Critical Minded presents its annual, unranked list of the best rap albums of the year.
As the coronavirus epidemic continues to roil the globe, home has taken on a new urgency. This playlist assembled around a word is fraught with meaning.
As the world adapts to life under a global pandemic, the album art of several recent rap releases is having a noticeable impact.
In 2012, Boom Clap Bachelors’ “Tiden Flyver” was used on one of Kendrick Lamar’s biggest hits. This brief history tells the story of the enigmatic Danish collective.
Born in the 1980s, hip-house was a shotgun marriage between two hot springs of black innovation. Its reputation lies somewhere between unalloyed club bliss and pop kitsch.
Madlib is one of the most acclaimed hip-hop producers of the past two decades. But his instrumentals often go unnoticed.
On the 15th anniversary of J Dilla’s birth, we revisit a 2006 essay originally published after his death