Rico Nasty Is The Best Thing About SoundCloud Rap Right Now

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Rico-NastyIn a vacuum, the loosely connected movement known as SoundCloud rap would be one of the most exciting things to happen in music in a long time. Here we have a genuine explosion of youthful excitement, a generational insurgency that’s throwing out whatever received wisdom it’s been handed down from older folks. It’s fast and … More »

DJ MUGGS & MF DOOM – “Death Wish” (Feat. Freddie Gibbs)

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DJ MUGGS & MF DOOMAs the legendary sonic mastermind behind Cypress Hill, DJ Muggs helped push rap production out into dark, brooding, sample-heavy psychedelia. Since then, he’s worked with everyone from Ice Cube to Dr. Dre to RZA to GZA to Tricky, and now he’s announced a new collaborative project called Assassination Day. More »

Freddie Gibbs returns with surprise album “Freddie”

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On Thursday afternoon, Freddie Gibbs announced the release of a surprise project that night, and tweeted out a perfect commercial for …

Stream Freddie Gibbs’ Surprise New Mixtape Freddie

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Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs released his third album You Only Live 2wice last year, one of our favorite rap albums of 2017. He collaborated with G Perico and Mozzy on “Colors” back in April, and tonight he shares a new surprise mixtape called Freddie. He … More »

Nicki Minaj Is Feeling The Pressure

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It should not be this way. There should be more than one woman within rap’s A-list at a time, and the women within rap’s A-list should be able to peacefully coexist. They should be able to record with each other, tour with each other, be friends with each other. But it has never been this … More »

Freddie Gibbs, G Perico, & Mozzy – “Colors”

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They still make them like they used to — or, anyway, sometimes they do. Freddie Gibbs, G Perico, and Mozzy all come from different places — Gibbs from Indiana, Perico from LA, Mozzy from Sacramento — and they all have different backgrounds, voices, flows, and approaches. But all three are among our finest purveyors of … More »

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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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 Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »

Freddie Gibbs joins producer Lophiile for “Off Top”

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Dope ass producer Lophile, was able to snag a feature from Fred for his new endeavor titled “Off Top.” Not …

Freddie Gibbs links with producer Feynman for “The Wave”

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Gangsta Gibbs dropped his You Only Live 2wice project earlier this year, but has remained in the shadows ever since. …

Watch Freddie Gibbs’ new video for “Andrea”

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Directed by Eric Nelson Gibbs’ You Only Live 2wice is easily one of the best albums of the year, and …