This Is Not Your Father’s Hip-hop

For the one year anniversary of LEVEL’s 2020 40 Rappers Over 40 List, we are proud to report that ageism in hip-hop is at an all-time low. Your favorite wordsmiths are maturating better than ever.

Jadakiss at Madison Square Garden 8.3.21; Photo by Evan Pierce

André Benjamin a.k.a André 3000, one half of the greatest hip-hop duo of all time, doesn’t want to rap anymore because of his age. This is terrible. The 46-year-old lyricist is one of the most talented humans to…

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Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson is a writer, producer, Brooklynite and 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow.