Towkio’s balloon trip to the stratosphere wasn’t just to promote his first album for Rick Rubin—the Chicago rapper also wants to talk about inspiration, perspective, and togetherness.
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Twenty-seven years after Straight Outta Compton, can political hip-hop reach white listeners?
The success of recent releases by Run the Jewels and Kendrick Lamar suggests that, commercially speaking, the tide may turn for political-activist hip-hop.
Why mixtapes don’t hit the charts
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
The RIAA’s most wanted
Did the feds shut down Megaupload to keep the site from launching an iTunes competitor?