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Moneybagg Yo performs on the first day of Mala Luna this year. The rapper took the place of Rich The Kid last minute. Photo by Wolf Robinson Photo credit: Wolf Robinson

A Bad Moon on the Rise

Wolf Robinson November 12, 2018

Smoke, confetti and hip-hop filled the air as fans, their faces glittering, gathered outside Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Auditorium. Mala Luna, San Antonio’s annual rap-focused music festival, capped...

graphic by Tyler Herron

Not all rap has to be art: Response to “Lil pump, big problem”

Madeline Chaput February 7, 2018

Rap has been a platform for “symbols of change” from the very beginning — the author of “Lil Pump, Big Problem” just wasn't listening. To say that the lyrics of Xanax rappers are a regression...

Lil Pump is giving rap a bad name

Lil Pump is giving rap a bad name

Austin Davidson February 1, 2018

Lil Pump is a disease within the rap genre. What started in the 1970s in the streets of New York City has now turned into a 17-year-old kid from Miami, Florida saying "Gucci gang" 54 times in a two-minute...

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