Stevie Stone: “Malta Bend” In His Own Words

Strange Music's Stevie Stone describes the significance of "Malta Bend" and how it contextually parallels our current national conversation on race and equality. He also details collaborations with Kevin Gates, Glasses Malone and Ces Cru.

Stevie Stone: “Malta Bend” In His Own Words

Music Impresario Adrian Younge Is An Analog Soul In a Digital World

Adrian Younge's dogged pursuit of sound ties him to Ghostface Killah and now Raekwon in "Twelve Reasons To Die II." 

Music Impresario Adrian Younge Is An Analog Soul In a Digital World

Stray Shots (Independence Day Special): 5 Of The Best Indepenent Artists In Hip Hop

In celebration of Independence Day, we celebrate five of the best independent artists in the game.

Stray Shots (Independence Day Special): 5 Of The Best Indepenent Artists In Hip Hop

The Great Divide: J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill & The American Dream

Meek Mill's comments about J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar may come off flippant, but they aren't as wild as they seem.

The Great Divide: J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill & The American Dream

Meek Mill On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole: “They Don’t Inspire Me”

"It don't seem like they be talking to me," Meek says of J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.

Meek Mill On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole: “They Don’t Inspire Me”

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Lyrics Incarcerated: Rap On Trial

Rap lyrics are consistently used as evidence in criminal cases. But is a change for the better on the horizon? We investigate in this week's DX Daily Breakdown.

“Where Will I Be?” – Tupac Shakur on his 44th Birthday

Michael Namikas returns with an essay hypothesizing Tupac's life had he not passed away in 1996.

Mount Rushmore Pt. 1: The Four Kings Of Hip Hop From 1995 – 1999

We argue that these four ruled Hip Hop between 1995 and 1999.

Tech N9ne: “Special Effects” In His Own Words

Tech N9ne reveals what was supposed to be "Special Effects'" lead single, the title of his next album, conflicts with Universal Music, and why this is only the beginning for the King Of Darkness.

The Top 25 Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

2015's been a hell of a year so far, and these were the 25 albums that we thought stood out above the rest.

The 25 Most Important Albums Of The Decade So Far

These 25 Albums have showed their glaring importance in different ways, culminating in their defining of the decade so far.