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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn’t see too many new videos this week. And for those of us who skipped the shitshow this year, there have’t been too many images that’ll leave a lasting impression. But the video of comedian and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – “100 MPH” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Last year, the Queens rap bully and frequent Action Bronson collaborator Meyhem Lauren teamed up with the veteran boom-bap producer Buckwild for the excellently titled Silk Pyramids album. Lauren directed his own sunny, atmospheric video for “100 MPH,” a warm shit-talk session that features Bronson. In the video, we see Lauren and Bronson doing pushu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015 - 9:51 am

Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy” + Mr. Wonderful Details

Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful feels like it’s been a long time coming: He first teased the album back in May of last year, then dropped “Easy Rider” at the end of the summer. Since then — Azealia Banks beefs aside — the New York rapper has been pretty quiet. Lo and behold, he’s just shared… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 7:36 pm

Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – “Street Hop” (Feat. Troy Ave & RetcH) (Stereogum Premiere)

The lively Queens rap knucklehead Meyhem Lauren is already responsible for two strong solo mixtapes, Respect The Fly Shit and Mandatory Brunch Meetings, and now he’s teamed up with the veteran D.I.T.C. producer Buckwild for the upcoming full-length Silk Pyramids. We’ve posted first single “Silk Shirts & Yellow Gold,” and now he’s teamed up with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014 - 11:48 am

Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – “Silk Shirts & Yellow Gold”

The Queens rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren is probably best-known as an Action Bronson associate, but he’s landed in the Mixtape Of The Week column twice, for 2012’s Respect The Fly Shit and Mandatory Brunch Meetings. And now he’s prepping the awesomely titled Silk Pyramids, a collaborative EP with the veteran New York rap producer Buckwild. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Drug Lords” (Feat. Action Bronson & AG Da Coroner) Video

During last year’s SXSW, the Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren rounded up an absolutely murderous collective of internet-underground rap overlords and made an entire mixtape, the very good Respect The Fly Shit. The track “Drug Lords” has a Harry Fraud beat and guest verses from Lauren buddies Action Bronson and AG Da Coroner, and now it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “The Laurenovich Angle (Fuck Pitchfork)”

Last month, the Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren released his thundering, funny-as-hell Mandatory Brunch Meetings mixtape, and I liked it a lot. Pitchfork did not agree. Earlier this week, critic Jonah Bromwich dropped a 5.2 on it and called it mediocre and lacking in personality. Lauren, evidently tremendously frustrated, immediately recorded a song refuting the review… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Mandated Participants” Video

Last week, Queens rap hardhead Meyhem Lauren released his great, weird, funny Mandatory Brunch Meetings mixtape. And now we get a video for opening track “Mandated Participants,” in which Lauren and a crew of miscreants link up in a conference room to watch Smiths videos and eat coldcuts. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Meyhem Lauren Mandatory Brunch Meetings

A few minutes into the new mixtape Mandatory Brunch Meetings, the Queens rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren joins a very small circle: The tiny club of rappers whose between-verses shit-talk is as much fun to listen to as their actual raps. On “Mandated Participants,” the tape’s first song, Lauren pushes the tape’s title to its logical… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Download Meyhem Lauren Mandatory Brunch Meetings Mixtape

The hardnosed Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren has already released one of the year’s best mixtapes in Respect The Fly Shit, recorded over one bleary SXSW weekend with two producers and a small army of talented and buzzy rapper friends. He’s now followed that one up with the excellently titled and generally very fun Mandatory BrunchMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 4:56 pm

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 long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Fingerless Driving Gloves” Video

During SXSW, the hulking Queens rapper assembled a big pile of friends and recorded the bulk of his excellent Respect The Fly Shit mixtape. The hazy-but-intense “Fingerless Driving Gloves” is one of that tape’s few songs that doesn’t feature a small battalion of guest-rappers. And in its brand-new video, Lauren spends time glowering on New… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Meyhem Lauren Respect The Fly Shit

For those of us who work on the periphery of the music business, SXSW is a whole lot of fun, a great chance to see a whole mess of bands and catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while. It’s also a complete blur, a time when everyone you know is dealing with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2012 - 11:57 am

Download Meyhem Lauren Respect The Fly Shit Mixtape

Well, I’ve been waiting for this one. During SXSW, the Queens rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren recorded an entire mixtape in his Embassy Suites hotel room, with a ton of his underground peers stopping by, and with the excellent producers Harry Fraud and Tommy Mas helming the entire thing. Heems, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Sean Price,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Peruvian Desserts” (Feat. Action Bronson & Roc Marciano)

We’ve already heard “Special Effects,” the Action Bronson/Himanshu collab from New York rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren — a track from Lauren’s forthcoming Respect The Fly Shit mixtape, which he recorded with his underground rap buddies in a hotel room during SXSW. Now we’ve got another track from the tape: “Peruvian Desserts,” which features Bronson a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 8, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” Video (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

New York rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren got together just about everyone cool in underground rap to record his forthcoming mixtape Respect The Fly Shit over a few days at SXSW, and we’ve already posted the hard-banging, Harry Fraud-produced lead track “Special Effects,” which features Action Bronson and Das Racist’s Himanshu. Now we get the video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Special Effects” (Feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson)

Meyhem Lauren is a total bruiser of a rapper and a fixture on New York’s vital-as-fuck underground rap scene, and he’s also the man responsible for this amazing album cover. During SXSW, he got together with a bunch of friends and recorded his Respect The Fly Shit album, which, given the talents of everyone involved,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 4:22 pm