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Gary Suarez

Gary Suarez is a freelance journalist and music critic born and raised in New York City. His writing has appeared at various outlets including Billboard, Complex, Deadspin, Forbes, The Guardian, High Times, Pitchfork, and Noisey, among others.

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Bail Reform, Civil Rights, And Why Hip-Hop Journalists Need To Get Involved

VIBE looks at how new bail reform will impact New Yorkers, and why music journalists need to speak up.

15 Years After ‘Gasolina,’ Hip-Hop Is Finally Embracing Música Urbana

Hip-hop's biggest names are finally embracing música urbana in a substantial way.

21 Savage’s ICE Detention Spotlights Hip-Hop’s History With Deportation

With the Super Bowl taking place in Atlanta over the weekend, just about anything could have happened. As the…

After A Breakthrough Year, What’s Next For Música Urbana?

By the listening standards of the streaming age, hip-hop has measurably usurped pop in recent years. However…

2018 In Hip-Hop: A Year Of Quantity Over Quality

No matter who ranks in your Top 10 living hip-hop faves, they almost certainly released music this year. From…

6ix9ine’s RICO Rap: How Tekashi’s Federal Case Compares To Others, Past And Present

By now, you’re already aware of 6ix9ine‘s arrest and so is just about everyone else. Few stories in rap this…

With Tha Carter V Finally Out, What Will Lil Wayne Do Next?

Lil Wayne finally did it. Freed at last from red tape, industry woes, and the whims of Cash Money Records…

Young Dolph Is The Gucci Mane Heir We Deserve

Gucci Mane had a lot to say on “All My Children.” A highlight off his 2016 album Everybody Looking, the track…

Folarin Season: Are We Entering A Wale Renaissance?

Wale simply sounds better on Free Lunch. Throughout the Washington D.C. native’s latest EP, an atmosphere of…