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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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Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation

Eventually, we'll see the day when LeBron James is no longer the greatest basketball player in the world. He's near the end of his 14th…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2018 - 11:16 am

More Valee stories

Status Ain't Hood

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

Valee – “Vlone” Video

Chicago G.O.O.D. Music rapper Valee released his new EP GOOD Job, You Found Me back in March. Since then, he's shared three singles: "Wombo," which…
Julia Gray | August 14, 2018 - 8:57 pm

Valee – “Allat” Video

Breakout Chicago rapper Valee does a lot with a little. His voice rarely rises above a stately murmur. His beats establish a mood and then…
Ezra Marcus / Spin | July 13, 2018 - 9:40 am

Valee – “Womp Womp” (Feat. Jeremih) Video

The Chicago rapper Valee has had a huge year -- signing to G.O.O.D. Music, collaborating with Kanye West and Pusha-T, releasing his GOOD Job, You
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Lil Yachty & Valee – “Wombo”

So is Valee's name pronounced "valley" or "valet"? This has been bothering me lately. It's mostly been bothering me because I don't know how to…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 9:42 am

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Rae Sremmurd Just Made History’s Least Ambitious Triple Album

Every time a rapper ascends from humbler places to stardom -- from the production credits on Roc-A-Fella albums, from the word-drunk Los Angeles underground, from…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2018 - 1:37 pm

Valee – “Womp Womp” (Feat. Jeremih)

Kanye West's camp hasn't only been cranking out embarrassing musical half-asseries and alt-right theory this year. Back in March, the Chicago underground rap star Valee…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2018 - 2:02 pm

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Roc Marciano’s Album Is Worth Your $30

How much is music worth -- not a physical object associated with music, but music itself? The market has answered that question for us ruthlessly:…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2018 - 12:41 pm

Stream Valee GOOD Job, You Found Me EP

If Kanye West is listed as the "executive producer" of something, does that actually mean anything? Probably not! West was, after all, an executive producer…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2018 - 10:05 am

Valee – “Miami (Remix)” (Feat. Pusha T) Video

For a few years now, the Chicago rapper Valee has been honing a very particular style. He raps in a strangely controlled way, placing his…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm

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JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting

When the lanky, pointy-jawed wrestler Edge debuted in the WWF in 1998, looking like a Rob Liefeld drawing, he was an evil, grinning goth in…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2018 - 11:19 am

Valee – “Miami (Remix)” (Feat. Pusha T)

Valee is a Chicago rapper with a prim, fussy, mesmerizing delivery. He's been building buzz on the Chicago underground for a while now, and Pusha…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2018 - 11:16 am