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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 »

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 the ’80s revival had lasted an entire decade and indicated that it was time time to move on to the ’90s. And although the ensuing five years have given rise… More »

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French Montana – “All For You” (Feat. Lana Del Rey Sample, Wiz Khalifa, & Snoop Dogg)

At this point, Lana Del Rey is reaching that Coldplay-circa-2006 level where it's no longer surprising to hear rappers sampling her on mixtapes. The latest…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm
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French Montana – “Gifted” (Feat. The Weeknd) Video

Ever since he stopped being an anonymous internet presence and started being a flesh-and-blood major-label recording artist, the Weeknd has fully entered the rap-album featured-artist…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2013

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May's absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you'll find it here…
Amrit Singh | June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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A$AP Ferg – “Work (Remix)” Video (Feat. French Montana, Trinidad James, Schoolboy Q & A$AP Rocky)

Yesterday, we posted A$AP Ferg's unhinged all-star remix to the 2012 underground hit "Work." And now we get the video, in which Ferg and associate…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2013 - 1:08 pm

French Montana – “Gifted” (Feat. The Weeknd)

French Montana's oft-delayed Excuse My French was finally released this week. The album includes one of last summer's biggest bangers "Pop That" and convulsive Nicki…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 15, 2013 - 11:49 am
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A$AP Ferg – “Work (Remix)” (Feat. Schoolboy Q, French Montana, Trinidad James & A$AP Rocky)

With last year's blaring, anthemic underground hit "Work," A$AP Ferg became the first non-Rocky A$AP Mob member to break out. And now he's lined u…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2013 - 10:31 am

SXSW 2013 Saturday: Justin Timberlake, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, More

Here it is, our last recap-post from last week in Austin. If you're just getting caught up, you can dip back into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,…
Stereogum | March 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Yesterday, Beach House and Phoenix both dropped mindbending, huge-budgeted videos at basically the exact same moment; as soon as I got done writing up one…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2013 - 2:46 pm
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DJ Khaled – “I Did It For My Dawgs” (Feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Ace Hood & Jadakiss) Video

DJ Khaled might not have too many talents in this world, but he's better than just about anyone else at lining up hard-as-fuck rappers for…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 9:13 am
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French Montana – “Marble Floors” (Feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)

Earlier this year, French Montana scored a pretty big summer jam by rounding up half of rap's A-list for the horny posse cut "Pop That."…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 12:19 pm
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Download French Montana Mac And Cheese 3 Mixtape

Over the past 18 months, Bronx rapper French Montana has emerged as one of radio rap's unlikely superstars, rapping on across-the-board bangers like "Pop That"…
Corban Goble | November 20, 2012 - 12:11 pm
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Rick Ross – “Hold Me Back Remix” (Feat. Gunplay, Yo Gotti, French Montana & Lil Wayne)

I don't know why this had to be an election-night thing, but Rick Ross decided to, I don't know, celebrate I guess, by releasing a…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2012 - 12:29 pm
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Harry Fraud – “Mean” (Feat. French Montana & Action Bronson)

Harry Fraud, the spaced-out New York rap producer, has been going absolutely nuts this year, scoring actual hits and cranking out copious amounts of hazy…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 10:58 am
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Fat Joe – “Yellow Tape” Video (Feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana)

Last week, we posted "Yellow Tape," a new paint-by-numbers Fat Joe posse cut most notable for marking A$AP Rocky's entry into the A-list featured-rappers roundtable.
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2012 - 10:44 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It's been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel…
Amrit Singh | October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm
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Fat Joe – “Yellow Tape” (Feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana)

Good news, everyone! A$AP Rocky is now a big enough deal that he can be one of several randomly-assembled rap stars who show up o…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2012 - 5:08 pm
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Miguel – “Adorn (Remix)” (Feat. Diddy & French Montana)

DJ TEDSMOOTH instills a little wiggle into his remix of Miguel's sparkling "Adorn," a delightful take that's reinforced by the fact that a couple Bad…
Corban Goble | October 8, 2012 - 11:37 am

French Montana – “Pop That” (Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne) Video

French, Drake, Rozay and Wayne rage poolside in the video for "Pop That." Meek Mill totally goes in on this one -- in the pool,…
Corban Goble | July 9, 2012 - 11:32 am
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French Montana – “Pop That” (Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne)

French Montana's new single, "Pop That," is the latest rap single that's basically scientifically engineered for Hot 97 dominance, and it certainly goes for broke,…
Corban Goble | June 12, 2012 - 1:47 pm
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Drake Announces North American Tour

Last year, Drake gave the internet-rap insurgents of the world a vote of confidence when he took Kendrick Lamar and ASAP Rocky along as opening…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2012 - 9:07 am
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