Kyle Kramer

Essays

Kacey and Willie

Here's one for the road.
Kyle Kramer
11.30.18
Noisey Next

Lil Baby Is Destined for Rap Greatness

The prolific Atlanta star has only been rapping a year and has already made his name as one of the city's best storytellers. Drake's a fan—it's only a matter of time before everyone else is too.
Kyle Kramer
5.16.18
The 2017 Music Issue

Lil Wayne Changed the Internet Forever

A decade ago, Weezy's string of releases reimagined what rap could be, and created a blueprint musicians are still following today.
Kyle Kramer
11.7.17
The 2017 Music Issue

Welcome to the Church of 2 Chainz

The Atlanta rapper has worked too hard to just be considered “funny.” With 'Pretty Girls Love Trap Music' and a new TV show, he's hell-bent on claiming his rightful throne.
Kyle Kramer
11.7.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

This Is the Last Day of A Year of Lil Wayne

In closing, some reflections on "Something You Forgot," the best Lil Wayne song.
Kyle Kramer
9.19.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

The 100 Best Lil Wayne Songs

A Year of Lil Wayne determines the official rankings.
Kyle Kramer
9.18.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

"Bling Bling" Was Just the Best Thing Ever

The song isn't just Lil Wayne's breakout moment; it's also a foundational part of rap itself.
Kyle Kramer
9.17.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Turk Reflects on Lil Wayne and the Hot Boys

In an interview with A Year of Lil Wayne, the Hot Boy reflects on their classic albums and the need for a Cash Money reunion.
Kyle Kramer
9.16.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Kanye West and Lil Wayne Represent the Twin Poles of Art

On Wayne's "Lollipop (Remix)," they are set free to be weird and shine as lyricists.
Kyle Kramer
9.15.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Streetrunner Remembers the Moment Lil Wayne Started 'Tha Carter III'

One of Wayne's go-to producers talked to A Year of Lil Wayne about leaks, the never-released 'I Can't Feel My Face,' and more.
Kyle Kramer
9.14.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

Beyoncé and Destiny's Child Changed Lil Wayne's Life with “Soldier”

“That song right there, that verse, them little eight bars right there—that got me there.”
Kyle Kramer
9.13.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

“Gossip” Was Lil Wayne's Final Warning Shot

Did Wayne martyr himself to save rap? The capstone to his 2007 run makes the case for yes.
Kyle Kramer
9.12.17
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