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The Rolling Stone Hip-hop List and the Problem With Rankings in Music

Charles and Ross Scarano discuss where Rolling Stone went wrong and why lists might do more harm than good to music

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Charles Holmes sits with SSENSE managing editor Ross Scarano to break down Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Rap Albums List. They discuss how lists are made, where Rolling Stone went wrong, the magazine’s complicated relationship to rap music, why lists might do more harm to music, and more.

Hosts: Charles Holmes
Guest: Ross Scarano
Producers: Justin Sayles, Devon Renaldo

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