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Jeezy Shares New Single “God,” Lengthy Message About The State Of Black Men In America

Atlanta rap king Jeezy released Seen It All, his last album, just a year ago, and this morning, he announced plans for its follow-up. Jeezy'…
Tom Breihan | 1:02 pm

Chad Valley – “Seventeen”

The last thing we heard from the Oxford, UK singer and spell-caster Chad Valley was the 2012 synth-streaked '80s-pop pastiche Young Hunger, an album that…
Tom Breihan | 12:39 pm

Slayer – “Cast The First Stone”

In a few weeks, metal overlords Slayer will release their new album Repentless, their first album since 2011's very good World Painted Blood and their…
Tom Breihan | 12:03 pm

Stream Blank Realm Illegals In Heaven (Stereogum Premiere)

The Brisbane band Blank Realm play a form of DIY guitar-rock that vacillates back and forth between shimmering psych-pop and bluesy punk. Later this week,…
Tom Breihan | 9:54 am

Watch Damon Albarn Perform “Mr. Tembo” For The Elephant Who Inspired The Song

Last year, Blur frontman Damon Albarn released the solo album Everyday Robots, and it included the single "Mr. Tembo," a song that Albarn wrote for…
Tom Breihan | 9:36 am

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You do see that this post is right in between new-songs posts about Baroness and Le1f, right?

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Fun story that had no place in the post: When I was 16 (around the same time Eazy died, actually) I got mugged in a Baltimore alleyway by a guy who said he had an AIDS needle. I don’t know if that was a real way to kill people, but I do know it was a real way to threaten them.

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August 26, 2015 on Eazy-E’s Son Thinks Suge Knight Injected His Father With AIDS Blood

Ah man, I totally meant to put Missy in there as a someone who deserves a Vanguard. Kinda disagree about OutKast, tho, and absolutely disagree about Em. Eminem basically never made a video that wasn’t repulsively ugly.

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August 26, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kanye West And The Strange History Of The Video Vanguard Award

This was a surprise release dropped out of nowhere with videos for every song. It is the dictionary definition of “pulling a Beyonce.”

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August 14, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

None of this is remotely contradictory.

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August 5, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Drake Won

Oh, shit, maybe it was. Looks like I misread an old news story. They were on a flight together, though.

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August 5, 2015 on 50 Cent And Ja Rule Still Don’t Like Each Other

Yeah, I’m in there. Being classic.

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July 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mas Ysa Seraph

Yeezus didn’t get both. The last Japandroids did, but that’s because both Corban and I wanted to write about it and we hadn’t figured out the whole system yet.

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy