Aaron McKrell

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Lonzo Ball's "Outdated" Nas Comments Emphasize Rap's Generation Gap

The Ball family invites controversy into their lives.

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Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” Is Solo Cup Turn-Up & Sorrow

"Luv Is Rage 2" finds appeal in robo-rhythms and emo-driven melodies.

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Review: Fashawn Rains Down Lyrical Food For Thought On "Manna"

The Grizzly fleshes out his self-portrait with latest EP.

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Review: Aminé's "Good For You" Stays True To Its Title

Bear witness to one of the better crossover debuts to drop in years.

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Review: Twista's "Crook County" Stunted By Lack Of Depth

The flow is still intact but the concepts are pretty much non-existent.

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Who's The Closet Rap Descendant To JAY-Z? Look No Further Than T.I.

Mirror images on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Review: Gucci Mane & Metro Boomin's "DropTopWop" Brings Horrorcore To The Trap

Though it may sound better if they’d released n the fall, these memorable melodies still deliver chills in the warm season.

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Review: "bloom" Harvests Machine Gun Kelly's Best Work To Date

A shining example of artistic growth mined by personal troubles and emotionally resonating themes.

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Review: DJ Quik & Problem's "Rosecrans" Album Is A-1 Cali Kush

The West Coast Renaissance continues.

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Review: Cashmere Cat’s “9” Makes An Artful Splash In Neo R&B Realm

The Norwegian producer paints an alluring abstract on his debut alongside some notable superstars.

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Review: Stro Rockets Closer To The Competition With "Grade A Frequencies" EP

Thoughtful musings and stellar production make up for the EP’s lack of enthusiasm

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Review: Tech N9ne's "Dominion" Is Too Much Of An O.K. Thing

The latest in the "Collabos" series will appease his core fanbase but fails conceptually.

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5 Things To Watch For In Netflix's "The Get Down II"

As you settle in for a Netflix & Chill weekend, here's to exploring ALL the possibilities of the dynamic Hip-Hopera’s second season.

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Review: Mod Sun's "Movie" Is Worth The Admission & Popcorn

The Rostrum rapper adds a winner to his label’s stack of celebratory sentiments.

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The Importance Of Feminism In Hip Hop

You don't have to love female rappers but just know your XY chromosome doesn't make you better.

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Review: “Nü Religion: Hyena” Will Boost THEY.'s #Wolfpac Membership Tenfold

Drew and Dante knock their debut album out of the park.

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R.I.P. To The Art Of Checking Producer Credits

Take it from a routine album reviewer: finding album credits in the digital age can be a chore. It's time we change that.

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Review: Wyclef Jean Gets Reinvigorated On "J’ouvert" EP

The EP finds the veteran at home with the current dancehall soundscape and marks a worthy comeback.

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The 17 Most Anticipated Rap Albums Of 2017

January 2K17 wasn't too exciting release wise but expect things to heat up for the rest of year.

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