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Cardi B Is A Great Rapper, And You Need To Start Taking Her Seriously

Cardi B had a whole life before rap. The Bronx native is just 24, but she's already been a stripper, an Instagram celebrity, and a…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 11:29 am

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Fat Joe, Remy Ma, & The Dream Of A New York Goon-Rap Renaissance

Most rappers never get a Billboard #1. Jay Z didn't get one until "Empire State Of Mind." Drake still doesn't have one, though that seems…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2016 - 10:40 am

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On J-Zone, Rap’s Great Disgruntled Comedian

At the beginning of his new album, Fish-N-Grits, the veteran Queens rapper and producer J-Zone lays out the two sides in rap's great generational schism,…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2016 - 1:05 pm

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Mobb Deep – “Try My Hand”

Last month, the Queens rap great Prodigy, one half of the Infamous Mobb Deep, died suddenly and shockingly, a victim of the sickle cell anemia…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 12:29 pm

The Alchemist – “A Thousand Birds” (Feat. Conway & Westside Gunn)

The Alchemist and Budgie are releasing a second volume of their religious-themed 2014 album The Good Book next week, and we've already posted its lead…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 2:23 pm

Action Bronson & Big Body Bes – “Brother Jedidiah” (Prod. The Alchemist)

Back in 2014, the Alchemist teamed up with British producer Budgie to record The Good Book, a religious-themed album built around gospel samples. This summer,…
Peter Helman | June 7, 2017 - 7:06 pm

Action Bronson – “Durag Vs. Headband” (Feat. Big Body Bes) Video

Action Bronson has been spending a lot of time hosting shows on Viceland lately. And during the latest episode of his food show Fuck, That's
Peter Helman | October 21, 2016 - 12:24 am

Status Ain't Hood

On J-Zone, Rap’s Great Disgruntled Comedian

At the beginning of his new album, Fish-N-Grits, the veteran Queens rapper and producer J-Zone lays out the two sides in rap's great generational schism,…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2016 - 1:05 pm

The Alchemist – “Jabroni” (Feat. Migos & Mac Miller)

Reliable stoner-rap producer the Alchemist has just dropped off a surprise track on Soundcloud, featuring the unlikely combination of Migos and Mac Miller going in…
Peter Helman | November 18, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Download Meow The Jewels For Free

Meow The Jewels, the feline-sampling remix of RTJ2 (last year's best album), is here. This cat rap project began as a joke deluxe edition of…
Scott Lapatine | September 25, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Stream The Alchemist Retarded Alligator Beats

California stoner-rap producer the Alchemist has released a mostly instrumental new album called Retarded Alligator Beats. Yes, it's really called that. If the name doesn't…
Caitlin White | July 10, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Gangrene – “Hot Pillow” (Stereogum Premiere)

Producers/MCs the Alchemist and Oh No met back in 2010 and formed hip-hop psych project Gangrene. Since then, the duo has a slew of albums…
Misha Sesar | July 7, 2015 - 10:58 am

The Alchemist – “Voodoo” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Always-busy stoner-rap producer the Alchemist is about to release a new mostly-instrumental album called -- swear to God -- Retarded Alligator Beats. The album only…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 10:53 am

E-40 – “California” (Feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink)

We've heard a couple of great songs already from the Alchemist and Oh No's Welcome To Los Santos: "Play It Cool," Gangrene's collab with Earl…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 4:54 pm

MNDR – “Lock & Load” (Feat. Killer Mike)

Nas' Mass Appeal imprint is quietly assembling an army of a roster with artists who can simply spit their asses off. As the label is…
Collin Robinson | April 2, 2015 - 11:55 am

Gangrene – “Play It Cool” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring & Earl Sweatshirt)

The 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V featured new music from a whole range of musicians, including Alchemist and Oh No, the psychedelically-inclined underground…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 10:41 am
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