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Status Ain't Hood

Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation

Eventually, we'll see the day when LeBron James is no longer the greatest basketball player in the world. He's near the end of his 14th…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2018 - 11:16 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's been a long time since we've seen one music video dominate conversation like this -- not just conversation about music video, but conversation about…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2018 - 2:31 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Rae Sremmurd Just Made History’s Least Ambitious Triple Album

Every time a rapper ascends from humbler places to stardom -- from the production credits on Roc-A-Fella albums, from the word-drunk Los Angeles underground, from…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2018 - 1:37 pm

More BlocBoy JB stories

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's been a long time since we've seen one music video dominate conversation like this -- not just conversation about music video, but conversation about…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2018 - 2:31 pm

Stream BlocBoy JB’s New Mixtape Simi

BlocBoy JB can dance. He came barreling into the public eye with his music video for "Look Alive" — which boasted a prominent Drake feature…
Julia Gray | May 4, 2018 - 12:02 am

Watch Cardi B’s Full Coachella Set Featuring Chance The Rapper, 21 Savage, Kehlani, & More

"You know what y'all?" Cardi B said midway through her set at Coachella tonight, just before performing her song "Best Life" with Chance The Rapper.
Peter Helman | April 15, 2018 - 11:19 pm

Status Ain't Hood

BlocBoy JB Is Ready To Take Over

You don't upstage Drake. It's just not done. You might rap better than Drake on a song. Drake himself seems to have no problem with…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2018 - 12:05 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Netflix’s Roxanne Roxanne Opens Up New Possibilities For The Rap Biopic

A funny thing about Roxanne Roxanne, the new Roxanne Shanté biopic that went up on Netflix last week: The movie goes through the entire career…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2018 - 2:55 pm

A$AP Rocky – “Bad Company” (Feat. BlocBoy JB)

There's still no word on A$AP Rocky's upcoming album, which may or may not be titled TESTING. But there is a new song, the latest…
Peter Helman | March 26, 2018 - 8:24 pm

BlocBoy JB – “Rover 2.0″ (Feat. 21 Savage)

Last month, Drake gave an enormous boost to the underground Memphis street-rapper BlocBoy JB when he collaborated with BlocBoy on the new single "Look Alive."
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2018 - 10:27 am

The Week In Pop

The Oscars And Pop Music Have Fallen Out Of Touch

Movie music is pop music. Maybe the cinema and the stereo aren't connected like they used to be, but two months into 2018, blockbuster soundtracks…
Chris DeVille | March 1, 2018 - 3:23 pm

The Week In Pop

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

Do you remember where you first heard "Royals"? Almost any guess could be correct -- and not just because the song achieved the sort of…
Chris DeVille | February 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I'm grateful for a lot of things in this life, and here's one of them: I now have another week to sort out my feelings…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther And The Art Of The Corporate Crossover

There's a moment on "Opps," a track from the Kendrick Lamar-curated compilation Black Panther: The Album, where the South African rapper Yugen Blakrok says, "Stand…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2018 - 11:59 am