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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

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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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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

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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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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Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss

A quick note: I wrote this column yesterday afternoon, before the passing of Shawty Lo. Shawty Lo's death is obviously the most important thing that's
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2016 - 10:54 am

The Cool Kids – “Running Man” (Feat. Maxo Kream)

The Cool Kids -- the rap duo made up of Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks (fka Mikey Rocks) -- are back in full effect.
Collin Robinson | September 19, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Download Maxo Kream The Persona Tape Mixtape

After trickling out some buzz-inducing bangers and jacked-beat freestyles over the years, Status Ain't Hood Furious Five frequenter Maxo Kream has finally come with The
Collin Robinson | June 29, 2016 - 1:48 pm

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Young Thug Is A Renewable Energy Resource

Atlanta trap music is getting tired. It had a great run. Three or four years ago, this was music that seemed to crackle with electricity.
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 10:24 am

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Status Ain’t Hood: Meek Mill Is Extremely Good At Rapping

Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 10:01 am

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Status Ain’t Hood: The Fun-As-Hell Stress-Rap Of DVS

"Death by electrocution's like life in New York, innit?" That was my favorite line from the last Run The Jewels album. When he spluttered that…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2015 - 11:34 am