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The Week In Pop

Katy Perry Pivots To Boring

She made hits. That was the whole premise of Katy Perry -- that and stirring up controversy in ways that often sent palms flying toward…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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Young Dolph Is Very Good At Rapping

Rap music creates cult heroes. It always has, and it always will. That's inherent in the way rap music works. The rappers who get famous…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2020 - 12:39 pm

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Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” Is Good Music And Better Spectacle

The professional-asshole radio host sits upright in his office chair. He tilts his head to the side, and he scrunches up his eyebrows in mock…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2020 - 11:49 am

More Young Dolph stories

Status Ain't Hood

Young Dolph Is Very Good At Rapping

Rap music creates cult heroes. It always has, and it always will. That's inherent in the way rap music works. The rappers who get famous…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2020 - 12:39 pm

Stream Young Dolph’s New Album Rich Slave

There's a certain tier of rap stardom where, if you don't come out with a new album at least once a year, it feels like…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2020 - 12:13 pm

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The 10 Verzuz Battles We Need To See

It's become a quarantine-era tradition: Spending an evening zoning out on your phone while you watch two middle-aged men struggle with technology, talk shit to…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2020 - 3:38 pm

The Week In Pop

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

Christian rap is having a mini-moment.
Chris DeVille | August 8, 2019 - 3:14 pm

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Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up” Raises The Question Of What Rap Music Even Is

A recent conversation with my seven-year-old: "Dad, put on the cowboy boogie song." "You said you hated that song." …
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 11:45 am

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Polo G And The New Chicago Blues

It sounds like a mantra, a Zen koan: "We pop out at your party, I'm with the gang / And it's gon' be a robbery,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2019 - 11:49 am

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Brockhampton Make The Leap

Brockhampton have been calling themselves a boy band for years; that term is central to their self-presentation. It's an inside joke. It's a way to…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Stream Young Dolph’s New Album Role Model

It's been an eventful few years for Young Dolph, the ascendent Memphis rap star. Last year, assailants fired 100 bullets at Dolph in Charlotte; a…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2018 - 10:01 am

A Duke Vice President Got Two Baristas Fired For Listening To Young Dolph

This week, Joe Van Gogh, a local coffeehouse chain, fired two employees who worked at its Duke University location. The reason: The wrong person had…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Lists

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

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Future And Young Thug Joined Forces, And The World Didn’t Change

For me, the weirdest thing about Young Thug doing a full album with Future is that Young Thug has already done a whole album with…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2017 - 2:49 pm

Young Dolph Is Selling Bulletproof Vests

Nobody in rap turns his near-death experiences into marketing opportunities quite like Memphis cult star Young Dolph. Earlier this year, someone fired 100 shots at
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2017 - 10:01 am

Young Dolph – “Believe Me” Video

Last month in Los Angeles, Memphis rap star Young Dolph was shot multiple times in the upper body. Dolph didn't just survive the shooting; he's…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2017 - 11:50 am
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