Joyce Wrice’s studio debut album has finally arrived, after a long string of quality singles, EPs and guest features.
Guapdad 4000 is coming into his own more as an artist as time goes along, and “1176” is a constructive step with him coming closer to his high potential.
Arts & Life's Nick Sligh ranks the top 25 R&B albums of 2020, closing out the list with some of his favorite R&B songs across the year.
Nick Sligh reviews last year's top R&B albums, including Orion Sun's "Hold Space For Me" and Jessie Reyez' “Before Love Came To Kill Us."
Brockhampton, America’s favorite hip-hop boy band of the last half-decade, is back with the release of their 6th studio album “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine.”
Although I respect the attempt at some of the bold changes in vocal delivery and style, I thought that the execution fell flat in many places, ranging anywhere from not enjoyable to just plain bad at times.
It’s hard to predict where Vic Mensa’s trajectory is going, given just how unpredictable his career has been to this point. Regardless, “I Tape” is an intriguing listen, especially following the positive momentum that he has built over the last year.
Since shortly after the inception of rap music, women have been making an impact throughout the genre and have always been important forces in growing the genre into one of the most popular in the world. The purpose of this series is to highlight and celebrate some of the most quality contributions to hip-hop/rap in the past decade, especially those that do not get the mainstream recognition and attention that they deserve.
Despite the commercial acclaim and attention that the few most popular women artists are beginning to receive, there are still so many women making incredible contributions to hip-hop that are not receiving the recognition that they deserve.
Hip hop, as with everything, has benefited significantly from meaningful contributions by women — yet unfortunately, they are often overlooked. Since the inception of rap music, women have been making an impact throughout the genre, and have always been important forces in growing the genre into one of the most popular in the world.
This past year has seen even more women in rap continue to establish themselves as great artists to watch throughout the current decade. The year 2020 saw fantastic albums and projects from women in rap that helped to build a very promising foundation for the decade ahead.
Being an independent artist in the modern music industry is difficult, but Kota the Friend embraces that challenge. Since the start of his career, Kota has been a major advocate for independent artists, having a do-it-yourself mentality and maintaining full control over the artistic process.
Despite making great music for nearly the past two decades, Benny The Butcher is a name that has spent much of this century only in underground circles.
Although it might not be a project of entirely new tracks, “Unlocked 1.5” still features another collaboration between a duo with great chemistry, as well as an incredible group of guest features including Smino, Joey Bada$$, Kenny Mason and Benny the Butcher.
Black History Month is an incredible opportunity for everyone living in America to celebrate the achievements of Black people and to learn about key figures and events in Black history. As young music lovers, we wanted to write about the music we know most intimately: albums released in the 2010s.
The long-awaited top 10 best hip-hop/rap albums from 2020, according to Nick Sligh.
#20-11 in the 50 best hip-hop/rap albums from 2020, according to Nick Sligh.
Nick Sligh ranks numbers 30-21 of the 50 best hip-hop/rap albums from 2020, featuring Billboard-topping artists and underground artists alike.
#40-31 in the 50 best hip-hop/rap albums from 2020, according to Nick Sligh. This installment includes many up-and-coming rappers breaking onto the scene.
A countdown of the 50 best hip-hop/rap albums from 2020, featuring Billboard-topping stars and underground artists alike.