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Status Ain’t Hood: The Meditative Chamber-Rap Of Dr. Yen Lo

The classic sound of New York rap, the late-’80s/early-’90s style that we most often associate with the city, is based entirely around the drums, and on the way tough and haggard and stressed-out voices interact with those drums. DJ Premier is a legend not because he was an innovator — he wasn’t, not really –… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Future – “Fuck Up Some Commas (Remix)” (Feat. Rick Ross & Big Sean)

Fuck Up Some Commas” is the rather obvious club-banger off Future’s Monster mixtape, and though I’m still reeling over how incredible this all-Spanish version is, Rick Ross and Big Sean jumped on a remix of the English version today. You’ve gotta hand it to Future, “fuck up some commas” is the coolest euphemism for spending… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 27, 2015 - 2:18 pm

50 Cent Sues Rick Ross Over Sex Tape

Sex tapes are the most effective way to shame and blackmail in the 21st century — which is probably why I’m so proud of Kim Kardashian for turning her former shame into a multi-million-dollar empire. But I digress. This sex tape story is a much sadder tale involving 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson), Rick Ro… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap Is Like “Hey What’s Up Hello”

During the dark, horrifying Macklemore Ascendancy period of 2013, there was a lot of talk about how the top spot on the Billboard singles charts had become a whites-only zone. And it’s true: In the past few years, white pop-rappers like Macklemore and Iggy Azalea have managed to blow up huge by bypassing rap’s traditionally… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary cast list this side of a mixtape. Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Die Antwoord all make an appearance as characters in the film, and a particular… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

Q&A: Chilly Gonzales On Chambers, Poptimism, And Life As A Musical Genius

Chilly Gonzales has lived so many musical lives it’s hard to keep them straight. Born Jason Beck, he’s a classically trained pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed musical genius (hey, somebody has to say it, right?) who has co-authored musicals; pursued the alt-rock path as the frontman of Son; set Guinness records for piano-playing; tried his hand… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 25, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Bill Murray Hits SXSW To Tell Jimmy Kimmel A Rick Ross Story

Bill Murray is legendary for, among many other things, making random and miragelike SXSW appearances — turning up at garage-rock shows to tend bar, say. And last night, he was a guest on one of the SXSW episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live. On the show, he told a vague story about trying to work with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 10:14 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 and blaring car alarms — was the most exciting genre of music in the world. London suddenly seemed to overflow with hyena-voiced teenagers who’d learned how to make madly juddering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015 - 11:57 am

Alec Baldwin Raps With Chance The Rapper, Bill Murray Chills With Rick Ross

It’s always fun to see celebrity worlds collide. Take Chance The Rapper and Alec Baldwin, who were apparently hanging out over the weekend and decided to record a video of Chance beatboxing while Baldwin raps over him. Chance posted the team-up on Instagram yesterday, and the viral get together is meant to raise awareness for… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 9:11 am

Gunplay – “Scuffed Timbs” (Feat. Rick Ross) (Prod. Timbaland)

Gunplay’s debut studio album has been perpetually in limbo for a few years now, but it looks like it could finally be getting a release. After a few false starts and a handful of mixtapes, including this year’s self-titled, Living Legend is scheduled to come out early next year. “Scuffed Timbs” is a new track… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014 - 6:29 pm

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year’s best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you know,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Rick Ross – “If They Knew” (Feat. K. Michelle) Video

During most of the year, it’s extremely difficult for a major-label rap artist to get an album out. During the last six weeks of the year, though, those albums come fast and furious. I have no idea why that would be, but one of the biggest albums of this year’s fourth-quarter rap-album marathon is Rick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm

America’s Pear Farmers Thank Rick Ross

Rick Ross lost some weight recently thanks to a fruit-heavy diet (RossFit isn’t real, unfortunately), and when he proclaimed his love of pears to an interviewer last summer, he instantly became the stuff of Vine legend. Rozay’s “Shout out to all the pear” quote became one of 2014’s biggest memes — never mind that Ro… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Rick Ross Touts “RossFit” Workout Method, Says “Fuck Bruce Springsteen” In Funny Or Die Video

I don’t know if the world is ready for a self-aware Rick Ross, but it’s happening. He’s out here making Funny Or Die videos now. Or at least he’s made one. It’s a fake fitness commercial for RossFit, because Ross has recently lost some weight and also because “Ross” rhymes with “Cross.” Also of note:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014 - 11:40 am

Rick Ross – “Movin’ Bass” (Feat. Jay Z)

Rick Ross has shared another track from his second album of the year, Hood Billionaire. So far, we’ve heard “Elvis Presley Blvd.,” the R. Kelly-assisted “Keep Doin’ That,” and “Nickel Rock” with Lil Boosie. “Movin’ Bass” is produced by Timbaland and sees him teaming up with frequent collaborator Jay Z. Listen below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 8:22 pm

Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Pharrell headlined Odd Future’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For one, his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined him on stage for a brief reunion performance that brought Tyler, The Creator to tears. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

Rick Ross – “Nickel Rock” (Feat. Lil Boosie) & “Elvis Presley Blvd. (Remix)”

Rick Ross apparently still intends to release his new album Hood Billionaire before this month is over, and his new track “Nickel Rock” is a crack-dealing anthem that unites him with the Baton Rouge energy-bomb Lil Boosie. The song is decent enough, but Boosie just murders his verse, as he’s murdered every verse he’s done… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014 - 11:01 am

Rick Ross – “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch)” (Feat. R. Kelly) Video

Rick Ross’ Hood Billionaire comes out next month, and it’s his second album of the year following Mastermind, which came out back in March. A few weeks back, he shared “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch),” a track from the upcoming album that features the despicable R. Kelly. Now, he’s put out a video for the… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Project Pat – “Imma Get Me Sum” (Feat. Rick Ross & Juicy J)

Rick Ross got the Memphis knucklehead-rap legend and longtime Three 6 Mafia affiliate Project Pat to show up on “Elvis Presley Blvd.,” his recent street single. And now Ross has repaid the favor, contributing a verse to “Imma Get Me Sum,” the first single from Pat’s forthcoming Cheez N Dope 3 mixtape. Pat’s brother Juicy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014 - 10:46 am

The Weeknd – “Often (Remix Feat. Schoolboy Q & Rick Ross)”

The Weeknd has been running with “Often” for a while now — what at first seemed like a one-off single has already gotten a… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 10:50 pm
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