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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 »

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 lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

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 on the way tough and haggard and stressed-out voices interact with those drums. DJ Premier is a legend not because he was an innovator — he wasn’t, not really –… More »

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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

Lil Wayne – “Gotti” (Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P)

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V was supposed to come out later this year, but now it's been delayed indefinitely, which is crazy. Wayne is one…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 10:49 am

Girl Talk & Freeway – “I Can Hear Sweat” (Feat. Jadakiss)

Tomorrow, we'll get to hear what happens when Gregg Gillis makes rap beats for extended periods of time and doesn't shoot them full of Bon…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Meek Mill – “Heaven Or Hell” (Feat. Jadakiss & Guordan Banks) Video

On "Heaven Or Hell," a track from his great Dreamchasers 3 mixtape, the Philly rap animal Meek Mill flipped the Luniz classic "I Got 5…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2014 - 10:26 am

DJ Khaled – “I Did It For My Dawgs” (Feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Ace Hood & Jadakiss) Video

DJ Khaled might not have too many talents in this world, but he's better than just about anyone else at lining up hard-as-fuck rappers for…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 9:13 am

Kanye West – “I Don’t Like” Remix (Feat. Chief Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean)

UPDATE: The dirty, untagged, CD-quality version has now appeared online, so we've got it below. Kanye is still going with this G.O.O.D. Fridays…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Uncle Murda – “Warning (Remix)” (Feat. French Montana, Jadakiss, Styles P, Jim Jones, Vado & Cam’ron)

All you really need to know about this posse cut in in this Cam'ron line: "SMACK THE SHIT OUT YOUR NEIGHBOR / SMACK THE SHIT…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2011 - 2:21 pm