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Status Ain't Hood

ALLBLACK Carries The Bay Area Flame

"Thank you, Kenny." That's something the Oakland rapper ALLBLACK says over and over on 2 Minute Drills, his new collaborative EP with the producer Kenny…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 11:30 am

Status Ain't Hood

Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

Status Ain't Hood

“Juju On That Beat” And The Towering Legacy Of “Knuck If You Buck”

It showed up in the lower reaches of the Billboard top 10 last week: A giddy new dance-craze record, one made by a couple of…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 11:52 am

More Wiley stories

Wiley Dropped By Management Over Anti-Semitic Posts

UK grime pioneer Wiley has been dropped by his management following a string of anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. BBC News reports…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Wiley – “Eediyat Skengman 3 (Stormzy Send)”

For the past few days, UK grime overlords Stormzy and Wiley have been going back and forth with each other in an extremely entertaining feud.
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2020 - 4:14 pm

Stormzy – “Still Disappointed” (Wiley Diss)

Stormzy just gave his Wiley beef its "The Story Of Adidon," or maybe its "Back To Back." Whatever parallel you want to draw with other…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2020 - 3:42 pm

Stormzy & Wiley Release Diss Tracks About Each Other

Some people just can't take a compliment. In the early '00s, the London rapper and producer Wiley more or less invented the genre and aesthetic…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2020 - 11:41 am

Status Ain't Hood

Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

Ultimate Playlist

10 Essential Tracks From The Early Years Of Grime

In the early 2000s, something new and exciting was happening in the UK music scene. The sound of UK garage was taking over the charts…
Stereogum | March 14, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Fun-As-Hell Stress-Rap Of DVS

"Death by electrocution's like life in New York, innit?" That was my favorite line from the last Run The Jewels album. When he spluttered that…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2015 - 11:34 am

Lists

The Top 30 Electronic Dance Tracks Of 2012

There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it's…
Puja Patel | December 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I'd limit this week's list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Straight To Video

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Wiley, Jessie J, Beastie Boys, and many others. Some of these videos have strong female leads -- whether…
jessica | April 22, 2011 - 5:39 pm