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Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather.
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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Gunna’s Prettified Psychedelic Trap Music

Trap music is, in a lot of ways, about numbness. Much of the time, the rappers from the dominant Atlanta rap strain are talking about…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 12:30 pm

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Polo G’s Sad, Quiet Grace

The latest single from the melancholic young Chicago sing-rapper Polo G is called "33." It's named, at least in part, for Scottie Pippen's number. Within…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2020 - 11:08 am

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Ka’s New Album Is Nourishing Loner Wisdom, Right When We Need It

For those of us lucky enough to write about music for a living, it's a real temptation to begin every review with in a time
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2020 - 10:57 am

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Drake’s New Album Is Sad In Every Way

Drake is a true Jedi master at the ancient art of lowering expectations. If You're Reading This It's Too Late is one of Drake's best…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2020 - 11:20 am

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The 10 Verzuz Battles We Need To See

It's become a quarantine-era tradition: Spending an evening zoning out on your phone while you watch two middle-aged men struggle with technology, talk shit to…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2020 - 3:38 pm

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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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