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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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Pimp C – “3 Way Freak” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

Pimp C, one half of Texas rap duo UGK, died in 2007. After a handful of posthumous features, an entire posthumous album is now on…
Peter Helman | November 4, 2015 - 10:46 pm

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…
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:…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2012 - 9:42 am