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2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Aminé Just Made One Of The Year’s Best Rap Albums

Is there anything better than seeing a one-hit wonder become something more? One-hit wonders are becoming more and more of a rarity; anyone can find…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Six Albums That Prove Underground Rap Is In A Great Place Right Now

This is a complete bullshit occurs-to-you-in-the-shower thought, but bear with me here: Trap music is our disco. It's our late-'10s equivalent of what was happening…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2017 - 2:50 pm

More Payroll Giovanni stories

Payroll Giovanni & Cardo – “Mail Long” (Feat. E-40)

Back in 2016, Payroll Giovanni, the most visible member of the Detroit street-rap institution Doughboyz Cashout, teamed up with the gifted Texan producer for the…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2018 - 11:15 am

Status Ain't Hood

Aminé Just Made One Of The Year’s Best Rap Albums

Is there anything better than seeing a one-hit wonder become something more? One-hit wonders are becoming more and more of a rarity; anyone can find…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Download Payroll Giovanni Payface Mixtape

Detroit rapper Payroll Giovanni is an absolute underground treasure, a flinty and hardnosed street-rapper who comes up with beautifully elaborate ways to talk about committing…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2017 - 11:43 am

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Status Ain't Hood

Post Malone’s Codeine Dirtbag Blues

Near my house, there used to be a discount movie theater, a big strip-mall monstrosity that never drew any crowds. I took my son to…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2016 - 1:38 pm

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Lil Wayne Is Lost In The Wilderness

As long as Soundscan has been keeping track of these things, only 20 albums have sold more than a million copies in the first week…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2015 - 9:34 am