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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Thom Yorke rolled through to dominate the general conversation today, and his twitchy, hypnotic "A Brain In A Bottle" video really belongs on this list. But it came out on Friday, and this list only covers the seven days that ended yesterday. If Yorke was trying to game the system and crush this list,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014

Mixtape Of The Week: King Louie Drilluminati 2

For me, and for a lot of other people, Kanye West's Yeezus was the rap album of the year -- and the album of the year, period. But general consensus says that the biggest problem with Yeezus as a rap album was the actual rapping -- the deluded, snarled, all-over-the-place word-delivery. I don't agree; Kanye'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2013

Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West's ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn't clear which of Kanye's army of collaborators helped out on which songs, or who many of those collaborators even were. We'd read stories of Paris apartment recording sessions with Daft Punk, or of Rick Rubin helping Kanye strip his tracks dow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013

Yeezus To Feature Daft Punk, Justin Vernon, Chief Keef

Last night, Kanye West held a listening party for his new album Yeezus, filling the New York studio Milk with luminaries like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and our own Claire Lobenfeld, who might have more to add to this report later. Kanye reportedly claimed that he doesn't care if the album leaks, and he spent the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013

King Louie – “My Niggaz” Video

The final Mixtape Of The Week of 2012 went to Chicago scene elder King Louie's sparse, forbidding Drilluminati. And now unofficial drill music videographer DGainz, the man responsible for you knowing what Chief Keef looks like, has made a clip for the mixtape highlight "My Niggaz," full of evocative images of Keef and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2013

Mixtape Of The Week: King Louie Drilluminati

It's an old story: The cult-beloved pioneer whose work helps found an aesthetic and paves the way for a young phenom to come along, take shit over, and seize the popular imagination. The 26-year-old Chicago rapper Young Louie became a local star by helping to popularize the grim, gutstomping drill music sound, and like every… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2012