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Last week in this space, I wrote that I wanted Drake to lose his current feud with Meek Mill. In fact, I didn’t just want to see him lose. I wanted to see him get his ass beat. I wanted to see him humiliated. That wasn’t because I have any sort of ill will toward… More »

There is so much happening in rap right now, so much to talk about. There’s last night’s still-reverberating Twitterpocalypse. There’s the whole new network of who hates who, those little now-public feuds working like spiderweb cracks in rap’s windshield. There’s the absolutely stunning, uplifting Chance The Rapper performance I witnessed on Sunday night in Chicago,… More »

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

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Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It -- one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last -- is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Download Chief Keef Back From The Dead 2 & Big Gucci Sosa Mixtapes

Chicago drill star Chief Keef isn't going to let a little thing like being dropped from his label stop him. Today, Keef has two new…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2014 - 10:51 am

Chief Keef – “Paper” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

Chicago drill overlord Chief Keef may have lost his label deal, but when he gets together, he will still be a force on the mixtape…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Chief Keef Says He’s Been Dropped By Interscope

Chief Keef says he has been dropped by Interscope. The embattled Chicago rapper confirmed his departure from the label in a series of tweets today.
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Chief Keef Teases “Nobody” Feat. Kanye West

Chief Keef teased a new collaboration with Kanye West on Instagram yesterday, which is called "Nobody," according to the caption. It's unclear whether the song…
James Rettig | August 17, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Chief Keef – “How It Go” Video

We've been hearing for a while that Chief Keef is on the comeback trail. After a couple of disappointing mixtapes, he's been to rehab, quit…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 10:31 am

Chief Keef Arrested Again

Chief Keef was released from court-ordered rehab for weed addiction in February, but he's already been arrested for another marijuana-related offense. As TMZ reports, the…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Migos – “Jealousy” Video

One of the many, many slow-drip singles Atlanta rap trio Migos has unveiled in the leadup to their Y.R.N. 2 mixtape is "Jealousy," an ominou…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Chief Keef Heading To Jail After Failing Drug Test

Chief Keef, the popular, polarizing and troubled teenaged Chicago rap star, is going to jail. TMZ reports that Keef, aka Keith Cozart, tested positive for…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2013 - 3:27 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's pretty hard to carry on Stereogum business as usual on the day that Amrit Singh, the guy who brought me to the site and…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Download Chief Keef Bang Part 2 Mixtape

The young Chicago rap nihilist Chief Keef just turned 18, and he also just released his Bang Part 2 mixtape, his first full-length after last…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West's ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn't clear which of Kanye's army of collaborators helped out on which songs,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2013 - 11:19 am

Yeezus To Feature Daft Punk, Justin Vernon, Chief Keef

Last night, Kanye West held a listening party for his new album Yeezus, filling the New York studio Milk with luminaries like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2013 - 8:55 am

Album Of The Week: Chief Keef Finally Rich

If you're willing to publicly admit to enjoying Chief Keef's music, you're going to have to deal with a few uncomfortable realities. For one thing,…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Chief Keef – “Kobe” Video

Chief Keef's recent "Love Sosa" showed that the controversial Chicago rapper's major label debut -- Finally Rich -- is definitely one to look out for,…
Corban Goble | November 12, 2012 - 10:26 am

Chief Keef – “Love Sosa” Video

Over the past month or so, Chief Keef has teased some exciting new stuff showcasing what can happen when he and collaborator Young Chop have…
Corban Goble | October 19, 2012 - 9:52 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Chief Keef – “Appreciation”

Chicago teen rap phenomenon Chief Keef recently posted a quick jaunt called "Appreciation," a song that rides a wobbling rumble of a beat. It's definitely…
Corban Goble | August 24, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Fat Trel – “Fuck The Feds” (Feat. Chief Keef) (Prod. Lex Luger)

Here's a Grade-A slab of drill music from the hard-hitting trio of DC's Fat Trel, Chicago's Chief Keef and Virginia's Lex Luger, a snare-heavy track…
Corban Goble | August 21, 2012 - 12:29 pm

7 Best Bets For Early Afternoon Lolla ’12 Sets

Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, with a three-day line-up topped off by headliners like Black Sabbath and Jack White, plus highly anticipated…
Liz Pelly | August 1, 2012 - 4:05 pm