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“Juju On That Beat” And The Towering Legacy Of “Knuck If You Buck”

It showed up in the lower reaches of the Billboard top 10 last week: A giddy new dance-craze record, one made by a couple of…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 11:52 am

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Jay Z Would Like To Remind You That He Can Rap

Imagine being Jay Z right now. Imagine having an iconic 20-year musical legacy but watching celebrity-impressionist comedians reducing your entire history to a mirthless chuckle,…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2016 - 11:31 am

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Skepta Makes Grime Sound New

Funny thing about grime: It's a throwback genre that still sounds like the future. When grime first emerged in the early '00s, it sounded completely…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2016 - 11:55 am

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The Lox – “Don’t You Cry” & “What Else You Need To Know”

When Puff Daddy announced his Bad Boy reunion tour earlier this year, the thing I was most excited about and most disappointed to miss was…
Collin Robinson | December 2, 2016 - 10:42 am

The Lox’s First New Album In 16 Years Coming Later This Month

The Lox, the hip-hop group made up of Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, reemerged a few years ago with a trio of new EPs.
Peter Helman | December 1, 2016 - 9:38 pm

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Jay Z Would Like To Remind You That He Can Rap

Imagine being Jay Z right now. Imagine having an iconic 20-year musical legacy but watching celebrity-impressionist comedians reducing your entire history to a mirthless chuckle,…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2016 - 11:31 am

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On Kanye West’s Perfect “Pop Style” Verse

Nobody in the history of rap music has had a run like the one Kanye West has had. Kanye's had seven solo albums in 12…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2016 - 12:51 pm

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Young Thug Is A Renewable Energy Resource

Atlanta trap music is getting tired. It had a great run. Three or four years ago, this was music that seemed to crackle with electricity.
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 10:24 am

Your Old Droog – “Just Rhymin'” (Feat. Styles P & Joey Bada$$)

The Coney Island rapper Your Old Droog came to prominence in 2014 as a mysterious presence, one who sounded a whole hell of a lot…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2016 - 9:22 am

Puff Daddy – “Auction” (Feat. Lil Kim, Styles P, & King Los) Video

Late last year, Diddy, going back to his old Puff Daddy moniker, released the shockingly strong free mixtape MMM. The videos he's released since have,…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2016 - 11:59 am

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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

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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…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Curren$y – “Alert” (Feat. Styles P)

New Orleans weed-rapper Curren$y is almost alarmingly consistent; he cranks out effortless, listenable mixtapes so frequently that it's hard to be excited about them anymore.
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2015 - 12:44 pm

The Lox – “All We Know” Video

It's been a while since Yonkers goon-rap veterans the Lox recorded anything as a unit, but all three members -- Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Lil Wayne – “Gotti” (Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P)

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V was supposed to come out later this year, but now it's been delayed indefinitely, which is crazy. Wayne is one…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 10:49 am

Styles P – “Lush Styles” (Prod. Lushlife)

Styles P, the legendary hardass Yonkers rapper, has been revealing something of an internet-weirdo streak lately, collaborating with people like Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, Curren$y,…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 11:31 am
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