John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Writer, Editor, Copywriter

Writer: VIBE | Complex | Genius | Essence | Billboard | Ebony | DJ Mag | XXL

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Jay z the blueprint album cover lead article
XXL

Time To Build: The Making Of Jay Z’s ‘Blueprint’

It’s the album that both changed the sound of hip-hop and helped spark one of the greatest rap battles of all time.

Common universal mind control 20081 article
XXL

Review: Common's 'Universal Mind Control'

Offering a brief intermission from neighborhood narratives and boom-bap sound-beds, Com proves that, sometimes, backpackers just wanna have fun.

Jimjonesprayivreign3 article
XXL

Review: Jim Jones' 'Pray IV Reign'

With even more adventurous choices and evident spurts of maturity, Jim displays the chops to maintain his status as a compelling hip-hop figure.

D block no security nappyafro article
XXL

Review: D-Block's 'No Security'

Fully loaded with trigger talk, 'No Security' provides relief from today’s singing rappers and silly dances.