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Chances are you’ve watched Silentó Whip, watched him Nae Nae at some point this summer. Perhaps you’ve even Whipped, Nae Nae’d, or done the Stanky Legg yourself. The then-unknown Atlanta teenager born Ricky Hawke — which is a much better pop-star name than Silentó — uploaded “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” to SoundCloud back in January. More »

Drake is rap’s biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He’s effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it’s hard to pit so many different genres against one another, which is why these lists are always so varied. This week wrangled in stoner folk, rap, and straight-up pop, and none of the… More »

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Future – “Blood On The Money” Video

Future's latest album, Dirty Sprite 2, is a bleak, confrontational collection of songs that marks some of the rapper's best work to date. "Blood O…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 3, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Future Soundtracked A Very Amusing Car Chase In LA Last Night

Future's new album DS2 is really good, and suspected car thieves think so too. Uproxx reports that last night in downtown Los Angeles, a woma…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Future – “Where Ya At” (Feat. Drake) Video

Future's great new album DS2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart last month, and now he's just debuted the video for the Drake-featuring cut…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2015 - 8:33 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

Future – “I Serve The Base” Video

UPDATE: It turns out Future isn't happy about this video being out there. His statement is below. Future's new DS2 is one of…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Drake Clowns Meek Mill; Brings Out Kanye, Pharrell, Future At OVO Fest

Drake headlined his own sixth annual OVO Fest in Toronto tonight, and he took the opportunity to go all-in on his recent beef with Meek
Peter Helman | August 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Future – “Kno The Meaning” Video

Future's monumental new album Dirty Sprite 2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart this week, marking his first-ever #1 album. Accolades or not, the…
Caitlin White | July 30, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Free Future Show Moved After Attracting Too Many Fans, Cops

Police in riot gear is pretty much never something that anyone wants to see at a rap concert -- or ever --- but it's especially
Peter Helman | July 23, 2015 - 7:11 pm

DeJ Loaf – “Hey There” (Feat. Future)

Since her tough-as-fuck breakout anthem "Try Me," DeJ Loaf has been honing in on her softer, more romantic side. (Just check out that cover art…
Caitlin White | July 23, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Future’s New Album Is Fucking Incredible

There is so much happening in rap right now, so much to talk about. There's last night's still-reverberating Twitterpocalypse. There's the whole new network of…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Vic Mensa – “Codeine Crazy (Icarus Story)” (Future Cover)

As Rap-Up points out, the young Chicago rapper Vic Mensa debuted his own version of Future's "Codeine Crazy," a track from last year's Monster mixtape,…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Stream Future DS2

Future is a machine. He just announced his new album DS2 a week ago, and, as promised, it's already out in the world (as of…
Peter Helman | July 17, 2015 - 12:05 am

Future – “Where Ya At” (Feat. Drake)

Future's new album DS2 comes out tomorrow, and as someone who hasn't gotten a promo copy yet, I am climbing the walls with anticipation. Other…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2015 - 9:02 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Drake, Rap’s Leading Curator

This past weekend, I was driving my family back from the beach, where we'd been on vacation, and I had to contend with Maryland's Bay…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Future – “Blow A Bag” Video

Another day, another Future video. The ever-prolific Atlanta rapper is about to drop his new album Dirty Sprite 2 next Friday, and he's just shared…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2015 - 7:45 pm

OG Maco: “Future Has Destroyed Countless Lives By Making It Cool To Be A Drug Addict”

As Future readies the release of yet another collection of songs, this one an official album called Dirty Sprite 2 — a common nickname for…
Caitlin White | July 10, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Future’s New Album DS2 And Documentary Like I Never Left Out Next Week

Future announced that he will drop his new album, Dirty Sprite 2, next Friday. The record went up for pre-order last night on iTunes, which…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 10, 2015 - 10:13 am
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