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The Meek Mill/Drake beef is over. It ended last year. Drake won. Everybody knows this. In fact, it’s been years since we’ve seen a high-profile rap feud end this conclusively. It’s not just conventional wisdom that Drake completely overwhelmed Meek. It’s practically historical fact. Even Meek Mill apologists (like, ahem, me) have to acknowledge that… More »

First things first: We don’t know that Kanye West is bringing back G.O.O.D. Fridays, the dizzyingly exciting 2010 song-a-week series that led up to the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. All we have, in fact, is a tweet from Kim Kardashian one that promises new music “#EveryFriday.” “Real Friends,” the song that West… More »

For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You’re The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to figure out how to be in an adult couple, mostly because they know they’d be doomed if they were on their own. Aya Cash, the show’s female lead, plays a… More »

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Lushlife – “Hong Kong (Lady Of Love)” (Feat. Ariel Pink)

Ritualize, the forthcoming album from the Philly rapper/producer Lushlife, might be the first album ever to feature guest appearances from Freeway, Killer Mike, and Ariel…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2016 - 1:55 pm
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Lushlife & CSLSX – “Strawberry Mansion” (Feat. Freeway)

The Philly-based rapper/producer Lushlife is putting out Ritualize next month alongside CSLSX, and we've already heard a few singles off of the album, including the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 27, 2016 - 10:57 am
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Lushlife – “This Ecstatic Cult” (Feat. Killer Mike)

Lushlife, the adventurous and long-underrated Philly rapper and producer, may not be underrated for long. Next month, he'll release his new Ritualize album, and the…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Lushlife – “The Waking World” (Feat. I Break Horses)

The Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife has that classic sort of East Coast neck-snap rap delivery, but he also has fascinating ideas about how to…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Lushlife – “Eyes Without A Face” (Billy Idol Cover)

Hazy Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife has just shared a stuttering, head-blown cover of Billy Idol's 1983 Rebel Yell single "Eyes Without A Face." Here's what he…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: The Beautiful Absurdity Of Empire’s Prison Rap Scene

Terrence Howard's place in rap history would've been safe if he'd quit after "Whoop That Trick." In the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard played…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 3:37 pm
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Lushlife – “Body Double”

Hazy Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife aka Raj Haldar has announced his new album Ritualize will be out 2/19 next year via Western Vinyl. Back in 2012…
Caitlin White | October 5, 2015 - 11:51 am

Tame Impala – “Nangs (Lushlife Remix)”

The Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife is an under-the-radar treasure, and if you've been sleeping on his 2012 album Plateau Vision and his 2011 mixtape…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2015 - 9:52 am
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Stream Swet Shop Boys Swet Shop EP

When I spoke with Heems over the winter, he mentioned an upcoming EP with British actor Riz Ahmed (AKA Riz MC) under the name Sweatshop…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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Styles P – “Lush Styles” (Prod. Lushlife)

Styles P, the legendary hardass Yonkers rapper, has been revealing something of an internet-weirdo streak lately, collaborating with people like Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, Curren$y,…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 11:31 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Another week, like last week, when people had other things going on and weren't cranking out music videos with the consistently that they might otherwise.
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm
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Lushlife – “Magnolia” Video

"Magnolia," a song from Philly rapper/producer Lushlife's pretty-great 2012 album Plateau Vision, has a deceptively pleasant float to it, but it's also a showcase for…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Heems – “Soup Boys (Pretty Drones)”

Das Racist's Heems has already put out one mixtape this year: The scattered and ferocious Nehru Jackets, which showed deeper reserves of rage and confusion…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 3:58 pm
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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm
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Lushlife – “She’s A Buddhist, I’m A Cubist (Remix Feat. Angel Deradoorian, Cities Aviv, G-Side, Big Baby Gandhi, Deniro Farrar, KDz Kenny Dennis)”

Here's a remix of Philly rapper Lushlife's Plateau Vision cut "She's A Buddhist, I'm A Cubist," a track that's given a lush, spirited reimagination thanks…
Corban Goble | June 12, 2012 - 5:43 pm
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Lushlife – “Still I Hear The Word Progress” Video (Feat. Styles P)

Lushlife's clip for the airwalking Styles P collab "Still I Hear The Word Progress" is the rare rap video that doesn't show any rappers. Instead,…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Shabazz Palaces Remix Lushlife

"Hale-Bopp Was The Bedouins" is the Himanshu collab from Plateau Vision, the underrated new album from Philly rapper/producer Lushlife. When the track appeared in its…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 1:04 pm
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