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Lil Mosey Is, Regrettably, A Thing Now

The teenager in the fur coat is transcendently, magnificently bored. He does not want to be on this stage, in front of these cameras, rapping…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2020 - 11:55 am

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The New Dawn Of The Protest Song

People never stopped making protest songs. For decades, the protest song has been woven into the culture of popular music. Some musicians build entire careers…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Album List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while…
Stereogum | June 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

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The Sauce Twinz/Sada Baby/Sauce Gohan Track “Big Drip Squad” Is Incredible

Sauce Walka and Sada Baby are made for each other. Both Sauce Walka, from Houston, and Sada Baby, from Detroit, have made themselves underground-rap institutions,…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The New Dawn Of The Protest Song

People never stopped making protest songs. For decades, the protest song has been woven into the culture of popular music. Some musicians build entire careers…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2020 - 12:11 pm

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Gunna’s Prettified Psychedelic Trap Music

Trap music is, in a lot of ways, about numbness. Much of the time, the rappers from the dominant Atlanta rap strain are talking about…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 12:30 pm

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Ka’s New Album Is Nourishing Loner Wisdom, Right When We Need It

For those of us lucky enough to write about music for a living, it's a real temptation to begin every review with in a time
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2020 - 10:57 am

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Westside Gunn Isn’t Underground Anymore

Last year, the Griselda Records guys couldn't get on a Dreamville compilation. Early in 2019, J. Cole put together an impressive roster of rappers and…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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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

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The Depressing Inertia Of Quarantine-Era Rap

"Yeah, I'm quarantine clean, so relaxed," Gunna tells us. "Got my pillows in my Benz Maybach." That sounds nice. It also sounds completely disconnected from…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2020 - 1:31 pm

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Zack Fox Is The Perfect Troll For This Ridiculous Moment

Zack Fox looks right into the camera, with that all-too-familiar I'm here for you empathetic glaze on his face. He's telling us that it's OK…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Stream Sada Baby’s New Album Skuba Sada 2

On the first day of 2020, the Detroit rap monster Sada Baby released a ridiculously good mixtape called Brolik. He was just getting started. Before…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2020 - 11:33 am

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The Coronavirus Raps Have Arrived

Cardi B, currently in that awkward career phase between initial overexposure and whatever the next thing is, planned to be on to the next thing…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2020 - 11:04 am

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Lil Uzi Vert Shocks The World

"I live my life like a cartoon. Reality is not my move." If Lil Uzi Vert has a mission statement, this is it. Uzi looks
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2020 - 11:00 am

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Boldy James & The Alchemist Made A Hard-Hearted, Cold-Blooded Rap Masterwork

Less than 30 seconds into his new album, the Detroit rapper Boldy James murmurs the kind of line that can rattle around in your head…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2020 - 12:20 pm

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Fucking Sucks

"Hits is mediocre," A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, a man who has made more than his share of hits, tells the Rolling Stone reporter. "All…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2020 - 1:07 pm
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