A$AP Mob is back. This time, A$AP Ant and A$AP Rocky connect on a new record titled “Mario Kart.” The freestyle serves as an exclusive to AWGE, Rocky’s creative agency. Its loose flow runs a little over two minutes and sees both artists trading bars over a dark, illuminating production. Save for the very subtle “Mario Kart” aspect, as sound effects of cars speeding on open roads are sprinkled throughout. These accents are a bit difficult to perceive at first, yet add an unmistakable and ironically playful flair to the finished product. Ant shared the cover art to the AR + FRANS/DJ Nick-produced single to his 167K followers on Instagram, crediting Unkle Bernz.
Back in July, Dev Hynes announced the forthcoming release of the new Blood Orange full-length Negro Swan, the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Freetown Sound. Soon after that he shared singles “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry” on the same day, but the rest of the album has stayed under … More »
A week from today, Blood Orange’s new album Negro Swan will go out into the world, and thus far, Dev Hynes has shared videos for the songs “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry.” The album comes with a bunch of prominent guests, and two of those guests joined Hynes on Jimmy … More »
Low End Theory unplugged its sound system for the final time with a packed house on Wednesday, August 8. The bittersweet event brought droves of avid supporters for the send off, and even featured an Odd Future reunion. The closing of LA’s beloved club night went out with a bang, with Tyler, the Creator set to headline. In a twist of sorts, a mini-reunion ensued with Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Hodgy Beats, and more. The group’s former factotum went on to mention The Airliner, where the beloved experimental hip-hop and electronic club night took place every Wednesday for over a decade, was in fact where Odd Future had their first show.
Oh, and A$AP Rocky showed up too. Low End’s send off was quite the affair. Tyler and Rocky’s club appearance was closely followed by a new drop from the two rappers in the new clip for “See You Again” from 2017’s Flower Boy. Stirring anticipation for a collaborative project between the A$AP Mob and Odd Future frontmen is starting to build, and hopefully it materializes soon.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Kanye West for a very strange and troubling conversation. In doing so, Kimmel took his rightful place at the center of the rap discourse. So, on that very same episode of television, he had the very good idea to invite a whole mess of rappers to … More »
For a decade, the Low End Theory, the Los Angeles club night, was instrumental in building the wave of smart and heady beat-based music in Southern California. In the popular imagination, the night was probably most closely associated with Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder crew, but plenty of other giants passed through the Low End … More »
Tyler, The Creator has spent much of the year releasing loosies and freestyles, but today he’s revisiting a track from his most recent proper full-length, 2017’s Flower Boy, to release a new music video for the track “See You Again.” The video was directed by Tyler, under his alter ego Wolf … More »
A$AP Rocky has been on a whole lot of late-night talk shows, but as far as I know, he’s only been on there as a performer. Last night on The Daily Show, Rocky got a chance to sit down and actually talk. He wore… I guess it was a bonnet? I mean, it was a … More »
There’s a moment on “Percs,” the stunningly venomous fast-rap tirade that Miami rapper Denzel Curry released earlier this summer, where Curry lets loose on the mumble-rap hordes: “These dumbass niggas, and they don’t say shit / Sound like ‘durr durr durr,’ you like, ‘Oh, that’s lit.’” Curry is hardly the first rapper to call out … More »
Right now, Compton street-rap great YG has a hit with the 2 Chainz/Big Sean/Nicki Minaj collab “Big Bank,” and his third proper album Stay Dangerous is reportedly coming out a week from today. And he’s now stoking excitement with a new single and a video. On “Handgun,” YG teams up with A$AP Rocky, and … More »