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Denzel Curry, Traveling At The Speed Of Thought

There's a moment on "Percs," the stunningly venomous fast-rap tirade that Miami rapper Denzel Curry released earlier this summer, where Curry lets loose on the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2018 - 12:43 pm

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Tierra Whack Gamed The System

For a while, it looked like Twitter fiction was going to be a thing. As early as 2009, a writer named Matt Stewart self-published The
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2018 - 11:34 am

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03 Greedo Became A Legend The Same Year He Went To Prison

About a third of the way into 03 Greedo's gargantuan new album God Level, he wails a question: "If I go back to prison, would…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2018 - 11:46 am

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Rico Nasty Is The Best Thing About SoundCloud Rap Right Now

In a vacuum, the loosely connected movement known as SoundCloud rap would be one of the most exciting things to happen in music in a…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2018 - 11:09 am

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Nas Sounds Tired

In 2000, Rakim, then widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

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Juice WRLD Turns SoundCloud Rap Into Toxic Emo-Pop

Fifteen years ago, in her Punk Planet column, Jessica Hopper wrote a piece called "Emo: Where The Girls Aren't." The piece went about as viral…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm

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Sada Baby Will Fuck The Party Up With His Dance Moves

In the opening seconds of Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video, before Donald Glover shoots a guy in the back of the head, Glover does…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2018 - 1:41 pm

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All Hail Pusha-T, Our Blood-Gargling, Bone-Chomping Rap-Feud Conqueror

We need to retire the term ether. Ether isn't going to cut it anymore. Once upon a time, in 2001, Nas' "Ether" seemed like the…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2018 - 12:49 pm

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Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation

Eventually, we'll see the day when LeBron James is no longer the greatest basketball player in the world. He's near the end of his 14th…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2018 - 11:16 am

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Playboi Carti, Tee Grizzley, And The New Forms Of Rap Stardom

When you're an old man, sometimes it takes time to learn how to hear music -- music that teenagers can understand immediately and instinctively. Case…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm

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Rae Sremmurd Just Made History’s Least Ambitious Triple Album

Every time a rapper ascends from humbler places to stardom -- from the production credits on Roc-A-Fella albums, from the word-drunk Los Angeles underground, from…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2018 - 1:37 pm

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Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Rap Music

Confession time: Until this past weekend, I was still excited about new Kanye West music. Still. After everything. This was -- and is -- directly…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2018 - 11:55 am

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J. Cole Wants, So Badly, To Be Rap’s Conscience

"Life can bring much pain," a woman tells us in the opening moments of KOD, the album that J. Cole released last Friday. She sounds…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2018 - 11:16 am

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Nicki Minaj Is Feeling The Pressure

It should not be this way. There should be more than one woman within rap's A-list at a time, and the women within rap's A-list…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm

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Please Welcome Our New Overlord Cardi B

Sometimes, a perfect opening line will tell you, right away, everything you need to know about an album. Kurt Cobain on In Utero: "Teenage angst…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2018 - 10:47 am
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