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Vince Staples is 22 years old. He was born in 1993. When Illmatic and Ready To Die came out, he was a baby. Staples made one of the best rap albums of the year, by any metric. He put it together with No I.D., a producer who was making classic music when Staples was barely… More »

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 »

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 floats… More »

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Brodinski & Shy Glizzy – “WOAH”

For the past few years, Yours Truly has used its Songs From Scratch series to pair up unlikely artists for collaborations, and it's helped bring…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 3:09 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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2013 - 4:17 pm