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Uptown internet kingpin DVS has trouble staying in the rap lane. He’s such a gregarious, prolific, and hilarious dude that his Twitter and various internet writings have gained hurricane force, knocking the wind out of readers with their voracious, eclectic humor. But let’s not forget that rap was born at least half literary, the street-corner… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 28, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Hot Sugar – “56k (Remix)” Feat. Big Baby Gandhi, Nasty Nigel, Lansky, Antwon, Chippy Non-Stop, Lakutis, DVS, Kitty, & Ne$$ Of Weekend Money

On the original version of Hot Sugar’s dial-up Internet ephemera-sampling cut “56k,” Heems of Das Racist hotboxes the track, alone, with total stream-of-consciousness lyricism and the best sneak diss to New York transplants (“where were you in the ’96 Blizzard?”). The percussive precision of the beat paired with Heems’s molasses-mouthed flow were odd-but-excellent poles and,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 26, 2013 - 10:25 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month’s mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September’s grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

Weekend Money – “Yellow” (Feat. Heems) (Stereogum Premiere)

Weekend Money — the tandem of Dead Prez affiliate MC Ne$$ and Brooklyn-via-Iraq producer Baghdaddy — is putting out a new mixtape called Naked City, a release from which we’ve already heard the zonked-out “Impala.” Here’s another cut from that called “Yellow,” a trank that in no way abandons that very zonk and features Heem… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 28, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Weekend Money – “Impala” (Stereogum Premiere)

Weekend Money is the partnership of Dead Prez affiliate MC Ne$$ and Brooklyn-via-Iraq producer Baghdaddy, and together they’ll drop a mixtape called Naked City next week on Hima Suri’s (Das Racist) Greedhead label. Today we’ve got the zonked-out banger “Impala,” a track that proves that Weekend Money is formidable combo. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 12, 2012 - 1:39 pm