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Lil Baby & Gunna Are The Best Rap Duo In Years

There was this rap-video cliché in the late '90s. The rapper would jump out a window, with police chasing him. Or he'd be in a…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2018 - 11:32 am

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Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope

Fatimah Warner wasn't a music person as a kid. In a recent FADER profile, we learn that she grew up with her grandparents and that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm

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03 Greedo Became A Legend The Same Year He Went To Prison

About a third of the way into 03 Greedo's gargantuan new album God Level, he wails a question: "If I go back to prison, would…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2018 - 11:46 am

More Roc Marciano stories

DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano – “Shit I’m On” Video

Roc Marciano is a busy man. The Long Island rapper and producer, who helped pioneer the hazy post-boom-bap sound that's currently one of the dominant…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2018 - 11:11 am

Roc Marciano Releases New Album Behold A Dark Horse

At the beginning of this decade, the veteran Long Island rapper Roc Marciano helped establish a whole new underground-rap aesthetic when he released his self-produced…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2018 - 9:53 am

Stream Roc Marciano & Knxwledge dntaskmefrshit. EP

In recent years, the California producer Knxwledge has brought his broken, fractured beats to artists like Anderson .Paak and Mach-Hommy. And today, he's released a…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2018 - 2:44 pm

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Nicki Minaj Is Feeling The Pressure

It should not be this way. There should be more than one woman within rap's A-list at a time, and the women within rap's A-list…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Stream The Alchemist Lunch Meats

The Alchemist is a veteran rap producer who's shown an admirable ability to adapt to the times and who has maintained alliances with both fellow…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Roc Marciano – “The Sauce/Corniche” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Late last month, Roc Marciano, the Long Island rap veteran who has made a career of turning old-school New York rap into tense and woozy…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2018 - 12:45 pm

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Roc Marciano’s Album Is Worth Your $30

How much is music worth -- not a physical object associated with music, but music itself? The market has answered that question for us ruthlessly:…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2018 - 12:41 pm

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SOB x RBE’s Chaotic Energy Is A Beautiful Thing

The Black Panther soundtrack is an album that bursts with voices and ideas, and it doesn't really have a dead or boring moment. But for…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Roc Marciano’s RR2: The Bitter Dose Is Out Now, But You Can’t Stream It

Last year, Roc Mariciano, the veteran New York rapper and producer, released a truly great album called Rosebudd's Revenge. Roc Marci is an expert and…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2018 - 1:37 pm

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

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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
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