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Mixtape Of The Week: DJ Moondawg We Invented The Bop 2

There are moments where I feel like bop, the fast-growing Chicago dance-rap subgenre, was invented entirely to irritate and frighten and confuse aging rap fans,…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 2:02 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: PeeWee Longway The Blue M&M

Atlanta, man. City full of weirdos. Look at some of the city's biggest rap stars at the moment: Middle-aged bad-joke craftsman 2 Chainz, soul-baring Auto-Tune…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2014 - 12:08 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Young Chris Gunna Season

At this point, "mixtape" pretty much means the same thing as "album," with the crucial caveat that it's available for free online and there's a…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2014 - 2:08 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Mac Miller Faces

I was really enjoying hating Mac Miller. He was so much fun to hate. Here was this annoying bemused-goon Bob Marley poster-type motherfucker who came…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 11:17 am

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Mixtape Of The Week: 2 Chainz Freebase

It's funny how this Mixtape Of The Week business works. Some weeks, there will be absolutely nothing exciting happening, and some weeks we'll get so…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2014 - 1:49 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: The Devil VIOLENCE

For whatever reason, all the best all the best albums I've heard this spring have been dank, dark, hopeless, fearsome, towering things, all expansive wrath…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 1:20 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane & Young Thug Young Thugga Mane La Flare

Someone on Twitter (and I wish I could remember who) pointed out a fascinating factoid recently: Every time Gucci Mane goes away to prison --…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: DJ Uniique The New Klassiks

In that amazing new John Jeremiah Sullivan New York Times Magazine story about forgotten country blues geniuses, Sullivan discusses one old musicologist's idea of geographic…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Girl Talk & Freeway Broken Ankles

I've always had a problem with Girl Talk, and my problem has been this: When he piles on those shards of pop hits so quickly…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2014 - 10:39 am

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Mixtape Of The Week: Zuse Bullet

Here's today's exercise in weird geography: Zuse is a rapper from Kingston, Jamaica who currently resides in Atlanta and who takes his name, sort of,…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2014 - 12:24 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Kevin Gates By Any Means

I saw a lot of rappers at SXSW this year -- according to a few smart people I talked to, this was the year rap…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 12:17 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Vince Staples Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2

Vince Staples came about as close as you can come to being a member of Odd Future without actually joining Odd Future. On the crew's…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2014 - 12:43 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: 100s IVRY

When the Berkeley, California rapper 100s released his Ice Cold Perm mixtape a couple of years ago, I initially took a pass on it because…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2014 - 9:35 am

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Mixtape Of The Week: Migos No Label II

The Migos are, in some deeply fascinating ways, the early-'00s answer to Das EFX, the New York/New Jersey duo who introduced the much-lampooned tongue-flipping iggity-wiggity…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2014 - 12:44 pm

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Mixtape Of The Week: Lakutis Three Seashells

I've known guys like this, and you probably have, too: Charismatic dirtbags, greasy-faced self-destructive party machines, guys who are really fun to have around until…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 2:02 pm
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