A Numerical Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
-I counted everything from the number of Los Angeles streets name-dropped to the number of times Halle Berry was mentioned.
A History of Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane's Beef
-When this decades-long hip-hop beef reignited in 2012, a renewed history was researched and filed.
This Cambridge University Neuroscientist Wants to Use Hip-Hop to Treat Mental Illness
-An aggregated news item on how hip-hop is making waves in mental health treatment and care.
Taylor Swift Named NYC's Global Welcome Ambassador, Teaches Everyone What a Bodega Is
-A satirical piece based on Taylor Swift's "Welcome To New York" song/advertising campaign.
Listen to Willow Smith's "Female Energy" Freestyle
-A brief review of one of my favorite songs in 2014.
The Supreme Court Quoted Eminem While Deciding if Rap Lyrics Can Be Used in Court
-A news post on how rap lyrics are intersecting with law enforcement and prosecution in questionable ways.
10 Things We Learned From Nicki Minaj’s #ThePinkprintTakeover
-A quick aggregation of the most important facts gleaned from Nicki Minaj's Q&A with iTunes.
Radio Stations Switching to Only Classic Hip-Hop Are Seeing Increased Ratings
-In an era of Top 40 pop infecting "real" hip-hop radio stations, some are zigging back towards classic hip-hop while the giants continue to zag.
Kanye West Explains Why He Doesn't Smile
-An age-old question, finally answered by the man himself.
The Complex Staff Lists Their Favorite Songs and Albums of 2014
-Along with the rest of the Complex Music staff, I named my favorite songs and albums of 2014. #PersonalTaste