Watch Gucci Mane Perform With The Roots On The Tonight Show

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Gucci-Mane-on-The-Tonight-ShowNothing should surprise us anymore, but the enduring mainstream success of Gucci Mane remains pretty baffling. Just a few years ago, Gucci couldn’t stop arrested. Now he’s a generally-acknowledged national treasure who exchanges banter with Jimmy Fallon and performs with the Roots on The Tonight Show. (The Roots did a song with Project … More »

The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

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Drake-and-Future“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Christmas On Halloween IV: New Holiday Albums That May Or May Not Sleigh

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The Molly Burch Christmas AlbumIt’s tradition: Every year, on Halloween, we publish a roundup of new Christmas albums and other assorted holiday music popping off this season. We did it in 2016, and again in 2017, and again in 2018, and we’re doing it again now. It’s … More »

Don’t Take Gucci Mane For Granted

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Gucci-ManeGucci Mane didn’t name himself after a clothing designer. He named himself after his father. Ralph Dudley, a former serviceman turned drug dealer who wasn’t around much during his son’s childhood, was sometimes known as Gucci. Radric Davis, his son, was Gucci’s little man. That became Gucci Mane. It’s not a rap name. It’s a … More »

Gucci Mane & Iggy Pop Star In New Gucci Campaign

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Gucci Mane has got his own Gucci campaign. The rapper is a focal point for the fashion brand’s 2020 lineup. Today, they’ve released a promo video that was directed by Harmony Korine and features Gucci, Iggy Pop, and Sienna Miller and is soundtracked by Giorgio Moroder’s 1978 track “Chase.” Gucci is even going so far … More »

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

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NFChristian rap is having a mini-moment. More »

Watch Drake Perform With Cardi B, Meek Mill, More At OVO Fest

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DrakeLast night, as promised, Drake brought his OVO Festival back to Toronto. Drake’s annual festival had taken last year off, but Drake couldn’t resist the opportunity to gloat about the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship win, so he walked out onstage with a Larry O’Brien trophy, and a giant version of the trophy was … More »

Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star

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RosalíaAt this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »

Gucci Mane – “Love Thru The Computer” (Feat. Justin Bieber)

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Following a host of guest feature spots this year, Gucci Mane has just released a new song, “Love Thru The Computer” featuring Justin Bieber. Bieber recently collaborated with Ed Sheeran and announced his own deodorant. More »