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Status Ain't Hood

The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance

There's no Griselda Records starter pack, no canonical classic to lure you in. That's not how the Buffalo rap crew does business. Instead, there's a…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 11:18 am

The Week In Pop

Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It

What does Dixie mean, exactly? For nearly two centuries, the term has been broadly applied to the American South, specifically the states that seceded from…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm

The Week In Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joyous Low-Stakes Rom-Com Continues Unfettered

The television landscape in this era of Peak TV comprises many overlapping tiers and ecosystems. Within this moment of seemingly infinite choice, there are genres…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2020 - 5:01 pm

More Polo G stories

XXL Reveals 2020 Freshman Class

Once a year, the braintrust at the rap magazine XXL picks a group of up-and-coming rappers and puts them all together for a photoshoot and…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2020 - 3:16 pm

Murda Beatz – “Doors Unlocked” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Polo G)

Canadian rap producer Murda Beatz has already worked on a number of releases this year, including Lil Wayne's Funeral, Lil Baby's My Turn, and PARTYNEXTDOOR's…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2020 - 10:37 am

The Week In Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joyous Low-Stakes Rom-Com Continues Unfettered

The television landscape in this era of Peak TV comprises many overlapping tiers and ecosystems. Within this moment of seemingly infinite choice, there are genres…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2020 - 5:01 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Polo G’s Sad, Quiet Grace

The latest single from the melancholic young Chicago sing-rapper Polo G is called "33." It's named, at least in part, for Scottie Pippen's number. Within…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2020 - 11:08 am

Stream Polo G’s New Album THE GOAT

With debut album Die A Legend, the downcast and melodious Chicago rapper Polo G established himself as one of the most vital forces in hip-hop.
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2020 - 12:03 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Detroit Rap Underground Remains Undefeated

Sada Baby does not come from a vacuum. This year, nobody in rap music has been bringing me as much joy as the voluminously bearded,…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2020 - 12:19 pm

Polo G – “DND”

It would be interesting if Polo G, young and permanently downhearted Chicago sing-rap prince, had just made a song about tabletop fantasy gaming. But that…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2020 - 11:10 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 | February 21, 2020 - 4:48 pm

Polo G – “Go Stupid” (Feat. Stunna 4 Vegas & NLE Choppa)

The young Chicago rapper Polo G has a rare gift for bluesy, melodic, mournful takes on his hometown's drill sound. Last year's Die A Legend,…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Polo G & Lil Tjay – “First Place”

Last year, two haunted young sing-rappers -- Polo G, 21, from Chicago, and Lil Tjay, 17, from the Bronx -- teamed up for a mournful,…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2020 - 11:45 am

Lists

The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm

Lists

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a…
Stereogum | December 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

Lists

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux -- politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring…
Stereogum | December 3, 2019 - 10:00 am
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