By Eóin Donnelly 2018 was an eventful, and occasionally bizarre, year for music. We finally got Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V, and it was well worth the wait. Completing the trilogy after their highly confessional classic solo projects Lemonade and 4:44, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released a surprise joint album. Kanye West released five albums in [...]

By Eóin Donnelly In today's hyper-connected cultural economy, accessibility is at an all-time high: fans are one Instagram follow away from quite literally knowing what their favourite artists had for breakfast. Social media forms a direct line between creators and their fans, therefore the demand for new content is higher than ever. On Rap Twitter, [...]

By Eóin Donnelly Watching the rapidly unfolding decline of Lil Wayne has been as inevitable as it is tragic. Given the legendary rapper's unparalleled rate of output, particularly during the 2000's when the self-proclaimed Best Rapper Alive unleashed an endless stream of influential albums, mixtapes and collaborations that revolutionised the genre, a creative slump was [...]