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Typically, in this space, we do the week as a Thursday-to-Thursday thing, and we wait a week to consider any videos that come out the same Friday as this column runs. As you may have noticed, one Beyoncé Knowles happened to give us a new “visual album,” with 17 new music videos, just last night. More »

First up: If anyone released a worthy rap mixtape in the past seven days, I haven’t been able to find it. The closest thing would be Trina’s Back 2 Business, which French Montana “executive produced,” and which sounds pretty much the way a middling French Montana mixtape would sound if French had a more interesting… More »

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Cities Aviv – “No GMO” Video

The experimental Memphis noise-rapper Cities Aviv just released his Your Discretion Is Trust album a few months ago, and he's just made a new video…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Cities Aviv – “Isolation Quaters (Juk)” Video

Today, the Memphis noise rapper Cities Aviv releases his new album Your Discretion Is Trust. It's the follow-up to 2014's Come To Life, and it's…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 11:21 am

Cities Aviv – “Neutralizer” & “Graced And Blessed”

Cities Aviv has been an interesting, hard-to-pin-down presence in indie hip-hop for a few years now, pairing his shout-rap flow with highly textured electronic production…
Peter Helman | February 26, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Antwon – “Kyocera” (Prod. Cities Aviv)

If you aren't listening to Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham's Turned Out A Punk podcast, you probably should be. It's a series of conversations with…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Mykki Blanco – “Moshin’ In The Front” (Feat. Cities Aviv)

Mykki Blanco has announced the release of Gay Dog Food, a new project that's out at the end of the month. It features collaborations with…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 10:53 am

Cities Aviv – “Don’t Ever Look Back” Video

While Cities Aviv's last video saw him surrounded by friends, the video for "Don't Ever Look Back" finds the producer completely alone and vulnerable. The…
James Rettig | January 14, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Cities Aviv – “URL IRL” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Around this time last year we awarded Cities Aviv's Black Pleasure Mixtape Of The Week. Before exploring that "stark and unforgiving" release, Tom described the…
Chris DeVille | December 9, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Antwon – “Still Guarded” Video

Last year, the San Jose rapper Antwon made a name for himself with his End Of Earth mixtape. Later this month, he'll follow it up…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Download Cities Aviv Black Pleasure Mixtape (Stereogum Premiere)

On 2011's Digital Lows, Memphis rapper Cities Aviv established himself as something of an oddity in the landscape; while he can clearly rap, he showed…
Corban Goble | November 14, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Cities Aviv – “G A L L E R Y G U R L Z” (Prod. Star Slinger)

Cities Aviv is a Memphis rapper who projects regular-dudeness even as he throws bits of goopy psych and noise-rock into his productions. Star Slinger is…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2012 - 2:35 pm

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

Cities Aviv – “Normal Immortal”

Last year, the Memphis indie-rapper Cities Aviv broke out with Digital Lows, a plainspoken, psychedelic online album. Today, we've got a new track from him…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Cities Aviv – “Wet Dream”

Memphis's Cities Aviv creates dense, style-sampling rap music and his new song, "Wet Dream," is another example of his experimentation with unconventional production, beats teeming…
Corban Goble | November 7, 2011 - 5:11 pm