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The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 6.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 6.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 13, 2020
Urgent would probably be the most appropriate word to describe “Dreams,” a Kanye West-produced meditation off The Game’s revered debut The Documentary. And when you dig into the lyrics of the song, it becomes apparent why Game sounds like he is on his deathbed thinking about what he could have done differently.
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 7

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 7

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 12, 2020
A deep cut from Kanye West’s first studio album The College Dropout, “Never Let Me Down” is one of the most soulful and uplifting rap tracks that has ever been laid on wax.
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 8.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 8.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 11, 2020
Before turning into the definition of a cornball in the 2010s, Eminem was one of the most controversial musicians in the hip hop genre as a white kid from Detroit not afraid to challenge or diss any adversary. Most of this behavior was construed as a joke and was meant to be tongue in cheek.
The top 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 9.

The top 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 9.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 8, 2020
As soon as Prodigy, one half of the iconic New York rap duo Mobb Deep, announced that “Shook Ones, Pt. II” was dedicated, “to all the killers and a hundred dollar billers,” it was apparent that listeners were in for one of the rawest displays of lyrical ability known to man.
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 10.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 10.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 7, 2020
The entire Pusha T/Clipse catalogue comprises three different types of songs: songs that talk about selling drugs, songs that talk about wealth or songs that talk about selling drugs AND wealth. Push chooses the last option for his best song throughout his nearly two decade long career, a cocky cocaine anthem with an equally bombastic Kanye instrumental backing.
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 11.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 11.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 6, 2020
Like an atomic bomb out of Brooklyn, Pro Era announced their arrival on the East Coast rap scene with a boom bap revival that very few originators of the style could replicate.
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 12.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 12.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 5, 2020
The juxtaposition between the silky-smooth nature of Madlib’s sample from The Manhattan’s 1973 classic “Wish That You Were Mine” and the gruff voice of Freddie Gibbs makes “Shame” a song that’s always ready to be put on repeat.
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 13

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 13

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
May 4, 2020
Why this track was called “Award Tour” is a mystery because A Tribe Called Quest did not win any award prior to the release of their third album Midnight Marauders. However, the award tour is warranted with a legendary cut like “Award Tour.”
The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 14

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 14

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
April 30, 2020
It’s hard to define what exactly makes “Passin’ Me By” one of my favorite rap songs of all-time. There’s nothing out there like the second single from The Pharcyde, a group of alt-hip hop pioneers from South Central LA. It’s in a league of its own.
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Top 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 15

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
April 29, 2020
From the night that Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR hit streaming services on May 17, 2019, until the moment that I am writing this article, “NEW MAGIC WAND” has been perpetually running through my earbuds and my mind.

Top shows to binge while stuck in quarantine

Josie James, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2020
When we aren’t doing homework, working or spending time with friends; Americans love to sit down and relax to a nice tv show or movie. Due to COVID-19, now there’s more free time than ever to binge successfully. 

Top 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Honorable mentions

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
April 28, 2020
I listen to a decent amount of rap spanning the last 30 years, ranging from the “Golden Era” where some of the best to ever do it forged the foundation of modern hip hop to the ever-changing scene of today’s rap music that pushes the boundaries of music like never before.
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