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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Vic Mensa’s Prison Abolition Mission Overshadows His Lyricism On ‘I TAPE’

The Chicago rapper's latest snack-sized project gives weight to his ongoing plight for justice and reform above all.

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Review: Benny The Butcher & Harry Fraud-Produced 'Plugs I Met 2' Mixes Vivid Lyricism With Hypnotic Samples

With his 'Plugs I Met' sequel, Benny adds a well-rounded arc to his discography with guest spots from 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, Rick Hyde and the late Chinx.

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Review: Drake’s ‘Scary Hours 2’ Is Cruise Control Drizzy - & Still Better Than Some Rapper's Life's Work

The 6 God can dominate on auto-pilot but the results don't have the same pizzazz of his biggest hits.

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Fred The Godson's Final Video "Garcias (Ascension Theme)" Drops In Support Of His Posthumous New LP

The visual is the last one filmed by the South Bronx MC before his untimely COVID-19 related death last April.

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Brooklyn Drill Boss Sheff G's Melodic Bars Has Earned A HipHopDX Rising Star 2021 Slot!

Unless you've been sleeping under a rock, it's impossible to miss the Brooklyn MC's foot planted on the gas with the weight of concrete.

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Mouthy Rap Songs Like BRS Kash's 'Throat Baby' Have Been Blowing Up For Years

When it comes to making NSFW headbangers (pun intended), it would appear that BRS Kash is in great historical company with the likes of Lil Wayne and Juicy J.

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Review: Eminem's 'Music to Be Murdered By: Side B' Lyrics Coast Through Remarkably Familiar Territory

Through various name drops of his usual suspects of MGK and Ja Rule, the Rap God may not break any ground here. Still, there's more than enough to garner praise from his fans.

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Best R&B Artists of 2020

The singers helped us get through 2020.

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12 Christmas Rap Songs You Absolutely CANNOT Play Around Children

From Snoop Dogg to Gucci Mane, Khia to Eazy-E, singing these holiday tracks is likely to get you on the naughty list.

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Best Hip Hop Movies of 2020

While theatres may have been closed, there was plenty to stream in 2020.

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Biggest Hip Hop Comebacks of 2020

These rappers returned to the public with new music in 2020.

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Review: T.I.'s 'The L.I.B.R.A.' Is Proof The Self-Proclaimed King Of The South Hasn't Lost His Edge

The ATL heavyweight balances heartfelt tribute, real-life learnings, sociopolitical musings and good old fashioned mainstream fodder.

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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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