From “Dat $tick” to Amen: Rich Brian Progresses

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By Josh Weiner Two years after his viral comedy single, “Dat $tick,” Indonesian rapper Rich Brian has moved onto the next phase of his career with the release of his first full-length album, Amen. Born and raised in Jakarta, hip-hop became a springboard into American culture, the English language, and a recording hobby for young […]

Terrace Martin

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Embed from Getty Images By Josh Weiner “The link between rap and jazz has always been more wishful thinking on the part of critics than anything actual,” TIME once wrote. Looking to alter that impression is Terrace Martin, a multi-instrumentalist whose jazzy production has enlivened many prominent rappers’ recent output, and who also has compiled […]

Blac Youngsta

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Embed from Getty Images By Josh Weiner Many rappers have been engaged in a dual battle of putting out popular music while also trying to overcome legal troubles. The latest to this party is Blac Youngsta, a South Memphis MC who has made various dents in the charts, while also having run-ins with the law […]

The Woman Who Can’t be Stopped; Rico Nasty

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Photo By: Kaite McCurdy 2018 By Lauren Robinson A.K.A Nobody’s Millennium Before becoming a rapper named Rico Nasty she was first an only born child in Largo, Maryland, named Maria Kelly. Largo is described by the rapper as “[having] nice homes and black-owned businesses, but it gets rough real fast,” she says. At age 11, […]

Abby Jasmine Breaking into the Music Industry

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Embed from Getty Images By Lauren Robinson A.K.A Nobody’s Millennium Abby Jasmine, 19-year-old Staten Island native who first began her rap career with comedic viral videos across multiple social media platforms, such as Vine. Collectively she has over 700,000 followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Musical.ly because of her freestyle rap videos, parodies, and short skits. […]

Jay IDK

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By Josh Weiner “[My] class was a mixture of dem spellin’ bee winners and dem PG killers,” Jay IDK raps in the opening minutes of his 2016 full-length debut, IWASVERYBAD. This line summarizes the rapper’s mixed fortunes growing up quite handily. On the one hand, the man born Jason Mills was raised middle-class, had a […]