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NBA YoungBoy Could Be A Huge Rap Star If He Can Stay Out Of Prison

NBA YoungBoy is in jail right now, and he might not come out for the next decade or two. A few weeks ago, Austin police…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2016 - 12:17 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Hazy, Abstract Persistence Of Madlib

On the list of history's greatest, most important rap producers, you will probably never find one with less ambition than Madlib. When I talk about…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 11:17 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: How Is The Game Making Good Music In 2015?

When the Game released The Documentary just over a decade ago, it felt like the result of one of those bets that the uber-rich twins…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2015 - 3:43 pm

More Madlib stories

Madlib & DOOM – “Avalanche”

Madvillain, the duo of Madlib and MF Doom, released the absolutely classic album Madvillainy almost 15 years ago, and the world has been waiting ever…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2016 - 12:28 pm

Madlib Announces Another Album With Freddie Gibbs

The last time virtuosic Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs teamed up with California producer Madlib, they gave us Piñata, one of the best albums that either…
Peter Helman | May 8, 2016 - 11:46 am

Freddie Gibbs – “Cocaine Parties In L.A.”

If you've ever heard Piñata, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's collaborative album, then you already know that Gibbs knows how to tear a Madlib beat to…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)

Just as promised, Kanye West has released some new material today. It looks like it's actually two new tracks -- one called "Real Friends," which…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: How Is The Game Making Good Music In 2015?

When the Game released The Documentary just over a decade ago, it felt like the result of one of those bets that the uber-rich twins…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2015 - 3:43 pm

MED, Blu & Madlib – “Knock Knock” (Feat. MF Doom)

Madlib and MF Doom fans have been impatiently waiting for the follow-up to Madvilliany to drop, and considering it's been over a decade since that…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 4:21 pm

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you're not a teenager anymore. And…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

Trouble Knows Me (Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring & Madlib) – “Trouble Knows Me”

Future Islands frontman has previously showed off his rap talents on stage, but never on record; when he guested on one of Gangrene's GTAV tracks,…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2015 - 10:45 am

List

5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Sunday

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind…
Ryan Leas | June 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm

2014 In Review

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

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)

Earlier this year, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib teamed up to release Piñata, their excellent collaborative album. One of the few album tracks that didn't have…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s” Video

When I write that YG's My Krazy Life is, to my mind, easily the best rap album of 2014 thus far, someone will inevitably show…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 11:05 am

Madlib – “Black Dreams (Sludge Fight)”

Late last year, Madlib released the beat album Rock Konducta Pt. 1, with the promise that a Pt. 2 was on the way. Now we've…
Miles Bowe | June 11, 2014 - 1:25 pm
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