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We’re two days removed from the Super Bowl and — more importantly, at least for the purposes of this column — the Super Bowl halftime show, in which many, many people will work very hard to make a terrible, corny spectacle happen. The halftime show will doubtless be more explosive and brain-searing than all of… More »

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit Louie, three of which are still embedded in his body today — two in his chest and the one in his head. Miraculously, he only spent five days in the… More »

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

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Vince Staples – “Lift Me Up” Video

Vince Staples has shared a video for "Lift Me Up," off his debut Summertime '06, which was one of the best albums of last year.
James Rettig | January 29, 2016 - 10:12 am
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Flume – “Smoke & Retribution” (Feat. Vince Staples & Kučka)

Australian producer Flume will release his sophomore album, Skin, later this year, and today he's debuted a new song featuring Vince Staples and fellow Australian…
James Rettig | January 28, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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Watch Vince Staples Discuss His Gangbanging Past On ESPN’s Highly Questionable

Music aside, Long Beach spitter Vince Staples is simply a very bright dude first and foremost. His low-key yet forceful demeanor manifests in everything he…
Collin Robinson | January 8, 2016 - 1:34 pm
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Watch Vince Staples Talk Rap’s Drug Glorification With CNN

The Long Beach rapper Vince Staples made one of the year's best albums, and he's one of our smartest, most incisive musicians right now. So…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2015 - 12:23 pm
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Vince Staples Brought Summertime ’06 To Life In Williamsburg Last Night

I've seen Vince Staples perform three times this year, and the chronology of the shows is what made watching his headlining set at Music Hall…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 10, 2015 - 1:15 pm
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Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
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Wildest Memes: 19 Memorable Music Tweets From 2015

Oh, Twitter. Never before has it been easier to find out what celebrities think of #TheDress, and never before has it been easier for celebrities…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Hangout Festival 2016 Lineup

Here it is: The first major music festival lineup of the 2016 season. (SXSW, with its sprawling network of showcases, is a different kind of…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm
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Vince Staples Clowns On Empire: “Might As Well Just Bring Crack Back”

If Def Jam debut album Summertime '06 was the only thing Vince Staples contributed to 2015, he'd be having a legendary year, but Staples is…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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Vince Staples Vs. The ’90s Rap Canon

Vince Staples is 22 years old. He was born in 1993. When Illmatic and Ready To Die came out, he was a baby. Staples made…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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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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Grimes, TV On The Radio, Tinashe To Play Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA

Last year, for the first time ever, Red Bull Sound Select spent all of November presenting some finely-curated shows in venues all around the city…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

Vince Staples: “Shut The Fuck Up Miley Cyrus”

Miley Cyrus had a big week. Our former squeaky clean Hannah Montana hosted the VMAs this Sunday, before surprise-dropping her wild-and-weird-as-fuck new album Miley Cyrus
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 5:50 pm
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Watch Vince Staples Play The Tonight Show With Jhené Aiko & The Roots

The airy R&B singer Jhené Aiko is really the only famous guest on Vince Staples' excellent new album Summertime '06. And "Lemme Know," the track…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 9:05 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

In the May 29 installment of 5 Best songs, we explained the methodology behind our weekly list. This was primarily for the benefit of Kulap…
Stereogum | August 7, 2015 - 4:18 pm
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