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Earlier this week, we learned that Kanye West would become the latest recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Awards, the Video Music Awards’ basic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor that MTV knows how to give. It’s easy to quibble with that award. Kanye West has at least a few great… More »

Iron Chef came out a couple of weeks ago, and it hasn’t appeared in this column yet because I was initially drawn to a couple of more immediate tapes: DJ Paul’s bleary-eyed hardhead marathon For I Have Sinned and Meek Mill’s insta-blockbuster Dreamchasers 2. At this point, though, the new Fiend tape has more plays… More »

This is worth mentioning up front: New Orleans rapper Fiend and DJ/producer Don Cannon almost certainly mean nothing with the Mad Men-biting cover art for the new mixtape Smokin’ Champagne. More than likely, the image was just iconic and zeitgeisty enough to be worth stealing; it could’ve been Breaking Bad or, like, Terra Nova just… More »

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YG x Blanco x DB Tha General – “G Thang” (Feat. Fiend & A.V.)

YG has plans to follow up his great 2014 debut My Krazy Life with a new album called Still Krazy, and first single "Twist My
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Fiend Lil Ghetto Boy

Before I get into this Fiend tape, I want to spent a minute talking about Gucci Mane. This past week, Gucci released two new mixtapes…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Hear Fiend Rapping Over Washed Out’s “Feel It All Around”

Here's a combination I didn't see coming: Veteran New Orleans rap drawler Fiend, who released three of my favorite mixtapes last year, giving a lo-fi…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Fiend – “Ghost Town”

Hi, readers of Stereogum! My name is Tom Breihan, and I'm the older of the two new guys around here. A few internet eons ago,…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2011 - 11:29 am