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2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

Status Ain't Hood

Skepta Makes Grime Sound New

Funny thing about grime: It's a throwback genre that still sounds like the future. When grime first emerged in the early '00s, it sounded completely…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2016 - 11:55 am

More Kevin Gates stories

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

Kevin Gates Gets 6 Months In Jail For Kicking Female Fan Who Grabbed His Shorts

Over a year ago, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was charged with battery for kicking an 18-year-old female fan at a concert in Lakeland, Florida.
Grace Birnstengel | October 26, 2016 - 11:37 pm

Suicide Squad Soundtrack Has New Grimes, Action Bronson With Dan Auerbach, Kevin Gates, & More

Lots of people saw Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and lots of people hated it. So it's up to the forthcoming supervillain-team-up movie Suicide
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2016 - 11:41 am

Stream Kevin Gates Murder For Hire II Mixtape

So, Kevin Gates' major label debut, Islah, went gold despite some peculiar moves, whoulda thunk it? Anyway, the Baton Rouge rapper has never been one…
Collin Robinson | May 27, 2016 - 11:29 am

Watch An Overwhelmed Kevin Gates Do “2 Phones” & “Really Really” On Conan

Fun fact: Before Drake came though and crushed everyone, Kevin Gates' messy and uncompromising Islah was 2016's best-selling rap album. The man has become a…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2016 - 9:46 am

Status Ain't Hood

Bankroll Fresh: Death Of A Hot Boy

For anyone who regularly wastes time on Twitter, the brief and fleeting death-scare is a familiar sensation. You see the name of a celebrity you…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2016 - 11:18 am

Interview

The Week In Pop Q&A: The 1975’s Matt Healy On His Band’s Massive, Adventurous New LP

Matthew Healy answers the phone in a daze. "I get in to New York tomorrow. I'm in the UK at the moment. I just flew…
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2016 - 3:31 pm

The Week In Pop

Forecasting The 2016 Grammys

The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine's Day and Monday is Presidents' Day, so the Grammy people figured they'd be better…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2016 - 1:34 pm

Kevin Gates – “Pride” Video

Islah, the proper major-label debut from Baton Rouge underground rap monster Kevin Gates, is selling better than anyone expected. And now Gates, who has made…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2016 - 4:35 pm

Kevin Gates, Beacon Of Good Judgment, Explains Why He Didn’t Vaccinate His Kids

Vaccinate your children. The most contentious I usually get on here is the occasional goofy band takedown, but I want to be serious for a…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2016 - 11:22 am

Status Ain't Hood

Kevin Gates Makes Some Strange Decisions On His Major-Label Debut

Kanye West wasn't in the room for the first Kanye West stage-crash of 2016. Instead, a random and stoned-looking young man wandered onstage as the…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 9:33 am

Guy Crashes People’s Choice Awards Stage To Shout Out Kevin Gates And Kanye

Last night, the generally deeply predictable People's Choice Award hosted maybe the sleepiest, most low-impact Ol' Dirty Bastard/Kanye West awards-show moment of all time. This…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2016 - 9:38 am

2015 In Review

Not On Spotify: 10 Great Off-The-Grid, Unofficial, Or Self-Released Albums Of 2015

If you believe everything you read, the music industry was "saved" not once but three times in 2015 -- first by Taylor Swift, then by…
David Holmes | December 28, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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