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Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album

Sada Baby can sing. This was a pleasant surprise. If all you know about the Detroit rapper is "Bloxk Party," the ridiculously fun 2018 collaboration…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2019 - 1:17 pm

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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

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Craig Mack & The Golden Age Of The Posse-Cut Remix

It would be a terrible shame if the entire legacy of Craig Mack, who passed away last week at a way-too-young age, boiled down to…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2018 - 12:17 pm

More Don Q stories

Stream Don Q’s Don Season 2 Mixtape

Don Q is an old-school Bronx rap headknocker, the type of guttural and granular New York street-rapper who might've found some measure of pop success…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2018 - 9:42 am

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Craig Mack & The Golden Age Of The Posse-Cut Remix

It would be a terrible shame if the entire legacy of Craig Mack, who passed away last week at a way-too-young age, boiled down to…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2018 - 12:17 pm

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Payroll Giovanni & Cardo’s Masterfully Controlled Throwback Rap

An interesting new wrinkle in rap history: Rappers don't sound like they're in control anymore. That sense of cool, of composure, has been a crucial…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 12:18 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Don Q – “Lil Bitch” (Prod. Girl Talk) Video

A few years ago, Pittsburgh mash-up king Girl Talk recorded Broken Ankles, a mixtape collaboration with the veteran Philly rapper Freeway. And now Girl Talk…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2017 - 2:07 pm

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Don Q Is The New York Rap Hardass We Need

Corner Stories, the new mixtape from the Bronx rapper Don Q, has a sort of Greek chorus running all through it: an unnamed interviewer who…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2017 - 10:51 am