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Drake is rap’s biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He’s effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

I stopped doing Mixtape Of The Week at the exact right goddam time. Three weeks ago, when I wrote my last MOTW column, “mixtape” still meant “thing that rappers give away for free on the internet.” But now Drake is calling If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late a mixtape, even though he’s selling it… More »

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Da$h, Domo Genesis, & Remy Banks – “4:50AM”

Imagine clicking on SoundCloud eager to hear a one-off song from three incredible under-the-radar rappers and finding this as the description of the song: "Influential…
Caitlin White | July 24, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Stream Remy Banks higher. + “exhale.” Video

Remy Banks is dead-set on putting New York back on the map. Along with his roles in the scruffy Queens hip-hop collectives World's Fair and…
Caitlin White | May 18, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Remy Banks – “n1go”

After a string of one-off collaborations, a tour with Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples, and the debut of the lead single "rem.," Queens rapper Remy…
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Remy Banks – “rem.” (Feat. Nasty Nigel) Video

On the heels of releasing the first single from his forthcoming project higher., Remy Banks has dropped the accompanying visuals for "rem." and the video…
Caitlin White | March 5, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Remy Banks – “rem.” (Feat. Nasty Nigel)

As hip-hop culture has spread outward from its New York epicenter, other cities have made a serious play for the throne. Lately Atlanta, arguably the…
Caitlin White | February 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Prince SAMO – “Flowers” (Feat. Mr. MFN eXquire, Remy Banks, & Goldie Glo) Video

Last week, we were gifted Lakutis's "Too Ill For The Law" and its brooding clip co-crafted by visionary director Shomi Patwary. Here's another piece of…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 2, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Remy Banks – “GLDCHN” (Feat. Bodega Bamz) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

For the video for Remy Banks's "GLDCHN" featuring Bodega Bamz, the two took their respective rap families -- Banks's World Fair and Bamz's Tanboys --…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 13, 2013 - 11:04 am

Remy Banks (Feat. Bodega Bamz) – “GLDCHN” (Prod. By Milo)

Regarding his new single "GLDCHN," rapper Remy Banks says, "This is NEWNEWYORK. There is no NEWNEWYORK without QUEENS." Passion for his home borough is imbued…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 10, 2013 - 11:00 am