Andre Grant

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Andre Grant is an NYC native turned L.A. transplant that has contributed to a few different properties on the web and is now the Features Editor for HipHopDX. He's also trying to live it to the limit and love it a lot. Follow him on Twitter @drejones.

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Stray Shots: When White Artists Like Justin Timberlake Get Bit By Blackness

Are high-profile white artists cultural contributors or appropriators? DX contributor Andre Grant takes a deeper look into things following Timberlake's recent tweets that got more than they bargained for.

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Drake: From Best To Worst

The verdict is still out whether or not Drake can make a classic on a project labeled as an album. Is his career on the decline or is his forte in delivering monster singles? Take a look as we see how his discography stacks up.

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review

Beyonce - Lemonade

When you glass is this full, you don't just command respect, you absorb it.

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Tunji Ige - Missed Calls

An ambitious rookie effort that was far from being dialed-in.

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Royce Da 5'9 - Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter

Royce 5’9 prepares you for “Layers” with this superb turn at autobiographical emceeing.

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Rome Fortune - Jerome Raheem Fortune

"Jerome Raheem Fortune" may be Rome Fortune’s moment-too-soon, but it is as entertaining as it is scattered.

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Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.

The cocoon the caterpillar left behind before it became a Butterfly is crystalized with jewels.

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Chris Crack & Vic Spencer - Who The Fuck Is Chris Spencer??

Two esteemed Chicagoans, Vic Spencer and Chris Crack, celebrate capital “L” lyrics and break-beats on their collaborative venture.

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In Search Of A Rap Lead Super Bowl Haltime Show

Chorus lines of “pro-black” music are at an all time high, even at the Super Bowl, though Hip Hop is still largely excluded.

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review

Meek Mill - 4-4

"4-4" isn't the momentum building warm up to "Dreamchasers 4" it should have been.

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Adrian Younge - Something About April II

Adrian Younge molds his finest work to date in "Something About April II."

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editorial

The Importance Of Being Macklemore

Macklemore joins a conversation he knows very well but does he go far enough?

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Instagram Flexin' (Beef Edition): 50 Cent Says He Needs No Protection; Claims He "Wiped Out" Murder Inc.

A rotating cast of characters surrounding 50 Cent all had beef this week.

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Yasiin Bey vs. Mos Def: The Shunning Of America & Taking "Conscious Rap" To Its Logical Extreme

For Yasiin Bey, being a free citizen of the world may be his most important project of all.

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Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Anderson .Paak delivers on the hype with "Malibu."

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No Role Modelz: J. Cole Is A Top 5 MC Of This Generation

J. Cole’s recent HBO special explained, to this writer, why he may be the most relatable emcee of this generation.

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interview

Jadakiss Tells You How To Make It In The New Music Business & Explains The LOX Reconciling With Puff Daddy

Jadakiss also gives his top five New York emcees and what he thinks is hurting Hip Hop.

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Jarren Benton Claims He's Leaving Funk Volume & Ja Rule Strikes Back

Antoine Harris plays "Ahm," an emcee, in the VH1 special The Breaks, and speaks on working with DJ Premier and Phonte.

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Hip Hop, The Supreme Court & Earl Sweatshirt’s Favorite Album Of 2015

Young Roddy discusses working with Curren$y.

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Just Blaze Unearths Unreleased Roc-A-Fella Records & Kendrick Lamar Says He’s “Chosen”

A$AP Ferg responds to worries that his music will be significantly altered without A$AP Yams.

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