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2018 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2018

Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the…
James Rettig | December 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

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Denzel Curry, Traveling At The Speed Of Thought

There's a moment on "Percs," the stunningly venomous fast-rap tirade that Miami rapper Denzel Curry released earlier this summer, where Curry lets loose on the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2018 - 12:43 pm

The Week In Pop

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

Remember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory.
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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Denzel Curry, Traveling At The Speed Of Thought

There's a moment on "Percs," the stunningly venomous fast-rap tirade that Miami rapper Denzel Curry released earlier this summer, where Curry lets loose on the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Stream Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo’s Porter2Grape EP

Vallejo’s energetic Nef The Pharaoh and LA street-rap's emo cult hero 03 Greedo have already proven themselves a prolific pairing on last month’s glorious "Ball
Gil Green | July 13, 2018 - 2:18 pm

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Nas Sounds Tired

In 2000, Rakim, then widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo – “Ball Out” (Feat. Allblack)

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles rap cult hero 03 Greedo, an absolutely glorious weirdo, gave us his album The Wolf Of Grape Street, one…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 11:29 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

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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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

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
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