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 »

Oddisee – “Never Lived”

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Oddisee released a new album earlier this year called The Iceberg, and today the rapper/producer debuted a new song attached to Adult Swim’s singles series. The track is called “Never Lived” and it opens with a glitchy intro that spirals out into something jazzy and refined. Listen below. More »

Oddisee – “Like Really”

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Oddisee - "Like Really"The great Brooklyn-via-DC underground rapper/producer Oddisee is coming back next month with a new LP called The Iceberg. Its lead single, “Things,” earned a spot on our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list when it came out, now he’s shared another new track. Where “Things” channeled deep anxiety into a deeply danceable … More »

NBA YoungBoy Could Be A Huge Rap Star If He Can Stay Out Of Prison

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NBA YoungBoyNBA YoungBoy is in jail right now, and he might not come out for the next decade or two. A few weeks ago, Austin police raided the club where YoungBoy was booked to perform that night, taking him out in handcuffs and sending him home to Baton Rouge. There, he’s being held on a $200,000 … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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The 5 Best Songs Of The WeekThe year is nearing an end, and we’re nearing the end of our ropes with holiday #content. We’re really proud of the stuff we’ve shared so far, though, and if you haven’t checked out our 2016 Year In Review page, you should! As for looking back in the short term: So much awesome music … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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The 5 Best Songs Of The WeekThe year is nearing an end, and we’re nearing the end of our ropes with holiday #content. We’re really proud of the stuff we’ve shared so far, though, and if you haven’t checked out our 2016 Year In Review page, you should! As for looking back in the short term: So much awesome music … More »

Oddisee – “Things”

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Oddisee - The IcebergBrooklyn-based producer/MC Oddisee has quietly had a great, prolific 2016. He’s already dropped the excellent Al Wasta EP and the mostly instrumental album The Odd Tape, and he’s announced another album, The Iceberg, keeping the momentum going into next year. The first foray into the project is “Things,” a smooth, dance-inflected jam that … More »