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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 loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

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 music. In the space of 24 hours last week, we got new mixtapes from Young Thug, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, and Gangsta Boo. That’s an absolute avalanche of music from… More »

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 is Darcy Predergast and Josh Thomas’ video for Boy & Bear’s “Walk The Wire.” It really gets at the sort of drama that you can see on a music-video set,… More »

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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 Popcaa…
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

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

Young Thug – “She Notice Me”

Young Thug puts out so much music that it's hard to keep track of it all. And when a new track shows up online, it'…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2015 - 2:10 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's never easy to winnow a week down to five songs, but this one was a bloodbath. Every song here could have been #1 o…
Stereogum | September 11, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Tinashe – “Party Favors” (Feat. Young Thug)

Last week Tinashe officially announced her new album Joyride, and teased the song "Party Favors" as her personal favorite from the record. Today, that song…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

It still feels like summer, but that won't last long. We're less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we'll be…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2015 - 12:43 pm

T.I. & Young Thug – “Off-Set” Video

T.I. and Young Thug are both Atlanta rap stars, but their styles are so radically different that it's always a nice surprise to hear how…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Kanye West And The Strange History Of The Video Vanguard Award

Earlier this week, we learned that Kanye West would become the latest recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Awards, the Video Music Awards' basic equivalent…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 11:01 am

Young Thug – “Again” (Feat. Gucci Mane) Video

Today is Young Thug's birthday (happy birthday Thug!), and to celebrate, the insanely prolific Atlanta rap livewire is doing what he does best: releasing new…
Peter Helman | August 16, 2015 - 7:17 pm

Young Thug Says He Can Write A Perfect Song In 10 Minutes, Offers “Danny Glover” As Proof

Young Thug writes a lot of songs, and apparently, part of his secret is that he doesn't spend too long on any of them. The…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Livestream Jamie xx And Friends’ Surprise Boiler Room Set

Fresh off of the release of his fantastic new album In Colour — and even fresher off of the North American leg of his In
Peter Helman | August 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it's hard to pit…
Stereogum | July 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Future’s New Album Is Fucking Incredible

There is so much happening in rap right now, so much to talk about. There's last night's still-reverberating Twitterpocalypse. There's the whole new network of…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 4:47 pm
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