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Megan Thee Stallion Is The Prince Who Was Promised

Megan Thee Stallion is a rap fundamentalist. In the new FADER cover story about the surging Houston rapper, Megan talks about listening to ancestral Southern…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2019 - 12:48 pm

The Week In Pop

Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can't take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm

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Playboi Carti, Tee Grizzley, And The New Forms Of Rap Stardom

When you're an old man, sometimes it takes time to learn how to hear music -- music that teenagers can understand immediately and instinctively. Case…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm

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Tee Grizzley’s Manager Dies After Rapper’s Car Is Shot At In Detroit

Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley’s Cadillac Escalade was shot at in his home city last night, as TMZ reports. His manager, who was sitting in the…
Julia Gray | August 21, 2019 - 8:10 pm

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m On 3.0″ Video (Feat. T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce Da 5’9″, Curren$y, DRAM, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison, & Gary Clark Jr.)

Trae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN -- Assholes By Nature,…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2019 - 11:00 am

Kanye West Reportedly Working On New Album With Lil Wayne, Migos In Miami

Kanye West has not exactly been a model of stability lately. He has spent the past year loudly and incoherently embracing Donald Trump. His most…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2019 - 9:39 am

Jay Rock – “Shit Real” (Feat. Tee Grizzley)

People will tell you that this is not a good time for straight-ahead rap hardheads. People will be wrong. Jay Rock, from Los Angeles, and…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2018 - 9:58 am

Tee Grizzley – “Wake Up” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Two years ago, the Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley released the urgent and forceful "First Day Out." He recorded the song the day after prison, where…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2018 - 10:23 am

Status Ain't Hood

Playboi Carti, Tee Grizzley, And The New Forms Of Rap Stardom

When you're an old man, sometimes it takes time to learn how to hear music -- music that teenagers can understand immediately and instinctively. Case…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm

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Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Rap Music

Confession time: Until this past weekend, I was still excited about new Kanye West music. Still. After everything. This was -- and is -- directly…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2018 - 11:55 am

Tee Grizzley – “Don’t Even Trip” (Feat. Moneybagg Yo)

Tee Grizzley, from Detroit, and Moneybagg Yo, from Memphis, are two of the best arguments that urgent, unpretentious street-rap remains relevant, both commercially and artistically.
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2018 - 3:58 pm

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Payroll Giovanni & Cardo’s Masterfully Controlled Throwback Rap

An interesting new wrinkle in rap history: Rappers don't sound like they're in control anymore. That sense of cool, of composure, has been a crucial…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 12:18 pm

Tee Grizzley – “Colors”

A couple of months ago, the hard and urgent Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley, one of the great emerging artists of 2017, teamed up with the…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2018 - 10:19 am

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

Stream Tee Grizzley & Lil Durk Bloodas

We are currently living through a new boom in collaborative rap albums, but very few of those albums show the the kind of chemistry that…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 11:03 am

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Chief Keef Thrives In Exile

Chief Keef can't go back to Chicago. The rapper has outstanding warrants in his hometown, but the authorities in Chicago have enmities against Keef that…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2017 - 4:05 pm
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