William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III

Writer + Editor

I cover entertainment, pop culture, hip-hop, race and politics.

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Jay Z’s Induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Is Too Little, Too Late

It's a pick so late to the game that it feels more like a slight than an achievement.

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The Grammys Proved That Hip-Hop Is Still the Heart of Musical Innovation

Chance The Rapper is the latest leader, but he's far from the only innovator in hip-hop this year.

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What J. Cole's "False Prophets" Reveals About His Relationship With Kanye

J. Cole has complicated relationships with his idols.

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Jim Jones Recalls "We Fly High" 10 Years Later: "I Actually Hate The ...

To celebrate the song’s 10-year anniversary, Complex spoke with Capo about its unexpected origins as a snap music collaboration, how he slyly used a Jay Z diss to his advantage, and as always, the future of Dipset.

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T.I. on Protest Rap: "Just Because It's Socially Conscious Doesn't Mean It Shouldn't Be Dope"

Speaking with Complex, T.I. discussed what he learned from these activists, the criticism he received for what many saw as detrimental tweets about Black Lives Matter, and why Quavo’s voice is just as valuable as anyone else’s during this time of need.

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Jazz Can't Keep Up With Robert Glasper

Piano virtuoso Robert Glasper doesn’t have a problem with music being split into genres—as long as it’s not used as an excuse to stay stagnant.

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This Drake and Meek Mill Battle Needs To Stop | Complex

It's been a full year now since Drake released "Charged Up" and "Back To Back." It's time to move on.

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Rae Sremmurd and the Hater-Proof Power of “High Metabolism

The duo are coping with industry pressure by doing what they do best: staying lit, and staying in the studio for solo projects (and Katy Perry).

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Is Jay Z Selling Out? | Complex

Reports say that Apple has entered exploratory talks to acquire Tidal. If Jay Z goes along with this, does it make him a sellout?

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With the "Famous" Visual, Kanye West Proves He's Still Running Rap | Complex

Whether you love the video for Kanye West’s “Famous” or hate it, one thing is clear: In 2016, he has recaptured the throne and is again the king of rap.

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The 25 Funniest Celebrity Twitter Hacks

We've rounded up the 25 Funniest Celebrity Twitter Hacks that we have ever seen so you can look back and laugh again and, also, to give future hackers something to aspire to.

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13 Essential Quotes From Meek Mill's Taxstone Interview

The Philly spitter talks Drake, Nicki, and how social media isn't real life....

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The 30 Funniest Twitter Parody Accounts

Some people complain about the parody accounts on Twitter. We just laugh. Here are the best of the bunch....