Salt-N-Pepa’s barrier-pushing debut spiced up hip-hop with a dash of femininity. (82.5/100)

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Image from Next Plateau Records


The Star-Spangled history of the anthem in sports, and why its time has passed

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Image from GettyImages


A journey through the jams that defined the often overlooked hip-hop pioneers.

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Image from Getty Images

1. “Magic’s Wand” (1982)


In a year of sickness, anger, and fear, music’s most outspoken genre had a lot to say.

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Images from Rhymesayers Entertainment, Wicked Awesome/Republic, Empire/Jewel Runners


By embodying the rhythms of the bottom, A Tribe Called Quest solidified their spot atop hip-hop. (95/100)

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Image from Jive/RCA Records


PANDEMIC SATIRE

A checklist to get you through the next round of quarantine with your safety and sanity intact.

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Image by Mike Haupt on UnSplash

1.) Toilet Paper


Ice-T’s “reality rap” broke down the machinations of power through the eyes of a gangster. (76.5/100)

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Image from Sire Records


Three things we can do to avoid falling back to sleep.

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Image by Andy Feliciotti on UnSplash


Hip-Hop’s first “event album” exceeded expectations and became the template for ’90s G-Funk. (94.5/100)

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Image from Death Row Records


Goodie Mob embodied the substance and sustenance of America’s Dirty South. (91/100)

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Image from Laface/Arista Records

Jeffrey Harvey

Cynical idealist, vintage futurist, habitual line stepper. I write on all things modern culture: media, technology, politics, and according to Medium, movies.

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