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Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Rap Music

Confession time: Until this past weekend, I was still excited about new Kanye West music. Still. After everything. This was -- and is -- directly…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2018 - 11:55 am

The Week In Pop

Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there's pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who've briefly gotten a foothold in…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

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Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

It's one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It's entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm

More E-40 stories

The Week In Pop

Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there's pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who've briefly gotten a foothold in…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

Payroll Giovanni & Cardo – “Mail Long” (Feat. E-40)

Back in 2016, Payroll Giovanni, the most visible member of the Detroit street-rap institution Doughboyz Cashout, teamed up with the gifted Texan producer for the…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2018 - 11:15 am

TDE Announces Christmas Concert & Toy Drive With Rihanna, E-40

TDE -- the label and crew behind Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Schoolboy Q -- is one of of the all-time great winning streaks in music,…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Status Ain't Hood

In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap

August was supposed to be A$AP Mob's month. They built a whole campaign around it. They released three albums, and they gave the whole thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:50 am

Ryan Hemsworth – “Hunnid” (Feat. E-40 & Yakki) Video

The adventurous Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth started out making cloud-rap tracks about a decade ago. And on his new single "Hunnid," he returns to rap,…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Status Ain't Hood

E-40 Is A National Treasure

A couple of weeks ago, the entire rap world welcomed A Tribe Called Quest back with open arms. That was exactly as it should've been.
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2016 - 11:23 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this fucking week. Fuck the fuck out of this fucking week. Here are some fucking music videos.
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2016 - 4:19 pm

ScHoolboy Q – “Dope Dealer” (Feat. E-40) Video

ScHoolboy Q is in the middle of his world tour in support of his excellent album Blank Face, but he found some time to drop…
Collin Robinson | November 4, 2016 - 5:47 pm

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The World’s Best Rap Music Comes From California

The G-funk era is over, but it might be just beginning again. Those days -- the classic early-'90s halcyon era of West Coast rap --…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm

E-40 – “On One” (Feat. AD)

The Vallejo, California rap legend E-40 has been making records for more than a quarter century, and he still cranks out dizzy, inventive, fun-as-hell rap…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 12:26 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The 10 Best BET Cypher Performances Of All Time

The BET Hip-Hop Awards are a fairly meaningless annual event, except for one thing: They're where we get to see the Cyphers, the video series…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:59 am

Status Ain't Hood

Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right

"You love to hear the story, again and again, of how it all got started way back when." That was MC Shan on "The Bridge"
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

E-40 – “Petty” (Feat. Kamaiyah)

Bay Area legacy spitter E-40 is still going strong 30 years in the game. He's probably the most goober-sounding rapper ever, but dude has been…
Collin Robinson | August 4, 2016 - 11:19 am
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