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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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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
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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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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s” Video

When I write that YG's My Krazy Life is, to my mind, easily the best rap album of 2014 thus far, someone will inevitably show…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 11:05 am
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Young Thug, A$AP Ferg & Freddie Gibbs – “Old English”

Rap's underground is in a fascinating place right now; all these weird-as-fuck voices from vastly different backgrounds, in the right situation, can come together and…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 11:07 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Deeper” Video

The gifted Indiana rap knucklehead Freddie Gibbs and the head-blown Oxnard producer Madlib have been collaborating for a few years, and back in spring, they…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & G-Wiz – “On Some G Shit”

Last month, Freddie Gibbs finally released Piñata, his great collaborative album with the pioneering underground rap producer Madlib. But now, Gibbs is already back to…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Stream Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piñata

The hardnosed Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the fuzzy-brained California producer Madlib first worked together more than two years ago, and if the combination was…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Robes” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis)

The head-busting Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the brain-expanding California producer Madlib have already teamed up for a series of great songs ("Thuggin'," "Shame," "City,"
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 12:17 pm
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Freddie Gibbs – “One Eighty Seven” (Feat. Problem) Video

Soon enough, Freddie Gibbs will release Piñata, his highly anticipated full-length team-up with Madlib. Meanwhile, though, Gibbs has made a video for "One Eighty Seven,"
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2014 - 9:23 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Freddie Gibbs – “Thug Till It’s Over”

The gifted Indiana rap knucklehead Freddie Gibbs has been awfully busy lately, but his tracks continue to deliver. Case in point: His latest, "Thug Till…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Freddie Gibbs – “Deuces” Video

Freddie Gibbs has been throwing impossibly hard Midwestern rap songs on the internet for years now, an "Deuces," his recent collaboration with Chicago producer Young…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2013 - 3:15 pm
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Freddie Gibbs – “Deuces”

In a few months, Freddie Gibbs, the tougher-than-a-two-dollar-steak Gary, Indiana rapper, will release Piñata, his collaborative album with the California stoner-rap producer Madlib. But Gibbs's…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2013 - 11:25 am
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”

The unlikely duo of Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs and expansive California producer Madlib first teamed up almost two years ago, and just about everything they've…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Deeper”

Frequent collaborators Freddie Gibbs and Madlib opened up the summer with their track "City" and now close it out with "Deeper," the anchor track from…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 3, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Madlib And Freddie Gibbs – “City” (Feat. Karriem Riggins)

The perma-blunted cratedigging producer Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs have previously linked for two excellent EPs -- check their collabs "Thuggin" and…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 10:54 am
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Stream Freddie Gibbs ESGN

The hard-as-fuck, terribly gifted Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs wasn't planning on releasing his new underground album ESGN until next month, but the thing leaked…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2013 - 2:51 pm
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Freddie Gibbs – “Eastside Moonwalker” Video

The Gary, Indiana tough guy Freddie Gibbs is back on the rap underground after a stint on Young Jeezy's CTE label. His new album ESGN
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2013 - 10:13 am