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While the A$AP Mob has always attracted attention for their Tumblr-cultivated iconography (and iconoclasm), they’ve typically been less about chasing or even starting trends than they are about reinventing them. A$AP Rocky’s shown skill and savvy in building on his lifelong hip-hop influences — he was named after Rakim and raised on Dipset — while… More »

Somehow, billing an artist to play their most famous release, exclusively, got super vogue all of the sudden. Nas did Illmatic. Erykah Badu did Baduizm. A Tribe Called Quest did Midnight Marauders. So, yeah, some good stuff got covered, but what else is there? In appreciation of the ever-strong Rock The Bells festival series, and… More »

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A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we learned of its release. But a tracklist just hit the internet, and it’s pretty fascinating. We’ve heard a few of the tracks that’ll be on it: “Lord Pretty Flacko JodyeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Watch Bun B In A Toothpaste Commercial

Houston rapper Bun B makes an appearance in a recent advertisement for Rembrandt, a teeth whitening company. He acknowledges the absurdity right of the bat: “I am probably not the normal person that you’d see in a toothpaste ad.” He stars in the commercial alongside Marvel comics editor Sana Amanat and Top Chef winner Kriste… More »

By: James Rettig / October 9, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Big Boi – “Gossip” (Feat. UGK & Big K.R.I.T.)

Big morning for rap music! And now here’s another thing to get amped about. Last month, we learned that OutKast’s Big Boi was planning to follow up 2010’s excellent solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty with a new one called Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. And today, we get to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012 - 9:42 am