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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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Lil Baby & Gunna Are The Best Rap Duo In Years

There was this rap-video cliché in the late '90s. The rapper would jump out a window, with police chasing him. Or he'd be in a…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2018 - 11:32 am

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Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope

Fatimah Warner wasn't a music person as a kid. In a recent FADER profile, we learn that she grew up with her grandparents and that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm

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Stream Preservation’s Guest-Heavy New Album Eastern Medicine, Western Illness

The New York rap producer has been making music for a long time. He's collaborated with people like GZA, DOOM, and Yasiin Bey, and he's…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2020 - 11:23 am

Roc Marciano – “Richard Gear” Video

You could make a strong case that Roc Marciano, the veteran rapper and producer from Long Island, set the template for the entire past decade…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2019 - 10:04 am

DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano – “Shit I’m On” Video

Roc Marciano is a busy man. The Long Island rapper and producer, who helped pioneer the hazy post-boom-bap sound that's currently one of the dominant…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2018 - 11:11 am

Roc Marciano Releases New Album Behold A Dark Horse

At the beginning of this decade, the veteran Long Island rapper Roc Marciano helped establish a whole new underground-rap aesthetic when he released his self-produced…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2018 - 9:53 am

Stream Roc Marciano & Knxwledge dntaskmefrshit. EP

In recent years, the California producer Knxwledge has brought his broken, fractured beats to artists like Anderson .Paak and Mach-Hommy. And today, he's released a…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2018 - 2:44 pm

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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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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

Stream The Alchemist Lunch Meats

The Alchemist is a veteran rap producer who's shown an admirable ability to adapt to the times and who has maintained alliances with both fellow…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Roc Marciano – “The Sauce/Corniche” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Late last month, Roc Marciano, the Long Island rap veteran who has made a career of turning old-school New York rap into tense and woozy…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2018 - 12:45 pm

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Roc Marciano’s Album Is Worth Your $30

How much is music worth -- not a physical object associated with music, but music itself? The market has answered that question for us ruthlessly:…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2018 - 12:41 pm

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SOB x RBE’s Chaotic Energy Is A Beautiful Thing

The Black Panther soundtrack is an album that bursts with voices and ideas, and it doesn't really have a dead or boring moment. But for…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Roc Marciano’s RR2: The Bitter Dose Is Out Now, But You Can’t Stream It

Last year, Roc Mariciano, the veteran New York rapper and producer, released a truly great album called Rosebudd's Revenge. Roc Marci is an expert and…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2018 - 1:37 pm
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