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Three weeks ago, in this space, I wrote that Future was the best rapper working right now. I meant it. The run Future is on right now — seven full-lengths in 18 months, all tonally consistent, all throbbingly menacing, all insanely popular — reminds me of nothing so much as the space Lil Wayne was… More »

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap’s biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition to see who could claim rap’s top spot. Drake released two album-length projects in 2015, insisting that neither one was a proper album even though both of them cost actual… More »

Drake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen’s “Tuesday,” changing the song from a regional internet phenomenon into an actual national hit. We know this. It’s documented. And then Makonnen signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label and basically seemed to join rap’s… More »

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Watch Ty Dolla $ign & E-40 Do “Saved” On Conan

Ty Dolla $ign brought along E-40 to perform on Conan with him last night. They did "Saved," off of Ty's Free TC album from late…
James Rettig | January 29, 2016 - 9:47 am

Freddie Gibbs – “10 Times” (Feat. Gucci Mane & E-40)

Freddie Gibbs' new album Shadow Of A Doubt was named our Album Of The Week a few days ago -- it comes out tomorrow, and…
James Rettig | November 19, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Does The World Need Odd Future?

For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You're The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 9:19 am
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Ty Dolla $ign – “Saved” (Feat. E-40) Video

Last week, West Coast R&B hedonist Ty Dolla $ign finally released his official full-length debut Free TC, and now he's shared a new video for…
Peter Helman | November 16, 2015 - 8:19 pm
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Ty Dolla $ign – “Saved” (Feat. E-40)

Last night, Ty Dolla $ign, the depraved genius of West Coast R&B, shared the impressively guest-heavy, beautifully curated tracklist for his forthcoming album Free TC,…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2015 - 10:18 am
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Watch Future, T.I., Young Dro, & Rich Homie Quan Perform At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

Last night, BET broadcasted the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the network's second annual awards show. This one was notably low on both star power and drama;…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:05 am
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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E-40 – “California” (Feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink)

We've heard a couple of great songs already from the Alchemist and Oh No's Welcome To Los Santos: "Play It Cool," Gangrene's collab with Earl…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Big Sean – “I Don’t Fuck With You” Video (Feat. Kanye West)

Big Sean's new single "I Don't Fuck With You" was produced by Kanye West and DJ Mustard, and both of them show up in the…
James Rettig | November 6, 2014 - 10:53 pm
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E-40 – “All My Niggas” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q) Video

Last month, the Bay Area rap originator E-40, one of the genre's few universally beloved and still-relevant figures, linked with internet-rap livewires Danny Brown and…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am
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E-40 – “All My Niggas” (Feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q)

Bay Area rap godfather and inveterate weirdo E-40 might be the most universally respected elder-statesman figure in all of rap right now, and his productivity…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 9:09 am
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