2 Chainz is 41 years old, and he still makes ridiculously fun hits and regularly appears on songs with the biggest stars in the world. For that, he’s an inspiration. He’s also a relentlessly good rapper, a neverending source of dad jokes and absurdist boasts. And now he’s made another video just as silly as … More »
It’s been an eventful week for YG! Last Friday, he released his new album Stay Dangerous, proving that he doesn’t even have to try hard anymore. This Monday, as TMZ reports, the rapper was kicked off of an American Airlines flight before the plane even left the gate for … More »
Rickyxsan and YehMe2 of Flosstradamus fame release a flaming trap remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “X,” featuring 2 Chainz and Saudi. The original, which was also produced by Lamar, was featured on the Black Panther album.
This new version of “X” hardly uses Lamar’s vocals, becoming a record completely Rickyxsan and Yehme2’s own. They pitch up the tempo to add energy, inserting some bounce into the mix as well with titillating synthesizer. Then, pitched-up vocals fall into gritty bass, squeaking syntns, and mammoth 808s that sends shivers down the spine. It’s safe to say they’ve adapted Kendrick Lamar’s piece into a veritable festival hit, geared toward causing a frenzy among its listeners.
Ricky and Josh Young have been friends for a while but have never collaborated. Once Young started working on the remix, his mind went to Rickyxsan to help create this body melting trap vibe.
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Once upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, “You’re the kind of girl I like/ Because you’re empty, and I’m empty.” Nowadays apparently it’s Mitchy Collins and friends chanting, “I like that you’re broken, broken like me/ Maybe that makes me a fool/ I like that you’re lonely, lonely … More »
The 2018 BET Awards are happening tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jamie Foxx is hosting and performers include Jay Rock, Big Sean, Miguel, Migos, Nicki Minaj, YG, Meek Mill, and H.E.R. Anita Baker is the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner and is being saluted with a performance by Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, and … More »
Compton rapper YG released the gang-themed “Suu Whoop” back in February and followed it with the ridiculously fun posse cut “Big Bank” in March. The yin of the former’s red-tinted, fittingly intense music video sees its yang today in the bright, playful video for “Big … More »
Apparently not content to be one of rap’s finest guest-verse specialists, 2 Chainz has been churning out the albums in recent years. In 2016, it was the full-length Lil Wayne collab ColleGrove sandwiched by EPs Felt Like Cappin and Hibachi For Lunch. In 2017, it was Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Back in February he … More »
Several Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City’s Randall’s Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, the Gaslight Anthem, and Kali Uchis. And apparently, Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the wildly popular HQ Trivia App, was … More »
This is obviously a huge fucking morning for rap music, with entire new albums from Pusha-T and A$AP Rocky out there in the world. If you’re going to put a big single out there today, you need to be extremely fucking confident that it can get enough attention that it won’t be completely … More »
Netflix premiered the first season of Rapture, an eight-part documentary series following the lives of notable rappers and producers like Nas, T.I., 2 Chainz, Logic, Just Blaze, Rapsody, G-Eazy, Dave East, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, back in March. And today, Def Jam and Mass Appeal Records have teamed up with Netflix to release … More »