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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

Status Ain't Hood

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

Status Ain't Hood

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

More Skepta stories

Status Ain't Hood

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

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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey it's Gabriela Tully Claymore in for Tom Breihan this week. How are you? I myself am doing well. I woke up at the literal…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2017 - 1:01 pm

Skepta – “Hypocrisy” Video

Skepta's "Hypocrisy" is low-key one of the best songs of the summer thanks to typically booming production and countless memorable lyrics (my favorite is "I'm…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2017 - 9:23 am

Mick Jagger Shares Kevin Parker & Skepta Collabs In Reponse To “The Changing Political Situation”

Mick Jagger released two songs today that are meant to address the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in." The songs are called…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 27, 2017 - 1:31 pm

Skepta – “Hypocrisy”

London grime overlord Skepta is now famous enough that he could just work with a bunch of American rappers and play the global festival scene…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2017 - 9:24 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If Kendrick Lamar had not released an actual music video this week, then the week's best music-related video would surely be the shaky camera-phone footage…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 5:12 pm

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Tee Grizzley’s Hard-As-Hell Jail-Rap Strikes An Emotional Chord

Rap needs characters. It's a genre built on outsized, larger-than-life personas, on extroverted human charisma-bombs who willed themselves to superhero status. Right now, two of…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2017 - 11:36 am

Skepta – “No Security” Video

Fresh off his performance at the BRIT Awards yesterday (where he didn't actually win anything he was nominated for), Skepta has released a video for…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Watch Skepta Perform “Shutdown” At The 2017 Brit Awards

Skepta was nominated for three awards at this year's Brits, including British Album Of The Year, British Male Solo Artist Award, and British Breakthrough Act.
Margaret Farrell | February 22, 2017 - 5:01 pm

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Is Chance The Rapper About To Get Corny?

The Best New Artist Grammy award has a fascinating and bizarre history. The Beatles won it. Bob Newhart won it. Bon Iver won it. Bette…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2017 - 12:49 pm

Riff Raff – “Back From The Dead” (Feat. Skepta) Video

Back in October, the great rap clown released the guest-heavy, Halloween-themed album Balloween, teaming up with grime king Skepta on the surprisingly hard lead single…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:49 am

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
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