More of my hastily assembled thoughts on the demise of XXL, the state of rap music, what I plan to write next and what have you.
Legendary hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford has built his reputation over the years with his controversial posts, feuds with rappers like Bun B and Lupe Fiasco and epic articles for Medium. As a former XXL columnist and published author, Byron has certainly earned the wrath of the hip-hop industry but no-one can deny that his writing is always hilarious, thought-provoking and extremely insightful.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Byron recently and he talked extensively on a number of topics including, XXL shutting down their print magazine, rap’s golden age, Nas, the term “culture vulture,” publishing on Medium and what’s next in store for him. Enjoy!
Mindset Of A Champion: An Interview With Byron Crawford [Stop The Breaks]