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J. Cole and Lil Pump: A brief look at rap's most sensationalized "beef"The two have been sharing (way too many) headlines in recent months.Ralph BristoutA brief history of hip-hop and the art world collidingDiddy's history-making purchase is a sign of hip-hop's continued impact on all facets of society on a global level.REVOLT TVHow Lil B became a tastemaker in hip-hop (despite trolling the culture for over a decade)As he sits upon his perch, showing love to the new generation and giving away free art, the mystique that he came into the game with has all but evaporated.Trey AlstonThe women of Rolling Loud Miami are proof of progressMusic festivals usually fail to feature women prominently, but we've got a playlist to celebrate Rolling Loud's line-up and properly get you pumped.Danielle CheesmanTy Dolla $ign and 21 Savage aren't the only hip-hop heads obsessed with "Clout"The measure of influence is either a badge of honor or an easy, easy target. A corny fixation or a magnetic allure.Danielle CheesmanDesiigner, Cardi B, and why some artists can't escape the shadow of their first hitsSuccessful splashes can envelop artists' careers, ultimately *becoming* them instead of adding to their mystery.Trey AlstonMen Lie, Women Lie, Streams Don't: How streaming numbers confirm that lyricism still mattersWhile "mumble rap" may have the blogs in a death grip, rap entrenched in lyricism is what the public lusts over, evident in their lucrative sales.Trey AlstonWhat Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize in music means for hip-hopWhen we consider the ways in which high art and pop art have been historically racialized, this award is not only revolutionary, it is a moment of overdue...REVOLT TVHip-Hop's 30-and-over age barrier is slowly erodingSure, there's a surplus of "lil's," but "old" rappers are the tastemakers, gatekeepers, and mediators that protect the culture while citizens sleep.Trey AlstonLil Xan, Tupac, and hip-hop's (seemingly unforgiving) generational barriers Traditional hip-hop is refusing to accept exploration, while also failing to acknowledge that this same experimentation is what created the aspect of the...Trey AlstonRolling Loud festival receives co-sign from Ric Flair in new promotional videoThe legendary wrestler shouts out Offset and Cardi B.KC OrcuttBefore it went mainstream, hip-hop endorsed anime firstHip-hop artists often identify with the tenants of anime that hit home with them: creativity, individualism, and oppression.Trey AlstonKennedy Center announces Hip Hop Council, names Q-Tip artistic directorAnd with Questlove, Common and other veterans as founding members, they'll work to produce extraordinary hip-hop-centric experiences.REVOLT TVReport: Radio host and artist manager AD The General passes away at 42 in horrific car accidentAD The General is being fondly remembered for relentlessly helping artists grow their career.KC OrcuttNew Music: "The Truth" by JSWISSJSWISSYasiin Bey announces new Black Star album featuring production by MadlibThis news is years in the making.KC OrcuttNew Music: “Soldier” by Young PlanetYoung PlanetHip-hop pioneer Lovebug Starski dies ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ in Las VegasDJ Premier, Fat Joe and more react to the tragic news.KC OrcuttPost Malone responds to backlash deprecating hip-hop in now-viral interviewHe admits he had a few drinks during the interview.KC Orcutt21 Savage pens message about ‘OG rappers’ judging the new generation of hip-hopThe rapper had some thoughts to get off his chest.KC OrcuttNew Music: “Lace Up” by Cousin StizzCousin StizzNew Music: Lupe Fiasco drops “Black Power L Word” and “KJazz”The rapper is getting ready to go on tour.KC OrcuttStream: Pearl Gates drops full-length debut ‘Live From The First’The New York emcee taps Torae, Cassidy and Camp Lo’s Geechi Suede as guests.KC OrcuttREVOLT Now Playing | Fresh New Fridays Playlist New joints from Dave East, Trick Daddy, Trina & more!Kyra Plein