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For rising artists' albums, less is more and more is too muchIn order to do numbers regardless of a short or long tracklist, an artist has to truly earn staying power, clout, and the flexibility to take more creative...REVOLT TVDrake, the greedy matador, is baiting the bull againHe got stung hard but recovered, so on his odd "Behind Barz" freestyle, he's blindly shooting, foolishly hoping to piss someone else off.Trey AlstonThe murky parameters of modern music journalismThere are writers who prioritize celebrity relationships over journalistic integrity, and then there are ones who provide objective opinion despite some artists...Trey AlstonTeyana Taylor deserved so much betterShe's at the whim of a collective that sees her as a token of inclusivity, and that treated her and 'K.T.S.E.' as if they were inconsequential to the grand...Trey AlstonThis Black Music Month, Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music reset the gears of hip-hopAs the unprecedented month of releases comes to a close, we celebrate the collective staying true to crafting soulful music, not caring for spins.Da’Shan SmithPusha-T's verse on 'Kids See Ghosts' took place just how you imagined"I'm on a flight to Montreal. [Kanye] hits me, “Yo, I need a verse. Can you go to the studio right now?”Ralph BristoutG.O.O.D. Music's path to dominance depends on this rollout's cohesivenessAlthough they haven't always gelled, they've had flashes of brilliance unlike any other, and if these could be harnessed and mastered, their path to legendary...Trey AlstonTo emerge unscathed, Drake took post-scandal cues from Rick Ross and Kanye WestHis best bet was to ignore. That's right: ignore your past as a correctional officer, a Trump supporter...you get the idea.Andreas HaleKanye West delivers on 2016 promise to Obama with new Nas album 'Nasir'Escobar (and Yeezy) season continues.Ralph BristoutNas: "I'm Jesse Jackson on the balcony when King got killed"We revisit Esco's prophetic death of hip hop verse on Kanye West's "We Major."Rob HansenWhy Takashi Murakami is responsible for Kanye West’s geniusThrough his direction, Murakami has acted as the catalyst for 'Ye (and the millennial generation) to express the tenants of their creativity without any...Trey Alston#PROJECTWYOMING and the returning importance of natural experiencesReplicating his 'ye' album listening experience on a smaller scale, the new series from Kanye blends the LP's misfires with the true American dream in 201...Trey Alston'Kids See Ghosts' proves Kanye West and Kid Cudi are the creative control that each other needsThe two geniuses, who like to experiment with rap's conventions and have a knack for striking gold by searching where there isn't any, hold each other...Trey AlstonA timeline of Kanye West's 41 years of excellenceRevisiting the career of one of the greatest artists of our generation.REVOLT TVThe Neo-Blues: How hip hop has led discussions about traumaBlues music is about humanizing pain, but with queer people, women of color and more expressing their voices, hip hop is now taking the mantle in that arena.Raheem VealOn “Ghost Town,” Kanye West perfectly sets the stage for Kid Cudi collab albumWith 'ye' being such a slender project, "Ghost Town" is a clear standout (and favorite).Ralph BristoutKanye West caps off polarizing year with new album, 'ye'Capping off one of the most controversial album rollout in recent memory, Kanye West drops his eighth studio album.REVOLT TV'ye' could be Kanye West's most important albumNow that he can’t breathe without people questioning his motives, his new album will be dissected unlike any other. We’ll be searching for answers.Andreas HaleKanye West albums ranked from great to greatest Breaking down Yeezy's beautiful, twisted catalog of ultralight beams.REVOLT TVKanye West isn't the first to shell out major money for an album coverA 1967 album's artwork once took the title for "most expensive."REVOLT TVPusha-T and Kanye West's "What Would Meek Do?" is one of their many G.O.O.D. collabsBefore 'DAYTONA' arrives, here's a reminder of the many G.O.O.D. things that have come since the hot temper, Ye, matched with the cold killer in P.Ralph BristoutEverything there is to know about Pusha T's 'King Push' albumWith Kanye set to produce the entire release and May 25 around the corner, let's revisit the road to P's long-awaited LP.Ralph BristoutHere's how J. Cole and Lyor Cohen feel about those infamous Kanye West tweetsThe two men were unknowingly dragged into the eye of 'Ye's storm.Ralph BristoutWill Kanye West actually release his slate of June releases?Fans have a right to feel uneasy about these albums arriving. After all, we've been through this before, haven't we?Ralph Bristout