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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

Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years

Gucci Mane isn't a consistently great rapper anymore. It's OK. It happens. It happens to a lot of once-dominant rappers once their unreal creative peaks…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am

Sounding Board

Swet Shop Boys Showed Me How To Embrace Both Sides Of My Culture

There’s a moment in every native-born minority’s development when they first learn they aren’t white. That’s not to say that prior to that discovery they…
Pranav Trewn | March 22, 2017 - 12:42 pm

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Watch Swet Shop Boys Make Their Debut TV Appearance on Colbert

Swet Shop Boys -- the trans-Atlantic crew made up of Heems, Riz Ahmed, and producer Redinho -- made their television debut together on Colbert last…
James Rettig | June 30, 2017 - 10:55 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Zombie”

Later this week, Swet Shop Boys, the great trans-Atlantic rap duo of former Das Racist member Heems and screen star Riz Ahmed, will give a…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 10:26 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Thas My Girl”

Last year, Swet Shop Boys, the duo of former Das Racist rapper Heems and screen star Riz Ahmed, released Cashmere, a truly impressive debut album.
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2017 - 10:31 am

Watch Riz Ahmed’s Rap Battle Against James Corden

At this point, nobody should be surprised that the fast-rising movie and TV star Riz Ahmed can rap. Along with his Swet Shop Boys partner…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Aaja” Video

Last year, Swet Shop Boys -- the duo of New York underground-rap mainstay Heems and budding movie star Riz Ahmed -- released their debut album…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2017 - 10:18 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Zayn Malik” Video

A few years ago, Heems, the former Das Racist member, and Riz MC, better known to most as the movie and TV star Riz Ahmed,…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 10:14 am

Watch Riz Ahmed Rap About Star Wars On The Tonight Show

Riz Ahmed is one hell of an actor, and later this year, he'll follow up his memorable star turn as Naz on The Night Of
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2016 - 11:23 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

Stream Swet Shop Boys Cashmere

Two years ago, Heems, the former Das Racist member, teamed up with Riz Ahmed, a Pakistani-British rapper and actor who records under the name Riz…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2016 - 9:36 am

Swet Shop Boys – “T5″ Video

Next month, we'll get to hear Cashmere, the debut full-length from Swet Shop Boys, the duo of former Das Racist member Heems and the British…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 10:40 am

Swet Shop Boys – “Shottin'”

The Swet Shop Boys duo of Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and Riz MC (actor Riz Ahmed of HBO’s The Night Of) are set to…
Collin Robinson | September 23, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Atlanta Is A Good TV Show

I shoved Donald Glover once. This was about five years ago, at a big G.O.O.D. Music showcase in a converted power plant in Austin, during…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2016 - 4:30 pm
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