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Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trail$” Video

Joey Bada$$ released his debut LP B4.DA.$$ earlier this year, and today we’re getting a new video for the DJ Premier-produced track “Paper Trail$.” Directed by Tom Gould, the clip isn’t quite as dark as the affecting “Like Me” video, but it’s definitely still on the gloomy end of the spectrum. Gould matches the thematic… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 16, 2015 - 7:11 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The first question we found ourselves faced with when compiling this list of the week’s five best songs was pretty simple: Should we just pick our five favorite songs from BEYONCÉ? Would any other list be honest? As Tom wrote in his great Premature Evaluation, “There’s some chance that Beyoncé’s new self-titled album is the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Disclosure – “Latch (DJ Premier Remix)”

DJ Premier was the musical half of Gang Starr. He produced “NY State Of Mind” for Nas and “Kick In The Door” for Biggie and “Come Clean” for Jeru The Damaja. There’s a strong argument that he’s the greatest rap producer of all time. And now he’s remixed Disclosure’s “Latch,” the woozy electro-wobble ballad that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 13, 2013 - 8:50 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Unorthodox” Video

When teenage Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ teamed up with the great rap-fundamentalist producer DJ Premier, they named the track “Unorthodox,” even though it’s one of the most orthodox high-profile rap songs in recent memory. But give them credit for doing something a bit different with the video, which is full of frantically rotoscoped image… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Joey Bada$$ – “Unorthodox” (Prod. DJ Premier)

The teenage Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has built his name by resurrecting the grimy, polysyllabic boom-bap that was one of New York’s chief exports during the 1990s. So in his first track for Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound imprint, the label has paired Joey up with rap luminary DJ Premier, quite possibly the man most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Mark Ronson “Just” Remixes

We just told you about Mark Ronson’s newest video treatment for his cover of Radiohead’s “Just.” Well, whereas that video had a bunch of Mark’s, we now have a bunch of “Just”‘s. Make sense? To sort it out some, we have three to be exact: DJ Premier (with mid-song rap, rich horns), the Loving Hand… More »

By: brandon / January 30, 2008 - 5:56 pm