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Status Ain't Hood

NBA YoungBoy Could Be A Huge Rap Star If He Can Stay Out Of Prison

NBA YoungBoy is in jail right now, and he might not come out for the next decade or two. A few weeks ago, Austin police…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2016 - 12:17 pm

2016 In Review

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to…
Collin Robinson | December 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

Status Ain't Hood

“Juju On That Beat” And The Towering Legacy Of “Knuck If You Buck”

It showed up in the lower reaches of the Billboard top 10 last week: A giddy new dance-craze record, one made by a couple of…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 11:52 am

More Jadakiss stories

Juelz Santana – “Ol’ Thang Back” (Feat. Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Method Man, & Redman)

Crusty New York rap-veteran hardheads need to stick together. That's exactly what happens on "Ol' Thing Back," as five different rappers -- all from in…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2016 - 1:02 pm

The Lox – “Don’t You Cry” & “What Else You Need To Know”

When Puff Daddy announced his Bad Boy reunion tour earlier this year, the thing I was most excited about and most disappointed to miss was…
Collin Robinson | December 2, 2016 - 10:42 am

The Lox’s First New Album In 16 Years Coming Later This Month

The Lox, the hip-hop group made up of Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, reemerged a few years ago with a trio of new EPs.
Peter Helman | December 1, 2016 - 9:38 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The 10 Best BET Cypher Performances Of All Time

The BET Hip-Hop Awards are a fairly meaningless annual event, except for one thing: They're where we get to see the Cyphers, the video series…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:59 am

Status Ain't Hood

Young Thug Is His Own Genre Now

On the old Comedy Central puppets-doing-prank-calls show Crank Yankers, there was once a sketch where Ludacris called Def Jam president Kevin Liles and informed him…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2016 - 9:38 am

Status Ain't Hood

21 Savage Is Rap’s New Bad Guy

Midway through Savage Mode, the fearsome young Atlanta rapper 21 Savage's new mixtape with producer Metro Boomin, there's a song called "Bad Guy." Really, every…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2016 - 10:59 am

Status Ain't Hood

Vince Staples Vs. The ’90s Rap Canon

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…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2015 - 12:43 pm

List

The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Meditative Chamber-Rap Of Dr. Yen Lo

The classic sound of New York rap, the late-'80s/early-'90s style that we most often associate with the city, is based entirely around the drums, and…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap Is Like “Hey What’s Up Hello”

During the dark, horrifying Macklemore Ascendancy period of 2013, there was a lot of talk about how the top spot on the Billboard singles charts…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Curren$y – “Pot Jar” (Feat. Jadakiss)

Over the weekend, the eternally chill New Orleans rapper Curren$y released Pilot Talk III, the eagerly anticipated sequel to his two great 2010 albums, which…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 9:15 am

The Lox – “All We Know” Video

It's been a while since Yonkers goon-rap veterans the Lox recorded anything as a unit, but all three members -- Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 1:25 pm
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