Quick programming note: Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2 came out two days ago, and I haven't even had time to process it yet because I've been trapped in Björkworld. (That's also why this column is a…   Read Story »
At this point, I start looking forward to it in early December: The latest in the Get Pumped series, the Baltimore club music survey that DJ Angelbaby throws up online every year on New Years Day.…   Read Story »
"DID NICKI JUS CHANGE MY LIFE?" That's something the young Chicago rapper Lil Herb asked on Twitter last year after he showed up on Nicki Minaj's Soundcloud banger "Chi-Raq." That song should've…   Read Story »
If you've ever spent too long speaking uninterrupted -- teaching a class, say, or reading aloud to your kids -- you've probably noticed your voice fraying and decaying, reducing itself to a husk more…   Read Story »
There's a great moment that arrives in a few rappers' careers: They've been local heroes for long enough to become local stars, and their reputation has started to expand the the point where their…   Read Story »
A$AP Ferg is kind of a dork. Plenty of evidence supports this claim, but none of it is more persuasive than "Bonnoroo," the track where Ferg enthuses about the weekend he just spent at a festival…   Read Story »
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 »