J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is a self-help guide for millennial hypebeasts

J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is not just for people with bookshelves, good credit, kindles and a 401K plan. Yes, it’s deep and lyrical enough for a traditional conscious rap audience. But this album is targeting another group. .....millennial hypebeasts who follow trends with social media infatuations, seeking instant gratification from ‘likes’, quick success, and affiliating … Continue reading J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is a self-help guide for millennial hypebeasts

Stillmatic’s 16th anniversary proves why Nas is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper

It ain't hard to tell that Nasir Jones has transformed over the years. He came “straight out of the dungeons of rap” in ’94 to telling the critics he “will…not…lose” on Stillmatic. He went from taking shots at Jay-Z on the track “Ether” to squashing the beef and collaborating with him on his album “Untitled.” … Continue reading Stillmatic’s 16th anniversary proves why Nas is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper