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Rico Nasty Is A Fucking Monster

"No moshpit etiquette." That was Rico Nasty giving instructions to anyone coming to her set at the second Coachella weekend earlier this month. That's the…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2019 - 3:03 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | April 26, 2019 - 4:35 pm

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J. Cole Is Going For It

J. Cole really tried it. A week and a half ago, J. Cole was at the NBA Slam-Dunk Contest to serve as a human prop…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm

More Kenny Beats stories

Watch Vince Staples Freestyle On Kenny Beats’ The Cave Series

Kenny Beats produced the bulk of Vince Staples' recent album FM!, one of the very best albums of 2018. And now, Pitchfork reports, they've teamed…
Peter Helman | May 11, 2019 - 11:12 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | April 26, 2019 - 4:35 pm

Stream Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats’ New Project Anger Management

Rico Nasty had an absolutely massive 2018 after releasing her major-label debut, Nasty, which made it onto our list of the best albums of the…
James Rettig | April 25, 2019 - 12:05 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Apparently, we're still doing stuff like this. We're still taking beloved old scraps of kids' culture, degrading them, and acting like this whole act is…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2019 - 3:59 pm

Rico Nasty – “Sandy”

Rico Nasty hasn't slowed down since releasing her first major-label studio mixtape, Nasty, last year. She's been steadily dropping one-off singles over the past few…
Julia Gray | February 17, 2019 - 6:22 pm

Stream Q Da Fool & Kenny Beats’ Bad Influence EP

The Maryland rapper Q Da Fool is moving up in the world. He spent a few years building up a regional fanbase, and then last…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2019 - 9:02 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Did you guys know that the motherfucking Hobbs & Shaw trailer was out? Because the motherfucking Hobbs & Shaw trailer is out. That doesn't have…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2019 - 11:53 am

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21 Savage Somehow Made A Good Album

"I love all people." That's something that 21 Savage wrote on Twitter on Christmas Day. This was telling. 21 Savage came to fame by cannily…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2019 - 2:22 pm

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ALLBLACK Carries The Bay Area Flame

"Thank you, Kenny." That's something the Oakland rapper ALLBLACK says over and over on 2 Minute Drills, his new collaborative EP with the producer Kenny…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 11:30 am

Stream ALLBLACK & Kenny Beats’ 2 Minute Drills EP

The producer Kenny Beats has been having a huge year, working extensively with rappers like Key! and Rico Nasty. Just this month, he's produced a…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm

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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

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Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs Make Sense Together

Curren$y and Freddie Gibbs had it figured out before almost everyone else. Near the beginning of this decade, when the rap landscape completely and irrevocably…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2018 - 1:20 pm