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Drake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen’s “Tuesday,” changing the song from a regional internet phenomenon into an actual national hit. We know this. It’s documented. And then Makonnen signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label and basically seemed to join rap’s… More »

This week, the unavoidable question must be addressed: What is 5 Best Songs in a post-Art Angels world? (We found ourselves in a similar position earlier this year, when faced with 5 Best Songs in a post-E•MO•TION world.) So what is it? It is, in part, a world in which other artists pay tribute to… More »

When the Game released The Documentary just over a decade ago, it felt like the result of one of those bets that the uber-rich twins from Trading Places might’ve made: If we take a rapper with no particular talent and a mile-wide corny streak, and we give him access to the world’s best collaborators, how… More »

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Rich Homie Quan x Young Thug – “Dead On” & “Contemplate”

They're back! Maybe! Hopefully! Last year, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan joined forces to release the hit single "Lifestyle" and the excellent collaborative mixtape…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 11:46 am

Metro Boomin & Young Thug End Twitter Beef, Drop New Song

Earlier this week, frequent collaborators Young Thug and young Atlanta super-producer Metro Boomin talked a whole lot of shit about each other on Twitter. This…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 10:11 am

Young Thug – “Thief In The Night” (Feat. Trouble) Video

Young Thug released his excellent new mixtape Slime Season 2 on Halloween, and now he's shared visuals for the Trouble-featuring track "Thief In The Night."…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2015 - 9:35 pm

Young Thug Goes Off On Metro Boomin & Future On Twitter

Young Thug's impulsive, erratic unpredictability is one of the things that makes him such an exciting rapper, but it can also get him into some…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2015 - 10:18 am

Download Young Thug Slime Season 2 Mixtape

Young Thug's much-delayed Slime Season mixtape was supposed to arrive on the Fourth of July, but it didn't end up dropping until mid-September. Its sequel…
Peter Helman | October 31, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Young Thug – “No Joke”

New songs from the endlessly prolific Atlanta rap hero Young Thug continue to hit the internet, and we continue to not know whether they're half-finishes…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Young Thug – “Raw”

A few short weeks after the release of the middling Slime Season mixtape, Young Thug has released the soul-sampling "Raw" produced by The Treasury. It's…
Caitlin White | October 15, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Young Thug – “Power” Video

Earlier today, we got a slightly underwhelming video for "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," Young Thug's great collab with Jamie xx and Popcaan…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 8:34 pm

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

A month ago, Stereogum's readers voted "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," Jamie xx's lightweight and effervescent collab with Atlanta rap bugout king Young…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 8:49 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug Vs. Language

Even before Future and Drake came along and sucked all the air out of the room, this was a dauntingly busy seven days for rap…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2015 - 2:56 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many good videos this week, and I couldn't find room for it, but the best meta-music video I've seen in a while…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Download Young Thug Slime Season Mixtape

The yammering, transgressive young Atlanta rap star Young Thug first promised that his Slime Season mixtape would arrive on the Fourth of July, but better…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Jay Rock Stands In The Shadows Of Giants

It's ridiculous to talk about Black Hippy, the California rap supergroup, as if they were the Who, but let's do it anyway. If Black Hippy…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 11:55 am

Young Thug – “My Baby”

Slime Season, the new mixtape that Young Thug made with producer London On Da Track, seems like it might arrive any minute, as the recent…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 10:45 am

Young Thug – “Best Friend” Video

Slime Season, Young Thug's collaborative mixtape with Atlanta producer London On Da Track, was supposed to come out on July 4th. Obviously, that didn't happen,…
Peter Helman | September 14, 2015 - 6:56 pm
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