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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
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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
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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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More Kevin Gates stories

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Status Ain't Hood

Chance The Rapper Is Doing Incredible Things

You see plenty of good performances at music festivals, but you don't see too many great ones. I've been going to these things for literal…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 12:12 pm
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2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am
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Kevin Gates – “2 Phones” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kevin Gates, the intense and erratic Baton Rouge rap monster, will release his new album Islah early next year. He's talked about trying to make…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2015 - 3:11 pm
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Kevin Gates – “Really Really”

The same week a video of Kevin Gates kicking a female fan went viral, Kevin Gates announced the impending release of his new album. He…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 12:52 pm
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Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap’s Sloppy, Improbable Rise

As I write this, I'm sharing my office with a 130-pound yellow labrador named Flapjack. The last time I took him to a boarder, she…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2015 - 2:34 pm
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Kevin Gates – “Tattoo Session”

When last we heard from the furious Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates he was attempting to justify, through song, kicking a female fan in the
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 11:23 am

Download DJ E-Feezy The Wolf Of South Beach Mixtape

Young Money-affiliated Miami producer DJ E-Feezy has just dropped his new mixtape The Wolf Of South Beach. It's a massive 22-track project with a stacked…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Kevin Gates Addresses Battery Charge On New Song

Over the weekend, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was doing a show in Florida when 18-year-old female fan Miranda Dixon appeared to grab his leg.
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 12:57 pm
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