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"Over time I've come to realize that I was trying to be three people at a time. One for me, and one for you, and one for them." So Pusha T's newest release opens with an anguished lyrical admission of an unfocused self, or is it actually a self too manifold to be fit into our current, sequestered rap narratives? As if in answer, Lee Sanchez--of early Clipse fame--busts in: "Who you wanna be, drug...
For better or for worse, hip-hop remains an unnerving microcosm for watching the world's larger themes surrounding race and gender play out. These days, I've begun to think of it as the only form of music actually capable of changing the world. And while it feels like some of the major players were waiting in the wings this year, that only meatsĀ emerging rappers had the necessary spaceĀ to claim 2015 as their launching pad. Not...