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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Might Herald A Whole New Era For Country-Rap

For decades now, people have been trying to make country-rap happen. It's an amorphous concept: a fusion of the two styles of music that, since…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2019 - 9:34 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

If you are one of the many, many people in this country waiting out the polar vortex and/or hibernating, you are probably over this week.
Stereogum | February 1, 2019 - 2:26 pm

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Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album

Sada Baby can sing. This was a pleasant surprise. If all you know about the Detroit rapper is "Bloxk Party," the ridiculously fun 2018 collaboration…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2019 - 1:17 pm

More Maxo Kream stories

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

If you are one of the many, many people in this country waiting out the polar vortex and/or hibernating, you are probably over this week.
Stereogum | February 1, 2019 - 2:26 pm

Maxo Kream – “Meet Again”

Houston's Maxo Kream is a truly great storyteller, a writer capable of conjuring heavy pathos while getting into the minute nuts and bolts of life…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2019 - 11:42 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Nautilus”

Like Steely Dan, Bob James has found favor due to a level of now-elusive sophisticated smoothness that translates surprisingly well to hip-hop reinterpretation.
Nate Patrin | November 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm

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The Quick Atomization Of SOB x RBE

"It feels like they're just getting started." That's something I wrote about the young Vallejo, California rap group SOB x RBE eight months ago. It…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Maxo Kream – “Go” (Feat. D. Flowers) Video

A couple of months ago, the Houston underground fixture and great rap storyteller Maxo Kream jumped up a couple of levels with Punken. It's both…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2018 - 10:11 am

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Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

It's one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It's entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Stream Maxo Kream Punken

Today, the Houston underground rap virtuoso Maxo Kream releases Punken, a new album that shows serious versatility in both style and subject matter. Punken follows…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2018 - 10:57 am

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Drakeo The Ruler Is Different, And Different Is Good

We expect emerging young rap groundbreakers to have a certain type of voice and delivery: yelpy, excitable, prone to messy vocal explosions and yah-yah-yahing. Drakeo…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2018 - 12:24 pm

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Lil Peep Was A Star

On the day he died, Lil Peep posted an image of himself shirtless onstage, his head out of the frame, on Instagram. Its caption: "When…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2017 - 10:35 am

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In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap

August was supposed to be A$AP Mob's month. They built a whole campaign around it. They released three albums, and they gave the whole thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:50 am

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Six Albums That Prove Underground Rap Is In A Great Place Right Now

This is a complete bullshit occurs-to-you-in-the-shower thought, but bear with me here: Trap music is our disco. It's our late-'10s equivalent of what was happening…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2017 - 2:50 pm

Maxo Kream – “Grannies” Video

The Houston rapper Maxo Kream has been an underground hero for a few years now, and he released an impressive mixtape called The Persona Tape
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2017 - 2:42 pm

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Hus Kingpin’s Beautiful, Evocative, Grimy New York Rap

There's a moment on "Lootpack" -- the Madlib-produced, 83-second opening track from Long Island rapper Hus Kingpin's new mixtape 16 Waves -- where Hus says,…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2017 - 11:16 am
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