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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 »

Terrence Howard’s place in rap history would’ve been safe if he’d quit after “Whoop That Trick.” In the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard played Djay, a Memphis pimp trying to go straight by turning to a rap career. And in the movie’s best scene, he’s holed up in a homemade studio, egg crates taped… More »

Another week, like last week, when people had other things going on and weren’t cranking out music videos with the consistently that they might otherwise. It makes sense. After watching the grand drama of the election, the states falling blue one-by-one, the schadenfreud-rich concession speeches, the immediate right-wing identity crisis playing out on TV in… More »

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Lushlife – “The Waking World” (Feat. I Break Horses)

The Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife has that classic sort of East Coast neck-snap rap delivery, but he also has fascinating ideas about how to…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Lushlife – “Eyes Without A Face” (Billy Idol Cover)

Hazy Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife has just shared a stuttering, head-blown cover of Billy Idol's 1983 Rebel Yell single "Eyes Without A Face." Here's what he…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Lushlife – “Body Double”

Hazy Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife aka Raj Haldar has announced his new album Ritualize will be out 2/19 next year via Western Vinyl. Back in 2012…
Caitlin White | October 5, 2015 - 11:51 am

Tame Impala – “Nangs (Lushlife Remix)”

The Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife is an under-the-radar treasure, and if you've been sleeping on his 2012 album Plateau Vision and his 2011 mixtape…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2015 - 9:52 am

Stream Swet Shop Boys Swet Shop EP

When I spoke with Heems over the winter, he mentioned an upcoming EP with British actor Riz Ahmed (AKA Riz MC) under the name Sweatshop…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Styles P – “Lush Styles” (Prod. Lushlife)

Styles P, the legendary hardass Yonkers rapper, has been revealing something of an internet-weirdo streak lately, collaborating with people like Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, Curren$y,…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 11:31 am

Lushlife – “Magnolia” Video

"Magnolia," a song from Philly rapper/producer Lushlife's pretty-great 2012 album Plateau Vision, has a deceptively pleasant float to it, but it's also a showcase for…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Heems – “Soup Boys (Pretty Drones)”

Das Racist's Heems has already put out one mixtape this year: The scattered and ferocious Nehru Jackets, which showed deeper reserves of rage and confusion…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Lushlife – “She’s A Buddhist, I’m A Cubist (Remix Feat. Angel Deradoorian, Cities Aviv, G-Side, Big Baby Gandhi, Deniro Farrar, KDz Kenny Dennis)”

Here's a remix of Philly rapper Lushlife's Plateau Vision cut "She's A Buddhist, I'm A Cubist," a track that's given a lush, spirited reimagination thanks…
Corban Goble | June 12, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Lushlife – “Still I Hear The Word Progress” Video (Feat. Styles P)

Lushlife's clip for the airwalking Styles P collab "Still I Hear The Word Progress" is the rare rap video that doesn't show any rappers. Instead,…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Shabazz Palaces Remix Lushlife

"Hale-Bopp Was The Bedouins" is the Himanshu collab from Plateau Vision, the underrated new album from Philly rapper/producer Lushlife. When the track appeared in its…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Stream Lushlife Plateau Vision

On last year's great No More Golden Days mixtape, the Philly rapper/producer conclusively proved, if there was even any doubt, that smart lyrics and guttural…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Lushlife – “Still I Hear The Word Progress (Balam Acab Remix)”

Remix warlock Balam Acab recently tackled Lushlife's new single, "Still I Hear The Word Progress," instilling his own slowed-down, wispy aesthetic. Download it below.
Corban Goble | April 2, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Lushlife – “Still I Hear The Word Progress” (Feat. Styles P)

Last year, we rewarded Lushlife's smooth, smart No More Golden Days with a Mixtape Of The Week distinction. Today, the promising Philly rapper put out…
Corban Goble | March 5, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Lushlife – “Big Sur”

Last year, the Philly-based rapper/producer Lushlife released his great No More Golden Days mixtape, a heady combination of raspy, weathered East Coast thump and swirly,…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2012 - 9:59 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Lushlife No More Golden Days

This wasn't an easy day to pick Mixtape Of The Week. Most weeks, Waka Flocka Flame's ridiculously fun, satisfying Lebron Flocka James 3 would've been…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2011 - 2:33 pm