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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This space is where I might ordinarily draw your attention to something like Martin Scorsese's new Bob Dylan documentary, currently streaming on Netflix. But that…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2019 - 3:04 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Sheck Wes Has A Story

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A good-looking teenager from the northern reaches of Manhattan becomes a high school basketball star. But instead…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2018 - 11:51 am


Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie…
Stereogum | October 29, 2018 - 10:02 am

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JPEGMAFIA – “The Who” (Feat. Eyas)

"The Who" is JPEGMAFIA's fantastic new single, a dreamy outtake from last year's profile-raising Veteran that's good enough to have been included on the tracklist.
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2019 - 10:20 am

Stream Flume’s New Mixtape Featuring JPEGMAFIA, SOPHIE, slowthai, & More

Sydney-born, LA-based producer Flume has just released a mixtape called Hi This Is Flume, his first new music since 2017's Skin. The 38-minute mixtape features…
Julia Gray | March 21, 2019 - 8:06 pm


Earlier this month, LA-based HEALTH dropped an album called VOL 4: SLAVES OF FEAR, which featured the noise-drenched "FEEL NOTHING" among other singles. They've also…
Keely Quinlan | February 22, 2019 - 12:09 am

JPEGMAFIA – “Puff Daddy”

JPEGMAFIA has had a big year with the release of his latest album, Veteran, and even though the Los Angeles-based rapper has been around for…
James Rettig | November 7, 2018 - 10:19 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I spent last night at the gory and ridiculous new Predator movie, and yet the most disturbing piece of body horror I saw all week…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm

JPEGMAFIA – “1539 N. Calvert” Video

Baltimore is a city with a proud and beautiful history of DIY art spaces. I could tell you some stories. Consider, for example, the Copycat…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm

Denzel Curry – “Vengeance” (Feat. JPEGMAFIA & Zillakami) Video

One of this year's best rap albums is TAI300, the new one from the influential Miami rapper Denzel Curry. Curry is still in his early…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2018 - 9:45 am

JPEGMAFIA – “Millennium Freestyle”

Earlier this year, the Baltimore-adjacent, LA-based rapper JPEGMAFIA released Veteran, an album that made murky lo-fi rap exciting. It landed on our Best Albums Of
James Rettig | July 10, 2018 - 12:06 pm


The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Clipping. In The Studio With JPEGMAFIA

One of the most exciting new rap voices to emerge in recent years is JPEGMAFIA, who forged his sound in the fires of Baltimore's DIY…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2018 - 10:29 am

Status Ain't Hood

JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting

When the lanky, pointy-jawed wrestler Edge debuted in the WWF in 1998, looking like a Rob Liefeld drawing, he was an evil, grinning goth in…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2018 - 11:19 am


Stream Deathbomb Arc’s 20th Anniversary Comp False Positive Crew

Brian Miller started Deathbomb Arc in 1998 to release music by a band called Turbine. As Miller once explained it, the group's combination of rock…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2018 - 10:21 am