The Death of XXXTentacion & the Invalidation of the Abused

The rapper’s murder is teaching us more about our society’s willingness to worship an abusive man’s potential over believing the abused.

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Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Leaves Fans Upstream Without a Paddle

“If you’re a fan of Kanye West, you’re a fan of yourself…” — Kanye, Bonaroo 2014 Being a fan of Kanye West has always seemed like a privilege. Like you were in some secret club and only people who truly “got it” could appreciate it with you. Before the critically-lauded Yeezus dropped in 2013, thousands

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Drake Fires Back at Pusha T’s “Infrared” with “Duppy Freestyle”

Well, that was quick. Drake has an answer to Pusha T‘s not-so-subliminal digs on “Infrared,” the album closer to the newly-released, Kanye-produced “DAYTONA.“ “Don’t push me when I’m in album mode,” Drake snarls: “You’re not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes/You send shots well I gotta challenge those.” Another line calls Push’s

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The Arctic Monkeys Return and Miss the Mark with “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”

It has been five years since the Arctic Monkeys last released anything. The long-awaited, sixth album titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino launched fans into outer-space with an unorthodox vibe, Bowie-esque composition, and obscure central theme. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino threw fans for a loop. My waves of emotions went as followed: Happy that the Arctic

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