Status Ain’t Hood

Status Ain't Hood

Chief Keef Thrives In Exile

Chief Keef can't go back to Chicago. The rapper has outstanding warrants in his hometown, but the authorities in Chicago have enmities against Keef that…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2017 - 4:05 pm

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Welcome To The Collaborative Rap Album Boom

It didn't start with Watch The Throne. For decades, established rappers have been forming groups or teaming up for one-off collaborations. In the '90s, there…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2017 - 12:25 pm

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Lil Peep Was A Star

On the day he died, Lil Peep posted an image of himself shirtless onstage, his head out of the frame, on Instagram. Its caption: "When…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2017 - 10:35 am

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A Viral Grime Parody Is About To Become The Biggest Grime Song Ever

Guns don't go "skkkkkkrah." They don't go "pap pap kah kah kah." They definitely don't go "skidee-kee pap pap." Michael Dapaah knows this. The first…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2017 - 10:33 am

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Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap

Big K.R.I.T. has always sounded like a throwback, but when we first met him, you could sound like a throwback and also sound like the…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2017 - 11:45 am

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The 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin Album Is A Halloween Miracle

21 Savage gets it. On the outro of "My Choppa Hate Niggas," one of his solo tracks from the new 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin collaborative album…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2017 - 2:22 pm

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Future And Young Thug Joined Forces, And The World Didn’t Change

For me, the weirdest thing about Young Thug doing a full album with Future is that Young Thug has already done a whole album with…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2017 - 2:49 pm

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Coming To Terms With The Idea That Post Malone Is Good

It was the Steve Austin podcast that did it. Once upon a time, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was the greatest star that professional wrestling had…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2017 - 10:54 am

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Hoodrich Pablo Juan Should Be Atlanta’s Next Up

Rap is moving fast these days. Right now, the zeitgeist seems to belong to a loose crew of anarchic, face-tatted South Florida kids, 90-pound rappers…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2017 - 12:43 pm

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Bhad Bhabie Is The Teenage Rap Star We Deserve

Bhad Bhabie owes Cardi B a really, really big fruit basket. A year ago, Cardi was a reality-TV star and Instagram personality, a former stripper…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2017 - 1:38 pm

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We’re In Another Three 6 Mafia Moment, And That Is A Beautiful Thing

The first wave of UK punk was a big, loud, obnoxious negation of almost everything that had come before, of all the tasteful '70s stuff…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2017 - 1:20 pm

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So There’s This French African Rapper Named MHD, And He’s Really Good

We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I,…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 11:07 am

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Thanks To Ghostemane, Industrial And Metal Are Rap Now

Meet Ghostemane. He's a white kid with dyed-gray hair and the word kybalion, which Google tells me is some kind of ancient hermetic philosophy, tattooed…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

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We All Need To Be Grateful For Lil Wayne’s Continued Existence

Three and a half years ago, your entire Stereogum staff was at the FADER Fort during SXSW, watching the beautifully random one-off set where the…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2017 - 2:57 pm

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In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap

August was supposed to be A$AP Mob's month. They built a whole campaign around it. They released three albums, and they gave the whole thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:50 am
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