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Status Ain’t Hood: Meek Mill Is Extremely Good At Rapping

Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 10:01 am

Yo Gotti – “Rihanna” (Feat. Young Thug)

We haven’t heard a proper single from Yo Gotti in a while, so it’s fitting that he’d come through on a Monday morning, guns blazing. Back in 2012 he did earn an Album Of The Week distinction for Live From The Kitchen, but the Memphis rapper has been plagued with label deals gone sour during… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 29, 2015 - 11:02 am

Young Thug – “Money”

Billboard reports that Young Thug has teamed up with the great Atlanta producer London On Da Track, who made all the tracks on the Thug/Rich Homie Quan collaborative mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1, to make a whole new mixtape called Slime Season. It’s coming out on the fourth of July. This is also,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Tyga Is Rap’s Smarmiest Villain, And That’s A Good Thing

Rap needs villains. They keep things interesting. For years, Suge Knight reigned as rap’s dominant supervillain, and he did it without rapping a single bar, which somehow makes it more impressive. Lately, Birdman has played a more low-key version of the domineering-label-owner type that Knight pioneered, but he’s enforced his dominance by locking people into… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

By: James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am

DeJ Loaf – “Shawty” (Feat. Young Thug)

Dej Loaf released the gloriously man-eating “Like A Hoe” a few weeks ago, and now the Detroit rap firecracker is back with a new track. “Shawty” falls more towards the sexy, melodic side of her range, with Dej Loaf and past collaborator Young Thug trading off some explicit sex talk (“Can’t nobody get this pussy… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Metro Thuggin – “Be Me See Me”

Last year, Atlanta rap weirdos Young Thug and Metro Boomin teamed up as Metro Thuggin and announced a full-length project that never materialized. But it’s possible that they’re still planning something — a few more tracks tracks emerged earlier this year, and now there’s another, although it’s not clear exactly where this one came from… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Young Thug – “Paradise”

Young Thug has had a busy 2015; he’s already made one of the year’s best albums and rapped on maybe the year’s best single. And new Thug tracks show up online with alarming frequency. The latest is “Paradise,” a deranged slap on which Thug wails a huge love-song chorus, like he’s Michael Bolton or something,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 10:15 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Young Thug – “Halftime” Video

Young Thug snagged Album Of The Week honors a couple of months ago on the strength of his deeply engaging album (or mixtape, or whatever) Barter 6. Now, he’s just shared a new video for highlight “Halftime.” Thug co-directs alongside frequent collaborator Be El Be, and there’s not really a whole lot to the clip,… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 8, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Young Thug’s Tour Manager Arrested For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

2015’s strangest and most high-profile rap feud just got scary. Lately, Young Thug and Lil Wayne have been beefing with each other over Cash Money affiliations and over Thug’s decision to name his album Carter 6. But now it looks as though things could’ve turned violent. Last month, Wayne’s tour bus was shot at i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 12:50 pm

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
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