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Young Thug Says His Next Mixtape Will Be Called Carter V

Lately, Young Thug and Lil Wayne have been at odds over album titles. Late last year, Wayne went public with the claim that he was a “prisoner” on Cash Money Records and that his longtime label was refusing to release his album Tha Carter V. So Wayne was pissed off when Young Thug, his stylistic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Persuasions Leader On Jamie xx Sample: “I Was Told About It But Forgot”

UPDATE: A rep for Jamie xx says “the sample has been cleared.”

UPDATE 2: Hayes retracted his statements to Billboard: “I was told about it but forgot.”


Jamie xx’s full-length debut In Colour is one of the finest albums of the year so far, and the Young Thug/Popcaa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Young Thug – “That’s All”

The new Young Thug tracks simply do not stop. Thug had a huge week last week, with the excellent solo track “Power” and the even better Jamie xx collab “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times).” And today, he’s already got another one, going over a bright and glittery track from producer Goose on “That’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Thug Life: Rap Music And The Word “Thug”

Last week, Young Thug released a new song called “Power.” The Atlanta rapper is ascendent — as Tom Breihan noted in his Album Of The Week review, Young Thug’s new Barter 6 makes a “full-on rap-star leap” — but he’s just one of many in the game to employ and embrace the word “thug.” Some… More »

By: Collin Robinson / May 18, 2015 - 11:19 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Fetty Wap Is Like “Hey What’s Up Hello”

During the dark, horrifying Macklemore Ascendancy period of 2013, there was a lot of talk about how the top spot on the Billboard singles charts had become a whites-only zone. And it’s true: In the past few years, white pop-rappers like Macklemore and Iggy Azalea have managed to blow up huge by bypassing rap’s traditionally… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Young Thug – “Power”

Young Thug has continued to crank out new songs since he released his Barter 6 album last month, and his new Jamie xx collab “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” is a serious song-of-the-year contender. Thug’s latest track is a winner, too. “Power” unites him with London On Da Track, his best regular producer,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2015 - 9:41 am

Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” (Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)

Early next month, Jamie xx will release In Colour, his first real solo LP, and please believe me when I tell you that it’s an absolute fucking stunner, a beautiful meditation on club music that, at certain points, works as straight-up club music. We’ve heard the early tracks “Gosh” and “Loud Places,” the latter of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2015 - 9:25 am

Young Thug – “Love Me Forever”

Young Thug’s very good album Barter 6 is only a couple of weeks old, and already random tracks he’s recorded are hitting the internet. The newest is “Love Me Forever,” a sticky love song produced by frequent collaborator London On Da Track. This one has a few troubling slow-jam tendencies, which aren’t much helped by… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 10:48 am

Status Ain’t Hood: The Fun-As-Hell Stress-Rap Of DVS

“Death by electrocution’s like life in New York, innit?” That was my favorite line from the last Run The Jewels album. When he spluttered that line, El-P got at a few essential truths about his hometown. New York is nervous and stressful and jittery, and it can kill you. But it can also make you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2015 - 11:34 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols

Well, it happened. Tha Carter VI came out before Tha Carter V. Young Thug’s take on Lil Wayne’s legacy is on iTunes and Spotify right now, while Lil Wayne’s take on Lil Wayne’s legacy will probably be welded shut in the Cash Money vault for the rest of eternity. There are crucial caveats, of course. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2015 - 10:40 am

Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6

There was a time, not that long ago, when “weird” was all Young Thug really was. He was fascinatingly, absorbingly weird, but he hadn’t learned what to do with that weirdness. Over his first few mixtapes, Thug managed to transition from being a Lil Wayne disciple to a figure capable of pushing Wayne’s most way-out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Lil Wayne – “Hollyweezy” Video

After hopping on a remix of Dej Loaf’s “Me U & Hennessey,” Lil Wayne also decided to drop the video for “Hollyweezy” today. Wayne’s rapping fierce and fast in the video, contrasting his hometown Hollygrove, Louisiana with the glamour and sleaze of Hollywood. Watch the clip below. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 6:13 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We’re very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it’s been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Young Thug – “Constantly Hating” (Feat. Birdman) Video

Yesterday, Young Thug released his deeply absorbing Barter 6 album, though he’s now saying that it’s really just a mixtape and that the real album, called Hy!£UN35, is coming in August. In any case, Thug just shared a video for the strange, bloopy, amazing Barter 6 opener “Constantly Hating,” which has a pretty incredible beat… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Stream Young Thug Barter 6

After a whole lot of anticipation, and a not-small amount of controversy over the album title, Young Thug’s Barter 6 is finally out in the world. As it turns out, the mysterious project is an album and not a mixtape, and rap Twitter had a collective heart attack this morning when someone figured out that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 4:06 pm

Young Thug Wants To Fight Lil Wayne Over His Mixtape Title

This story keeps getting weirder and weirder. Former Birdman protege Lil Wayne is right now embroiled in a bitter dispute with Cash Money Records, and his album Tha Carter V remains stuck on the shelf as a result. Meanwhile, current Birdman protege Young Thug, an artist with a deep and obvious Lil Wayne influence, ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Lil Wayne Disses Young Thug’s Carter 6 Artwork

So far in the great Lil Wayne vs. Birdman feud regarding Cash Money’s decision not to release Tha Carter V (among other grievances), Wayne has left rising Atlanta prodigy Young Thug out of the fray. Not anymore. At a tour stop last night Wayne got on the mic and told his fans to “stop listening… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 10, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

Young Thug – “Check” Video

Young Thug’s new project Tha Carter 6 remains mysterious, but at least we’re getting to hear a few new songs from it. Last week, Thugga shared the tracks “Beat It” and “Halftime.” And now he’s directed his own video for a new one, a miasmic bugout called “Check.” Like those last two songs, it’s produced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2015 - 10:57 am
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