Stream G Perico’s Guess What? EP

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G-Perico-Guess-WhatOver the past two years, the South Central Los Angeles G Perico has emerged as a paragon of ’90s-style West Coast G-funk. With his luxuriant hair, his DJ Quik-esque chirp of a voice, and his ability to craft breathless and detailed street-life narratives, Perico can seem like he stepped out of time. But his music … More »

Is Danny Brown’s Twitch Stream The Future Of Mixtapes?

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Danny-BrownYBN Nahmir is an 18-year-old rapper who comes from Alabama, lives in Los Angeles, and sounds like he’s from the Bay Area. He’s good, and he’s going places. Nahmir’s career started about a year ago when the video for his song “Rubbin Off The Paint” went viral. But he doesn’t credit that song with his … More »

E-40 – “Ain’t Talking Bout Nothin” (Feat. G Perico & Vince Staples) Video

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E-40-Aint-Talking-Bout-Nothin-videoThe Bay Area rap giant E-40 has been ahead of the curve for something like 25 years, which is simply staggering. He’s been a regional giant, an inventor of slang, a flow pioneer, and a chameleon, able to latch onto new sounds with a fluidity that basically nobody from his generation can equal. And he … More »

RichGains links with G Perico, Like & Ann One for new single “Westside Moonrock”

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Smoke is in the air, as producer RichGains has linked up with a slew of incredible talents to bless us …

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 »

Stream G Perico 2 Tha Left

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Earlier this year, the diamond-hard South Central Los Angeles rapper G Perico released All Blue, his official debut and one of the best rap albums of the year. He didn’t waste any time following it up. Today, Perico has released the new album 2 Tha Left, another LP full of efficient trunk-rattlers and deeply … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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A lot of crazy shit is happening in the world right now, but one of the craziest is definitely the revelation that Adam Driver doesn’t know what “emo” means. The dude is only 34 years old!! He was born in 1983!!! He grew up in Indiana!!!! He was in his teens and 20s during … More »

Lil Peep Was A Star

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On the day he died, Lil Peep posted an image of himself shirtless onstage, his head out of the frame, on Instagram. Its caption: “When I die You’ll love me.” If this was almost any other artist, a portentous and prescient statement like this might seem eerily appropriate, like Peep had some sudden … More »