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Bust a Rhyme

Bust a Rhyme

Exploring the men, women, and motivations behind your favorite hip-hop music.

  • WatchMojo
    Published 12 months ago
    Top 10 Underrated Eminem Songs

    Top 10 Underrated Eminem Songs

    No one ever talks about these songs. And that’s a damn shame. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten underrated Eminem songs. For this list, we’ll be ranking ten of the most underrated Eminem songs throughout his discography.
  • Gregory Fuentes
    Published 12 months ago
    My First Rappers

    My First Rappers

    There is a point in time for every man’s (or woman’s) life when they are exposed to Rap/Hip-Hop for the first time and then fall in love with the genre. This is how it started for me with three significant rappers, all of whom are from California. To be clear, these three are not among my top ten favorite rappers list (they’re top five and I’ll explain why). Before I do I'll be explaining my journey from Emo/Scene tearing your heart out music that a lot of people like, to the sound of beats and lyrics that change mainstream music so fast it's crazy. SO without further rigmarole let's just get into this.
  • James E.
    Published about a year ago
    Joyner Lucas

    Joyner Lucas

    Gary “Joyner” Lucas is an American rapper, poet, singer, and songwriter from Massachusetts. Joyner first began rapping at the age of 10. He was inspired by artists like Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Method Man.
  • Release Rewind
    Published about a year ago
    Russ: 'Zoo' Music Review

    Russ: 'Zoo' Music Review

    Russ' second Columbia Records studio album ZOO was released yesterday. It was a follow up to the album There's Really a Wolf released in 2017. Russ is known for his "me against the world" attitude and boastful tone, which is shown in almost every step or move he takes. He created an album that remains to form but also takes a softer more introspective side of himself and his music as the album progresses.
  • Kyle Mantha
    Published about a year ago
    Eminem, Kid Cudi, and the Art of the Comeback

    Eminem, Kid Cudi, and the Art of the Comeback

    Every rapper eventually falls off. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. Even rappers who reach the pantheon of fame and fortune eventually lose their touch. It’s happened to countless MCs, and it’ll continue to happen far into the future. Twenty years from now kids are gonna be calling Smokepurrp old and making fun of him for dropping his 25th album at the ripe old age of 35. That’s just the game.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a year ago
    Pulling Rank: How Machine Gun Kelly’s Animus Against Eminem Exemplifies White Hatred Listed from a Verbal Assault to Possible Reconciliation

    Pulling Rank: How Machine Gun Kelly’s Animus Against Eminem Exemplifies White Hatred Listed from a Verbal Assault to Possible Reconciliation

    Epistemology is one of the two main prongs of Ayn Rand’s groundbreaking philosophy that consists of five branches where fresh thinking resonates the most. The other is with ethics. But it is reason that permits the individual to think about the idea of selfishness. The former comes before the other. It expands the thinking capacity of someone and never fails. The individuals may deviate from the rational faculty but reason still stands.
  • Quyaisha El-Bey
    Published about a year ago
    Misogyny & Sexism in Hip-Hop

    Misogyny & Sexism in Hip-Hop

    I am a music lover; however, it's hard for me to listen to the urban radio stations. Why? Because I don't want to hear lyrics that both degrade and objectify women. Misogyny describes a general hatred for women. It is closely related to the word sexism, which is discrimination based on sex.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a year ago
    Why Are You Ranking: Most Telling Signs that Nicki Minaj’s Career Is Done, Listed from Stop the Beef to  Live That Pop Life

    Why Are You Ranking: Most Telling Signs that Nicki Minaj’s Career Is Done, Listed from Stop the Beef to Live That Pop Life

    Over the course of more than a decade, Onika Tanya “Nicki Minaj” Maraj has dominated charts, garnered awards, and drew ire from hip hop legends. But in that time, her star has been dimming slowly. Yes, the “Chun-Li” rapper has fallen incrementally. While album sales are still strong, they are not as formidable as her Rap world collaborators and competition alike. As she arrived into the game with a style reminiscent of R&B legend Mildred Virginia “Millie” Jackson, she has painted a self-portrait of an artist in flux. She seems to change herself more than a chameleon. Her saving grace has always been her predilection for being one of the most flamboyant, over-the-top, show women in the game. With four albums and dozens of songs to her credit, Minaj can say that she has had a successful career both critically and commercially. Her outlandish costumes, hair, and cosmetics have been toned down as of this writing. But the hunger and drive seems to have been diminished as well. As one of the best-selling artists of all time, it is clear that Minaj is no slouch. She works and works and continues to perform and endear to her audience. But all of that labor is for naught. Most rappers are fortunate to get one or two albums in and a few songs on the charts and be happy with the financial windfall based on their endeavors. They usually have a window of about two to five years to churn out music like a maiden converting cream into butter. For Minaj, she has had her time in the sunshine. Now, new women of Hip Hop ought to take center stage. So, get your Roman Zolanski RIP memes for Why Are You Ranking: Most Telling Signs that Nicki Minaj’s Career is Done Listed from Stop the Beef to Live that Pop Life.
  • Kyle Mantha
    Published about a year ago
    How Chief Keef Influenced an Entire Generation of Rappers

    How Chief Keef Influenced an Entire Generation of Rappers

    Chief Keef’s influence should not be understated. Unfortunately, it almost always is. The near-veteran Chicago rapper paved the way for more rappers than you can count on two hands, yet he still isn’t considered anything more than a goofy mixtape rapper who’s fallen past his prime. Sure, there are many writers, fans, and critics who give Keef his fair shake, he still isn’t given his due credit by the public at large. The influence of Chief Keef is far-reaching and has affected an entire lane of rappers who enjoy massive cultural success today. Artists like Lil Pump, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and many more are essentially building their fortune on the back of a sound that Chief Keef created back in 2012. From the disconnected, staccato, flows and production style of Lil Pump and Smokepurrp, to the spacey and melodic auto-tune singing that Carti and Uzi practice, Keef’s influence spans across stylistic borders.