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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If Kendrick Lamar had not released an actual music video this week, then the week's best music-related video would surely be the shaky camera-phone footage…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Tee Grizzley’s Hard-As-Hell Jail-Rap Strikes An Emotional Chord

Rap needs characters. It's a genre built on outsized, larger-than-life personas, on extroverted human charisma-bombs who willed themselves to superhero status. Right now, two of…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2017 - 11:36 am

Status Ain't Hood

Is Chance The Rapper About To Get Corny?

The Best New Artist Grammy award has a fascinating and bizarre history. The Beatles won it. Bob Newhart won it. Bon Iver won it. Bette…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2017 - 12:49 pm

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Status Ain't Hood

Tee Grizzley’s Hard-As-Hell Jail-Rap Strikes An Emotional Chord

Rap needs characters. It's a genre built on outsized, larger-than-life personas, on extroverted human charisma-bombs who willed themselves to superhero status. Right now, two of…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2017 - 11:36 am

Skepta – “No Security” Video

Fresh off his performance at the BRIT Awards yesterday (where he didn't actually win anything he was nominated for), Skepta has released a video for…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Watch Skepta Perform “Shutdown” At The 2017 Brit Awards

Skepta was nominated for three awards at this year's Brits, including British Album Of The Year, British Male Solo Artist Award, and British Breakthrough Act.
Margaret Farrell | February 22, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Riff Raff – “Back From The Dead” (Feat. Skepta) Video

Back in October, the great rap clown released the guest-heavy, Halloween-themed album Balloween, teaming up with grime king Skepta on the surprisingly hard lead single…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:49 am

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Status Ain't Hood

Meek Mill Is A Rapper, Not A Cautionary Tale

A year and a half ago, Meek Mill was the most vital and most commercially relevant unreformed street-rapper left working. Where the entire commercial rap…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm

Skepta – “No Security (Halloween Sound)”

London grime MC Skepta is a big Halloween guy. He's celebrating the spookiest night of the year with not one but two new tracks, "No…
Peter Helman | October 31, 2016 - 10:05 pm

A$AP Rocky – “Money Man” (Feat. A$AP Nast) & “Put That On My Set” (Feat. Skepta)

A$AP Rocky and his AWGE creative collective have released a new 12-minute short film entitled Money Man. The film, shot over three days in northwest…
Peter Helman | October 21, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The World’s Best Rap Music Comes From California

The G-funk era is over, but it might be just beginning again. Those days -- the classic early-'90s halcyon era of West Coast rap --…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm

Riff Raff – “Back From The Dead” (Feat. Skepta)

The durable swag-rap clown Riff Raff has lately been working on a Halloween-themed concept album, naturally titled Balloween, and its first single, shows, against odds,…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:03 am

Skepta Wins 2016 Mercury Prize

Skepta's Konnichiwa has won the 2016 Mercury Prize, the annual award honoring the best album (as selected by a panel of judges) from Great Britain…
James Rettig | September 15, 2016 - 5:01 pm

David Bowie, Radiohead, ANOHNI Nominated For 2016 Mercury Prize

For the past 26 years, a panel of British music experts and industry figures has gotten together to award the Mercury Prize, the prize that…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2016 - 8:51 am

Skepta Pulls Out Of Lollapalooza Due To Visa Issues

Skepta has not had a lot of luck with US travel visas lately. Back in April, his visa was denied dangerously close to his scheduled…
Peter Helman | July 18, 2016 - 7:55 pm
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