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Payroll Giovanni & Cardo’s Masterfully Controlled Throwback Rap

An interesting new wrinkle in rap history: Rappers don't sound like they're in control anymore. That sense of cool, of composure, has been a crucial…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 12:18 pm

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Migos And The Overwhelming Content-Flood

A week before the Migos released their new album Culture II, group member Offset was caught saying some fucked-up homophobic shit -- "I do not…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2018 - 10:45 am

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Fredo Santana’s Story Was Darker Than We Knew

There's a small, select group of rappers who first got famous for being namechecked on other rappers' songs; think 50 Cent saying that he's going…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2018 - 12:18 pm

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Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

It's one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It's entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm

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Drakeo The Ruler Is Different, And Different Is Good

We expect emerging young rap groundbreakers to have a certain type of voice and delivery: yelpy, excitable, prone to messy vocal explosions and yah-yah-yahing. Drakeo…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2018 - 12:24 pm

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Milo Is Good At Making Art-Rap Even If He Doesn’t Like The Term “Art-Rap”

"Y'all call it art-rap," the Maine-based rapper Milo says toward the end of Sovereign Nose Of (Y)our Arrogant Face, the new album that he just…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2018 - 1:35 pm

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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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