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What Happened To Ludacris?

In 2004, Spike Jonze had already made Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, and he'd mostly retired from making music videos. There were, however, exceptions. Jonze,…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2017 - 12:51 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

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

More Kevin Gates stories

Kevin Gates Denied Bail

Last month, Kevin Gates was arrested on an outstanding weapons-related warrant just as he was about to get out of jail for kicking an 18-year-old
Peter Helman | April 19, 2017 - 10:57 pm

Kevin Gates – “What If”

Kevin Gates is still behind bars after being arrested on an outstanding weapons-related warrant just as he was about to get out on a battery…
James Rettig | April 5, 2017 - 9:52 am

Kevin Gates Was Arrested This Morning Just As He Was Getting Out Of Prison

Kevin Gates is one of rap's biggest stars right now, but he's also one of rap's most troubled. And he's not making things any easier…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 9:40 am

Lil Bibby – “You Ain’t Gang (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, & Kevin Gates)

The young, gravelly-voiced Chicago hardass Lil Bibby has himself a street hit with the forbidding banger "You Ain't Gang," and he's now rounded out some…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 10:41 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

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

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

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
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