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Hemlock Ernst, The Little Indie-Rap Side Project That Could

Samuel T. Herring looks like the dad in a '50s sitcom. He sings in a stately baritone-blues quaver that sometimes unpredictably lurches into death-metal growl…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2019 - 11:47 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | September 20, 2019 - 4:35 pm

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JPEGMAFIA Makes Some Anxious-Ass Rap Music

"Disappointed." In the weeks leading up to the release of his new album All My Heroes Are Cornballs, JPEGMAFIA used that word over and over,…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2019 - 11:36 am

More NLE Choppa stories

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | September 20, 2019 - 4:35 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

There are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm

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Scam-Rap Is The Future

In The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Kevin Hart plays the voice of a bunny named Snowball, a former anti-human revolutionary who has come to…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2019 - 11:21 am

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NLE Choppa Is All Upside

There's a scene in the 1985 movie Krush Groove, the fictionalized version of Def Jam's rise, where a teenage LL Cool J barges into the…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2019 - 12:46 pm

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Benny The Butcher & Mach-Hommy, Keepers Of The East Coast Flame

Buffalo is not New York City. It's nowhere near New York City. It's not even coastal. Buffalo is closer to Toronto or Cleveland than it…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2019 - 11:12 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We need to talk about Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down." Because that video is something. The video doubles down on the most objectionable…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2019 - 1:32 pm