smith | July 16, 2017


These Days: Monday, July 3rd, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2017

The “Jewish” was unnecessary

These Days: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2017

Downward vision

These Days: Friday, June 30th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2017

a depressing mea culpa

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 6-30-17 – 7-6-17

By Iman Lababedi | June 27, 2017

if it dogs, Hova is gonna be on his heels