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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

Jamie xx – “Loud Places” (Feat. The xx’s Romy Madley Croft) + “Gosh”

After cranking out occasional solo tracks for a few years, the xx's production mastermind Jamie xx announced plans to release his first solo album In Colour earlier this week. And today, he's shared the new song "Loud Places," a collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. You might expect a song that features two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Young Thug – “Beat It” (Feat. Jacquees) & “Halftime”

We don't know if it's an album or a mixtape. And we don't know if it's an homage to Lil Wayne, a work of pure Lil Wayne disrespect, or somehow both. But Young Thug is going ahead with plans to release a new project called Tha Carter 6 before the feuding-with-his-label Wayne gets a chance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015 - 9:38 am

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has turned its face toward the social justice issues that plague society, Rae Sremmurd are looking squarely in the mirror. And they like what they see. Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Young Thug Is Calling His Next Project Carter 6

Right now, Lil Wayne is locked in a bitter legal struggle with Cash Money Records, his label, over the fate of his shelved album Tha Carter V. He's already made and released four Tha Carter albums for Cash Money, and they've all been enormous successes, so you can see where he'd be pissed. Meanwhile, recent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) Video

The Atlanta-via-Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd released SremmLife, the most dizzily catchy pop-rap album in recent memory, at the top of the year. And "Throw Sum Mo," the album's Nicki Minaj/Young Thug collab, is quickly succeeding "No Flex Zone" and "No Type" as the duo's next massive hit. Given that the song is a strip-club anthem,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015 - 8:53 am

Rocko – “Lil Girl Shit” (Feat. Young Thug)

Young Thug and Rocko represent different sides of the Atlanta rap coin. Thug is a bugged-out fabulist, an alien creature sent to earth with a mission to make himself look and sound as glammed-out as possible. Rocko, meanwhile, is a hardheaded literalist, the type who, when he feels like proving how smart he is, make… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug – “My Homie”

Atlanta rap superfriends Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug have been making incredible music together, at a staggering rate, for months now. That partnership gave us one of last year's best rap full-lengths in the Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 mixtape. Some of us have been feverishly anticipating a Part 2 ever since we… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015 - 10:11 am

The Week In Rap: Big Sean Is Good Now, Somehow

In the annals of rap history, Fat Joe holds a curious distinction. Joe is a just-OK rapper, a guy who fills space just fine on tracks but who almost never says anything that'll rattle around in your consciousness. But Joe has been on more great songs than any other just-OK rapper in history. The list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2015 - 5:27 pm

T.I. & Young Thug – “Off-Set”

T.I. and Young Thug seem like they should have nothing in common between their shared hometown of Atlanta and the whole they're-both-rappers thing. But they've got a rare on-record chemistry. Last year, they got together to make "About The Money," one of the year's best rap-radio hits, and a few assorted random tracks like "WeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Young Thug – “I Swear To God”

Young Thug continues to crank out head-spinning music faster than almost any of his peers on Atlanta's rap underground; he's been in the zone for something like two weeks running. Last week, he and Metro Thuggin teamed up for the strong "Free Gucci." If anything, he's further upping his game on "I Swear To God."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 11:54 am

The Week In Rap: The Indestructible Career Of Juicy J

I stopped doing Mixtape Of The Week at the exact right goddam time. Three weeks ago, when I wrote my last MOTW column, "mixtape" still meant "thing that rappers give away for free on the internet." But now Drake is calling If You're Reading This It's Too Late a mixtape, even though he's selling it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Stream Gucci Mane Views From Zone 6 EP

Atlanta overlord Gucci Mane might be behind bars, but that sure as hell won't stop him from trolling the rap game when it needs it. Last week the hip-hop world collectively lost its shit over Drake's very good new mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late. But for a long time he's been trumpeting… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 18, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Metro Thuggin – “Free Gucci”

Yesterday was Gucci Mane's 35th birthday, so two of Atlanta's prominent weird-rap figures Young Thug and Metro Boomin (under their Metro Thuggin guise) incorporated the ubiquitous cry of "Free Gucci" into a tribute for their incarcerated guru. It's a surprisingly melodic, stately song; Metro Boomin samples an operatic aria, lending a somber air to the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 13, 2015 - 10:17 am
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