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Status Ain't Hood

The 10 Best BET Cypher Performances Of All Time

The BET Hip-Hop Awards are a fairly meaningless annual event, except for one thing: They're where we get to see the Cyphers, the video series…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2016 - 10:59 am

2015 In Review

Not On Spotify: 10 Great Off-The-Grid, Unofficial, Or Self-Released Albums Of 2015

If you believe everything you read, the music industry was "saved" not once but three times in 2015 -- first by Taylor Swift, then by…
David Holmes | December 28, 2015 - 2:05 pm

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

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2015 In Review

Not On Spotify: 10 Great Off-The-Grid, Unofficial, Or Self-Released Albums Of 2015

If you believe everything you read, the music industry was "saved" not once but three times in 2015 -- first by Taylor Swift, then by…
David Holmes | December 28, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Da$h, RetcH, & The Return Of Dirty Jersey

New Jersey is not a rap backwater, though it likes to think of itself as one sometimes. The state's history in rap goes back a…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Beatking, Sauce Twinz, And Houston Rap’s Next Wave

For decades, Houston has been its own rap planet. There are Houston rappers who have legend status outside their city, like Scarface or UGK, the…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2015 - 9:49 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa

For a while there, I was worried about Chance The Rapper. He'd come to national prominence in 2013 with Acid Rap, a mixtape that showed…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2015 - 4:03 pm