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Kossisko – “This May Be Me” Video

The Bay Area rapper 100s released two great mixtapes of nasty, hard-as-fuck pimp-rap, 2012’s Ice Cold Perm and last year’s IVRY. Apparently, though, there was a new-wave singer hiding under that luxurious hair, just waiting to get out. 100s has now changed both his name and his sound. He’s going by Kossisko now, and he’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 12:43 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

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 of Main Attrakionz fatigue. 100s came from the orbit of that Bay Area duo, who were in the midst of cranking out a staggering number of bleary, emotive, lost-in-the-fog mixtapes. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2014 - 9:35 am

Stream 100s IVRY EP

In 2012, Bay Area pimp-rapper 100s released his Ice Cold Perm mixtape, a hard slice of haughty, minimal sex-talk that really snuck up on me after it had been out for a few months. 100s has since linked up with Fool’s Gold, and now he’s released his IVRY EP, eight songs of cold and unflinching… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2014 - 4:09 pm

100s – “Ten Freaky Hoes”

Back in 2012, the Bay Area rapper 100s released Ice Cold Perm, an absolutely nasty and sorely underrated mixtape full of snarling sex-talk and precise, controlled production. Since then, 100s has signed to Fools Gold, which seems like as good a label as any to help him bring back mostly-extinct strains of West Coast pimp-rap. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm