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There is so much happening in rap right now, so much to talk about. There’s last night’s still-reverberating Twitterpocalypse. There’s the whole new network of who hates who, those little now-public feuds working like spiderweb cracks in rap’s windshield. There’s the absolutely stunning, uplifting Chance The Rapper performance I witnessed on Sunday night in Chicago,… More »

For decades, Houston has been its own rap planet. There are Houston rappers who have legend status outside their city, like Scarface or UGK, the latter of whom actually come from the not-that-nearby town of Port Arthur. But Houston also has local legends with barely any profile in the rest of the world. Z-Ro and… More »

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

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Santa’s Dabbing On 2 Chainz’ Ugly Christmas Sweater

At his online store, 2 Chainz is selling a line of what he's calling "ugly Christmas sweaters" and sweatshirts. Some of them are just regular…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Download 2 Chainz Trapavelli Tre Mixtape

Atlanta rap punchline king 2 Chainz has already released one mixtape this year, but that one, The Real University (T.R.U. Jack City) was more an…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 10:22 am

Status Ain’t Hood: The Unfathomable Loss Of Sean Price

When Sean Price came into rap music 20 years ago, he was standing next to a rail-thin, crazy-eyed six-foot-eight rap demon with a Busta Rhymes-esque…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 11:01 am

2 Chainz – “Goat” (Feat. The-Dream)

2 Chainz already gave us a glimpse of his forthcoming mixtape Trapavelli Tre with "Watch Out" and, just yesterday, "Everything I Know." Now, only two…
Lisa Brown | August 11, 2015 - 5:23 pm

2 Chainz – “Everything I Know”

Lovable rap doof 2 Chainz has a new mixtape called Trapavelli Tre coming out later this week, and the single "Everything I Know" finds him…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 1:19 pm

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Mixtape master 2 Chainz has announced that his latest, TrapAVelli Tre, will be out next month. It's preceded by "Watch Out," a typically punchline-laden banger…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Key & Peele And 2 Chainz Are The World’s Worst Wedding Band, ABSORPTION!

Key & Peele are so good at making sketch comedy that they'll just casually knock out a piece of genius that's not even intended for…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Kanye Addresses Charleston Shooting In New Freestyle, Hits Waffle House With OutKast

Kanye headlined Hot 107.9's 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta last night. At the event, he brought 2 Chainz onstage to perform "Mercy," and he also…
Peter Helman | June 21, 2015 - 11:48 am

Travi$ Scott – “3500” (Feat. Future & 2 Chainz)

Up until the riot police showed up, one of the bigger stories coming out of Hot 97's Summer Jam last night was the way the…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 9:25 am

50 Cent – “Get Low” (Feat. Jeremih, T.I. & 2 Chainz)

50 Cent was probably the most popular rapper in the world a decade ago, and his swift and extreme decline from stardom has been one…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 9:52 am

Major Lazer – “Night Riders” (Feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & Mad Cobra)

Last night, the new animated series Major Lazer debuted on FX. It's not online yet, but the timing was good, with the new Major Lazer…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2015 - 8:40 am

De La Soul Launches Kickstarter For LP Featuring Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon

Hip-hop’s royal trio De La Soul have announced that their eighth studio album will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The group is raising $110,000…
Aaron Lindenberg | March 30, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Jack Ü Release Surprise Album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex and Diplo have just released their debut album as Jack Ü. Their new production team-up got their start last year, and made waves with…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 12:05 am

Stream Gucci Mane Views From Zone 6 EP

Atlanta overlord Gucci Mane might be behind bars, but that sure as hell won't stop him from trolling the rap game when it needs it.
Caitlin White | February 18, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma…
James Rettig | February 12, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Download 2 Chainz The Real University (T.R.U. Jack City)

2 Chainz has been teasing his new mixtape The Real University (T.R.U. Jack City) all month with a very entertaining Nancy Grace interview about pot…
James Rettig | January 27, 2015 - 7:35 pm

Download Lil Wayne Sorry 4 The Wait 2

It's unclear when Lil Wayne will put out his supposedly-final album Tha Carter V. After it was pushed back indefinitely late last year, Wayne came
James Rettig | January 20, 2015 - 9:51 pm

2 Chainz – “Road Dawg”

Atlanta rap star 2 Chainz, fresh off of his entertainingly strange televised debate with Nancy Grace, is about to give the world a new mixtape…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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