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New Hidden Messages Discovered In Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.! (VIDEO)

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Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, Damn., dropped on Good Friday this year. Immediately following its anticipated release, many theories formed as to possible hidden messages of the album. Based on Kendrick’s fictional death in the first track, his devote Christianity, the “M” of Damn. stylistically appearing to be devil horns, hints in “The Heart Part…

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Atlanta Rapper Russ Is Single Handedly Changing The Music Industry

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As the years go by, traditional labels in the music industry mean less and less. A prime example of this is Chance the Rapper, who not only got his fame through releasing free mixtapes through the self-made collective SAVEMONEY, but swears by this method. Making his money exclusively from merchandise and tours and not from…

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Logic’s New Album Makes A Powerful Statement

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This month spawned the release of Maryland rapper Logic’s third studio album, Everybody. These days, it’s challenging to come across a new hip-hop album that doesn’t have SOME allusion to social injustice and the struggle against political oppression (this idea is further explored in the analysis of Joey Bada$$’s All American Bada$$). Needless to say,…

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A Hidden Message Reveals The Name Of Logic’s Final Album!!

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Logic’s second studio album, The Incredible True Story, follows fictional characters Quentin Thomas and William Kai as they adjourn to Paradise, a literal planet capsulizing the fulfillment of humanity’s environment. While they fly, they listen to The Incredible True Story, making comments on society as a whole in the process. The concept of Everybody (released…

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Joey Bada$$ Calls Out Donald Trump In New Album!

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These days, it is challenging to come across a new hip-hop album that doesn’t have SOME allusion to social injustice and the struggle against political oppression. More often, it’s not even that subtle. Numerous artists (Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Vic Mensa) have conceptualized entire projects on this idea. So when Joey Bada$$ released his album title—All…

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Crazy Theory About Kendrick Lamar’s New Album!!

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Last Friday, Kendrick Lamar dropped the highly anticipated album DAMN. Within hours of its first listeners, fans started creating theories about the hidden messages of the album. One of these theories, however, was so detailed it couldn’t be fake. Or so was believed. The theory goes like this: Damn., dropped on Good Friday, would be…

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Gucci Mane’s New Autobiography Reveals The Truth Behind Conspiracies!!

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Since his September, 2016 release date from prison, Gucci Mane has—needless to say—been grinding. He not only released his 10th studio album, The Return of East Atlanta Santa, but he released the title and a solid TBA on an 11th. What truly has followers on the edge of their seats, however, is his announcement of…

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Big Sean Takes Hip-Hop In A New Direction

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Big Sean is a man of many catchphrases—“Sean Don,” “straight up,” “finally famous.” Many taglines—“look,” “brrr,” “uhhhh.”  Many recurring characters in his songs—Ashley… Lisa… Kanye. Is there room for growth? Is he capable of something… more? Something just as catchy, iconic, and purposeful? Well, he tried. Whether it is better or worse, here are 4…

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J. Cole Just Broke Down The Biggest Problem In The Music Industry (VIDEO)

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In a video published earlier this month, J. Cole puts words to something we’ve all been thinking. He links certain aspects of hip-hop—political oppression, commercialization, reflection of class struggle—in a way that hasn’t been done before to illustrate a horrible cycle that happens time and time again. Cole mentions what it’s like to be the…

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J. Cole Has Reached The Top Of The Mountain (VIDEO)

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J. Cole’s 4th studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, dropped at the very end of 2016. It’ll be surprising if any album of 2017 touches it. Brief and beautiful, this 10-track album recounts the life of James McMillan Jr., a friend of Cole’s, who died (presumably from gang violence) at the age of 22. The album…

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