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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 feature… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2015

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'… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 18, 2015

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

The Week In Rap: Your Old Droog And The Corniness Question

There was a moment last year when people on the internet were convinced that Your Old Droog was really Nas in disguise. Droog released a self-titled mixtape out into the world without any previous exposure. He didn't make videos. He didn't put his picture on the cover. Indeed, there weren't any pictures of him o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015

Gucci Mane & Young Thug – “Down On That”

The fact that Gucci Mane is in jail hasn't slowed his output down at all, as his Brick Squad team continues to faithfully release new music from the prolific rapper. He teased a new track during the Super Bowl, and released "Down On That" featuring Young Thug shortly after the game. FurtherMore »

By: Caitlin White / February 2, 2015

Young Thug – “Givenchy” Video

The Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 mixtape -- for my money, the best mixtape anyone released in 2014 -- was a truly collaborative affair from Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. But the tape opened with "Givenchy," which, other than an amazing triumphant shit-talking Birdman intro, was entirely a wonderful and deranged solo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015

Metro Thuggin – “Warrior” & “Speed Racer”

Sometime last year, Atlanta rap world-eater Young Thug and producer Metro Boomin teamed up to from a duo called Metro Thuggin. There was talk of a mixtape, and that sadly hasn't come to pass yet, though the tracks they've made -- "The Blanguage," "Cash Talk" -- have been pretty incredible. And now that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2015

Travi$ Scott – “Nothing But Net” (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Young Thug) & “High Fashion” (Feat. Future)

The young Houston rapper and producer Travi$ Scott is as much a curator as anything else, and his 2014 mixtape Days Before Rodeo showed that he knows what he's doing on that score. Stereogum readers seemed remarkably pissed that I didn't name it Mixtape Of The Week or put it on my list of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2015

Young Thug – “Friend Of Scotty”

Why is Young Thug not playing every major music festival this summer? It seems like such a no-brainer. Thug had a huge commercial breakout last year, both on his own and alongside Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 partner Rich Homie Quan, and he ended up on a ton of critics' best-of-2014 list. A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg – “Old English” Video

Young Thug is a rapper whose slurring, whiny, nonsensical delivery and Ziggy Stardust femininity flies in the face of rugged rap orthodoxy. Freddie Gibbs is a hard-nosed, no-bullshit rapper who embodies that orthodoxy. So hearing them on the same track is quite a trip. "Old English," from the forthcoming Mass Appeal Compilation, Vol. 1,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015
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