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The young Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! occupies an interesting place in the California rap ecosystem: He's a tremendously influential figure and a cult success, someone who shows up on a ton of…   Read Story »
Last week, the ascendant Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! shared the ridiculously propulsive single "Only That Real." It's got features from 2 Chainz and Sage The Gemini, and it feels like Iamsu!'s…   Read Story »
The effortlessly fluid young Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! has built an audience over the last couple of years with mixtapes like $uzy 6 $peed and the Problem collab Million Dollar Afro, both…   Read Story »
My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for "Stuck Like Glue," a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily codified country radio landscape. I hadn't paid close…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Two weeks ago, I gave Mixtape Of The Week to Roachy Balboa Round 3, the new one from San Francisco's Roach Gigz. One of the things I liked about that tape was the way Roach adapted his antic hornball…   Read Story »
If we were putting money on it, I'd tell you that Fool's Gold Records co-owner Nick Catchdubs is the best party DJ in the game right now. In the past few years, he's dominated Brooklyn and beyond…   Read Story »
The endlessly likable Richmond, California rapper/producer Iamsu! has been having a big 2013. First, he and the Compton rapper Problem linked up for the fun-as-hell collaborative mixtape Million…   Read Story »
The springy, energetic, fun-as-hell Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! has landed in the Mixtape Of The Week column twice recently: Once for last year's $uzy 6 $peed and once for Million Dollar Afro,…   Read Story »
I had a strange realization the other day: I was getting ready to write a Mixtape Of The Week piece about Casino, Future's brother, and his Ex Drug Dealer tape, which I like OK but which I was just…   Read Story »