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Drake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen’s “Tuesday,” changing the song from a regional internet phenomenon into an actual national hit. We know this. It’s documented. And then Makonnen signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label and basically seemed to join rap’s… More »

For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You’re The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to figure out how to be in an adult couple, mostly because they know they’d be doomed if they were on their own. Aya Cash, the show’s female lead, plays a… More »

Rich Homie Quan could’ve easily been a one-and-done, a craggy-voiced fake Future who scored one transcendent hit out of nowhere and then disappeared right back into the Atlanta underground. And if he’d gone away after “Type Of Way,” that still would’ve been a good run. That’s an incredible song, a confident melodic slink that floats… More »

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G Herbo – “Lord Knows” (Feat. Joey Bada$$) (Prod. Metro Boomin)

G Herbo, the furious young rapper who used to go by Lil Herb, comes from the Chicago drill world, but he's more of an old-style…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 9:28 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We're changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase "the week…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

Chief Keef – “Faneto (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Bibby, Lil Herb, King Louie & Lil Durk)

When Chicago's drill music came to prominence a few years ago, arcane beefs and gang alignments kept some of the scene's brightest lights from jumping…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 10:11 am

The Week In Rap: Get Ready For Skepta To Be A Thing

I don't know why American critics stopped writing about grime. Sometime around 2004, grime -- the British hybrid of rap and dancehall and UK garage…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 11:57 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Lil Herb Pistol P Project

"DID NICKI JUS CHANGE MY LIFE?" That's something the young Chicago rapper Lil Herb asked on Twitter last year after he showed up on Nicki…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Download Lil Herb Pistol P Project Mixtape

Near the beginning of 2014, the fearsome young Chicago rapper Lil Herb dropped his Welcome To Fazoland mixtape, one of the year's best rap full-lengths.
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2014 - 10:15 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

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.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Lil Herb – “Knucklehead” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)

Young Chicago-based rapper Lil Herb has been making his collaborative rounds in 2014, from his feature in Nicki Minaj's "Chi-Raq" to the "Fight or Flight"…
Ethan Jacobs | December 4, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Lil Herb – “Fight Or Flight (Remix)” (Feat. Common & Chance The Rapper) Video

The young Chicago hardass Lil Herb got two generations of his hometown's rap eminences to guest on the remix to "Fight Or Flight," a standout…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Lil Herb – “Frankie Lymon”

The gruff, quick-tongued young Chicago rapper Lil Herb is having a hell of a year. He released the ferocious, deeply impressive mixtape Welcome To Fazoland,…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2014 - 11:26 am

Lil Bibby – “Game Over” (Feat. Lil Herb)

Lil Bibby and Lil Herb are two young, hungry, guttural, gruff-voiced, ridiculously skilled Chicago rappers, and they came up rapping alongside each other last year.
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 11:43 am

Lil Herb – “Just Bars” Video

Thus far in 2014, the young and hard-as-fuck Chicago rapper Lil Herb has released Welcome To Fazoland, one of the year's best mixtapes, and rapped…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 10:27 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The coolest thing about the four-headed Nirvana proxy that performed at last night's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony was the demographic disparity…
Stereogum | April 11, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Nicki Minaj – “Chi-Raq” (Feat. Lil Herb)

Nicki Minaj has been rapping hard lately -- on the "My Nigga" remix, on the "Boss Ass Bitch" remix, on her own "Lookin Ass Nigga"…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2014 - 10:32 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's been a slow-ish week in terms of new songs, and it seems like that will continue to be the case till SXSW is behind…
Stereogum | February 21, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Lil Herb Welcome To Fazoland

In the music of Chief Keef, his GBE crew, and their assorted Chicago peers, there's a certain pathos, but it's an implicit pathos. These are…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2014 - 3:57 pm