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Status Ain't Hood

All Hail Pusha-T, Our Blood-Gargling, Bone-Chomping Rap-Feud Conqueror

We need to retire the term ether. Ether isn't going to cut it anymore. Once upon a time, in 2001, Nas' "Ether" seemed like the…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2018 - 12:49 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

Status Ain't Hood

Six Albums That Prove Underground Rap Is In A Great Place Right Now

This is a complete bullshit occurs-to-you-in-the-shower thought, but bear with me here: Trap music is our disco. It's our late-'10s equivalent of what was happening…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2017 - 2:50 pm

More Starlito stories

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

Status Ain't Hood

Rick Ross Sounds Like A Rap Star Again

Every rap empire goes into decline eventually, but Maybach Music Group hit its decline phase before it ever really became an empire. Crew figurehead Rick…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2017 - 11:31 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain

In retrospect, we should thank the rappers of the world for their restraint. It's been more than four months since the Donald Trump Access Hollywood
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Status Ain't Hood

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

Status Ain't Hood

The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am

List

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The Week That Was had already delivered to us a pretty impressive number of worthy songs for inclusion in this list, and then, outta nowhere,…
Stereogum | November 15, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Starlito – “Can’t Get Over You” (Prod. Ryan Hemsworth)

In the past year or so, Yours Truly's Songs From Scratch series has been doing great work teaming up producers and vocalists who work well…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Kevin Gates – “MYB” (Feat. Starlito) Video

He's a rising regional star now, but not too long ago, the Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates had his career interrupted by a prison stint.
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2013 - 2:57 pm