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Philippe Edison, ‘Love Advocate III’

The versatility of Jazz

Week in Pop: KNXVES, Macajey, The Nico Missile

Dream Cult, ivyaura, JJUUJJUU, King Willow, LAPD, Sarah P., guest selections by Lydia Ainsworth.

Chance The Rapper Isn’t A Blueprint for Indie Artists.

Many good things, but no playbook for indies.

FowL, “Royal Pomposity”

Bringing new life to a classic

Malik Yusef ft. Mekke’l Carter, “Last Call”

Track 6 of Yusef’s 52-week All Saints Project

Hip-Hop Purists Should Thank Young Thug

“Mumbling” or not, he’s accentuating the musicality of Hip-Hop.

On Hip-Hop’s Intersection of Colorism and Misogyny

“Black features, not Black women.”

Calez collabs with Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, and Donnie Trumpet for “Still Good”

It’s an all Chitown thing.

The Obsolescence of the Freestyle

From necessary litmus test to tedious sideshow for ill-suited artists.

Week in Pop: Motel Pools, Pat Moon, RAINE

Babygirl, Fovea, Jónó Mí Ló, Spritzer, Vinyl Williams, Wildfires, guest selects by Adult Jazz.

Bracking Brazy: Hip-Hop’s Beef with Mental Health Treatment

Delving into Hip-Hop’s trivialization of mental health issues.

Stream James Blake’s The Colour In Anything

You don’t need a billboard to listen to it.

Pablo Has No Clothes: Divorcing Kanye to Marry Hip-Hop

Have we mistaken infatuation with Kanye West’s self-described “spazzing” for a lucid estimation of his recordings?

Week in Pop: Dear Tracks, diNMachine, Jagged Leaves, New Madrid

Dia, Dizzy Wright, Dr. Fadeaway, Good Morning, Howth, Lifer, guested by Frankie Cosmos.

Harder, Softer: Stoicism and vulnerability in hip-hop

Hip-hop’s changing relationship with the public expression of feelings.

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