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Westside Gunn Isn’t Underground Anymore

Last year, the Griselda Records guys couldn't get on a Dreamville compilation. Early in 2019, J. Cole put together an impressive roster of rappers and…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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The Detroit Rap Underground Remains Undefeated

Sada Baby does not come from a vacuum. This year, nobody in rap music has been bringing me as much joy as the voluminously bearded,…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2020 - 12:19 pm

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The Depressing Inertia Of Quarantine-Era Rap

"Yeah, I'm quarantine clean, so relaxed," Gunna tells us. "Got my pillows in my Benz Maybach." That sounds nice. It also sounds completely disconnected from…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2020 - 1:31 pm

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Protect Scarface

"I been to the point where I felt like I was gonna die, bro," says Scarface. His thundering old-testament voice creaks and catches, a desiccated…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2020 - 11:32 am

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Zack Fox Is The Perfect Troll For This Ridiculous Moment

Zack Fox looks right into the camera, with that all-too-familiar I'm here for you empathetic glaze on his face. He's telling us that it's OK…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2020 - 12:46 pm

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The Coronavirus Raps Have Arrived

Cardi B, currently in that awkward career phase between initial overexposure and whatever the next thing is, planned to be on to the next thing…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2020 - 11:04 am

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Lil Uzi Vert Shocks The World

"I live my life like a cartoon. Reality is not my move." If Lil Uzi Vert has a mission statement, this is it. Uzi looks
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2020 - 11:00 am

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Lil Baby And The Era Of Zoned-Out Singing-Rapper Dominance

Rappers sing now. It's a given. It's a part of the landscape. This is not new. Things have been moving in this generation for more…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2020 - 12:32 pm

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Boldy James & The Alchemist Made A Hard-Hearted, Cold-Blooded Rap Masterwork

Less than 30 seconds into his new album, the Detroit rapper Boldy James murmurs the kind of line that can rattle around in your head…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2020 - 12:20 pm

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Fucking Sucks

"Hits is mediocre," A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, a man who has made more than his share of hits, tells the Rolling Stone reporter. "All…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2020 - 1:07 pm

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Pop Smoke Could Be New York Rap’s Next Great Demon

Pop Smoke is 20 years old. He sounds like he's 60. He sounds like his vocal chords are made of scorched asphalt and ground-up glass.
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2020 - 12:10 pm

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Lil Wayne Returns To His Own Dimension

When Lil Wayne was first starting in rap music, Cash Money Records paired him up with fellow baby rapper BG in the duo known as…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2020 - 11:59 am

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Sada Baby Already Owns 2020

Within the music industry, New Year's Day does not matter. It's a writeoff. The entire music business -- labels, publicists, writers like me -- has…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2020 - 11:37 am

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Eminem Is Still Angry, Weirdly Compelling On Music To Be Murdered By

What did we expect? What did anyone expect? Eminem's new album Music To Be Murdered By dropped as a clear-blue-sky surprise on Friday, and yet…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2020 - 12:14 pm

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Roddy Ricch Became A Star When You Weren’t Paying Attention

Justin Bieber wanted it bad -- or, at the very least, people within the Justin Bieber camp wanted it bad. (Bieber himself never seems to…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2020 - 11:47 am
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