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California's DJ Mustard is easily the most important rap producer of 2014. He produced most of YG's My Krazy Life, the year's most important rap album. He's responsible for making hits like Jeremih's…   Read Story »
Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention of music industry execs. Shawn Mendes did it…   Read Story »
In 1992, the German eurodance group Snap! released "Rhythm Is A Dancer," which featured some soulful vocals by Thea Austin and terrible rapping by a guy named Turbo B. Twenty-two years later,…   Read Story »
DJ Mustard's minimal, clicking, handclap-heavy beats have, over the past couple of years, changed the entire sound of West Coast rap, and they've had a pretty big ripple-effect in Atlanta, too.…   Read Story »
YG just released My Krazy Life, easily the best rap album of 2014 thus far, and he exists at the forefront of the West Coast's ratchet movement sound. He is a fully-formed new rap star, but he's not…   Read Story »
If you care about rap music, then YG is an exciting sign that the system still works. He's not a Tumblr star or a post-Drake emoter; he's a West Coast tough guy with a distinct sound, an organically…   Read Story »
The week between Christmas and New Year's, when Drake dropped two new bangers of his own, he also popped up on an unfinished version of YG's DJ Mustard production "Who Do You Love?" (You might recall…   Read Story »
As the musical guest on last night's episode of Arsenio, the great Californian R&B hornball Ty Dolla $ign sang "Paranoid," the best song from last year's Beach House 2 mixtape, and I'm still not sure…   Read Story »
Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or…   Read Story »
YG's DJ Mustard-produced slap "My Nigga" is one of the most satisfying California rap anthems to come along in recent months, and it's also a near-perfect example of Mustard's spacey, squelching…   Read Story »