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Earlier this week, we learned that Kanye West would become the latest recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Awards, the Video Music Awards’ basic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor that MTV knows how to give. It’s easy to quibble with that award. Kanye West has at least a few great… More »

Someone on Twitter (and I wish I could remember who) pointed out a fascinating factoid recently: Every time Gucci Mane goes away to prison — something that happens way too often — one of his 1017 Brick Squad understudies blows the fuck up. First, it was OJ Da Juiceman. Then, it was Waka Flocka Flame. More »

Last year, there was one album — Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City — that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

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Gucci Mane – “Jackie Chan” (Feat. Migos)

Gucci Mane's been in a lot of legal trouble over the last few years, but his latest court battle has more at stake than most.
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 10:49 am

Stream Gucci Mane & Rich Homie Quan Trust God Fuck 12

Things haven't been going so great for the troubled rap genius Gucci Mane lately. He recently alienated a ton of industry friends in a deranged…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2013 - 11:18 am

Blue Sky Black Death – “Keys” (Feat. Gucci Mane, Deniro Farrar, Nacho Picasso & Mack Shine)

The ambitious Seattle rap production duo Blue Sky Black Death released their sprawling album Glaciers this week, and it's notably low on actual rap. And…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane Diary Of A Trap God

No less than a month ago, Tom had this to say about Gucci Mane's 2013 output so far: "[He] has always been happy to absolutely…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 11, 2013 - 5:34 pm
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Mixtape(s) Of The Week: Gucci Mane: World War 3 (Lean, Molly & Gas)

Gucci Mane has always been happy to absolutely fuck up our collective music-listening schedules. "Prolific" just isn't a sufficient word anymore. I am not exaggerating…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2013 - 3:34 pm
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Download Chief Keef Bang Part 2 Mixtape

The young Chicago rap nihilist Chief Keef just turned 18, and he also just released his Bang Part 2 mixtape, his first full-length after last…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2013 - 10:50 am
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Stream Gucci Mane Trap House III

When Gucci Mane cranks out way more (excellent) free music than anyone could reasonably be expected to process, it might seem a bit weird whe…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2013 - 8:57 am
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The Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame Beef Is Apparently On

Amidst all the news and conjecture about Lil Wayne's health, another major rap story is exploding tonight. Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame -- friends,…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2013 - 10:56 pm
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Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane & Young Scooter Free Bricks 2

Earlier this week, for about half an hour, Gucci Mane officially changed his name to Guwop, announcing the change on his Twitter: "Thanks Fans, for…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2013 - 2:14 pm
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Stream The Spring Breakers Soundtrack

After the video for Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything (Remix)” was released, Tom took to the Twitterverse to assist him in uncovering the identity of…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 6, 2013 - 1:32 pm
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Download Gucci Mane & Young Scooter Free Bricks 2 Mixtape

A couple of months into the year, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Atlanta’s 1017 Bricksquad crew are pretty much determined to dominate the street-rap landscape.
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2013 - 10:42 am
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Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane Trap God 2

Real talk: There have been more good mixtapes than good albums in 2013. I don't know that there's been a single out-and-out classic, but every…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2013 - 2:10 pm
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Download Gucci Mane Trap God 2 Mixtape

Last year, after spending way too long in the drug-haze-and-prison-time wilderness, a reawakened Gucci Mane released three mixtapes, and all of them were pretty good.
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2013 - 11:28 am
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Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane Trap God

Knee-jerk Gucci Mane haters, I am no longer talking to you. Three-plus years after Gucci's still-staggering 2009 breakout, if you're still unwilling to concede the…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2012 - 3:08 pm
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Gucci Mane – “Crazy” (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame) Video (NSFW)

Obviously, if Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame are going to release a video on Halloween, they're going to go all the way with it.
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2012 - 12:20 pm
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Download Gucci Mane Trap God Mixtape

I've been looking forward to this one. Last night at 10:17 p.m., the messily wonderful Atlanta rap star Gucci Mane released Trap God, his third…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2012 - 9:02 am
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Gucci Mane – “Fuck Da World” (Feat. Future) Video

ATL torchbearers Gucci Mane and Future lamp it up on boats, mountaintops and villas in the clip for Trap God cut "Fuck Da World." Naturally,…
Corban Goble | October 17, 2012 - 3:45 pm
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Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Telephuck” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

Here's Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's debut single for Universal, a maximalist, stuttering cut called "Telephuck" that features Trap God Gucci Mane. Hear it below.
Corban Goble | October 11, 2012 - 2:55 pm
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Gucci Mane – “Fuck The World” (Feat. Future)

Here's another cut from Gucci Mane's forthcoming Trap Lord mixtape, a laid-back but assuredly menacing rumble called "Fuck The World." Keeping it strictly ATL i…
Corban Goble | September 19, 2012 - 4:06 pm