Vic Mensa's 'V Tape' Proves That We Give Up On Artists Too Easily

August 22, 2020

The 2002 Giants and the Monkey on their Backs

July 8, 2020

Freddie Gibbs Is the Best Rapper In the Game Right Now

June 11, 2020

Our Favorite Jerry Stiller Moments

May 20, 2020

An Ode to the Walk-Up Song, Baseball's Last Semblance of Cool

May 2, 2020

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August 22, 2020

I’m embarrassed as I write this. I just listened to Vic Mensa’s new album V TAPE, and an artist who I completely wrote off years ago has just proved me wrong. 

I, like most, don’t like to be wrong, but that’s not why I’m ashamed. I feel this way because I gave up on Vic — who at one point in my life was one of my favorite music artists — to the point of where I never thought he’d make anything worthy of my ears again. 

I first came across Vic Mensa through Kids These Days. His versatile voice, mercurial flows, an...

July 8, 2020

EDIT: I wrote this about three months ago. The content that follows is just as irrelevant now as it was then.


Day 12 of quarantine here in Los Angeles and I’m not in such a good place right now. The long days spent indoors, eating the microwave dinners everyone else rejected, watching as people proudly complete 10 push-ups on Instagram…these are all things I have heroically mustered up the strength to endure. But behind the drastic changes to our daily routines lies an even more sinister monster lurkin...

June 11, 2020

Fetti. Bandana. Alfredo. The only rappers in the past 20 years with equal three-album runs are Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Pusha T (if you wanted me to say Drake, close the page now). Freddie Gibbs is in elite company.

The Gary, Indiana native has risen from promising Gangsta rapper and Jeezy signee to a force to be reckoned with at the top of the rap game — a position the Snowman himself never reached at his peak. 

Freddie Kane has ascended to hip-hop’s throne through a mix of his chameleon-like flow that ad...

May 20, 2020

The power to steal a scene as a supporting actor is reserved for a select few. Jerry Stiller was one of them. 

The world was saddened to hear his passing at the age of 92 last week. Stiller was beloved by audiences and co-stars alike as a man who lit up any room or scene that he entered. 

To steal a term from The Rewatchables podcast, Stiller was the ultimate heat-check actor. He’s the personification of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams running the wildcat offense for the Dolphins. JR Smith hitting 11 3s in one ga...

May 2, 2020

We’re in a time where sports are virtually nonexistent. Media outlets like ESPN and Bleacher Report are reaching further for content than ever before (I don’t know how many more happy birthdays to irrelevant athletes I can handle), and leagues whose seasons have been suspended have reached back into their archives of classic games. 

Yet, it seems like baseball has hardly been missed. Most of the pining I’ve seen on social media has been directed towards the absence of the NBA Playoffs or Champions League. Hell,...

September 8, 2018

I feel like I grew up alongside you.

I was 16 when my best friend Patrick showed me The High Life in 2010 during our zero period Trig class. We were told to by Mr. Stuart to put the headphones away, but we just positioned ourselves to where he couldn’t see them.

I went home that day and downloaded your first two mixtapes on K.I.D.S. was like a divine revelation to me.

I raided my dad’s closet for old snapbacks because of you. Some of them were hideous or had irreparably crinkled bills, but I aske...

June 15, 2018

There's no doubting that both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have some of the most dedicated Stan groups of any athlete, both living or dead. Each respective hive will defend their GOAT to no end, throwing any kind of reason or courtesy out the window along the way. That being said — whose Stans are worse? We take a deep dive into the annals of social media to settle the debate once and for all. 

Büsh: I want to start this out by saying that I am a huge Kobe guy. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a Stan, as I...

December 18, 2017

*This article is intended for those who have seen the first four series of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman in their entirety. However, I hope that the following can be enjoyed by those who have not seen the show and have no current desire to watch it.

The following musings WILL contain some thematic spoilers, but should not detract from your overall viewing pleasure. The purpose of this piece is to delve deeper into how Bojack came to be the most self-deprecating manic horse on television, followed of course by Sarah...

December 9, 2017

A few weeks ago, Hall of Fame second baseman and notoriously bad color commentator Joe Morgan wrote a letter to Hall of Fame voters begging them not to vote for players linked to performance enhancing drugs. He called these players cheaters and said they had no place in the sacred and prestigious Hall that he had worked so hard to enter. If they were to join the ranks of the womanizers, racists, and cheaters in Cooperstown, it would taint its pristine nature. 

Joe Morgan was a great baseball player and he h...

November 21, 2017

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Nev, you’re from the Bay Area, if you’re going to write about a regional rapper, why not do Mac Dre?”

As tempting as it was, the thought never really took hold. Mac Dre, born Andre Hicks, is first in everyone’s mind when it comes to Bay Area products, and since his murder in 2004, has upheld the title of King of Bay Area rap. The father of the hyphy movement and all that.

He developed a massive following through a constant stream of releases and small venue touring, and...

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