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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | September 4, 2020 - 5:04 pm

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The Depressing Inertia Of Quarantine-Era Rap

"Yeah, I'm quarantine clean, so relaxed," Gunna tells us. "Got my pillows in my Benz Maybach." That sounds nice. It also sounds completely disconnected from…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2020 - 1:31 pm

The Anniversary

Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter Turns 20

Two nights before his 30th birthday, Jay-Z was out in the club, acting like he had nothing to lose. Jay was at the Kit Kat…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2019 - 11:57 am

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Black Thought – “Good Morning” (Feat. Pusha T, Killer Mike, & Swizz Beatz)

You already know that you want to hear three of the best, hardest rap veterans in the world on a song together. Black Thought, Pusha…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2020 - 9:52 am

Black Thought – “Thought Vs. Everybody”

It's been six long years since the Roots released their last album, ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Since then, there's been plenty of talk…
Ryan Leas | July 10, 2020 - 11:12 am

The Anniversary

Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter Turns 20

Two nights before his 30th birthday, Jay-Z was out in the club, acting like he had nothing to lose. Jay was at the Kit Kat…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2019 - 11:57 am

Pusha T & Swizz Beatz – “No Patience”

Since releasing Daytona last year, Pusha T has collaborated with G. Count, released the new singles "Sociopath" and "Coming Home," and rapped over the Succession
Peter Helman | October 25, 2019 - 2:54 pm

Common – “Hercules” Video (Feat. Vince Staples)

Common released his last studio album, Black America Again, back in 2016. Last year, he shared an album with August Greene, his supergroup with pianist…
Julia Gray | July 11, 2019 - 10:38 pm

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NLE Choppa Is All Upside

There's a scene in the 1985 movie Krush Groove, the fictionalized version of Def Jam's rise, where a teenage LL Cool J barges into the…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2019 - 12:46 pm

SNL: Watch Lil Wayne Perform With Halsey & Swizz Beatz, Appear In “Booty Kings” Short With Future

Lil Wayne was the musical guest on last night's Liev Schreiber-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. The rapper performed "Can’t Be Broken" and "Uproar" from…
Julia Gray | November 11, 2018 - 11:35 am

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The Quick Atomization Of SOB x RBE

"It feels like they're just getting started." That's something I wrote about the young Vallejo, California rap group SOB x RBE eight months ago. It…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2018 - 12:26 pm

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Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope

Fatimah Warner wasn't a music person as a kid. In a recent FADER profile, we learn that she grew up with her grandparents and that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Swizz Beatz – “Pistol On My Side (P.O.M.S)” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz have been working together for a long time, and they've known each other for even longer. Wayne's Cash Money Millionaires…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2018 - 11:51 am

Swizz Beatz Is Sitting On A New Track With Bono & Kanye

Superproducer Swizz Beatz has been teasing a new solo album for over a decade now. His last, One Man Band, debuted in 2007, and Pitchfork
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 2, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Swizz Beatz Teases New Jay Z Album

In the past week, Jay Z has been announced as the headliner of both the Made In America and Austin City Limits festivals. And given…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2017 - 11:32 am

DMX, Eve, The Lox, Swizz Beatz, Drag-On Launching Ruff Ryders Reunion Tour In Brooklyn

Package tours fueled by '90s nostalgia have been a growing industry for years, and their reach extends deep into the hip-hop and R&B market. Arguably…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2017 - 5:11 pm
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