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Drake is rap’s biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He’s effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn’t feel like a fluke. The first rapper to win was Eminem, who would’ve taken home the trophy for “Lose Yourself” in 2003 if he’d bothered to show up. That was the Academy acknowledging… More »

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 year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

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Ty Dolla $ign – “Only Right” (Feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee) Video

R&B lothario Ty Dolla $ign is one of DJ Mustard's favorite collaborators, and three of his other favorites -- the Cali rappers YG, Joe Moses,…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Ty Dolla $ign – “Only Right” (Feat. YG, Joe Moses, & TeeCee)

When DJ Mustard's clipped, propulsive signature sound took off a couple of years ago, Mustard got famous, and so did a few of his favorite…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 2:25 pm