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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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It’s Time To Get Excited About Brockhampton

All around the world, there are groups of kids working on music. They're developing their own aesthetics, their own secret languages, working on those things…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2017 - 2:12 pm

Westside Gunn & Mach Hommy – “Macho On Coke”

Sometimes, you immediately know how good a song is going to be before clicking play. This is one of those times. Here, we've got Westside…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2017 - 4:19 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

Westside Gunn & Conway – “Machine Gun Black” Video

Earlier this year, the enormously promising Buffalo rap hardheads Westside Gunn and Conway inked a deal with Eminem's Shady Records, and they celebrated by sharing…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2017 - 10:31 am

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What Will Become Of Ja Rule?

I once saw Ja Rule scream "It's Murda!" in an elevator. About 12 years ago, when I'd first moved to New York and gone to…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2017 - 11:01 am

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Tee Grizzley’s Hard-As-Hell Jail-Rap Strikes An Emotional Chord

Rap needs characters. It's a genre built on outsized, larger-than-life personas, on extroverted human charisma-bombs who willed themselves to superhero status. Right now, two of…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2017 - 11:36 am

Westside Gunn – “Easter Gunday 2″ (Feat. Mach Hommy & Keisha Plum)

The hard-as-fuck, enormously promising young Buffalo rapper Westside Gunn, along with his just-as-great older brother Conway, signed a deal with Eminem's Shady Records earlier this…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2017 - 1:44 pm
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