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Lex writes about race, pop culture, and sports. Follow him on Twitter at @tribecalledlex_ .

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Complex Savior: Kendrick Lamar and the Religion of Self

On ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,’ the Compton rapper is still a man of faith, but he’s also chosen himself

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“Step Into the Light”: Breaking Down Episode 9 of ‘Atlanta’

In Season 3’s penultimate episode, ‘Atlanta’ stubbornly sticks to its recurring one-off format, and the latest stand-alone narrative offers an interesting take on the precarity of racial identity

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“There’s No Other Rapper I’m Competing With”: Pusha T Is Ready to Re-up

Don’t ask King Push whether he needs to change—ask him how he’s evolved. The legendary MC talks about his craft, the differences between Kanye and Pharrell, and his new album, ‘It’s Almost Dry.’

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“You Owe Me ’Bout $3 Million”: Breaking Down Episode 4 of ‘Atlanta’

In the latest thought experiment on ‘Atlanta,’ a Tesla investor and DNA testing pave the way for legal reparations

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The Hidden and Eternal Spirit of the Great Dismal Swamp

For nearly all of its modern existence, the Great Dismal Swamp has been excluded from U.S. history. Now there’s a push to bring its significance to light—and it’s revealing what really goes into remembering the truths of our ancestors.

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Robert Glasper Has the Freedom to Take Flight

The legendary jazz pianist discusses his craft, creating during COVID, and his new LP, ‘Black Radio III’

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Could Have Shown a Different Side of ‘Star Wars’

The spinoff is squandering a chance to expand the thematic confines of the galaxy far, far away

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“The Songs Are Like Testimony”: An Interview With Big Boi From Outkast

The ATLien discusses his new album, ‘The Big Sleepover,’ plus his pet tiger, his favorite strip club, and his bond with André 3000

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The Deep and Twisted Roots of the American Yam

The American yam is not the food it says it is. How that came to be is a story of robbery, reinvention, and identity.

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‘The Harder They Fall’ Is Basically Like Every Other Western

Much has been made about the film’s subject matter and majority Black cast, but what’s most revolutionary about the movie is its devotion to being pure, unadulterated entertainment