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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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21 Savage Is Out Here Making Love Songs And Shit

"In my feelings, she got my in my feelings." That's 21 Savage murmuring at the beginning of "Special," one of the songs from his brand-new…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2017 - 1:44 pm

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Young Dolph & Yo Gotti Battle For The Heart Of Memphis Rap

Young Dolph just released the best non-Migos rap album I've heard in 2017. Dolph's new mixtape, Gelato, is a ridiculously solid piece of trap music.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 10:35 am

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Nef The Pharaoh – “Bussin'”

We’re just about three-quarters of the way through the 52-week Adult Swim Singles series. At week 37, Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh rings in…
Sophie Israelsohn | January 3, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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Young Dolph & Yo Gotti Battle For The Heart Of Memphis Rap

Young Dolph just released the best non-Migos rap album I've heard in 2017. Dolph's new mixtape, Gelato, is a ridiculously solid piece of trap music.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 10:35 am

Nef The Pharaoh – “Put You On” (Feat. Juvenile) Video

Back before he released his impressive Neffy Got Wings and Fresh Outta Space 3 mixtapes, the inventive and energetic young Vallejo, California rapper Nef The…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2016 - 11:44 am

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Travis Scott And Isaiah Rashad Make Big Leaps On New Albums

How many rappers have the juice to get a Kendrick Lamar verse in 2016? Fifteen? Twenty at the most? In any case, it's not a…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2016 - 11:49 am

Stream Nef The Pharaoh Fresh Outta Space 3

Earlier this year, the young Vallejo, California rapper Nef The Pharaoh landed in our Album Of The Week column for his playful, energetic Neffy Got
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2016 - 1:54 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

Nef The Pharaoh – “Say Daat” (Feat. Philthy Rich) Video

Earlier this year, the energetic young Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh landed in our Album Of The Week column thanks to his Cardo-produced mixtape…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Artist Portraits From Stereogum’s SXSW 2016 Showcase

Stereogum is in Austin right now for SXSW and last night, we put on an official showcase at Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall with…
Stereogum | March 17, 2016 - 10:20 pm

Nef The Pharoah – “Mobbin” Video

Earlier this year, the young Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh teamed up with the producer Cardo to make a fun, energetic mixtape called Neffy
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2016 - 10:29 am

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Is Future Running Out Of Gas?

Three weeks ago, in this space, I wrote that Future was the best rapper working right now. I meant it. The run Future is on…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2016 - 10:54 am

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Album Of The Week: Nef The Pharaoh Neffy Got Wings

Energy in music is a funny thing. It's easy to hear, but it's tough to define or quantify. People try to fake or manufacture it…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2016 - 10:28 am

Stream Nef The Pharaoh Neffy Got Wings

Nef The Pharaoh is a 20-year-old rapper from Vallejo, California, and he's signed to Sick Wid It, the long-running label founded by Vallejo royalty E-40.
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2016 - 2:17 pm

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On The Return Of G.O.O.D. Fridays

First things first: We don't know that Kanye West is bringing back G.O.O.D. Fridays, the dizzyingly exciting 2010 song-a-week series that led up to the…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 3:54 pm
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