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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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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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Future Drifts Off Into A Pleasant Oblivion

There's a moment on Hoodie SZN, the new album from the young Bronx sing-rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, where A Boogie delivers a few…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm

More BlocBoy JB stories

Status Ain't Hood

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

BlocBoy JB Arrested For Felony Gun Possession

A day before he was scheduled to perform at a music festival, rapper BlocBoy JB was arrested for a felony gun charge and drug possession…
Vibe | May 3, 2019 - 10:57 am

BlocBoy JB Wanted For Drug And Gun Possession

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB is wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee for charges of drug possession, property theft, and gun possession. Yesterday,…
Julia Gray | February 17, 2019 - 11:59 am

BlocBoy JB Sues Fortnite Creators Over “Shoot” Dance

BlocBoy JB has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, the company behind the popular video game Fortnite Battle Royale, as TMZ reports. The…
James Rettig | January 23, 2019 - 3:13 pm

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

2018 In Review

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists…
Stereogum | December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am

Stream BlocBoy JB’s New Mixtape Don’t Think That

A year ago, the Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB was simply a regional rap figure with a couple of moderately viral tracks to his name. Things…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2018 - 9:56 am

List

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie…
Stereogum | October 29, 2018 - 10:02 am

Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

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Is Danny Brown’s Twitch Stream The Future Of Mixtapes?

YBN Nahmir is an 18-year-old rapper who comes from Alabama, lives in Los Angeles, and sounds like he's from the Bay Area. He's good, and…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2018 - 11:29 am

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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

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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
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