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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 »

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 movies. He lives in Texas, and I’ve never met him in person. But I still feel like we’re friends, since things like rap music and action movies transcend geographic space… More »

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 of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Action Bronson Songs Included In Relaunched Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft Auto games are known for their awesome soundtracks, and Rockstar Games has announced the tracklists for each of the game's 17 radio…
James Rettig | November 17, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Pharrell headlined Odd Future's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

Freddie Gibbs Survives Gun Attack In Brooklyn

Last night, the great Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs played a show at the Williamsburg, Brooklyn record store and venue Rough Trade. After the show,…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2014 - 9:50 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)

Earlier this year, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib teamed up to release Piñata, their excellent collaborative album. One of the few album tracks that didn't have…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm
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