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On the list of history’s greatest, most important rap producers, you will probably never find one with less ambition than Madlib. When I talk about ambition, I don’t mean the drive to push one’s own ideas, to test and exceed the things that one has done in the past. Madlib has that. He’s made entire… More »

Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

During the dark, horrifying Macklemore Ascendancy period of 2013, there was a lot of talk about how the top spot on the Billboard singles charts had become a whites-only zone. And it’s true: In the past few years, white pop-rappers like Macklemore and Iggy Azalea have managed to blow up huge by bypassing rap’s traditionally… More »

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Download French Montana & Fetty Wap Coke Zoo

Fetty Wap spent all of 2015 rising to rap stardom by his damn self, working with the crew of New Jersey producers who have been…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 10:52 am

Download DJ E-Feezy The Wolf Of South Beach Mixtape

Young Money-affiliated Miami producer DJ E-Feezy has just dropped his new mixtape The Wolf Of South Beach. It's a massive 22-track project with a stacked…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Drinks On Us” (Feat. Swae Lee Of Rae Sremmurd & Future) Video

Atlanta superproducer Mike WiLL Made-It has just shared a new video for "Drinks On Us," a track off of last year's Ransom mixtape featuring Rae…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2015 - 10:16 pm

R.I.P. Chinx

New York rapper and Coke Boys affiliate Lionel "Chinx" Pickens was shot and killed while driving down Queens Boulevard on Sunday morning. The 31-year-old rapper…
Caitlin White | May 17, 2015 - 11:34 am

The Week In Pop: Walk The Moon Are Our Latest Proof That The ’80s Will Never Die

How many times can the '80s "come back" before we just admit they're here to stay? In 2010, Simon Reynolds wrote in The Guardian that…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Raekwon – “Wall To Wall” (Feat. French Montana & Busta Rhymes)

The eternally tough and hardnosed Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon has been working on his album Fly International Luxurious Art for what feels like forever, and he…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana) Video

It is rare you see an R&B crooner wear more chains than a rapper in a video, but Jeremih one-ups both Ty Dolla $ign and…
Collin Robinson | January 13, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Beyoncé – “7/11 (Detail Christmas Version)” (Feat. French Montana)

Another day, another remix of Beyoncé's AutoTune-heavy "7/11," one of the two new tracks included on the platinum edition of her self-titled. Following on the…
Peter Helman | December 29, 2014 - 10:55 am

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Hudson Mohawke – “Chimes (Remix)” (Feat. Future, Pusha T, French Montana, & Travi$ Scott)

Hudson Mohawke came up as a bass music producer and as half of the great duo TNGHT, but he's now firmly in the rap universe…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana) + “Fuck You All The Time (Remix)” Video

Jeremih's Snap!-interpolating illicit sex jam "Don't Tell 'Em" is significant for multiple reasons. For one thing, it's one of the Chicago R&B singer's biggest hits…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2014 - 11:22 am

Rick Ross – “What A Shame” (Feat. French Montana) Video

Lord only knows why Rick Ross felt like he had to release two music videos in two days for songs from a months-old album, but…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 5:22 pm

DJ Khaled – “They Don’t Love You No More” (Feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana)

DJ Khaled has been an A-list rap fixture for the better part of a decade, even though he doesn't really do anything except yell. I…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2014 - 10:26 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) Video

Sean Combs is just fun to watch. The rapper, who recently reverted to Puff Daddy form after years as Diddy, just came back roaring with…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana)

Because he can't help but stoke the fuels of Twitter snark every few weeks, the man known to the government as Sean Combs (and to…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Watch Rick Ross Play Late Night With French Montana

Rick Ross was the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, and sadly, Fred Armisen's house band of '90s indie heavyweights did…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 11:27 am
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