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Rico Nasty Is The Best Thing About SoundCloud Rap Right Now

In a vacuum, the loosely connected movement known as SoundCloud rap would be one of the most exciting things to happen in music in a…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2018 - 11:09 am

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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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BlocBoy JB Is Ready To Take Over

You don't upstage Drake. It's just not done. You might rap better than Drake on a song. Drake himself seems to have no problem with…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2018 - 12:05 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

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

Westside Gunn – “Easter Gunnday 3″ (Feat. Benny & Keisha Plum)

Buffalo rap monster Westside Gunn has a fun annual tradition. Every year, he'll come out with a burst of nasty, jovial fuck-you-up talk every easter,…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2018 - 10:00 am

Stream Westside Gunn & Mr. Green FLYGOD Is Good… All The Time EP

Late last year, with no hoopla whatsoever, the gifted Buffalo rap hardass Conway released G.O.A.T., a deeply impressive album of vivid bust-your-head threats over mellow,…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2018 - 10:04 am

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Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap

Big K.R.I.T. has always sounded like a throwback, but when we first met him, you could sound like a throwback and also sound like the…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2017 - 11:45 am

Stream Westside Gunn Hitler Wears Hermes 5

For starters: Yes, it's weird that Westside Gunn, the harder-than-hell Buffalo rapper, has a long-running mixtape series called Hitler Wears Hermes and that he uses…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2017 - 11:33 am

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Coming To Terms With The Idea That Post Malone Is Good

It was the Steve Austin podcast that did it. Once upon a time, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was the greatest star that professional wrestling had…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2017 - 10:54 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

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Bhad Bhabie Is The Teenage Rap Star We Deserve

Bhad Bhabie owes Cardi B a really, really big fruit basket. A year ago, Cardi was a reality-TV star and Instagram personality, a former stripper…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2017 - 1:38 pm

WESTSIDEDOOM – “Gorilla Monsoon”

For the past two months, DOOM has been releasing a new song every week through Adult Swim as part of a project called The Missing
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2017 - 11:15 am

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So There’s This French African Rapper Named MHD, And He’s Really Good

We were only there for three or four songs. It was enough. Last Thursday was one of those rare nights when Chris DeVille and I,…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 11:07 am

Westside Gunn & Conway – “RIP Bobby”

Over the weekend, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, the legendary pro-wrestling heel manager and commentator, died at the age of 73. Heenan might be the greatest…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2017 - 11:01 am

Westside Gunn & MF DOOM Announce Collaborative Album WESTSIDEDOOM

Buffalo rap hardhead Westside Gunn is teaming up with serial collaborator/masked supervillain MF DOOM for a new joint album. The intuitively named WESTSIDEDOOM will be…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 8:29 pm
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