Category: Essays

Essays

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

Essays

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

Essays

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

Essays

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

Essays

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

Essays, Features

Why Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” Is the Best Song of the Year

Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” is now the No. 1 song in the country. Achieving this milestone means the duo nabbed

Culture, Essays

Hip-Hop culture: Are Artists Responsible for the Messages They Send?

Don’t get me wrong, I love and respect Rap music and Hip-Hop culture for all that it has done for

Culture, Essays

Blacks and the Fourth of July

Today America celebrates the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the founding fathers separating from England. July 4, 1776

Culture, Essays

Will We Stand With Jesse?

Watching the BET has always been difficult for me during my adult life, I never fully understood what the point