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Behold, In Nick Grant, What J. Cole Hath Wrought

A rapper emerges. He's from some small country town in the Southeast, but he has no accent to speak of. He raps under his government…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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

2016 In Review

The Year In LA Gangster Blues (And Reds)

2016 was quietly the year of the gangster, specifically the LA gangster of the red and blue varieties. ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, YG, and DJ…
Collin Robinson | December 6, 2016 - 1:43 pm

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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

The World’s Best Rap Music Comes From California

The G-funk era is over, but it might be just beginning again. Those days -- the classic early-'90s halcyon era of West Coast rap --…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm

Status Ain't Hood

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

DJ Quik & Problem – “A New Nite” Video

For Rosecrans, the new collaborative EP that he made with fellow Compton rapper Problem, the West Coast production legend DJ Quik repurposed his classic 1991…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2016 - 2:08 pm

Status Ain't Hood

A$AP Ferg Makes Them Boys Go Loco

Some rappers only barely rap when they get onstage. Instead, they rip through the crowd, stagedive, bark along with hits that aren't even theirs. They…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2016 - 12:20 pm

Stream DJ Quik & Problem Rosecrans EP

Everything DJ Quik does is worth a listen. The Compton rapper and producer has been making tricky, innovative, idiosyncratic knucklehead G-funk for over two decades,…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2016 - 9:55 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Week In Rap: Your Old Droog And The Corniness Question

There was a moment last year when people on the internet were convinced that Your Old Droog was really Nas in disguise. Droog released a…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut “The Rap Monument”

Up until today, the Game's 13-minute, 25-rapper "One Blood" remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey &…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It -- one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last -- is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

The Game – “Don’t Shoot” (Feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, & TGT)

That list of rappers and musicians up top is an all-star team and they've all gotten together for the 6-minute anthem "Don't Shoot" to address…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “One Eighty Seven” (Feat. Problem) Video

Soon enough, Freddie Gibbs will release Piñata, his highly anticipated full-length team-up with Madlib. Meanwhile, though, Gibbs has made a video for "One Eighty Seven,"
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2014 - 9:23 am

List

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

Iamsu! – “The Realest” (Feat. Problem)

The endlessly likable Richmond, California rapper/producer Iamsu! has been having a big 2013. First, he and the Compton rapper Problem linked up for the fun-as-hell…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2013 - 12:19 pm
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