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Maybe five years ago, I was at the FADER Fort at SXSW, waiting for Lil B to play one of his first big solo shows since he’d become a buzzy word-of-mouth internet presence. I’d been waiting in that tent for a long time, and I was chatting with friends when I looked up and, holy… More »

Vince Staples is 22 years old. He was born in 1993. When Illmatic and Ready To Die came out, he was a baby. Staples made one of the best rap albums of the year, by any metric. He put it together with No I.D., a producer who was making classic music when Staples was barely… More »

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 »

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Future – “The Percocet & Stripper Joint” Video

While we wait for the rumored Drake/Future mixtape, Future is still dropping new videos for tracks off of his great new album DS2. The latest…
Peter Helman | September 17, 2015 - 9:57 pm

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

Although the release of his debut full-length Free TC has been pushed back to November, Ty Dolla $ign just dropped the Fetty Wap collab "When
Peter Helman | September 13, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Watch Drake & Norm Kelly Join Future At Ryerson University

For the past couple of days, the internet has been abuzz with rumors of a surprise Drake x Future mixtape that's supposedly about to drop.
Peter Helman | September 12, 2015 - 12:27 pm

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 On…
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 woman…
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

The Week In Pop: Watch Us Whip Through The History Of Dance Crazes, From Chubby Checker To Silentó

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…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: The Developing Drake/Meek Mill Soap Opera

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…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2015 - 8:54 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | July 24, 2015 - 4:25 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
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