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Last month, 2 Chainz released Freebase, and EP-length mixtape that skewed street rather than pop, and it pretty much ruled. That tape yielded the "Trap Back" video, which was also great. And now, 2…   Read Story »
The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?" As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley…   Read Story »
Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and…   Read Story »
DJ Mustard's minimal, clicking, handclap-heavy beats have, over the past couple of years, changed the entire sound of West Coast rap, and they've had a pretty big ripple-effect in Atlanta, too.…   Read Story »
A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good, too! But it's not on the list this week, and neither are any of…   Read Story »
"Trap Back" is the first song on Freebase, the ridiculously enjoyable EP-length mixtape that 2 Chainz released on Monday, and its new video, from director Alex Nazari, is a relatively minimal…   Read Story »
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 many good mixtapes, often on the same day, that I…   Read Story »
2 Chainz rescued himself from perennial Atlanta-rap also-ran status and catapulted himself to actual for-real stardom by doing two things: Deciding that his name should no longer be Tity Boi and…   Read Story »
Lil Boosie has been out of prison for about a month now, and he's released a couple of songs, "Show Da World" among them. But he hadn't seemed like he'd fully rejoined the rap world until this…   Read Story »
The young Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! occupies an interesting place in the California rap ecosystem: He's a tremendously influential figure and a cult success, someone who shows up on a ton of…   Read Story »