Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:17pm

It’s been four years, but he’s by and large the same as he once was.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:57pm

'Flower Boy' is also masterfully sequenced. Some of Tyler’s earlier projects were so scattered that it almost exaggerated runtime, where this album just seems to melt away, like the car rides and afternoons that surely inspired it.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:46pm

Ironically, "Beautiful Thugger Girls" shines most when Thug doesn’t even seem to know how much of a natural popstar he’s always been.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:34pm

Clarity is the ultimate sophistication.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:04pm

We’re all The Culture.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:34pm

Twitter brought me closer to my favorite artists in a way that removed them from their respective pedestals

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:58am
A Tribe Called Quest

Rap music – the music of America’s cracked pavement and sidewalks – provides distillations of our political climate unlike any other medium.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 2:28pm

The album is a continuation of what Travis has always done; it’s like he just changed clothes and invented a new gang sign.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:16pm

“Yo, I’ll be there in a minute!” I stood outside The Crofoot Ballroom, a mid-size venue in Pontiac, waiting for an event organizer to let me in. I was there for a show that boasted one of the most bizarre and dynamic series of acts I’ve seen, ranging from Toronto-based collective CMDWN to Atlanta trap-toddler Lil Yachty. Pontiac was the unlikeliest of settings for summoning some of the biggest names in hip-hop culture; the juxtaposition of fading Americana-style diners and rap posses from Atlanta never lost its novelty.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:34pm

‘Like The Life of Pablo,’ Chance’s ‘Coloring Book’ is arguably an unorthodox “gospel album,” yet its message is accessible regardless of personal denomination.