Aaron McKrell

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Review: "bloom" Harvests Machine Gun Kelly's Best Work To Date

A shining example of artistic growth mined by personal troubles and emotionally resonating themes.

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Review: DJ Quik & Problem's "Rosecrans" Album Is A-1 Cali Kush

The West Coast Renaissance continues.

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Review: Cashmere Cat’s “9” Makes An Artful Splash In Neo R&B Realm

The Norwegian producer paints an alluring abstract on his debut alongside some notable superstars.

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Review: Stro Rockets Closer To The Competition With "Grade A Frequencies" EP

Thoughtful musings and stellar production make up for the EP’s lack of enthusiasm

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Review: Tech N9ne's "Dominion" Is Too Much Of An O.K. Thing

The latest in the "Collabos" series will appease his core fanbase but fails conceptually.

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5 Things To Watch For In Netflix's "The Get Down II"

As you settle in for a Netflix & Chill weekend, here's to exploring ALL the possibilities of the dynamic Hip-Hopera’s second season.

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Review: Mod Sun's "Movie" Is Worth The Admission & Popcorn

The Rostrum rapper adds a winner to his label’s stack of celebratory sentiments.

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The Importance Of Feminism In Hip Hop

You don't have to love female rappers but just know your XY chromosome doesn't make you better.

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Review: “Nü Religion: Hyena” Will Boost THEY.'s #Wolfpac Membership Tenfold

Drew and Dante knock their debut album out of the park.

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R.I.P. To The Art Of Checking Producer Credits

Take it from a routine album reviewer: finding album credits in the digital age can be a chore. It's time we change that.

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Review: Wyclef Jean Gets Reinvigorated On "J’ouvert" EP

The EP finds the veteran at home with the current dancehall soundscape and marks a worthy comeback.

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The 17 Most Anticipated Rap Albums Of 2017

January 2K17 wasn't too exciting release wise but expect things to heat up for the rest of year.

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Review: Shy Glizzy's Switch To Jefe Doesn't Help "The World Is Yours" EP

The youngster shows unfulfilled promise on new EP.

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Remembering The Hip Hop Community Members We Lost In 2016

From Phife Dawg to Jerry Heller, here's a salute to everyone the Hip Hop community mourned, including some members adjacent to the rap community as well.

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Review: "SIYAvsSIYA" Better As A Solo Personality

The "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" star struggles with duality on her biggest release to date.

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Review: T.I. Delivers A Full Winner With "Us Or Else: Letter To The System"

Few artists get to mature in the public's eye to experience such growth.

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Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda's "The Hamilton Mixtape" Is A Rap Opera Gem

Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his musical to wax for those who missed it on stage featuring countless Hip Hop and R&B stars.

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Review: Tasha The Amazon Rages Without Clarity On "Die Another Day" EP

The 6ian makes more aggressive party music than Toronto cohorts Drake and The Weeknd but still needs a bit of fine-tuning.

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13 Rap Legends Who Actually Reply On Twitter

Social Media has made your favorite rappers just a click away. Yet, so many in Hip Hop use Twitter for self-promotion. Sometimes, the only interaction fans get is in the form of retweets that glorify the rapper in question. However, some rappers take the time to chop it up with fans about politics, sports, and just about anything else that comes up. Here are a baker’s dozen of Hip Hop figures who converse with the masses.

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Review: Ace Hood Goes Full Dexter With "Body Bag 4"

Who says a fourth time can’t be a charm?

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With “Priorities 5” Mixtape, MMG Prove The Talent Is Still Flourishing

Ross and co. have their priorities straight with the fifth installment in series.

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