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21 Hip-Hop Albums That Reflected The Politics Of Race, Space And Place In 2017

It's impossible to overstate how golden hip-hop shone in 2017 — the shattered <i>Billboard</i> records, the most-streamed genre recognition from Nielsen. Industry hype aside, rap reflected our collective conscience, and national crisis, like never before.While the power of playlists (and the ability to …

20 Rap Songs We Loved In 2017

Share < br />this article:<p>Rap music felt as vital as ever in 2017, regaining its dominance on the charts and securing its stranglehold on the pop …

17 Rappers With Latin Roots Who Made Noise in 2017 - XXL

Capitalizing on her standout verse on J Balvin's 2016 single "Safari," former <i>Oxygen Sisterhood of Hip-Hop</i> alum BIA kept her nose to the grindstone …

Rap & Hip-Hop

7 hip-hop stars making America 'woke' again

<b>(CNN) —</b> The jury is out on whether hip-hop artists are making more political tracks in the era of Donald Trump or whether conscious rap — which has always been a defining component of the genre — is now in the forefront because people are experiencing an awakening and are more willing to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Virginia Rapper Mad Skillz Rounds up the Past Year With "2017 Rap Up"

“You can’t stop a protest with a can of Pepsi.”<p>2018 is now upon us and to wrap up the last 12 months, Virginia rapper Mad Skillz has just dropped his annual “Rap Up” for 2017. Spitting bars over 50 Cent’s “Big Rich Town” beat, from the popular crime-drama <i>Power</i>, Skillz touched upon a bevy of topics …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Hip-Hop Albums You Slept On In 2017

Hip-hop music is thriving more than ever as the most consumed music genre in the country. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over nearly everybody once again (shout out to KRS-One) and Jay-Z added yet another classic to his catalog. There was so much floating about the hip-hop stratosphere in 2017 …

DJ Shadow releases surprise new EP with Danny Brown and Nas

This follows Shadow's 2016 studio album 'The Mountain Will Fall'.<p>DJ Shadow has released a surprise new EP with special appearances from Nas, Danny …

Baby Driver

Jay-Z’s Midlife Crisis Is Over

For more than a decade, Jay-Z tried — and generally failed — to sell middle age as an exciting frontier for a superstar rapper. He dedicated whole …

I Tried "Weed Lube" and Oh My God, Yes

I'm not into smoking weed, but my vagina is all about some THC. Disclaimer: I live in the state of California, where the purchase and use of Foria Pleasure, a "sensual enhancement" product made of cannabis oil and liquid coconut oil meant for your nether regions, is legal. It's basically weed lube, …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

Tip: The Best Exercise for a Shoulder Pump

If you have trouble feeling your delts work, give this crazy looking exercise a try. Here's how to do it.<p>Reverse Shoulder Press, Scrape the Rack Style<p>…

Tupac Shakur was shot in arms, legs and ba**s, says Mickey Rourke slamming DJ Funkmaster Flex's claim

Mickey Rourke supporting his friend rapper Tupac Shakur (2Pac) said that he was with him in the hospital after he was shot five times.<p>Actor Mickey …

Praise T-Pain and Lil Wayne, the Once and Future Kings of Dumb Jokes

Let's talk about T-Wayne's "Waist of a Wasp."<p><b>Day 247: "Waist of a Wasp" – T-Pain and Lil Wayne,</b> <b>T-Wayne</b><b>, 2017</b><p>If "DAMN, DAMN, DAMN" is the promise of a future that never was, the follow-up song, "Waist of a Wasp," is pure late 2000s radio material, from the classic T-Pain hook to the semi-incongruous …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Fan Reactions To Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Are Already In

While it’s only been a few seconds since Kendrick Lamar dropped DAMN., fan reactions have been swift. Just before the album was officially released …

Trina's Dallas concert proved no genre of music is more misunderstood or culturally important than hip-hop right now

