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Earlier this year, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib teamed up to release Piñata, their excellent collaborative album. One of the few album tracks that didn't have any guest rappers was the floaty sneer…   Read Story »
Although it feels like he's been around forever, the one-time teenage rap prodigy Joey Bada$$ (who's still a teenager, BTW) has yet to release an official debut album. That record, the cleverly…   Read Story »
There's still no word on when Joey Bada$$'s debut studio album will come out, though he told MTV News last week that the album was now officially done. He's about to embark on a worldwide tour and…   Read Story »
It's a bit weird to hear the young New York rap traditionalist Joey Bada$$ jump on a track with a rising dance-pop singer. But then DJ Premier did produce a bunch of songs for Christina Aguilera, so…   Read Story »
This week's big videos were Iggy Azalea's take on Kill Bill and Ariana Grande's take on (I guess) Barbarella, and they were both straight trash. You can make a good pop video by making a pastiche of…   Read Story »
Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan…   Read Story »
The young Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is still a teenager, but he's been kicking around the mixtape circuit for a couple of years, and he's finally getting ready to release his official debut album…   Read Story »
It feels like an internet eon since the Brooklyn teenager Joey Bada$$ rode his '90s boom-bap revivalism to a serious level of online buzz. In reality, it's only been about two years since 1999,…   Read Story »
The young Brooklyn boom-bap nostalgist Joey Bada$$ is apparently way more of an MMA fan than anyone realized. His new song "Mr. Wonderful" is an ode to the UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis,…   Read Story »
The Brooklyn teenage boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ is the sort of rapper who uses the phrase "expand your ocular" in a song that's supposed to be a love-rap. That's just who he is. He will never…   Read Story »