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Meet Dave, The Post-Grime Future Of UK Rap

The first rap music I ever loved was British. In 1988, when I was about to turn nine, my family moved to London for a…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2019 - 12:22 pm

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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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Nicki Minaj, A Titan Stuck On Autopilot

Back in 2007, around the time she joined Lil Wayne on Young Money Records, Nicki Minaj released the mixtape track "Dreams (2007)." The concept was…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2018 - 12:32 pm

More E-40 stories

E-40 – “Chase The Money” (Feat. Quavo, Roddy Ricch, ScHoolboy Q, & ASAP Ferg) Video

Bay Area rap legend and national treasure E-40 has been putting out albums since the early '90s, and he remains a relentlessly prolific, inventive, and…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2019 - 1:49 pm

Stream 2 Chainz’s New Album Rap Or Go To The League Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, & More

2 Chainz first announced his new album Rap Or Go To The League, the follow-up to 2017's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, over a year…
Peter Helman | March 1, 2019 - 10:13 am

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m On 3.0″ Video (Feat. T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce Da 5’9″, Curren$y, DRAM, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison, & Gary Clark Jr.)

Trae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN -- Assholes By Nature,…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2019 - 11:00 am

Vince Staples – “FUN!” Video

Last night, with only a few hours of advance notice, Vince Staples released his new album FM!. It's a short, hard, focused piece of work,…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2018 - 9:14 am

E-40 – “Ain’t Talking Bout Nothin” (Feat. G Perico & Vince Staples) Video

The Bay Area rap giant E-40 has been ahead of the curve for something like 25 years, which is simply staggering. He's been a regional…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2018 - 10:24 am

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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

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

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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
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