Posts by Justin Charity
Career Arc: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins
He’s a beat-maker, sure, but even more so an American pop composer, having crafted and redrafted the sound of three generations of BET, MTV, and the Hot 100 over the last two decades.
This Is Your Favorite Rapper. This Is Your Favorite Rapper On (or Off) Lean.
The termination of promethazine and codeine distribution by the leading manufacturer just so happens to coincide with many rappers and fans tossing their cups and cleansing their palates of purple drank.
Whose World: The Strange, Wistful 20th Anniversary of Nas’s ‘Illmatic’
Nas is still dropping albums, still flipping verses for best-selling albums from sophomore starters as well as his veteran peers. But for the most part, Illmatic’s 20th anniversary is playing out as ’90s nostalgia.