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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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Meek Mill – “Jump Out The Face” (Feat. Future) Video

Meek Mill's new album Dreams Worth More Than Money is racking up critical praise right and left -- including our own blessing in Status Ain't
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 11:37 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Blasé” (Feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd)

Hey, look! It's a summit meeting of people who routinely turn enthusiastically horny nursery rhymes into irresistible rap-radio gold! R&B adventurer Ty Dolla $ign ha…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Status Ain’t Hood: Tyga Is Rap’s Smarmiest Villain, And That’s A Good Thing

Rap needs villains. They keep things interesting. For years, Suge Knight reigned as rap's dominant supervillain, and he did it without rapping a single bar,…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm
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Future – “News Or Somthn”

Future has been doling out new videos and songs every week via his #MonsterMonday series, and today he's given us a new track called "New…
Caitlin White | June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm
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Future – “Never Gon Lose” Video

How could you expect a rapper who named himself right out of the present moment to ever stop going in? Future continues to fulfill hi…
Caitlin White | June 15, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Beatking, Sauce Twinz, And Houston Rap’s Next Wave

For decades, Houston has been its own rap planet. There are Houston rappers who have legend status outside their city, like Scarface or UGK, the…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2015 - 9:49 am
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Travi$ Scott – “3500” (Feat. Future & 2 Chainz)

Up until the riot police showed up, one of the bigger stories coming out of Hot 97's Summer Jam last night was the way the…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 9:25 am

The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we…
Stereogum | June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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Future – “No Compadre” Video

Future and DJ Esco dropped their 56 Nights mixtape back in March, and since then, the rapper has been opening for Drake on his If
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 2, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Future – “Fuck Up Some Commas (Remix)” (Feat. Rick Ross & Big Sean)

"Fuck Up Some Commas" is the rather obvious club-banger off Future's Monster mixtape, and though I'm still reeling over how incredible this all-Spanish version is,…
Caitlin White | May 27, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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Status Ain’t Hood: Will Rich Homie Quan Ever Stop Going In?

Rich Homie Quan could've easily been a one-and-done, a craggy-voiced fake Future who scored one transcendent hit out of nowhere and then disappeared right back…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm
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Future – “Peacoat” Video

In the past six or so months, Future has released three mixtapes made with three different producers. Beast Mode, the one Future made with Zaytoven,…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Vince Staples – “Señorita”

One of last year's best rap albums wasn't an album at all; it was Hell Can Wait, an EP from the Long Beach rapper Vince…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 12:53 pm
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Future – “Trap Niggas” Video

Future debuted the video for his song "Trap Niggas" today, exactly a week after he released one for "Where I Come From." "Trap Niggas" i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Future – “Where I Came From” Video

The unrelenting slew of Future videos continues. Fresh off the news that he will tour with Drake this spring, the Atlanta rapper dropped the video…
Caitlin White | April 20, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Drake Announces Tour With Future, If You’re Reading This Collector’s Edition

What initially looked like just some Future dates quickly became a lot more interesting when Drake announced that the pair would be touring together for…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Future – “March Madness” Video

In case you had any doubts that Future might stop releasing mixtapes and music videos at the Gucci Mane-like rate he's been on lately, have…
Caitlin White | March 31, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Future – “Fuck Up Some Commas” Video

Future never sleeps. He released his third mixtape in six months, 56 Nights, last week, and has been on a tear releasing videos for song…
Caitlin White | March 27, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Download Future & DJ Esco 56 Nights Mixtape

DJ Esco, Future's longtime tour DJ, spent 56 days jailed in Dubai last year. That's not the kind of experience you get over quickly, so…
Chris DeVille | March 21, 2015 - 3:20 pm

The Week In Rap: The Great Drake/Kendrick Lamar Rivalry

This year, the best story in rap -- and the best story in music, and maybe the best story in popular culture in general --…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2015 - 11:08 am
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