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Lil Yachty – Judgement Free

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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You either enjoy the musical stylings of Lil Yachty or you can’t stand him and think he’s everything that’s wrong with rap in 2016. There’s not much of a grey area in between. In all fairness, the young boy brought a bunch of static upon himself over the Summer when he called Biggie and Tupac “overrated” during an interview, and he has since become a symbol of the creative differences between the older generation and the new. Ebro Darden of Hot 97 and Beats 1 has been heavily involved in this debate, calling Yachty out and exchanging shots with him on Twitter and during his show over the course of several weeks. Yesterday, the two sat down for a grown man face-to-face on Beats 1.

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Big K.R.I.T. Breaks Down The Lyrics to “Might Not Be Ok”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Big K.R.I.T had an especially powerful guest verse on Kenneth Whalum’s “Might Not Be Ok” and it felt like it hit even harder because it dropped shortly after that shit show of an election. In this new episode of Verified from Genius, he talks about the emotions that prompted him to write the song following the murder of Alton Sterling, how hard it is for him to still listen to it and breaks down some of the more poignant bars.

Listen to “Might Not Be Ok” here

Previously: Bilal ft. Big K.R.I.T – Pleasure Toy (Video)

Russ Breaks Down the “What They want” Lyrics on Verified

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

I was type late to the Russ party, having only discovered the banger that is “What They Want” sometime in the late Summer, but now it features prominently on a couple of my playlists. Here he is breaking down the lyrics for the Genius series, Verified.

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Isaiah Rashad Breaks Down the “Free Lunch” Lyrics on Verified

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

On a new episode of Verified, Isaiah Rashad breaks down the lyrics to his track “Free Lunch” off The Sun’s Tirade.

Previously: Isaiah Rashad – Park (Video)

Jeezy Breaks Down the “Let Em Know” Lyrics on Verified

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

In this latest installment of the Verified series from Genius, Jeezy breaks down the theme behind his Trap Or Die 3 track “Let Em Know” and details the meaning behind some of the more notable bars.

Previously: Jeezy – G Wagon (Video)

Pusha T Talks “Grindin”, Hillary Clinton & Mass Incarceration on Colbert

Friday, October 28th, 2016

After wiggling with Run The Jewels, Stephen Colbert sat down for an interview with guest Pusha T on last night’s episode of The Late Show. Sitting alongside weed queenpin Nancy Botwin, Push and Stephen talked about the ubiquity of the “Grindin” beat, his involvement with the “I’m Loving It” jingle for McDonald’s, his support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the epidemic of mass incarceration and the loss of voting rights for convicted felons.

Previously: Zeds Dead ft. Pusha T & Rivers Cuomo – Too Young (Video)

Pusha T Sits Down with Tim Kaine

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Pusha T, or as you may know him, “Blobama”, sits down with Hillary Clinton running-mate Senator Tim Kaine for a quick conversation. The G.O.O.D Music prez talks to the future Vice President of the United States and fellow Virginia native about the significance of the Obama presidency and what a Clinton win would mean for the country, reform of the criminal justice system, systemic racism in America and more.

(I feel like they really missed a big opportunity here by not promoting this with a #PushKaine hashtag).

Previously: Pusha T ft. Desiigner & Ty Dolla $ign – Circles

Jeezy Talks Kaepernick Protests, Trap or Die 3 on UNDISPUTED

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Jeezy was a guest on today’s episode of UNDISPUTED with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe and he spoke on Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing National Anthem protest and the issue of police brutality that it is intended to bring awareness to. He also speaks on his new album #TD3 and his overarching “trap or die” philosophy. Interestingly, he also shares the lessons he learned from going so hard on issues of social justice on his Church In The Streets project and how it lead him to this new album.

Previously: Jeezy – Goldmine

Denzel Curry Breaks Down the “Ultimate” Lyrics on Verified

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Denzel Curry is the latest contestant on the Verified series from Genius. In this new episode he breaks down the lyrics to “Ultimate”, the breakout single from his 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms project.

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Nardwuar vs. Mike Dean

Friday, October 21st, 2016

For his latest interview, Nardwuar explores the legend of Mike Dean. They discuss his early work with seminal Houston Rap acts such as Willie D and the Geto Boys, Devin Tha Dude and the Odd Squad and his first crew The Def Squad.

Previously: 2 Chainz ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo – Good Drank (Prod. by Mike Dean) | Mike Dean – Perle de Gris