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These days the Chicago rapper Cap 1 is often seen alongside 2 Chainz, but some 16-year-old footage that just surfaced online shows him alongside Chainz's buddy Kanye West. The trailer for Cap's new…   Read Story »
Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the…   Read Story »
Anything R. Kelly does anything on a stage, you owe it to yourself to watch. Kelly's new album Black Panties comes out on Tuesday, and last night, he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the…   Read Story »
The Week That Was had already delivered to us a pretty impressive number of worthy songs for inclusion in this list, and then, outta nowhere, Death Grips dropped a whole new album, giving us 10 more…   Read Story »
We here at Stereogum don't make a habit of posting every Young Jeezy song, let alone every Rocko or 2 Chainz song. But I've played the new one "Benihana" three times in a row now, and I see that…   Read Story »
For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on video -- late-night performances, great…   Read Story »
Every year, during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the show airs little black-and-white vignettes of people rapping in warehouses -- sometimes in crews, sometimes in random-as-fuck thrown-together groupings.…   Read Story »
Big Sean is one of hip-hop's worst misnomers, and not just because the guy is only five-foot-eight. Everything about the Detroit rapper screams "twerp." In his inexplicably frequent guest spots on…   Read Story »
The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, BeyoncĂ©, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick…   Read Story »
Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin…   Read Story »