Category: Features


Why So Much Hate For Big Sean?

This week the world saw the return of Big Sean. The Detroit rapper—who for the better part of this year

Cover Stories

Kash Doll: Being Kash Doll

*This interview originally appeared on, November, 2015.  I’m exhausted. Why? I’ve literally—well, figuratively, been chasing Kash Doll for a


Abdul Williams Talks Screenwriting, New Edition, and The Bobby Brown Story

*This conversation has been edited for clarity and length  When The New Edition Story aired on BET Networks in the


CONTENT KINGS: How Joe Budden, Rory & Mal Bet on Themselves

Today it was announced on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast that Joe Budden, Rory, and Mal will


The Unraveling of Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has become undone. For what was shaping up to be a moment of redemption and clarity for one

Essays, Features

What’s Beef?: What Drake Learned from LL Cool J

In 1990, LL Cool J found himself in a peculiar situation. After ascending to the top as one of the


Lena Waithe: The New Classic

At this point, it feels that there is nothing Lena Waithe can’t do. I think that’s a clear and decisive


Why The Joe Budden Podcast Deserved Top Honors

Last night at the inaugural BET Social Awards, The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory and Mal (formally I’ll Name This


A Conversation Supreme: Rofhiwa Talks Self Love, Favorite Music, and More

*Interview has been edited for clarity and length.  Self-proclaimed Body Activist, Bongi Rofhiwa Sithebele has been leading the crusade in


The Curious Case of Joe Budden: How Hip-Hop’s Unlikely Hero Became Its Biggest Voice

Joe Budden is unemployed. Fired on his day off actually.  Yesterday, Joe Budden made headlines and sent shock waves through