IRL: Meek Mill, Drake, and the evaporating line between the ‘real’ and ‘online’ world

It was an ordinary Tuesday night. Until it wasn’t. When the day started, Meek Mill and Drake were most closely linked by the Dreams Worth More Than Money single “R.I.C.O.” By night’s end, the two were mired in one of the biggest rap beefs in recent memory. Yet whereas previous public conflicts began and ended […]

BEST OF … JULY 2015

After chronicling the best of 2015 so far last month, I’m back with a monthly recap for the hot-as-hell July we just endured. While the month may have lacked in quantity in terms of albums released, the quality of the month’s best is among the best of the year. As for the singles of July […]

CURRENT: Fetty Wap – “My Way” (Remix) [ft. Drake]

As the Fetty Wap takeover continues, the rapper-singer just received perhaps the biggest cosign an artist can get in 2015: a verse from Drake. He’s already helped iLoveMakonnen and Migos turn the commercial corner, and he’s now jumped on Wap’s “My Way.” The rising rapper is carving out a space for himself as one of […]

CURRENT: Drake – “You & The 6”

Behind every great rapper is a mother who helped make her child’s dreams a possibility. Many conversations about the black community revolve on the role of black fathers. As vital of a conversation as that is, the recognition black mothers deserve for supporting and holding families together largely goes unnoticed in mainstream media outlets. That […]

CURRENT: Drake – “How About Now”

“How About Now” is rumored to be included on Drake’s imminent Views from the 6, and found its way onto the internet Sunday afternoon. If this is the first taste of his new album, then “Now” finds Drake completely in control, operating freely in the lane he helped construct. It might not reach the heights of “0 […]

CURRENT: Lil Wayne – “Believe Me” [feat. Drake]

Lil Wayne’s heyday has been over for quite some time now, as he now sits in a position similar to that of Eminem and Jay Z; a rapper with a profound legacy reaching the twilight of his career. With every new release, though, legions of disciples flock to digital retailers, ensuring these rappers stay in […]

CURRENT: Drake – “Days in the East”

“Days in the East” marks the second Drake release in as many days, free of any context. The newest track sits far removed from “Draft Day”‘s old-school vibes, inhabiting the wounded, tortured terrain Drake makes sound so beautiful. PARTYNEXTDOOR supplies the beat, with help from Noah “40” Shebib. At nearly six-minutes, Drake allows his story to […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: 10 Best Covers/Remixes of 2013

In this installment of the feature Year In Review, I take a look back at the best remixes and covers of 2013.