William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III

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William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.

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Review: With "The Wild," Raekwon Is Now Rap's Benjamin Button

Always "Striving For Perfection."

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In Defense Of Eminem's Horrorcore Masterpiece: "Relapse"

Admit It, You Slept On Eminem's "Relapse."

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Wyclef Jean Reflects On "The Score" While Looking Towards "The Carnival III"

Going twenty years with an album renowned as a classic is quite the remarkable feat and Wyclef Jean knows the feeling very well. As his preps his first album in seven years, William Ketchum III takes the former Fugee back to his days of "The Score" and into the present day of edgy political opinions.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther #1 Review | HipHopDX

Black Panther is the hero America needs right now, and in the first issue of a run of comic books with Marvel, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze show readers why.

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Elzhi 'Lead Poison' Review | HipHopDX

A lengthy period of depression has reminded the Detroit native his best catharsis is lighting up the booth.

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HiiiPower: Kendrick Lamar's Discography Deconstructed | HipHopDX

It's not getting caught up in the moment, it's the truth: Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest to ever pick up a microphone, and we’re witnessing it in real time.

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Producer's Corner: Mike Dean | HipHopDX

The Rap-A-Lot Records legend and Kanye West collaborator recounts nuggets from his extensive discography and gives tips on testing sounds before they hit the streets.

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Producer's Corner: Mike WiLL Made It Details "Mercy" Co-Production, Working With Chief Keef & 2 Chainz

Is Mike WiLL Made-It the first superproducer since the early 2000s?

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Cunninlynguists Reflect On A Piece Of Strange 10 Year Anniversary | HipHopDX

Now a decade old, the Cunninlynguists were both conceptual and prophetic with their magnum opus, "A Piece of Strange." William Ketchum III catches up with the album's key players, Deacon, Natti and Kno to gain some insight why the record was so special.

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Young Jeezy Reveals That He Spent Six Months Living At Shawty Redd's House, Revisits "Thug Motivation" Series

Jeezy reminisces on starting the storied Thug Motivation series, and why helping his friend Shawty Redd in a time of need was more important than finishing his new album.

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El-P Recalls Fun Making Killer Mike's "R.A.P. Music," Explains Camu ...

El-P talks about working with Killer Mike, the painful process behind his solo material, putting Def Jux on hiatus, and considers where his late friend Camu Tao would be musically.

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Umi Says: A Deep Journey Through Mos Def's Discography

One writer's odyssey through the oeuvre of the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

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DJ Premier's D&D Studios Has Shuttered, But The Music & Memories Created There Live On

DJ Premier, Steele, Statik Selektah, Lil Fame, and Tek recount the legendary times they spent at the iconic D&D studios.

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Kevin Gates Islah Review

On his studio debut, Mr. IDGT is every bit as personable as advertised on social media.

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Meek Mill 4/4 Pt. 2 Review

Meek Mill is finally making the much ballyhooed "Drake beef" interesting.