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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 | October 11, 2019 - 2:59 pm

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Underground Rap Will Never Die

We're entering a strange new period where there's no meaningful distinction between rap's underground and its mainstream. A regional scene can catch fire out of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2019 - 1:09 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

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Status Ain't Hood

Underground Rap Will Never Die

We're entering a strange new period where there's no meaningful distinction between rap's underground and its mainstream. A regional scene can catch fire out of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2019 - 1:09 pm

Stream billy woods’ New Album Terror Management

Today, Danny Brown's new album uknowhatimsayin┬┐ is out there in the world. It's great. But Danny Brown is not the only person to release a…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2019 - 11:09 am

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billy woods & Kenny Segal Made A Stressed-Out Rap Classic

At the end of "Spongebob," the first song on billy woods and Kenny Segal's new collaborative album Hiding Places, we hear an automated female voice…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2019 - 10:42 am

Stream billy woods & Kenny Segal’s New Album Hiding Places

Last year, the New York underground rap duo Armand Hammer released their album Paraffin, a jangled and anxiety-driven masterpiece of sputtering, angular rap music. It…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2019 - 9:32 am

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Blueface, G Herbo, & The Sudden Resurgence Of The Offbeat Flow

Does Blueface know how to rap? As in: Is he even capable of it? That's been the question that's followed the 22-year-old LA rapper since…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2019 - 10:57 am

2018 In Review

The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2018

Rap music existed in a dark fog in 2018. Mac Miller, XXXTentacion, Fredo Santana, and Jimmy Wopo all died. Tekashi 6ix9ine might be the biggest…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2018 - 12:08 pm

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Armand Hammer’s Paraffin Is A Disorienting Rap Masterpiece

"Service weapon in my face, all I could see was his lips chapped." That's billy woods, one half of the New York rap duo Armand…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2018 - 11:28 am

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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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Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years

Gucci Mane isn't a consistently great rapper anymore. It's OK. It happens. It happens to a lot of once-dominant rappers once their unreal creative peaks…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am

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The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am