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J. Cole Is Going For It

J. Cole really tried it. A week and a half ago, J. Cole was at the NBA Slam-Dunk Contest to serve as a human prop…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2019 - 1:42 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 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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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

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

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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

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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