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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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Meek Mill Is A Rapper, Not A Cautionary Tale

A year and a half ago, Meek Mill was the most vital and most commercially relevant unreformed street-rapper left working. Where the entire commercial rap…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm

Skepta – “No Security (Halloween Sound)”

London grime MC Skepta is a big Halloween guy. He's celebrating the spookiest night of the year with not one but two new tracks, "No…
Peter Helman | October 31, 2016 - 10:05 pm

A$AP Rocky – “Money Man” (Feat. A$AP Nast) & “Put That On My Set” (Feat. Skepta)

A$AP Rocky and his AWGE creative collective have released a new 12-minute short film entitled Money Man. The film, shot over three days in northwest…
Peter Helman | October 21, 2016 - 7:05 pm

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The World’s Best Rap Music Comes From California

The G-funk era is over, but it might be just beginning again. Those days -- the classic early-'90s halcyon era of West Coast rap --…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2016 - 12:07 pm

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

The durable swag-rap clown Riff Raff has lately been working on a Halloween-themed concept album, naturally titled Balloween, and its first single, shows, against odds,…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:03 am

Skepta Wins 2016 Mercury Prize

Skepta's Konnichiwa has won the 2016 Mercury Prize, the annual award honoring the best album (as selected by a panel of judges) from Great Britain…
James Rettig | September 15, 2016 - 5:01 pm

David Bowie, Radiohead, ANOHNI Nominated For 2016 Mercury Prize

For the past 26 years, a panel of British music experts and industry figures has gotten together to award the Mercury Prize, the prize that…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2016 - 8:51 am

Skepta Pulls Out Of Lollapalooza Due To Visa Issues

Skepta has not had a lot of luck with US travel visas lately. Back in April, his visa was denied dangerously close to his scheduled…
Peter Helman | July 18, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Skepta – “Coming Soon” (Feat. ILoveMakonnen & Céon)

It's been less than a couple months since UK Grime purveyor Skepta dropped the excellent Konnichiwa, and he's already back with new music. This time…
Collin Robinson | June 28, 2016 - 4:55 pm

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Gucci Mane Is Back, And Rappers Should Be Afraid

"This world has not reformed." That was Bill Bratton, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, talking about rap music last week. He doesn't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 10:51 am

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Skepta Makes Grime Sound New

Funny thing about grime: It's a throwback genre that still sounds like the future. When grime first emerged in the early '00s, it sounded completely…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2016 - 11:55 am

Skepta – “Man” Video

London grime MC Skepta is putting out his new album Konnichiwa later this week, and today, he's shared a new video for early track "Man."
Peter Helman | May 1, 2016 - 6:05 pm

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Desiigner’s “Panda” Is The Future Ripoff That Transcended Its Future-Ripoff Status

"I actually laugh at it, there's nothing to get upset about. I compliment the man about his creativity. I think he's a great artist and…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2016 - 11:30 am

Skepta Denied Work Permit Ahead Of Planned US Shows

We got some good news earlier today when Skepta dropped "Man" and earlier this week when the UK grime purveyor detailed his upcoming album Konnichiwa,…
Collin Robinson | April 15, 2016 - 3:19 pm