One of the more grotesque trespasses of Dallas culture has been the systemic, yet at times subliminal, exclusion of hip-hop acts on multi-genre bills.<p>…

Kendrick Lamar Dropped “DAMN.” These 3 Tracks Should Be Heard ASAP

Really, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not listening to the album all the way through–but these tracks in particular are definitely noteworthy.<p>Kendrick Lamar just dropped his fourth studio album, <i>DAMN.</i>, which is essentially 14 reasons why he’s one of the greatest rappers of this</i> …

Geraldo acknowledged Kendrick Lamar’s greatness, should have just stopped there

Geraldo Rivera, a veteran hand-wringer who’s been bemoaning the state of today’s youth since the days of ‘80s Satanic Panic, has recently been …

30 Of The Greatest Hip Hop Albums Of The 2000s

The decade between 2000-2009 was an interesting one in Hip Hop. We didn’t see nearly as many classics as we had witnessed in the 90s, but the sales …

The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: Respiration

People (including 19 year old me) slept on the Black Star duo of Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli back in the day. Their music sounded …

Rap & Hip-Hop

I Get Around: The Oral History of 2Pac's Digital Underground Years

Sex, drugs and the Humpty Dance: The freaks of the industry tell the wild story of Tupac Shakur's journey from roadie to icon<p>On Friday, Tupac Shakur …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a perfect game?

Let’s talk about it on this episode of Quality Control<p>In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish …

Rick Ross’s Slut-Shaming of Nicki Minaj

Rick Ross, a former prison guard turned gangster rapper, apparently doesn’t “trust” Nicki Minaj. And his is only the latest in a litany of sexist …

Nintendo Switch: new console may be weird, but it is for everyone

As Nintendo launches its most striking console yet, R&D leads Shinya Takahashi and Yoshiaki Koizumi explain who this machine is aimed at<p>The Nintendo Switch is the weirdest games console to hit the market since … well, the last games console Nintendo released.<p>When docked to the TV, the slim black …

23 Ways To Be There For A Partner Who's Going Through It

It doesn't have to be something huge to make a difference.<p><i>Keep in mind that while you could potentially do a lot to help your partner through the tough times and maybe even help manage their symptoms, mental health is incredibly complex. Be sure to reach out to a professional if you or a loved one</i> …

Hey Nintendo! VR Waiting!

I can’t stress any harder on how much the Nintendo Switch VR needs to be a reality! Aside from its cool factor, it’s also perfectly built to fit well …

German magazine defends cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Der Spiegel’s polarizing cover art intended as response to ‘seriously endangered’ principles of democracy and freedom of the press, editor-in-chief said<p>The editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel said on Sunday a front cover illustration of Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty, which split opinion …

Super Bowl 51 Trailers: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, Fate Of The Furious, Pirates 5, Logan, And More

<b>[UPDATE]</b> The Super Bowl is over. Scroll down to see all the big-time trailers.<p><b>The original story is below.</b><p>Super Bowl LI is happening right now. In addition to what is expected to be a great game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, there will be the usual suite of commercials. …

Construction

Here's how to unlock hundreds of secret 'Super Mario Bros.' levels hidden on the cartridge

Those levels, however, are messed up.<p>They're broken, contain enemies that have no place within them (a Goomba underwater?!), and look completely bananas. They're the forgotten children of Nintendo's most revered game, hidden away in the annals of each cartridge's aging chips. These are levels …

Retrogaming

President Obama's Letter to the American People Will Send You on a Roller Coaster of Emotions

On Jan. 5, Barack Obama published his final open letter as president and stressed the importance of hope, the very idea that his presidency was founded on.<p>As part of the White House's series of exit letter from cabinet members, Obama reflected on the past eight years and celebrated his …

Every Game Release Date in 2017

This year is packed with some of the biggest new games to play, including heavy hitters like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Persona 5, and much more. To help you keep track of everything coming out, we've compiled the release dates of all …

Gaming