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The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance

There's no Griselda Records starter pack, no canonical classic to lure you in. That's not how the Buffalo rap crew does business. Instead, there's a…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 11:18 am

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Lil Baby & 42 Dugg’s “We Paid” Is The Summer Anthem We Need

It's been 14 years since Tom Cruise did the Yung Joc motorcycle dance. In the summer of 2006, Cruise was out on the promotional trail…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2020 - 1:05 pm

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The New Dawn Of The Protest Song

People never stopped making protest songs. For decades, the protest song has been woven into the culture of popular music. Some musicians build entire careers…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2020 - 12:11 pm

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Lil Baby & 42 Dugg’s “We Paid” Is The Summer Anthem We Need

It's been 14 years since Tom Cruise did the Yung Joc motorcycle dance. In the summer of 2006, Cruise was out on the promotional trail…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2020 - 1:05 pm

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Hemlock Ernst, The Little Indie-Rap Side Project That Could

Samuel T. Herring looks like the dad in a '50s sitcom. He sings in a stately baritone-blues quaver that sometimes unpredictably lurches into death-metal growl…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2019 - 11:47 am

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6ix9ine & The Bizarre Spectacle Of Rap On Trial

Fourteen years ago, I sat in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn and watched Irv Gotti's lawyer call Ja Rule a fake crook. Irv Gotti, the…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2019 - 2:14 pm

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Bushwick Bill Was A Rap Giant

Bushwick Bill died so many times.
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm

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Beast Coast, Pivot Gang, & The Legacy Of The Rap-Crew Album

Rap-name trends are funny things. Ten years ago, everyone had "Lil" in front of their names. In the past few years, we've seen newer, weirder…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2019 - 12:45 pm

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Megan Thee Stallion Is The Prince Who Was Promised

Megan Thee Stallion is a rap fundamentalist. In the new FADER cover story about the surging Houston rapper, Megan talks about listening to ancestral Southern…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2019 - 12:48 pm