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In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud…   Read Story »
If for some reason you decided to watch this music video without the music, you would probably wonder what kind of song could warrant such an intense depiction. But once you hear Rag'N'Bone Man's…   Read Story »
Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days…   Read Story »
Vince Staples released his new EP Hell Can Wait last week, and now he's shared the video for "Fire," which sees him rapping the lyrics to the song in a church while at confession and standing in…   Read Story »
Last night, BET held its annual Hip-Hop Awards show, broadcasting from Atlanta with Snoop Dogg hosting. As usual, the big news items weren't the actual awards -- nobody really cares who won what --…   Read Story »
We are, admittedly, late on this. The young California rapper Vince Staples released the Hell Can Wait EP, his Def Jam debut, on Tuesday, and it's been streaming on Spotify since then. We probably…   Read Story »
We decided on this week's 5 Best Songs only after a fairly brutal culling process: No question, Mastodon, Mr. Twin Sister, EMA, Beach Slang, and John Southworth deserved to be on here, and there were…   Read Story »
The young California rapper Vince Staples has been around for a while; he was having great moments on the first Earl Sweatshirt mixtape four years ago. And yet Staples really feels like he's only…   Read Story »
Some of this week's 5 Best Songs are weird. Like, really weird. Some of them are pretty normal -- which isn't a knock, because it's not easy to make something that sounds masterfully effortless and…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, the exciting young Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples released his great Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 mixtape, and now he's getting his official Def Jam debut Hell Can Wait…   Read Story »