Posts by Winston Cook-Wilson
Why ‘DS2’ Is the Culmination of Future’s Musical Redemption
Future lost his way after the end of his relationship with Ciara. Then he began an unprecedented run that peaks with his new album, ‘DS2.’
10 Up: The Best 2015 Rap Mixtapes You Haven’t Heard
After a muted 2014, this year we’ve already seen the release of roughly a dozen major hip-hop albums in less than six months. Perhaps this makes it all the more important to identify the smaller-profile gems, many of which were released to minimal fanfare on mixtape sites.
Badazz Rides Again: A Reborn Boosie and the Fading Generation of Major-Label Southern Rap
A deep reading of a Southern rap legend hidden in plain sight.
Get ‘Barter’: How Young Thug Remade the Style, Sound, and Soul of Lil Wayne
Young Thug’s new album started out as an homage to Weezy. Now it sounds as if he’s absorbed Wayne’s entire aura.