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The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance

There's no Griselda Records starter pack, no canonical classic to lure you in. That's not how the Buffalo rap crew does business. Instead, there's a…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 11:18 am

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Westside Gunn Isn’t Underground Anymore

Last year, the Griselda Records guys couldn't get on a Dreamville compilation. Early in 2019, J. Cole put together an impressive roster of rappers and…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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The Griselda Crew Are Your Ugly Neck-Jerk Winter Rap Soundtrack

Toward the end of WWCD, the new album from the Buffalo rap crew Griselda, there's a moment where Benny The Butcher gives his whole superhero…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm

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Boldy James Announces Griselda Debut The Versace Tape, Out Next Week

The Detroit rapper Boldy James released his first mixtape almost a decade ago, but he's never had a year like he one that he's having…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2020 - 12:14 pm

Conway The Machine – “Lemon” (Feat. Method Man)

All this year, the Buffalo rap crew Griselda has been on an absolute tear. Consider the work of the relentlessly cold Conway The Machine. Thus…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2020 - 10:16 am

Stream Westside Gunn’s New Mixtape Flygod Is An Awesome God II

Along with the rest of the Buffalo rap crew Griselda, Westside Gunn has been on a huge upward trajectory lately. Last year, Griselda released WWCD,…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2020 - 10:30 am

Stream Westside Gunn’s New Album Pray For Paris

At the end of last year, the hard-as-hell Buffalo rap crew released their major-label debut WWCD and began their transition from underground sensation to something…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2020 - 10:18 am

Watch The Strange Spectacle Of Griselda Performing Hard-Ass Drug-Rap On Fallon

Last year, the grimy and guttural Buffalo rap crew Griselda -- the team of Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher -- finally…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2020 - 9:40 am

Griselda – “Dr Birds” Video (Dir. Hype Williams)

You could make a strong argument that Hype Williams is the greatest music video director who has ever lived. He is, at the very least,…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2020 - 10:19 am

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Wiki’s Great Quarter-Life Crisis Rap Album

"I shit you not," Wiki admits to himself and to the world halfway through his new album Oofie. "There will be another kid to take…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2019 - 12:15 pm

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The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

There are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm

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J. Cole’s All-Star Dreamville Rap Camp Makes Beautiful Chaos

There have been rap camps before. In the sessions for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West famously flew basically all the artists…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2019 - 11:33 am

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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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