A radiant blend of styles and a joy of an album.
Articles by Michael Madden
Weezy raps his ass off just often enough to get fans optimistic for 2016.
Calling all sad sacks, heartthrobs, and misery seekers.
Back from left field, the detail-oriented gangster rapper delivers his most mature album.
Thug’s second tape in as many months offers his peculiarities in streamlined form.
The Los Angeles rapper pursues the meaning of life through anime and weed.
The 20-year-old Chicago rapper demolishes negative stereotypes of what “drill music” is.
The CoS office is based in Chicago, so we were surrounded by some serious sports fervor this week. The Cubs won a playoff game, the Blackhawks raised a championship banner, and the Bulls started their preseason — and some of …
More than a comeback, the Compton rapper’s sequel to his debut is a reinvention.
Sometimes there are songs that are so good that it doesn’t matter who performs them. Other times, there are performers so captivating that it doesn’t matter what they’re delivering. But, as we saw when Beyoncé and Eddie Vedder covered “Redemption …
The New Jersey sing-rapper’s debut offers countless hooks but few revelations.
The group’s first album in seven years never feels far from their cigarette-ashy, beer-splashed beginnings.