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Armand Hammer Build A Utopia

Ming died last February. He was 19. At the time of his death, Ming, a Bengal tiger, was living at an animal sanctuary in Ohio.
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2020 - 11:25 am

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The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux -- politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring…
Stereogum | December 3, 2019 - 10:00 am

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Stream Armand Hammer’s New Album Shrines

Run The Jewels aren't the only all-star dystopian rap duo with a great new album out this week. Armand Hammer, the team of New York…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2020 - 9:36 am

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

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux -- politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring…
Stereogum | December 3, 2019 - 10:00 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 | 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

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

Album 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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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

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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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