Riley Wallace

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Riley Wallace is a Toronto-based writer, married vegetarian, vinyl-head, and hip-hop dad. You can follow him on Twitter @specialdesigns.

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The Origins Of Gucci Mane & Jeezy's Bad Blood Beef

How a series of misunderstandings set off a chain reaction that's dragged on for the past 15 years.

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Review: Westside Gunn's Shady Records Debut 'Who Made the Sunshine' Has Inklings Of A Creative Genius

When it comes to the newer independent wave of Hip Hop, the answer to the album's rhetorical question is, in fact, Gunn himself.

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Review: Conway The Machine's 'From King To A GOD' Marks A Glow-Up For The Griselda Rapper

The Buffalo native paints a broader and more removed retrospective from his past life — with assistance from Hit-Boy, Freddie Gibbs, Alchemist, Lloyd Banks and shockingly, Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher.

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Boldy James' Unreleased Song Stash Includes A Dilla-Produced LP

The newest Griselda member talks Jay Versace-assisted "The Versace Tape" and aging backward.

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Griselda Collaborator & Social Influencer Jay Versace Is Paving The Way For Queer Hip Hop Producers -- & He Knows It

Breaking out of the "kid with the funny videos" box, Jay has become a clear champion within Griselda's creative circle.

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Review: 'King's Disease' Is Food For True Nas Fans' Soul

Twenty-seven years later, the now 46-year-old MC has managed to craft a body of work with the right ingredients to age into a personal classic.

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20 Rap Songs Just As Filthy As Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP'

Headphones highly suggested for this list of NSFW bangers from the likes of Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg and more.

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Method Man & Math Hoffa Lyrically Spar In Epic Battle Rap

The founding Wu-Tang Clan member brought the pain against the battle rap staple during the pre-recorded face off.

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RZA & Ghostface Killah Get Political On' Fight For Equality' Duet

The Abbott said in a statement, "The song was inspired by what the four heroes of the film have to tread through to get their bearings in an unjust system."

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Romanian Artist Made A DJ Khaled Crystal Art Piece...Then Realized He Needed To Sell It For New Teeth ?!?!

The 29-year-old Bucharest-native says he'd be overjoyed if Khaled himself snapped up the Swarovski-crystal covered piece.

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Now That The Joe Budden Smoke Has Cleared, Here's An Honest Look At Logic's Career

Will bi-racial Bobby ever get his roses? The ending of his legacy begins here.

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Hip Hop Icons Run-DMC, LL Cool J & Salt-N-Pepa Set To Rock Twitch Event

According to celebrity turntablist DJ Cassidy, the event is meant to uplift and pay homage to the heroes around the world fighting for health, freedom and justice.

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20 Near-Classic R&B Songs You Forgot Existed

Featuring nostalgic greatness Chris Brown, Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Nas and more.

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If J. Cole's Two New Singles Are Any Indication, 'The Fall Off' Is Going To Be Something Special

Whether Cole will enjoy a brief retire then reappear like many before him remains to be seen. However, it's clear that we're about to get something special.

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Che Noir Is That 2020 Rapper Giving Meaningful Lyricism It's Juice Back

After all, what 26-year-old's you know who can lyrically hang with Black Thought and Skyzoo?

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20 MORE Near-Classic Rap Songs You Forgot Existed

With 50 Cent, T.I., Kanye West, Big Sean, Fabolous and more — how many of these near-classic cuts are still on your playlist?

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Enter Griselda 2.0: Westside Gunn Is Masterminding The Label's Commercial Come Up

On ’Flygod Is An Awesome God 2,’ the overload of Cooks is on three songs is for the youth. With Gunn behind the scenes, Griselda is forever just like ...

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20 Gems From 50 Cent's 'Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter' Book

Stories for days regarding G-Unit, Ja Rule, shady music industry execs and even the late, great Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

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Jadakiss Tells Fabolous Black Rob's 'Can I Live' Was Originally A LOX Track

"That was a LOX song. Diddy will tell you that, Deric Angeletti will tell you that ... the receptionist will tell you that."

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Fabolous Explained Why Ashanti & Tamia Both Have 'Into You' Verses

While politicking with Jadakiss during their Verzuz battle, he reveals the troublesome scenario of scheduling conflicts.

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