William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.
Admit It, You Slept On Eminem's "Relapse."
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.
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.
A lengthy period of depression has reminded the Detroit native his best catharsis is lighting up the booth.
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.
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.
Is Mike WiLL Made-It the first superproducer since the early 2000s?
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.
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.
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.
One writer's odyssey through the oeuvre of the artist formerly known as Mos Def.
DJ Premier, Steele, Statik Selektah, Lil Fame, and Tek recount the legendary times they spent at the iconic D&D studios.
On his studio debut, Mr. IDGT is every bit as personable as advertised on social media.
Meek Mill is finally making the much ballyhooed "Drake beef" interesting.