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Status Ain't Hood

E-40 Is A National Treasure

A couple of weeks ago, the entire rap world welcomed A Tribe Called Quest back with open arms. That was exactly as it should've been.
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2016 - 11:23 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Thanksgiving is coming up, and many of us are dreading the difficult conversations we'll be having with family around the dinner table this year. By…
Stereogum | November 18, 2016 - 5:08 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

More Rapsody stories

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Thanksgiving is coming up, and many of us are dreading the difficult conversations we'll be having with family around the dinner table this year. By…
Stereogum | November 18, 2016 - 5:08 pm

Stream Rapsody Crown EP

After killing a slew of features and one-offs for a couple years since 2014's Beauty And The Beast EP, North Carolina MC Rapsody is back…
Collin Robinson | November 16, 2016 - 5:48 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Guillotine Flow” (Feat. Rapsody)

Just two weeks ago the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. released It's Better This Way, his rewarding surprise mixtape, which swung back and forth between enlightened,…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Watch Talib Kweli & Rapsody Debut “Every Ghetto” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

Because the Roots are the house band, The Tonight Show is always going to be a safe space for graduates of the late-'90s underground-rap wave.
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2015 - 10:04 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness

Not that long ago, major recording companies employed whole offices full of people whose whole purpose was to shape and mold rappers, to turn them…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Essay

Who’s Who On Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

Even after less than a week's worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to…
Nate Patrin | March 18, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Features George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat

The tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly surfaced last week, but didn't have any features attached. Now, iTunes has the official
James Rettig | March 15, 2015 - 9:29 pm