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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

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Beautiful Absurdity Of Empire’s Prison Rap Scene

Terrence Howard's place in rap history would've been safe if he'd quit after "Whoop That Trick." In the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard played…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 3:37 pm

More Nocando stories

Watch Eric Andre’s “Rapper Warrior Ninja” Sketch With Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Open Mike Eagle

Here's a pretty good idea for a comedy sketch: A bunch of rappers have to complete a ridiculous obstacle course, blindfolded, while rapping. That's the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2016 - 11:15 am

Nocando – “Last Man Standing”

Underground LA rapper (and former battle-rapper) Nocando is currently working on a full-length follow-up to last year's Jimmy The Burnout, but he's also been spending…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Nocando – “Alaska”

The hook for Nocando's latest song nicks a line that's been so overused it barely counts as a hook anymore: "I fell in love with…
Caitlin White | September 30, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Nocando – “Osaka” Video

Sometimes in the endless coverage cycle of every move Kanye West makes, every tweet Drake sends, and every Reebok Kendrick Lamar laces up, it gets…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 11:42 am

Busdriver – “Werner Herzog” (Feat. Open Mike Eagle & Nocando) Video

In case you're curious about the hyper-verbose L.A. rap underground that must've, on some level, helped to set the stage for Kendrick Lamar, here's a…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2012 - 4:15 pm