Awful Records, the Atlanta crew and Soundcloud label, cranks out way too much music for anyone to keep track of all of it. But anytime you do check in, they're usually doing something interesting.…   Read Story »
There's been this meme floating around Twitter the past few weeks. Maybe you've seen it, and maybe you haven't. The idea is this: Migos, the excitable and inventive Atlanta rap trio, are better than…   Read Story »
Once upon a time, Lil Boosie made party songs. He was great at it. The party songs never dominated the Baton Rouge rapper's catalog, and you sometimes got the impression that he didn't like doing…   Read Story »
Mykki Blanco can rap. Last year, I walked into a Swedish hotel ballroom during the Way Out West festival and saw him, shirtless and sweaty, barking bars while standing on the bar in the middle of the…   Read Story »
When a rap song bubbles up out of nowhere and takes over the world, people try to figure out how it happened, and you can usually retrofit some kind of narrative. ILoveMakonnen's "Tuesday" didn't go…   Read Story »
There are two types of people in this world: Those who will not dork out upon seeing the phrase "'Like A Pimp 2015' [ft. Lil Flip]" and those who will. There is a very good chance you haven't thought…   Read Story »
You have to do a lot to stand out in the Atlanta rap universe. André 3000 was wearing platinum wigs and football shoulder pads 15 years ago. This is the city of Gucci Mane, of Fabo, of Future --…   Read Story »
Birdman isn't the center of attention on the Rich Gang mixtape, but let's take a moment for Birdman anyway. For someone who, at least according to conventional wisdom, cannot rap, Brian "Baby"…   Read Story »
Atlanta rap has never exactly been hurting for weirdos; it is, after all, the city that gave the world André 3000. Lately, the city's street-rap universe has been comprised of almost nothing but…   Read Story »
It's too late now, but I really fucked up when I didn't make ILoveMakonnen's I Love Makonnen EP mixtape of the week a month or two ago. Makonnen has songs, and he probably would've been a cult star…   Read Story »