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Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected consequences. Benjamin Franklin taught us that time is money — therefore, time is Benjamins? — and with billions of social media profiles vying for the public’s attention, the people who… 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 »

A quick note: I haven’t heard Adele’s 25 yet. Nobody has. I bet it’s good, though!

There is a phenomenon, discussed in certain rap-nerd circles, known as Black Thought Syndrome. (I believe the great rap writer Noz coined the term, though I’m not sure.) The idea behind it is that certain rappers –… More »

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Freddie Gibbs – “Cocaine Parties In L.A.”

If you've ever heard Piñata, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's collaborative album, then you already know that Gibbs knows how to tear a Madlib beat to…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 12:40 pm
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Freddie Gibbs – “Dead Presidents Freestyle” & “Hot Boys”

Indiana's finest Freddie Gibbs turned in one of the best 40 rap albums of 2015 with his third LP Shadow Of A Doubt. Dude can…
Collin Robinson | January 13, 2016 - 1:51 pm

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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Freddie Gibbs – “Extradite” (Feat. Black Thought) & “Packages” (Feat. ManMan Savage)

Next month, the insanely gifted Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs will release the new album Shadow Of A Doubt. He only announced the album's existence…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “Fuckin’ Up The Count” Video

The great Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs continues to crank out virtuosic, unflinching gangsta rap at an impressive pace, and he's just announced that he'll follow…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 12:59 pm
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Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Golden Rules – “Never Die (Paul White Remix)” (Feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey)

The UK producer Paul White has done a lot of work with Danny Brown, and now he's teamed up with the Florida rapper Eric Biddenes…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 11:10 am

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you're not a teenager anymore. And…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am
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5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Sunday

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind…
Ryan Leas | June 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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Freddie Gibbs – “Pronto” Video

Last month, Indiana rap monster Freddie Gibbs released a surprise three-song EP called Pronto. Today, he's given us a stark black-and-white video for the title…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa

For a while there, I was worried about Chance The Rapper. He'd come to national prominence in 2013 with Acid Rap, a mixtape that showed…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2015 - 4:03 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Kaytranada – “My Dope House”

If you pair the Indiana rap monster Freddie Gibbs with a smart, inventive producer, there's nothing he can't do, and his new single "My Dope…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 8:57 am
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Stream Freddie Gibbs’ Surprise EP Pronto

The virtuosic, snarling Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs had a banner year last year, when he teamed up with Madlib for the excellent Piñata album. Gibbs…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 9:25 am

Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg – “Old English” Video

Young Thug is a rapper whose slurring, whiny, nonsensical delivery and Ziggy Stardust femininity flies in the face of rugged rap orthodoxy. Freddie Gibbs is…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2015 - 2:33 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because Thanksgiving cut off last week at about the halfway point, we didn't do a 5 Best Songs. So for this week's column, we considered…
Stereogum | December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Mike Dean – “Sellin’ Dope”

Freddie Gibbs teamed up with frequent Kanye West collaborator and producer Mike Dean on a new track for the next-gen release of Grand Theft Auto
James Rettig | November 19, 2014 - 6:17 pm
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