William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.
"I was able to flush out the man-made problems I was having and just really get in touch with my spirit. You just gotta quiet yourself down sometimes,"
"First Day Out" is Detroit-centric, mentioning streets and slang that only Detroiters would know.
Terrace Martin talks about him and Kendrick Lamar's future smash with Rihanna, the decision to make Damn a contemporary rap album, and what Kendrick has in common with Herbie Hancock.
In a new video for the song "Greed," the Bronx lyricist spits pensive rhymes about capitalism's winners and losers.
Always "Striving For Perfection."
“Ross is right up there with Hov and Ye. Same skill set, if you will."
Joey Badass won’t give up on his relentless pursuit of the American dream—even as a crooked system drops barriers in his path.
After forgiving himself for failing to follow his creative instincts, the Detroit rapper has decided he knows what's best.
It's a pick so late to the game that it feels more like a slight than an achievement.
Chance The Rapper is the latest leader, but he's far from the only innovator in hip-hop this year.
“Music allowed me to express myself, write my words down, share with other people, connect with other people. It’s just a whole ‘nother energy,”
While it's tough to categorize Quelle Chris' blend of music, the rapper/producer has a style you have to hear.
Stik Figa hails from Topeka, Kansas, a city known more for the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which led to desegregation, than any hip-hop icons.
The work to get black Hollywood its props are far from over, but the list of nominees for the 2017 Oscars is a big step in the right direction.