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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

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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

More E-40 stories

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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

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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
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