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Status Ain't Hood

A Viral Grime Parody Is About To Become The Biggest Grime Song Ever

Guns don't go "skkkkkkrah." They don't go "pap pap kah kah kah." They definitely don't go "skidee-kee pap pap." Michael Dapaah knows this. The first…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2017 - 10:33 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom's out so I'm taking on 5 Best Video duty this week, and what a week it has been for good lookin' videos. I left…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Jidenna The Chief

"Classic Man" is such a weird, great song. An ode to dressing and acting in courtly and old-school ways, "Classic Man" rode a sample of…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2017 - 12:18 pm

More Jidenna stories

Stream Jidenna Boomerang EP

The Janelle Monaé protege and classic man Jidenna released the impressive debut album The Chief earlier this year, and now he's followed it up with…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2017 - 9:36 am

Stream Major Lazer’s Guest-Heavy Surprise EP Know No Better

Two years after their huge album Peace Is The Mission, and after a run of successful singles like "Cold Water" (With Justin Bieber and MØ)…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2017 - 9:11 am

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Watch A Disheveled, Pretend-Drunk Jidenna Sing “Bambi” On Colbert

The R&B charmer Jidenna is not exactly the type to go on TV looking rumpled and sloppy, but that's sort of what happened last night.
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2017 - 9:21 am

Jidenna – “Bambi” Video

Jidenna released his debut album, The Chief, last week, and we named it our Album Of The Week when it came out. Today, he's sharing…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 1:03 pm

Watch The Roots Perform NBA Musical The Evolution Of Greatness At All-Star Game

The Roots opened up this year's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans with a star-studded production of an NBA-themed musical. Entitled The Evolution Of Greatness,…
Peter Helman | February 19, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Stream Jidenna The Chief

Today, Jidenna -- the fascinating rap/R&B hybrid-beast and Janelle Monáe protege who had a hit with "Classic Man" a couple of years ago -- finally…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2017 - 8:57 am

Jidenna – “The Let Out” Video

On Friday, the slippery and fashionable singer/rapper Jidenna will release his debut LP The Chief, our current reigning Album Of The Week. And today, he's…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2017 - 9:27 am

Jidenna – “Bambi”

Jidenna is releasing his debut album, The Chief, later this month, and he just shared a new Quavo-featuring track from it, "The Let Out," at…
James Rettig | February 9, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Young Dolph & Yo Gotti Battle For The Heart Of Memphis Rap

Young Dolph just released the best non-Migos rap album I've heard in 2017. Dolph's new mixtape, Gelato, is a ridiculously solid piece of trap music.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 10:35 am

Jidenna – “The Let Out” (Feat. Quavo)

"Classic Man," the signature hit from the impeccably dressed R&B polymath Jidenna, is about to turn two years old, and finally -- finally the man…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2017 - 10:52 am

Watch Janelle Monáe Speak And Perform At The Women’s March On Washington

The Women's March On Washington is the biggest event in our nation's capitol this week, drawing an estimated half million people to support women's rights…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2017 - 2:46 pm
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