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Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs Make Sense Together

Curren$y and Freddie Gibbs had it figured out before almost everyone else. Near the beginning of this decade, when the rap landscape completely and irrevocably…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2018 - 1:20 pm

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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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Lil Wayne’s Triumphant Return

Here's how I think about it: A new Tha Carter album is like a new Die Hard movie. We can't expect it to be like…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2018 - 11:06 am

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The Alchemist – “E Coli” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)

Earl Sweatshirt: He's doing things again! On Friday, the enigmatic rap cult hero will release Some Rap Songs, his third proper solo album. We've already…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2018 - 2:40 pm

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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

Stream Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs’ Alchemist-Produced Album Fetti

Seven years ago, Curren$y, the endlessly prolific New Orleans rap stoner who was on a ridiculous hot streak at that point, teamed up with the…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2018 - 10:09 am

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Nicki Minaj Is Feeling The Pressure

It should not be this way. There should be more than one woman within rap's A-list at a time, and the women within rap's A-list…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Stream The Alchemist Lunch Meats

The Alchemist is a veteran rap producer who's shown an admirable ability to adapt to the times and who has maintained alliances with both fellow…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Stream The Alchemist French Blend & French Blends Pt. 2

Veteran rap producer the Alchemist has spent the past two weeks cranking out instrumental projects full of sampled Francophone funk. Alchemist quietly released the first…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2018 - 9:43 am

WESTSIDEDOOM – “2STINGS”

Buffalo rapper Westside Gunn is teaming up with underground rap supervillain DOOM under the name WESTSIDEDOOM, and they've already shared one track together, the Daringer-produced…
Peter Helman | October 11, 2017 - 10:10 am

Mobb Deep – “Try My Hand”

Last month, the Queens rap great Prodigy, one half of the Infamous Mobb Deep, died suddenly and shockingly, a victim of the sickle cell anemia…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 12:29 pm

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Cardi B Is A Great Rapper, And You Need To Start Taking Her Seriously

Cardi B had a whole life before rap. The Bronx native is just 24, but she's already been a stripper, an Instagram celebrity, and a…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 11:29 am

The Alchemist – “A Thousand Birds” (Feat. Conway & Westside Gunn)

The Alchemist and Budgie are releasing a second volume of their religious-themed 2014 album The Good Book next week, and we've already posted its lead…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 2:23 pm

Action Bronson & Big Body Bes – “Brother Jedidiah” (Prod. The Alchemist)

Back in 2014, the Alchemist teamed up with British producer Budgie to record The Good Book, a religious-themed album built around gospel samples. This summer,…
Peter Helman | June 7, 2017 - 7:06 pm

Action Bronson – “Durag Vs. Headband” (Feat. Big Body Bes) Video

Action Bronson has been spending a lot of time hosting shows on Viceland lately. And during the latest episode of his food show Fuck, That's
Peter Helman | October 21, 2016 - 12:24 am

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Fat Joe, Remy Ma, & The Dream Of A New York Goon-Rap Renaissance

Most rappers never get a Billboard #1. Jay Z didn't get one until "Empire State Of Mind." Drake still doesn't have one, though that seems…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2016 - 10:40 am
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