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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

Status Ain't Hood

Lucki’s Depressive Drug-Rap Can Punch You In The Soul

There's an old joke about a lost-dog poster: "LOST: Male dog. One eye. Mangled ear. Paralyzed hind leg. Crooked tail. Answers to the name 'Lucky.'"
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2019 - 10:47 am

Status Ain't Hood

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

More Kevin Gates stories

Status Ain't Hood

Lucki’s Depressive Drug-Rap Can Punch You In The Soul

There's an old joke about a lost-dog poster: "LOST: Male dog. One eye. Mangled ear. Paralyzed hind leg. Crooked tail. Answers to the name 'Lucky.'"
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2019 - 10:47 am

Watch Gucci Mane & Kevin Gates Play Kimmel Together

Gucci Mane and Kevin Gates are two fascinating figures: Raw and emotional and instinctive and deeply weird street-rappers who influenced entire regions on a grass-roots…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2018 - 10:19 am

The Week In Pop

Twenty One Pilots May Not Be For You (Because They’re For Everyone)

In 2015, Twenty One Pilots were the biggest band you've never heard of. By the end of the following year, they were the biggest band,…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2018 - 9:23 am

Status Ain't Hood

Nas Sounds Tired

In 2000, Rakim, then widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Stream Kevin Gates’ Surprise EP Chained To The City

Back in January, the Baton Rouge rap star Kevin Gates was released from prison. Shortly after a previous prison release, he'd been sentenced to 30
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2018 - 9:13 am

Kevin Gates Is Out Of Prison

Last year, Kevin Gates was just getting out of prison, where he'd served five months after kicking a female fan in the chest during a…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2018 - 10:34 am

The Week In Pop

MTV’s New TRL Is A Vapid, Obnoxious Mess

What a time to be a live television program. The only TV many people watch in real time these days is sporting events, Game Of
Chris DeVille | October 5, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not on this list, but "Hi Bish" -- the new video from Bhad Bhabie, née Danielle Bregoli, née "Cash Me Ousside" girl -- fucking…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2017 - 12:07 pm

Kevin Gates – “Had To”

Right now, the Baton Rouge rap star Kevin Gates is sitting in a prison cell, serving a 30-month sentence for a weapons charge. He was…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Kevin Gates Shares New Video And Letter To Fans From Prison

Kevin Gates was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to an outstanding weapons charge back in April and prior to that, Gates…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 6, 2017 - 3:56 pm

DJ Kay Slay – “Cold Summer” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Kevin Gates, & Rell)

DJ Kay Slay has a star-studded new album called The Big Brother coming next month, and one of its most anticipated tracks has made its…
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2017 - 2:13 pm

Kevin Gates – “No Love”

Right now, the New Orleans rap star Kevin Gates is in prison. A few months ago, he was sentenced to 30 months on a weapons…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 3:02 pm

Kevin Gates Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Last month, the Baton Rouge rap star Kevin Gates finished a six-month prison sentence for battery; he'd been sentenced after kicking a female fan in
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2017 - 3:58 pm
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