same Hot Takes

It Was a Type Beat Year

The search for something new in a year of sameness
donald trump Features

32 Songs That Dissed Donald Trump in 2017

The "F.D.T." wave
lil peep News

R.I.P. Gus, Long Live Lil Peep

Resisting nostalgia at the speed of the internet
88 rising Features

Sean Miyashiro of 88rising Connected the Cultures

With 1.25 million YouTube subscribers and a gang of talent, 88rising controlled the new East-West flow
best albums Features

The 25 Best Albums of 2017

The essential sounds that defined one very strange year
combat-jack Features

Knowledge Darts Vol. 32: Winter Solstice

I never got to say thank you
big head Features

Bighead Gave SoundCloud Rap its Sound and Got Sober

Meet the biggest producer for the Lil rappers
kendrick lamar jay-z Features

The 17 Best Music Videos of 2017

From a new kind of trapping to rap's young pope, this is what we were watching this year
pi'erre bourne Features

Pi’erre Bourne Turned Hip Hop Dark Purple

"They’re copying the beats they heard. They can’t copy my mind."
antwon Music

The 10 Best Underground Mixtapes of 2017

You up on this?
21 savage Features

21 Savage’s 10 Biggest Surprises of 2017

A weird 12 months for one of the year's breakout stars
Mixtape Art

Star Wars Meets Hip Hop On DJ Chong Wizard’s ‘The Last Mixtape’

You should be as excited about this mixtape as the movie
Morlocks Knowledge

Knowledge Darts Vol. 30: Why Underground Rap Will Never Die

I'm still underground like a motherf*cking Morlock
pineapple citi Music

So What If 50 Cent Stole Her Song? New Jersey Rapper pineappleCITI Is Moving On

The last thing she wants is for 50 to outshine her music
Eyedee Music

PREMIERE: EyeDee ‘The Story of Halloween BEAT Homicide’ Stream

Killin' em with the beats
bob marley Photography

Contact High: “I Shot Bob Marley”

But David Corio did not shoot the deputy