A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Starmaking Mediocrity

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A-Boogie-Wit-Da-HoodieWe are deep into the identity-crisis era of New York rap, and something interesting has started to happen. For many years, after New York found that rap’s focus had wandered elsewhere, the city got surly and defiant. How could snap music/ringtone rap/trap/drill/jerk/whatever else be so commercially dominant? Didn’t real rap mean anything anymore? Then, around … More »