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Excerpt: Waka Flips It On Us…What?

Excerpt: Waka Flips It On Us…What?

Bars? Who needs bars? Being lyrical is almost scoffed at in a day and age where an artist (cough) Shy Glizzy (cough) can get a hit by rhyming: “I’m so awwwsome; I’m out here like a possum.” [...]

Play List: “Talk to Me” and “Phantom Land”

Play List: “Talk to Me” and “Phantom Land”

I can’t leave rap alone, the game needs me. That explains why the Kyles Files is back on it, after a brief hiatus with some hot fire for your headphones.  Here are two tracks I am [...]

More Retread than Rebirth: The Marshall Mathers LP2

More Retread than Rebirth: The Marshall Mathers LP2

He might sell millions. He may retain his position atop all the lyrical lists. The Interwebs may sing his praises from here to the hip-hop hall of fame, claiming his caustic voice was sorely needed to [...]

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” is Hilarious

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” is Hilarious

Okay, Kyles Filers.  I need you to bear witness. I hereby swear to leave Drake alone. I’m definitely not, nor never was, one of his biggest detractors.  That would be a toss-up between everyone snarky on [...]

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

I know.  I know. I’m the Jay Electronica of posting. Much like the procrastinating poet, I have repeatedly promised a number of my Facebook family and Twitter fam that I would weigh in on the Kendrick [...]