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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

Status Ain't Hood

The Griselda Crew Are Your Ugly Neck-Jerk Winter Rap Soundtrack

Toward the end of WWCD, the new album from the Buffalo rap crew Griselda, there's a moment where Benny The Butcher gives his whole superhero…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm

2019 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2019

In 2018 we pondered the state of the EP and the increasingly diverse ways that artists are categorizing what they release -- i.e., the rise…
James Rettig | December 4, 2019 - 10:14 am

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Stream Lil Wayne’s Funeral Deluxe Tracks Feat. Doja Cat, Lil Uzi Vert, & More

Lil Wayne released his new album Funeral at the end of January. And last night, during the latest episode of his Young Money Radio show…
Peter Helman | May 30, 2020 - 12:45 pm

Watch The Strange Spectacle Of Griselda Performing Hard-Ass Drug-Rap On Fallon

Last year, the grimy and guttural Buffalo rap crew Griselda -- the team of Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher -- finally…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2020 - 9:40 am

Griselda – “Dr Birds” Video (Dir. Hype Williams)

You could make a strong argument that Hype Williams is the greatest music video director who has ever lived. He is, at the very least,…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2020 - 10:19 am

2019 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2019

In 2018 we pondered the state of the EP and the increasingly diverse ways that artists are categorizing what they release -- i.e., the rise…
James Rettig | December 4, 2019 - 10:14 am

Status Ain't Hood

Wiki’s Great Quarter-Life Crisis Rap Album

"I shit you not," Wiki admits to himself and to the world halfway through his new album Oofie. "There will be another kid to take…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Stream Smoke DZA & Benny The Butcher’s Pete Rock-Produced Statue Of Limitations EP

Pete Rock has been making music since the late '80s, and he's one of the greatest rap producers of all time. Together with his rapping…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2019 - 11:05 am

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Is A Rap American Idol Even Possible?

Twelve years ago, someone from MTV called me and asked me to come into their office. I went. I met Ashton Kutcher in the lobby.
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm

Clipping. – “La Mala Ordina” (Feat. The Rita, Benny The Butcher, & Elcamino)

Experimental noise-rap trio Clipping. love to play around with the tropes and conventions of their genre. And on their upcoming album There Existed An Addiction
Peter Helman | September 12, 2019 - 10:49 am

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The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

There are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm

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Benny The Butcher & Mach-Hommy, Keepers Of The East Coast Flame

Buffalo is not New York City. It's nowhere near New York City. It's not even coastal. Buffalo is closer to Toronto or Cleveland than it…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2019 - 11:12 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | June 21, 2019 - 4:32 pm

Stream Benny The Butcher’s The Plugs I Met EP

For the past few years, the Buffalo rapper Benny The Butcher (formerly just Benny) has been building a name for himself, releasing mixtapes and dropping…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2019 - 10:44 am