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Trey Alston is a freelance journalist, primarily attuned towards covering hip-hop music. He loves the constantly evolving culture and the sacharrine sounds of cloud rap.
Contributions by Trey Alston
28 leaders to honor this black history month
REVOLT has picked 28 black people across multiple industries to highlight for their achievements and hard work that collectively help push the culture forward.
How Big Sean became rap's most emotional bard
Big Sean is the modern face of punchline rap.
Kodak Black's 'Dying to Live' avoids the big questions, missing the mark in the process
'Dying to Live' continues to show Kodak's gift at confessional rap. But, disappoints in certain areas.
8 collaborations you couldn't stop listening to in 2018
The year 2018 had magnificent collaborations.
2018 Lessons: What Mac Miller and Kanye West taught us this year
Healing is different for artists in the personal and public areas. But, both need to be monitored equally to ensure safety when it comes to mental health...
11 best rap albums of 2018
Who do you think copped the No. 1 spot?
2018 Lessons: What Nicki Minaj and Drake taught us this year
Today's installment looks at the two stars, and how some of the biggest headlines of the year contributed to a new understanding about their levels of...
How Earl Sweatshirt grew up in front of our eyes
This post-weird wave, where eccentric is the new normal, wouldn't exist without the groundwork laid by Odd Future.
How 'Because the Internet' marked a turn in Childish Gambino’s narrative
Happy 5th anniversary! The acclaimed album was released December 10, 2013.
5 takeaways from Lil Baby’s 'Street Gossip'
The power of 'Street Gossip' is in its uniformity and its hint that there's a little more to Lil Baby than meets the eye.
5 takeaways from J.I.D's 'DiCaprio 2'
J.I.D's new album propels him into the elite and he's just getting started.
Gunna's 11 best verses of 2018
He's made the curious peek into the make-up of his voice, while simultaneously entrancing the corner of hip hop that throws new rappers into the spin cycle.