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Armand Hammer’s Paraffin Is A Disorienting Rap Masterpiece

"Service weapon in my face, all I could see was his lips chapped." That's billy woods, one half of the New York rap duo Armand…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2018 - 11:28 am

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Playboi Carti, Tee Grizzley, And The New Forms Of Rap Stardom

When you're an old man, sometimes it takes time to learn how to hear music -- music that teenagers can understand immediately and instinctively. Case…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2018 - 1:35 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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Watch A$AP Rocky Cover “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

A$AP Rocky has been busy since releasing his latest album Testing in May, collaborating with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, YG and Blood Orange.
Julia Gray | September 27, 2018 - 11:52 pm

180dB – “Road Trip” (Feat. Meredith Graves & Nick Zinner) Video

180dB is a new band made up of the bassist and drummer from Savages. Sorry, scratch that -- according to a press release, "180dB is…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2018 - 7:20 pm

Dizzee Rascal – “Money Right” (Feat. Skepta)

Dizzee Rascal and Skepta are barely in their mid-thirties, but they've both been staples of the UK's grime scene for upwards of 15 years. They…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2018 - 10:37 am

A$AP Rocky – “Praise The Lord (Da Shine)” (Feat. Skepta) Video

"Praise The Lord (Da Shine)" is one of the better tracks on A$AP Rocky's largely unimpressive new album Testing. There's something really fun about that…
Julia Gray | June 5, 2018 - 6:47 pm

Migos Miss Flight To Primavera Sound, Skepta Filling In

Primavera Sound, arguably the world's greatest music festival, is going down this week in Barcelona. Unfortunately, it will not feature a Migos performance as advertised.
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Skepta – “Pure Water”

Late last year, British grime MC Skepta released his Vicious EP, which made our list of great EPs from 2017, and he's been pretty quiet…
James Rettig | May 15, 2018 - 11:17 am

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Drakeo The Ruler Is Different, And Different Is Good

We expect emerging young rap groundbreakers to have a certain type of voice and delivery: yelpy, excitable, prone to messy vocal explosions and yah-yah-yahing. Drakeo…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Skepta – “Ghost Ride” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Nast) Video

London grime king Skepta surprise-released his Viscous EP on Halloween, and now he's made a video for the heavy, flickering highlight "Ghost Ride," a track…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 10:40 am

2017 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2017

Over the last couple years, we've seen the rise of the "mini-album," an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of…
James Rettig | December 6, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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Lil Peep Was A Star

On the day he died, Lil Peep posted an image of himself shirtless onstage, his head out of the frame, on Instagram. Its caption: "When…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2017 - 10:35 am

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The 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin Album Is A Halloween Miracle

21 Savage gets it. On the outro of "My Choppa Hate Niggas," one of his solo tracks from the new 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin collaborative album…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Stream Skepta Vicious EP

Last night, 21 Savage, Offset, and Metro Boomin teamed up to release the collaborative surprise album Without Warning, and they weren't the only rap stars…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2017 - 8:55 am
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