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Status Ain't Hood

Zack Fox Is The Perfect Troll For This Ridiculous Moment

Zack Fox looks right into the camera, with that all-too-familiar I'm here for you empathetic glaze on his face. He's telling us that it's OK…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2020 - 12:46 pm

2019 In Review

The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm

2019 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2019

The streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background.
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2019 - 11:15 am

More Kenny Beats stories

Deb Never & Kenny Beats – “Stone Cold”

Seattle singer Deb Never has attracted some highly intriguing collaborators in the early stages of her career. Last summer she appeared on Brockhampton's Ginger opener…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2020 - 1:31 pm

Watch Boldy James Freestyle With Kenny Beats & The Alchemist

If you ever get a chance to hang out in a room with two or more rap producers, do that immediately. Do not hesitate. It's…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Watch Thundercat Freestyle With Kenny Beats

For the past year or so, the great rap producer Kenny Beats has been inviting rappers into his studio for a YouTube series called The
Peter Helman | February 8, 2020 - 11:04 am

Stream Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats’ Surprise New Album UNLOCKED

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats, separately, were behind some of the best albums of 2019 -- Denzel Curry with ZUU and Kenny Beats with his…
James Rettig | February 7, 2020 - 12:03 am

Watch Sada Baby Freestyle & Discuss Nickelback With Kenny Beats

One of the best things on the internet is still The Cave, the weekly rap-freestyle show from producer Kenny Beats. On every episode, Kenny welcomes…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2020 - 3:35 pm

Kenny Beats Is Working On The New IDLES Album

Kenny Beats has made a name for himself by producing for some of rap's shining lights, including Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs, and 03 Greedo. His…
James Rettig | December 11, 2019 - 5:33 pm

2019 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2019

The streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background.
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2019 - 11:15 am

2019 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux -- politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring…
Stereogum | December 3, 2019 - 10:00 am

03 Greedo & Kenny Beats – “Disco Shit” (Feat. Freddie Gibbs) Video

LA rap cult hero 03 Greedo is currently in prison, serving a 20-year sentence for meth and firearm possession. But before he went to prison,…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2019 - 12:29 pm

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

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
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