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Ka’s New Album Is Nourishing Loner Wisdom, Right When We Need It

For those of us lucky enough to write about music for a living, it's a real temptation to begin every review with in a time
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2020 - 10:57 am

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Roddy Ricch Became A Star When You Weren’t Paying Attention

Justin Bieber wanted it bad -- or, at the very least, people within the Justin Bieber camp wanted it bad. (Bieber himself never seems to…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2020 - 11:47 am

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Beast Coast, Pivot Gang, & The Legacy Of The Rap-Crew Album

Rap-name trends are funny things. Ten years ago, everyone had "Lil" in front of their names. In the past few years, we've seen newer, weirder…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2019 - 12:45 pm

More Valee stories

Status Ain't Hood

Roddy Ricch Became A Star When You Weren’t Paying Attention

Justin Bieber wanted it bad -- or, at the very least, people within the Justin Bieber camp wanted it bad. (Bieber himself never seems to…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2020 - 11:47 am

Stream Valee’s New Runnin’ Rich EP

Chicago rapper Valee is one of the best new artists to emerge in recent years, and he maintained his high standard with this year's "You
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2019 - 3:54 pm

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Get Kanye West Out Of Here

Everyone should've known what was happening when they saw the socks. Everyone should've taken one look at the socks, turned right around, and tromped back…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2019 - 1:16 pm

Valee – “You & Me Both”

The Chicago rapper Valee, who we named one of the best new artists of last year, is known for his unique vocal delivery. He approaches…
Chris DeVille | April 19, 2019 - 10:10 am

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21 Savage Somehow Made A Good Album

"I love all people." That's something that 21 Savage wrote on Twitter on Christmas Day. This was telling. 21 Savage came to fame by cannily…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2019 - 2:22 pm

Valee – “About U” (Feat. DRAM)

G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Valee released an excellent EP this year that we named one of 2018's finest. The Chicagoan debuted a one-off single with internet
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 21, 2018 - 1:46 pm

List

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists…
Stereogum | December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am

List

25 Great EPs From 2018

Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the…
James Rettig | December 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

Best New Bands

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie…
Stereogum | October 29, 2018 - 10:02 am

Watch Valee Cameo In The ABC Sitcom Splitting Up Together

Have you watched real-time network television anytime lately? Like when your internet went out and so you couldn't stream stuff? Or when you couldn't wait…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2018 - 9:19 am

Valee – “Awesome” (Feat. Matt Ox)

Do you guys know about Matt Ox? Because if you don't, oh man, I need to tell you about Matt Ox. Matt Ox is a…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2018 - 9:24 am

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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

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Nicki Minaj, A Titan Stuck On Autopilot

Back in 2007, around the time she joined Lil Wayne on Young Money Records, Nicki Minaj released the mixtape track "Dreams (2007)." The concept was…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2018 - 12:32 pm
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