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Drake’s New Album Is Sad In Every Way

Drake is a true Jedi master at the ancient art of lowering expectations. If You're Reading This It's Too Late is one of Drake's best…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2020 - 11:20 am

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On Juice WRLD’s Short Life And Long Legacy

A year ago, Juice WRLD asked a rhetorical question: "What's the 27 Club?" And then: "We ain't making it past 21." The we there is…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2019 - 12:41 pm

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Underground Rap Will Never Die

We're entering a strange new period where there's no meaningful distinction between rap's underground and its mainstream. A regional scene can catch fire out of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2019 - 1:09 pm

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Earl Sweatshirt – “Ghost” (Feat. Navy Blue)

The mercurial young rap explorer Earl Sweatshirt has been keeping busy lately. In the past few months, Earl has shown up on tracks from peers…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2020 - 10:09 am

Stream Preservation’s Guest-Heavy New Album Eastern Medicine, Western Illness

The New York rap producer has been making music for a long time. He's collaborated with people like GZA, DOOM, and Yasiin Bey, and he's…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2020 - 11:23 am

Stream Navy Blue’s New Album Àdá Irin

Navy Blue is Sage Elsesser, a 23-year-old Los Angeles-born pro skateboarder and occasional rapper who has been making insular, lo-fi rap music since 2015. In…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2020 - 9:32 am

Status Ain't Hood

Underground Rap Will Never Die

We're entering a strange new period where there's no meaningful distinction between rap's underground and its mainstream. A regional scene can catch fire out of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2019 - 1:09 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Wiz Khalifa Can Still Rap When He Feels Like It

"Releasing a song on a cookie's crazy." That's how Wiz Khalifa describes releasing a song on a cookie. If you watched this past Sunday's Grammys…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2019 - 12:41 pm