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We’re very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it’s been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

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 »

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T.I. – “Paperwork” (Feat. Pharrell)

Later this month, T.I. is back with his new album Paperwork, and he's sounded extra hungry on early singles like "About The Money," with Young…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2014 - 10:46 am

T.I. Joins Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

According to Hollywood Reporter, T.I. will be joining the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, alongside Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, and…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch A Pigtailed Young Thug Join T.I. & The Roots On The Tonight Show

First things first: Look at Young Thug. Look at him. He has his bleached pigtails done up in those Princess Leia buns. He is wearing…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 9:24 am
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T.I. – “About The Money (Remix)” (Feat. Killer Mike & Young Thug)

The first time I can remember hearing T.I., he was rapping alongside Killer Mike on Bone Crusher's "Never Scared," and they've linked up a few…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Young Thug – “Eww Eww Eww (Remix)” (Feat. T.I. & Zuse)

Atlanta rap freakazoid Young Thug continues to move ever forward, and now he's pulled the reliable move of getting an established star and a barely-know…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm
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Watch T.I., Fall Out Boy, & London Grammar Perform Together On The Premiere Episode Of VH1’s SoundClash

VH1's new SoundClash series premieres next Wednesday. Produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo, it'll bring together different bands and artists to perform onstage, purportedly…
Peter Helman | July 16, 2014 - 11:27 am
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The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to ste…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm
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The Week In Pop: Miranda Lambert, Lucy Hale, And Country’s Strange State Of Flux

The CMT Awards began with what passes for traditionalism these days: ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, beards out, grooving through "La Grange," a…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm
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Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress

Some folks on social media are #NotHappy that Pharrell wears a Native American headdress on the new cover of Elle UK.
Scott Lapatine | June 4, 2014 - 5:19 pm
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T.I. – “About The Money” (Feat. Young Thug) Video

T.I.'s new video for his new Young Thug collab "About The Money" is a classic example of a director -- Kennedy Rothchild, in this case…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 12:02 pm

T.I. – “About The Money” (Feat. Young Thug)

On the new track "About The Money," one of the old gods of Atlanta street-rap joins forces with one of the new. Last week, T.I.
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2014 - 10:54 am
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T.I. – “Turn It” Video

Jeezy's new banger "Me OK" is not this morning's only example of a longtime Atlanta rap star going on attack mode. T.I. has a new…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 11:47 am

Watch Katy B Cover Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”

Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" is shaping up as one of the inescapable songs of the day, a dominant clarion call that packs in more catchprase…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Que – “OG Bobby Johnson (ATL Remix)” (Feat. T.I. & Jeezy)

One of the biggest street-rap hits of the young year is "OG Bobby Johnson," a lurching and ominous number from the Atlanta rapper Que. For…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2014 - 11:07 am

Future – “Sh!t (ATL RMX)” (Feat. Pastor Troy, Jeezy, & T.I.)

Yesterday, Future released one remix of his absolute banger "Sh!t," and it was a good one, featuring an angry and tough-sounding Drake issuing what sounded…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2013 - 10:43 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix -- MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. -- in March we finally came upon a…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm
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Snoop Lion – “No Regrets” (Feat. T.I. & Amber Coffman)

There are many questionable things about Snoop's fake patois-drenched reboot as roots-reggae uplifter Snoop Lion -- and perhaps, per the NYT, tapping fellow Caribbean appropriator…
Amrit Singh | April 26, 2013 - 2:23 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know how I've been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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Lil Wayne – “Rich As Fuck” Video (Feat. 2 Chainz), Message To Fans

A week ago, I was frantically writing a Lil Wayne obituary in my head, frantically refreshing TMZ on my phone while attempting to enjoy the…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2013 - 10:32 am
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SXSW 2013 Friday: Future, T.I., Master P, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues with a detailed report from that FADER Fort show that brought us Future, T.I., and of course, Usher + Sinkane
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 5:26 pm
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