Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her

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Jessie ReyezJessie Reyez has so much to say, and hearing her say it is so much fun. More »

Lil Baby & Gunna Are The Best Rap Duo In Years

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Lil-Baby-GunnaThere was this rap-video cliché in the late ’90s. The rapper would jump out a window, with police chasing him. Or he’d be in a boat, with DEA chasing him. Or he’d be face-to-face with the sworn enemy that we met four minutes earlier. And these words would flash across the screen: “To be continued…” … More »

Stream Lil Baby & Gunna’s Excellent New Album Drip Harder

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Lil-Baby-and-Gunna-Drip-HarderIn recent weeks, we’ve seen a whole lot of big event albums from already-huge rappers. Some of them have been good! (Most of them have been bad.) But no matter how good those albums might be, they can’t really compete with what it sounds like when a young rapper starts to catch fire, when huge … More »

♫ Listen: Lil Baby – “Drip Too Hard” ft. Gunna

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Lil Baby and Gunna changed the STD game because their piss is pure fire in “Drip Too Hard.” Bass beating up a thicc woofer. Tremulo guitar reverberating off ego eye makeup, a tinge. Vocals and lyrics sliming into the irony of how crisp the cadence be. A lavender do rag under a safety yellow do rag keeping even the stragglers tight. Natural shimmering. Tide is in. Edges are sharp barber tipped me.

All I been hearing is Lil Baby this- and Lil Baby that- and you can be too:

Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope

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NonameFatimah Warner wasn’t a music person as a kid. In a recent FADER profile, we learn that she grew up with her grandparents and that music wasn’t that big of a presence in her life through most of her childhood. The rapper known as Noname didn’t fall into rap through the sort of … More »

Armand Hammer’s Paraffin Is A Disorienting Rap Masterpiece

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Armand-Hammer-Paraffin“Service weapon in my face, all I could see was his lips chapped.” That’s billy woods, one half of the New York rap duo Armand Hammer, on “Dettol,” a song from their new album Paraffin. He’s rapping, in hard and dense clusters, over a staggered loop of strings and pianos, the kind you might hear … More »

Eminem Is So Mad That You Don’t Like Him Anymore

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EminemPicture it. You’re getting into your late twenties, and you haven’t done shit. You’ve been abused, knocked around, ignored. You’ve tried releasing music, but it hasn’t gone anywhere. You’ve found yourself a little bit of a home in the underground rap scene, doing the calisthenic rap workouts that the Scribble Jam scene demands, but nobody … More »

Tyler, the Creator serves up another spicy new freestyle, this time rapping over Drake & Lil Baby’s ‘Yes Indeed’

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Tyler, the Creator serves up another spicy new freestyle, this time rapping over Drake & Lil Baby’s ‘Yes Indeed’Tyler The Creator

Tyler, The Creator isn’t showing any signs of stopping the consistent stream of remixes he’s been dropping this summer.

He’s just shared “BRONCO,” which is his own smooth new take on Drake and Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever single “Yes Indeed.” Tyler raps a mile minute on “BRONCO,” managing to fit in references to Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder and his cars in just 57 seconds.

“BRONCO” comes after Tyler’s recently shared remixes of songs from Prophet, Jacquees, and his own take on “Kids See Ghosts.”

Tyler, The Creator Freestyles Over Lil Baby & Drake’s “Yes Indeed” On “BRONCO”

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“BRONCO” is Tyler, The Creator’s newest one-off. In the year since Flower Boy (the album turns one this Saturday), he’s released a slew of loosie originals and remixes, the most recently being his spin on Prophet’s “Wanna Be You Man,” retitled “Peach Fuzz.” This summer we’ve already heard his verses over Jacquees’ “More »

America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

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J BalvinQuick: Who’s the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if your list only reaches to the end of the English language, it’s far too limited. More »