The B-Side: Reedus 3M

On the 1998 track “Resurrection”, Chuck D of Public Enemy rapped “lack of rhymes, meaningless punchlines” “no more disses, repeated hook lines and choruses” calling out hip-hop’s growing infatuation with infighting and pop crossover success. 23 years later mainstream hip-hop is virtually indistinguishable from tween pop, but thankfully we’re also still getting new artists true to the craft. Take for example, “Never Again” by Reedus 3M, a song that reminds us that the real artistry of hip-hop will always be in the lyrics, the point of view and the flow of the rapper.

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