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Status Ain’t Hood: Will Rich Homie Quan Ever Stop Going In?

Rich Homie Quan could’ve easily been a one-and-done, a craggy-voiced fake Future who scored one transcendent hit out of nowhere and then disappeared right back into the Atlanta underground. And if he’d gone away after “Type Of Way,” that still would’ve been a good run. That’s an incredible song, a confident melodic slink that float… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Shy Glizzy – “Funeral (Remix)” (Feat. Jeezy)

“Funeral” was already the best song on adenoidal D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy’s late-2014 mixtape Law 3: Now Or Never. It’s a swollen, churchy knocker on which Glizzy imagines what a great party his funeral is going to be. And its huge, dramatic beat is exactly the sort of thing that begs for Jeezy’s triumphant grunt. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 12:17 pm

The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn’t feel like a fluke. The first rapper to win was Eminem, who would’ve taken home the trophy for “Lose Yourself” in 2003 if he’d bothered to show up. That was the Academy acknowledging… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am

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. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Shy Glizzy Law 3: Now Or Never

There’s a great moment that arrives in a few rappers’ careers: They’ve been local heroes for long enough to become local stars, and their reputation has started to expand the the point where their hometowns can no longer hold them. They’ve been around for years, and yet they feel completely new to the national scene,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Shy Glizzy – “Awwsome (Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky)

Shy Glizzy is a Washington, D.C. rapper who’s built a serious underground following over the past few years and whose Law 2 tape earned Mixtape Of The Week honors last year. Glizzy’s “Awwsome,” a track from his Young Jefe mixtape, is an underground hit that’s been bubbling for a while, and now a couple of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Shy Glizzy Law 2

Shy Glizzy wants you to know that he is not Wale. On his song “I Am DC,” Glizzy throws a few shots at the more prominent rappers who claim his hometown: “These niggas ain’t from my city, don’t represent my city / They all around the world but I don’t catch them in my city.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2013 - 4:17 pm