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If you've ever spent too long speaking uninterrupted -- teaching a class, say, or reading aloud to your kids -- you've probably noticed your voice fraying and decaying, reducing itself to a husk more…   Read Story »
In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud…   Read Story »
Last year, Kevin Gates, a longtime rap hero in his Baton Rouge hometown, broke the fuck out nationally with his incredible mixtape The Luca Brasi Story. Gates has released a couple of other mixtapes…   Read Story »
16 days before 2014 ends, the Baton Rouge rap monster Kevin Gates will release a new mixtape, presumably because he likes making things difficult for those of us who are trying to make "best rap…   Read Story »
Next month, the fearsome Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates releases his new Luca Brasi 2 mixtape out into the world, and he's already shared early tracks "Reasonable Suspicion," "Crazy," and the August…   Read Story »
Lately, the Baton Rouge rap monster Kevin Gates has been throwing up new songs like "Reasonable Suspicion" and "Crazy" online. Now, we know why. Next month, Gates will release Luca Brasi 2, the…   Read Story »
The hungry, ferocious Baton Rouge rapper, who released the very good By Any Means mixtape earlier this year, might have a new mixtape in the works. Or he might just be cranking out new songs online…   Read Story »
The Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates released the very good By Any Means mixtape earlier this year. And even though casual fans probably just know him as the guy who says you should eat booty, he's…   Read Story »
XXL's annual Freshman Class issue is always a sketchy proposition, but it always includes at least a handful of genuine talents. Five of the most interesting guys on this year's list have joined…   Read Story »
The rap magazine XXL finds its biggest moment, culturally, when it unveils its not-quite-annual "freshman class" cover, grouping together a crew of up-and-coming rappers earmarked for stardom. Some…   Read Story »