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Hoodrich Pablo Juan Should Be Atlanta’s Next Up

Rap is moving fast these days. Right now, the zeitgeist seems to belong to a loose crew of anarchic, face-tatted South Florida kids, 90-pound rappers…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2017 - 12:43 pm

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Gunplay Will Still Beat The Shit Out Of You

Pity the rap-crew enforcer. It's a vital but thankless job. Every ascendant rap Michael Jordan needs a Charles Oakley, a guy there to reinforce the…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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Buddy & Kaytranada Make Effortless, Breezy Summertime Rap Music

There are so many kinds of good rapping. There are the obvious forms, of course. There's the breathless technical rapping. There's the idiosyncratic, inventive, stylistically…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 12:56 pm

More Mozzy stories

Status Ain't Hood

Gunplay Will Still Beat The Shit Out Of You

Pity the rap-crew enforcer. It's a vital but thankless job. Every ascendant rap Michael Jordan needs a Charles Oakley, a guy there to reinforce the…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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DJ Khaled Has Made A Lot Of Bangers Without Actually Doing Anything

There's a moment toward the end of "I'm The One," the new DJ Khaled posse cut that is currently somehow the #1 song in the
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2017 - 12:23 pm

Stream Mozzy Fake Famous

Sacramento's Mozzy cranks out grizzled, intense, seen-it-all street-rap at a downright terrifying pace, and he released his new album Fake Famous with no advance warning…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2017 - 12:07 pm

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Behold, In Nick Grant, What J. Cole Hath Wrought

A rapper emerges. He's from some small country town in the Southeast, but he has no accent to speak of. He raps under his government…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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Kodak Black Is Everything Great About Rap Music

A month ago, Broward County police arrested the 19-year-old Florida rapper Kodak Black after a high-speed chase. Police saw Kodak and a friend trying to…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2016 - 12:11 pm

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Bad Boy, Mobb Deep, And The Endurance Of ’90s Rap Nostalgia

In the Bad Boy era, I hated Bad Boy. I loved Biggie, and the rest of it was an abomination to me. It was the…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 10:13 am

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Fat Joe, Remy Ma, & The Dream Of A New York Goon-Rap Renaissance

Most rappers never get a Billboard #1. Jay Z didn't get one until "Empire State Of Mind." Drake still doesn't have one, though that seems…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2016 - 10:40 am

YG – “City Mad” (Feat. Mozzy & Slim400) + “Goapele Freestyle” (Feat. Slim400)

YG has lately been working on Still Krazy, the follow-up to his excellent 2014 debut My Krazy Life. And from everything we've heard, he's abandoning…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2015 - 4:44 pm