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Kenny Beats’ YouTube Show Might Be The Rap Album Of The Year

A fascinating thing about rap music: It may be the only form of music where personality and digital ephemera matter at least as much as…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Polo G And The New Chicago Blues

It sounds like a mantra, a Zen koan: "We pop out at your party, I'm with the gang / And it's gon' be a robbery,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2019 - 11:49 am

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

More Kenny Beats stories

Watch Danny Brown Freestyle With Kenny Beats

The Cave, the regular YouTube show from the great rap producer Kenny Beats, might be the rap album of the year. Every couple of weeks,…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2019 - 3:42 pm

Watch JPEGMAFIA Preview His “Disappointing” New Album With Kenny Beats

Late last year, Baltimore rap expressionist JPEGMAFIA teamed up with exploding producer Kenny Beats for the fired-up single "Puff Daddy." And earlier this year, JPEGMAFIA…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 9:37 am

Watch Denzel Curry Freestyle With Kenny Beats

For the past few months, my favorite thing on the internet has been The Cave, a biweekly video series from the great rap producer Kenny…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2019 - 2:59 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

Watch Maxo Kream Freestyle With Kenny Beats

I already mentioned this on the intro to Friday's 5 Best Videos column, but one of the best things currently on the internet is The
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2019 - 12:51 pm

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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
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