Eminem is an enigma, and bar none lyricist, but Scott F. Parker further breaks down his role as artiste.
"Angry Young Man" finds OnCue immolating himself on wax with hell-bent bars over gnarled guitar synths, but he flattens out as songs become repeat affiars.
Exclusive: Ilan Zechory explains the evolution from RapGenius to Genius.com, the technology behind crowdsourcing and what he thinks of the Isla Vista shooter's annotated manifesto.
Slimkid 3 and DJ Nu-Mark offer a solid but sometimes inconsistent product with their self-titled, collaborative effort. It's nostalgic but not progressive.
Canibus is the prototypical rapper's rapper, and while he does a few things well on this LP, his 15th effort is plagued by obtuseness and shoddy production.
Instead of being pigeonholed, "Respect The Architect" finds Blueprint proudly carrying his label as an underground rapper.
Exclusive: Mic Raw and Schott Free check in on the 10-year anniversary of The UN's debut, and detail the importance of contributions from Pete Rock and others.
From grabbing a copy of Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." fresh off the recording reels to digging up samples for Mobb Deep, Schott Free shares rare stories from Loud Records.
Exclusive: Talib Kweli shares how input from Ryan Leslie and inspiration from Louis C.K. led to more profits, and he reveals that MC Hammer is a Black Star fan.
With "Manphibian Music" Chali 2na continues his artistic evolution as a bona fide veteran who has adapted to Hip Hop's modern era.
Exclusive: Jean Grae uncovers why and how she released her new albums in such an untraditional way, and she asserts that "Cake Or Death" will not be the next "Detox."
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, HipHopDX looks at 10 Rap songs that pay tribute to MLK and other leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.
Kanye West and T.I. will headline this month's show performances with recently-released material.
The cross-country Young Jeezy cosigned-mixtape compilation will showcase new CTE artists YG and DoughBoyz CashOut, as well as DJ Mustard, Yo Gotti and Jefe.
Exclusive: Ca$his sounds off on being responsible about the material he raps about, his Battle Rap history and his top five all time albums.