Rap

Fear of a White Genre
Hip-hop is getting whiter, but that doesn't mean the genre is doomed
February 18, 2014

More Macklemores doesn't mean the genre is doomed.

Macklemore Shouldn't Have Won Any Grammys, But Rap Purists Are Missing the Point
January 27, 2014

For rap fans, the premiere match-up of the 56th Grammy Awards was between Macklemore, of infinitely played-out "Thrift Shop" fame, versus Kendrick Lamar, whose major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, cemented a landmark narrative within the genre,

Oh, 'Yeezus'
Kanye West's new album is raw, unapologetic—and boring
June 18, 2013

Kanye West's new album is raw, unapologetic—and boring

The Miseducation of Stan Veuger
Conservatives' hilarious attempt to appropriate rap music
May 21, 2013

Once a year, some conservative media outlet feels peeved about the arts and publishes a listicle enumerating how a certain form or genre is inherently—often secretly—conservative.