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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

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

We made it! Well, we mostly made it. The world could well end in the next 25 days. But we've made it through 11 months…
Stereogum | December 5, 2017 - 11:00 am

Status Ain't Hood

Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap

Big K.R.I.T. has always sounded like a throwback, but when we first met him, you could sound like a throwback and also sound like the…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2017 - 11:45 am

More Roc Marciano stories

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

We made it! Well, we mostly made it. The world could well end in the next 25 days. But we've made it through 11 months…
Stereogum | December 5, 2017 - 11:00 am

Dabrye – “The Appetite” (Feat. Roc Marciano, Quelle Chris, & Danny Brown)

Early next year, the Ann Arbor producer Dabrye will release his new album Three/Three, and it'll feature guest appearances from an impressive array of rappers,…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Coming To Terms With The Idea That Post Malone Is Good

It was the Steve Austin podcast that did it. Once upon a time, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was the greatest star that professional wrestling had…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2017 - 10:54 am

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

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

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Rosebudd’s Revenge

For decades, most of the best New York rap sounded like a slap in the head. New York is, of course, the city that invented…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Roc Marciano Releases New Album Rosebudd’s Revenge

Long Island rapper/producer Roc Marciano has just returned with Rosebudd's Revenge, his first official studio album since 2013's Marci Beaucoup. The 15-track project boasts production…
Peter Helman | February 18, 2017 - 6:53 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Brain-Conquering Majesty Of Migos’ “Bad & Boujee”

I've watched it over and over now. Dozens of times. Whenever I have a moment, or whenever I need a slight dopamine-rush pick-me-up. It never…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2017 - 9:53 am

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Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right

"You love to hear the story, again and again, of how it all got started way back when." That was MC Shan on "The Bridge"
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

Roc Marciano – “All For It”

It's been about three years since the great Long Island rap mutterer Roc Marciano released his Marci Beaucoup album, and I am good and ready…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2016 - 11:45 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Future Era Is Over

Fitted shirt-sleeves rolled-up, curled into a half-crouch, Jay Z looks somewhere off-camera and offers this prophecy: "I promise they ain't gon' like this!" He's right,…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Kevin Gates Makes Some Strange Decisions On His Major-Label Debut

Kanye West wasn't in the room for the first Kanye West stage-crash of 2016. Instead, a random and stoned-looking young man wandered onstage as the…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 9:33 am

Ka – “30 Keys” Video

Last year, the meditative DIY Brooklyn rapper/producer Ka teamed up with producer Preservation to form a duo called Dr. Yen Lo, and they album they…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 12:43 pm
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