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The Young Thug Song Draft

Plus, Mac Miller’s ‘Faces’ comes to streaming

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Lil Wayne Lives Twice

The onetime best rapper alive has recently sounded like he could make a run at the title again. Could a Weezy rebirth be in the offing?

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Breaking Down Future’s Confessional Masterpiece, ‘HNDRXX’

Jinx and Shea break down the Atlanta rapper’s masterpiece and discuss the album’s best feature

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Jon Gruden Resigns and Kyrie Irving’s Personal Decision

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay give their instant reactions to the news that’s got the people a-buzzing

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A Tribe Called Quest: ‘The Low End Theory’

On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea discuss ‘The Low End Theory’ by the Queens-bred quartet A Tribe Called Quest

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Cam’ron: ‘Come Home With Me’

Jinx and Shea discuss the 2002 Harlem classic ‘Come Home With Me,’ by Dipset frontman Cam’ron

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What’s Beef? With Kanye and Drake, It’s Boring.

The two chart-topping rappers have been engaged in a passive-aggressive back-and-forth for years. It’s time for either something interesting to happen or for it to end.

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Celebrating the Biggest Album Release Date in History

September 24, 1991 saw seminal releases from Nirvana, a Tribe Called Quest, and others. To commemorate, The Ringer is revisiting some of those classics and trying to determine whether any other release day in the past three decades stacks up.

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The Eternal Beat of ‘The Low End Theory’

Thirty years ago Friday, A Tribe Called Quest released their seminal second album. It’s at once steeped in a rich tradition of Black music and like nothing else that’s come since.

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What Makes Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ One of the Best Albums of the 2010s

On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea discuss ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ one of the best albums that came out of the 2010s, by the South Bronx emcee Cardi B

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Outkast and the Future Funk of “Rosa Parks”

In our latest ep, we explore the career of Atlanta’s favorite sons and their breakthrough

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Lil Nas X Is Still Waiting for His Music to Catch Up to His Persona

The ascendant young rapper and singer has proved he can match anyone in terms of hype and publicity, but his debut album, ‘Montero,’ never quite lives up to its billing

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Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Review. Plus: Grace’s Genre Quiz

Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music

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‘Take Care’ vs. ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Charles and Wos discuss whether ‘Take Care’ is a classic, the ghost-writing rumors surrounding ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, and more

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How Death Row Records, Vibe Magazine, and Adversaries Made ‘All Eyez on Me’ a Classic

Brandon and Shea discuss which track deserves the title of Best Song on Tupac’s legendary double album

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Drake Can Change. He Just Doesn’t Have to—Yet.

The hand-wringing over ‘Certified Lover Boy’ mostly has centered on one big criticism: The Boy is pulling from the same playbook he always has. What would break him out of this stasis?

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Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Star-Crossed,’ Baby Keem’s ‘The Melodic Blue,’ and Rap Protégés

‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’ host Rob Harvilla joins Charles and Grace to review ‘Star-Crossed’ before ‘Real Ones’ cohost Logan Murdock hops on the pod to discuss whether Kendrick Lamar’s cousin, Baby Keem, is the next big thing in hip-hop

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‘So Far Gone’ vs. ‘Nothing Was the Same’

Charles Holmes and Wos Lambre are back to rank another set of Drake albums

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‘Certified Lover Boy’ vs ‘Donda’: Which Was Better, and Does It Matter?

Justin Charity and Micah Peters share their thoughts on two of the most discussed rap albums of the year

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A 76ers Soap Opera, RIP Michael K. Williams, and Kanye’s Latest With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Van Lathan

Plus, previewing Week 1 of the NFL season and discussing the Saints’ chances with Jameis Winston as their starting quarterback

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The Hollow Prestige of ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Drake can still operate on a level that few other artists can, but on his new album, it feels like he’s stuck in place

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Life Advice With Rick Ross

The rapper joins Bakari to discuss his long and successful career as well as his new book, ‘The Perfect Day to Boss Up’

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The Drake ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Exit Survey

We’re giving our initial reviews, plus answering the most important questions: Who is winning the Drake-Ye feud? Was ‘Certified Lover Boy’ worth the wait? And is "Way 2 Sexy" trash or classic?

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Instant Reactions to Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

What do the hosts of ‘Rank Me Later’ think?

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Sheila Jackson Lee and the Cruelty of the Texas Abortion Law

Texas Representative Shelia Jackson Lee stops by to give some insight on the impact Texas’s restrictive abortion law will have on women in the Lone Star State

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Let’s Not Pretend Kanye Didn’t Always Show Us Exactly Who He Was

Kanye West has always been a zealot, yet his crude heroism now strikes many listeners as antagonism. Why now?

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The Good, the Godly, and the Gluttonous of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’

The rapper-producer’s 10th studio album is a 27-track endurance test that at times is gorgeous, and at others is utterly frustrating

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God Bless Louisiana and Reviewing Kanye’s ‘Donda’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay give their thoughts on Kanye West’s latest album and the Tyron Woodley–Jake Paul fight. Plus, Hurricane Ida has Louisiana on our hearts and minds.

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Kanye West ‘Donda’ Reactions With Van Lathan

Charles Holmes also breaks down Kendrick Lamar’s return on Baby Keem’s "Family Ties" with Justin Sayles and Logan Murdock

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The Kanye West ‘Donda’ Exit Survey

After three listening parties and an extended stay at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the latest album from hip-hop’s most polarizing figure has arrived

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‘Views’ vs. ‘Scorpion’

This week on ‘Rank Me Later,’ Charles Holmes and Wosny Lambre take on Drake’s fourth and fifth studio albums

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Ima Fix ‘Donda’: The Roller Coaster of Kanye West’s Never-ending Listening Party

On Thursday, Kanye will premiere a third version of his new album at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Will the album come soon after—and if so, will it have been worth all the theatrics, delays, and beta testing that preceded it?