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In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

The internet’s favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne’s garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist “Hello Kitty” video. I didn’t see it until I’d read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter about it, and I honestly expected to really like it, since liking music videos that nobody likes is sort of my thing. But jeez, no, yee. More »

I’ve known guys like this, and you probably have, too: Charismatic dirtbags, greasy-faced self-destructive party machines, guys who are really fun to have around until they start stealing your stuff. Girls love dudes like this, and the dudes who love those girls get all confused and frustrated over that. Lakutis came up with Das Racist,… More »

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Uptown internet kingpin DVS has trouble staying in the rap lane. He's such a gregarious, prolific, and hilarious dude that his Twitter and various internet…
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Lakutis – “Body Scream” Video

Art-rapper Lakutis just dropped a video for "Body Scream," a track that he dropped last year and that showed up on his debut mixtape, 3
James Rettig | September 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Kool A.D. – “Tight” (Feat. Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire) Video

Last month, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. gave us his Word O.K. mixtape, possibly the strongest of the many full-lengths he's dropped since…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2014 - 10:31 am

Lakutis – “Jesus Piece (Dash Speaks Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

NYC rapper Lakutis recently released Three Seashells, our Mixtape Of That Week. Its single, "Jesus Piece," summed up so much of what made that tape…
Miles Bowe | April 9, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Stream Kool A.D. Word O.K.

The former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has released a shit-ton of solo material since his crew broke up a couple of years ago, but…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 8:58 am

Stream Lakutis Three Seashells

The Queens rapper Lakutis came up as part of the extended Das Racist family. But over the years, he's firmly established his own identity a…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Lakutis – “Jesus Piece” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Next week Lakutis drops his new album, Three Sea Shells, following the single "Body Scream." Now he's got a new video for the track "Jesu…
Miles Bowe | February 13, 2014 - 4:19 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if you guys knew this, but there are 17 new Beyoncé videos this week. A lot of them are awesome, too. I…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Hot Sugar – “Mama, I’m A Man” (Feat. Antwon, Lakutis, & Big Baby Gandhi) Video

The producer Hot Sugar has been making tons of tracks for rappers from the Tumblr-rap underground. And on his track "Mama, I'm A Man," he…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

Lakutis – “Body Scream”

Lakutis, the perma-drunk Queens rapper and old Das Racist ally, has long been one of the biggest scene-stealers on New York's art-rap scene, but we…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Hot Sugar – “56k (Remix)” Feat. Big Baby Gandhi, Nasty Nigel, Lansky, Antwon, Chippy Non-Stop, Lakutis, DVS, Kitty, & Ne$$ Of Weekend Money

On the original version of Hot Sugar's dial-up Internet ephemera-sampling cut "56k," Heems of Das Racist hotboxes the track, alone, with total stream-of-consciousness lyricism and…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 26, 2013 - 10:25 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week sat out last Friday for the holiday, but we're back today with a small batch of excellent tunes.
Stereogum | July 12, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Hot Sugar – “Leverage” (Feat. Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis & Nasty Nigel) Video

The producer Hot Sugar, responsible for tracks like Kitty's "Barbie Jeep" and "Ay Shawty 3.0," has lined up an impressive crew of internet-underground dudes to…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Kitty – “Ay Shawty 3.0″ (Feat. Lakutis) Video

At Stereogum's Range Life party during SXSW way back in March, Kitty, the self-proclaimed rap game Taylor Swift, shared her stage with the partied-out Da…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Lakutis – “Too Ill For The Law” Video

I don't think I need to explain much more about my dedication to the warehouse-proliferated, weirdo New New York rap culture, as I have opined…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 23, 2013 - 5:37 pm

SXSW 2013: Stereogum Range Life, Featuring Youth Lagoon, METZ, Sky Ferreira, Hundred Waters, Bleeding Rainbow, Lakutis

For an afternoon, Stereogum got the keys to the Hype Hotel, bringing at all-over-the-place lineup of performers to the cavernous space. Bleeding Rainbow opened thing…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Stereogum Range Life 2013 Lineup

In a few weeks we join the herd and migrate south by southwest to Austin, where the bands are second in number only to the…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2013 - 10:55 am