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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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Prepare Yourself For Conway’s Bleak, Dusty, Evocative Street-Rap

The city of Buffalo is way out in the hinterlands, a whole lot closer to Toronto than it is to New York City. But if…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 10:12 am

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Gucci Mane Is Back, And Rappers Should Be Afraid

"This world has not reformed." That was Bill Bratton, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, talking about rap music last week. He doesn't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 10:51 am

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Status Ain't Hood

Prepare Yourself For Conway’s Bleak, Dusty, Evocative Street-Rap

The city of Buffalo is way out in the hinterlands, a whole lot closer to Toronto than it is to New York City. But if…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 10:12 am

Watch A$AP Rocky & Key! Debut “Crazy Brazy” On MTV

A$AP Rocky was just named Creative Director for MTV Labs, a new creative incubator developed in partnership with the Harlem rapper. In celebration of that…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2016 - 7:59 pm

Raury – “Trap Tears” (Feat. Key!) Video

The genre-bending Atlantan Raury released his debut album All We Need back in October, and we've already seen several videos for the album's singles, including…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 14, 2015 - 10:41 am

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Status Ain’t Hood: Is Anyone Rapping Better Than Kevin Gates Right Now?

Kevin Gates will probably never become a big star. He's too rough and raw, too wild and passionate. His presence is forceful and chaotic, and…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2015 - 5:13 pm

ILoveMakonnen – “Super Chef” + “Straight Top” (Feat. Key!)

Atlanta rap weirdo and transformative figure iLoveMakonnen released his Drink More Water 5 mixtape just a little more than a month ago, and now he's…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2015 - 11:50 am

Future – “Trap Niggas” Video

Future debuted the video for his song "Trap Niggas" today, exactly a week after he released one for "Where I Come From." "Trap Niggas" is…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It -- one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last -- is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm