On May 5, Harvey rapper Ty Money released the fifth and final entry in his career-defining mixtape series, Cinco de Money, which he launched in 2015. Each volume has showcased what makes Money stand out: his vivid narratives of street life, freighted with pathos, delivered in a rush of syllables that cuts through the instrumentals […]
Chicago drill icon Lil Durk leans into his melancholy on Just Cause Y’all Waited 2
Chicago rapper Lil Durk dropped his debut mixtape nearly nine years ago, and he’s since matured into one of drill’s most consistent, influential, and successful artists. His four previous major-label full-lengths have all peaked in the top 50 of the Billboard 200, including August’s Love Songs 4 the Streets 2, which debuted at number four. […]
Chicago rapper Supa Bwe laps the pack
Supa Bwe brought pop-punk melodies to hip-hop years before the current crop of Soundcloud rappers, and he’s still evolving on the new Finally Dead.
West-side MC Lil Chris pays homage to Marvin Gaye
“Let’s Get It On,” the new single from Lil Chris, shares a title with Marvin Gaye’s knockout 1973 track, but west-side MC makes a version all his own.
Reader’s Agenda Wed 8/27: Roxane Gay, Veggie Bingo, and T-Pain
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Wednesday, August 27
Lily Allen’s almost annoyingly catchy Sheezus and 15 more record reviews
This month’s stack of record reviews will get you better acquainted with Ben Frost’s defibrillating body music, Dawn Golden’s alchemical electro-pop, and lots more.
Compare and Contrast
Don’t say Carl Sagan was “Auto-Tuned.”
Following the Auto-Tune trend to its logical conclusion
The best thing to come from the Auto-Tune backlash.