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Drake is rap’s biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He’s effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

“Broke,” the last song teased from Jason Derulo’s new Everything Is 4 before the album’s release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that has made Derulo one of pop radio’s most unavoidable sub-superstars. Ever since the former industry songwriter broke through as a solo artist with 2009’s Imogen Heap-sampling #1 smash “Whatcha Say,”… More »

Last year, during this column’s infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective — season 13 winner Candice Glover was releasing her debut album, and up until then I had never heard of her, a failure of cultural saturation that never would have… More »

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Download Waka Flocka Flame Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4: Banned From America Mixtape

Flocka just dropped the much-anticipated new edition of his Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 mixtape series, a new episode that features a lot of…
Corban Goble | September 13, 2012 - 10:24 am

Waka Flocka Flame – “Rooster In My Rari (Remix)” (Feat. Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz)

Here's a remix of Waka's "Rooster In My Rari" featuring ATL peers Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz, who is basically trying to shatter the record…
Corban Goble | August 20, 2012 - 3:51 pm
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From T.I. To TNGHT: A Look At Trap Rave

Do a search for "trap" on SoundCloud and you'll find more than 500 tracks uploaded with the tag in the last three days. What's interesting,…
Puja Patel | August 6, 2012 - 11:24 am
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Waka Flocka Flame – “Rooster In My Rari (TNGHT Remix)”

Producers Lunice and Hudson Mohawke will team up to release an EP as TNGHT next week, and recently they took on Flocka's "Rooster In My
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 11:21 am

Waka Flocka Flame – “Rooster In My Rari” Video

Flocka is pretty into rooster imagery, so it's no surprise that he takes the opportunity to flaunt that particular taste in the quite literal cli…
Corban Goble | June 8, 2012 - 3:08 pm
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Stream Waka Flocka Flame Triple F Life

Waka Flocka Flame's Flockaveli follow-up Triple F Life is out next week, and previously we checked in on tracks like the anthemic "I Don't Really
Corban Goble | June 7, 2012 - 1:36 pm
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Waka Flocka Flame – “Pretty Gordo” Freestyle

We got the first glimpse of Waka Flocka's spin on A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko" when Flocka exploded on stage with it at Rocky's February NYC
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 6:12 pm
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Big K.R.I.T. – “Temptation (Remix)” (Feat. Juicy J, Waka Flocka Flame)

While Big K.R.I.T.'s style certainly pays homage to his Southern party rap predecessors, he's maintained a more thoughtful, pensive approach through his career with thing…
Corban Goble | May 23, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Waka Flocka Flame – “Lurkin'” (Feat. Plies)

Waka Flocka Flame's new album, Triple F Life, showcases some new looks and song structures for Flocka, but the just-dropped "Lurkin'" is a gritty, bubbling…
Corban Goble | May 18, 2012 - 5:30 pm
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Waka Flocka Flame – “I Don’t Really Care” & “Foreign Shit” Videos

Atlanta scream-rap energy-bomb Waka Flocka Flame is getting ready to release his proper sophomore album Triple F Life, and today he gives us a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2012 - 11:46 am

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am
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Drake Announces North American Tour

Last year, Drake gave the internet-rap insurgents of the world a vote of confidence when he took Kendrick Lamar and ASAP Rocky along as opening…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2012 - 9:07 am
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Waka Flocka Flame – “I Don’t Really Care” (Feat. Trey Songz)

Late Friday, Flocka dropped his second single to his forthcoming new record, a radio-friendly jam in the tradition of "No Hands" called "I Don't Really…
Corban Goble | March 12, 2012 - 10:11 am
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Waka Flocka Flame – “Round Of Applause” (Feat. Drake)

It's always fun when a music video attempts to impose some sense of drama on a song that wants nothing more than to be a…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2012 - 3:12 pm
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Watch ASAP Rocky Perform In NYC Last Night

Though much praise has fallen on the lap of Harlem-bred rap upstart ASAP Rocky, last night's show at Irving Plaza was his true coronation a…
Corban Goble | February 2, 2012 - 12:58 pm
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Download Waka Flocka Flame & French Montana Lock Out Mixtape

A new mixtape from Waka Flocka Flame is the sort of thing that makes me want to smash slabs of concrete to dust with my…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2011 - 9:39 am
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Download Waka Flocka Flame Lebron Flocka James 3 Mixtape

You wouldn’t guess it from the title or the cover, but Waka Flocka Flame’s 2010 tape Lebron Flocka James 2 is one of the more…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2011 - 11:07 am

Remixtape Vol. 6

It's the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait "X Remixes Y" tracks and weed out those…
Amrit Singh | September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm
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Drake – “Club Paradise,” “Free Spirit” & “Round Of Applause (Remix)”

As the clock ticks down to Drake's October release of Take Care, Toronto's finest sweater collector has been on a huge roll, creatively, releasing a…
Corban Goble | September 11, 2011 - 12:48 pm
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Giggs – “Hard 3style”

Giggs is the UK rapper whose gigs have become nearly impossible to catch on account of how interesting the UK police find his extra-curricular activities.
Amrit Singh | February 22, 2011 - 12:27 pm
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