Around a decade ago, Gucci Mane changed the course of rap music. His playful, hooky street-rap taunts became the new sound of the Atlanta rap underground, and then of Atlanta in general, and then of all of rap. In the time after his revolutionary mixtape blitz, Gucci did serious prison time, kicked his addictions, got … More »
It’s Wednesday morning, and I think we’re all ready for some real deep clammy awkwardness. In the past month, two of the three members of Atlanta rap trio Migos have released solo albums, and those guys are playing the game very hard right now. So they have willingly gone ahead and … More »
Quavo isn’t wasting any time. After dropping his ill-conceived solo debut, QUAVO HUNCHO, last week, the rapper is back, recording music for LeBron James. His new song debuted last night on ESPN for the Los Angeles Lakers’ first home game with James. The lyrics start out, “King of LA, king of … More »
There’s this phrase in pro-wrestling terminology: Killing the town. Back before the ’80s WWF takeover, pro wrestling was a regional phenomenon: All of North America divided up into these discrete fiefdoms over which a single promoter would reign. Those promoters would then tour their wrestling rosters around their own corners of the map, running shows … More »
2 Chainz is 41 years old, and he still makes ridiculously fun hits and regularly appears on songs with the biggest stars in the world. For that, he’s an inspiration. He’s also a relentlessly good rapper, a neverending source of dad jokes and absurdist boasts. And now he’s made another video just as silly as … More »
That The Weeknd has some new music to share is hardly a surprise, given the My Dear Melancholy crooner’s confirmation earlier this month that he was once again rubbing elbows in the studio with Gesaffelstein, a key figure in the 2018 album’s production.
While The Weeknd assisted on two of the year’s most noteworthy releases in the rap ring–Nicki Minaj‘s Queen, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld–the R&B vocalist certainly isn’t neglecting his own projects, as the second episode of The Weeknd’s Beats 1 radio show, “Memento Mori” evinced.
The Weeknd treated listeners to previews of two new tracks that currently remain unreleased, including a remix of My Dear Melancholy constituent, “Try Me,” that features hip hop heavyweights Quavo, Trouble, and Swae Lee.
Those who missed “Memento Mori’s” live broadcast can stream the newly debuted material, here.
H/T: Consequence of Sound
At first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their spooky dreadlocked scowls in magazines or TV ads, or wherever I found out about new music in that nascent internet era. But for a suburban Christian kid who spent his … More »
Quavo, the most visible of the three Migos, is a great rapper, but he’s also a great rapper who’s constantly putting himself at risk of overexposure. At the beginning of the year, Migos released the ridiculously overstuffed double album Culture II, which Quavo dominated. Since then (and before then, too), all three Migos, … More »