Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s bestMore »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2019

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Music-videosThe streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background. That means we’re now getting Netflix-funded projects like Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Anima short film, or like Beyoncé’s Coachella concert movie Homecoming. That’s only beginning. We’re going to … More »

City Girls – “You Tried It”

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City-Girls-You-Tried-ItCity Girls are back at full strength. Last year, when the Miami rap duo was on the precipice of breaking through, group member JT was sent to federal prison for credit card fraud. But Yung Miami, her City Girls partner, kept working and shouting out JT. Last month, JT was released from prison, and she … More »

City Girls’ JT Released From Prison, Shares “JT First Day Out”

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City-Girls-JT-First-Day-OutThere’s a recent but proud rap tradition — one that, as far as I can tell, Gucci Mane started in 2009 — of rappers getting out of prison and then immediately recording and releasing songs called “First Day Out.” A couple of years ago, the Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley blew up largely thanks … More »

Megan Thee Stallion, Quavo, & City Girls – “Pastor”

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Megan-Thee-StallionToday, Quality Control, the Atlanta rap imprint that brought us Migos and Lil Yachty, releases its new compilation Control The Streets Volume 2. The album could work as an argument that the label’s name is supposed to be a joke. Not a whole lot of quality control went into this one. It’s an hour and … More »

Lil Baby & DaBaby – “Baby”

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DaBaby-Lil-BabyAmerica, it seems, has an insatiable hunger for rappers with the word “Baby” in their names. In the past year and a half, both Atlanta’s Lil Baby and Charlotte’s DaBaby have risen up to become major new rap stars. These two rappers sound absolutely nothing like one another, but they both have near-identical names. What … More »

A$AP Ferg – “Wigs” (Feat. City Girls & ANTHA)

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Last month, A$AP Ferg returned with “Pups,” a new track featuring A$AP Rocky. It’s been a bit since the last proper Ferg album, 2017’s Still Striving, and it looks like the rapper is building up to something because he’s just put out another new song, which is also a hyped-up track built around … More »

The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

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Fifth HarmonyFifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny’s Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them “BO$$,” “Sledgehammer,” “Messy,” and their one top 10 hit, the … More »

Stream City Girls’ New Album Girl Code

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City-Girls-Girl-CodeCity Girls don’t just appear on “In My Feelings,” Drake’s summer megahit. The song is also basically about the Miami rap duo. (There are rumors still circulating about how “In My Feelings” is about Kim Kardashian, even though there is an actual rapper named Kiki who is heavily sampled on the song.) After … More »

Sheck Wes Has A Story

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Sheck-WesStop me if you’ve heard this one before: A good-looking teenager from the northern reaches of Manhattan becomes a high school basketball star. But instead of seeing how far he can go with that gift, he finds himself drawn into the cultural vortex of his city. He spends time around globally famous musicians and larger-than-life … More »