Gangsta Rap

In His Own Words: Albee Al on Getting Another Chance at Rap Success

In his own words, New Jersey rapper Albee Al talks about staying out of trouble, his new Free the Real… Read More

September 30, 2022

15 of the Most Controversial Lines in Hip-Hop History

We look back on 15 controversial rap lyrics over the last 35 years. These are occasions in which a rapper's… Read More

May 13, 2021

10 Akron, Ohio Rappers That Should Be on Your Radar

Even before LeBron James gave Akron, Ohio a good name, the city had a quietly flourishing hip-hop scene. Here are… Read More

March 17, 2021

Drakeo The Ruler is Gonna Give You The Truth Whether You Like It Or Not

We spoke to LA rapper Drakeo The Ruler about his new album, We Know the Truth, working with Drake, and… Read More

March 8, 2021

Listen to Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Gritty New Song “Flat Tummy Tea”

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kane (@freddiegibbs) on Feb 19, 2019 at 2:03pm PST… Read More

February 20, 2019

How The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready To Die’ Shattered the Myth of Senseless Violence in Street Rap

With Ready to Die, The Notorious B.I.G. laid the blueprint for rappers on how to rap about the trauma they've… Read More

October 29, 2018