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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 into the Atlanta underground. And if he’d gone away after “Type Of Way,” that still would’ve been a good run. That’s an incredible song, a confident melodic slink that float… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Jackie Chain & Nick Catchdubs After Hours

There was a moment in the middle of the last decade where just about every mainstream rap song took place in the club. That moment is over, but it’ll never end for Alabama bulldozer Jackie Chain. “Rollin’,” Jackie’s breakout underground hit, might just be rap’s greatest-ever ode to ecstasy, and it has plenty of competitio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Download Jackie Chain After Hours Mixtape

Fresh out of the recently-profiled Huntsville rap scene, Jackie Chain has come through with some strong cuts in the last couple of months. Delivering on that promise, Chain’s new new mixtape, After Hours, a collaboration between the Alabama rapper and Fool’s Gold records co-founder Nick Catchdubs, is his most cohesive, most trunk-rattling release yet. Download… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 8, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Area Codes: 256 – Huntsville, AL

Like any great music scene, Huntsville has been percolating for some time now. Through acts like PRGz and the production duo Block Beataz, Huntsville became a pin on the rap landscape with its stylistically Southern, but immensely colorful, music. Eventually, Huntsville bristled toward “breakout” status on the backs of groups like G-Side, whose last two… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 12, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Jackie Chain – “Parked Outside” (Feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.) Video

Motion Family’s new video for Jackie Chain’s Alabama trunk-rattler “Parked Outside,” like the song that accompanies it, works as a celebration of tricked-out ancestral American automobiles. As rap videos go, it’s not exactly revolutionary, but Motion Family know how to film the usual rap-video scenes with a narcotic sort of atmosphere that fits the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Jackie Chain – “Parked Outside” (Feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.)

Huntsville rap stomper Jackie Chain is one of the people responsible for the cult-favorite single “Rollin’,” and now he’s the man behind the new jam “Parked Outside,” a truly satisfying piece of Southern-rap classicism. Texas legend Bun B shows up for a verse, and the excellent Mississippi producer Big K.R.I.T. produces the track and cho… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2011 - 4:18 pm