The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

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At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The data bears it out. But one thing that the data doesn’t quite show is us that rap, like every other genre of music in our atomized age, is not a … More »

Rico Nasty – “Hard” Video

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Rico NastyMaryland rap monster Rico Nasty already gave us one of the best albums of the year with her Kenny Beats collab Anger Management. But she’s stayed relentlessly busy since then, dropping new singles like “Time Flies” and “Fashion Week,” and today she’s back with another. More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

Take A Daytrip – “Lighthouse” (Feat. Rico Nasty, Slowthai, & ICECOLDBISHOP)

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Production duo Take A Daytrip — made up of David Biral and Denzel Baptiste — have released a new song called “Lighthouse,” which sadly is not a theme song for the horror movie The Lighthouse. But the song does boast verses from Rico Nasty, Slowthai, and the LA rapper ICECOLDBISHOP, so that’s a … More »

Watch Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis, & Ty Dolla $ign Perform At The Pornhub Awards

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Bad BunnyThe Pornhub Awards are an annual thing now. The inaugural ceremony last year was creative directed by Kanye West, who performed with Teyana Taylor and dropped his ridiculous Lil Pump collab “I Love It” during the event. And this year, Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis, and Ty Dolla $ign all … More »

Rico Nasty – “Fashion Week”

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Rico-NastyRap monster Rico Nasty already made one of the year’s best albums in Anger Management, her brief and jarring full-length team-up with producer Kenny Beats. And ever since then, she’s kept up a relentless schedule, touring hard and also releasing new songs whenever the moment feels right. In recent weeks, she’s given us … More »

Kenny Beats’ YouTube Show Might Be The Rap Album Of The Year

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Kenny-BeatsA fascinating thing about rap music: It may be the only form of music where personality and digital ephemera matter at least as much as music itself. Within rap music, hit songs make a difference, of course. So do classic albums. But they aren’t the only things that matter. Transcendent rap moments can come in … More »

Cardi B’s Circus Comes To Town

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Cardi-B“Stank-ass rappers make me sick! Everybody on the goddam stage got a mic! Forty motherfucking people! All of ’em got a mic! Motherfucker, why? We can’t understand what one of your asses is saying. How you giving everybody a goddam mic?” Steve Harvey was, at least a little bit, speaking truth to power. In The … More »

Rico Nasty – “Time Flies”

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Rico Nasty has kept up the momentum from her first major-label mixtape, Nasty, last year, releasing a string of hyped-up singles and a longer collaboration with producer Kenny Beats, Anger Management, which landed on our list of the Best Albums Of 2019 So Far. Today, she’s back with another … More »

Lil Nas X drops star-studded music video for ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Rico Nasty, and more

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Lil Nas X drops star-studded music video for ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Rico Nasty, and moreOld Town Road Remi

Lil Nas X‘s viral hit “Old Town Road” has finally received a music video, or rather, a movie, which premiered Friday, May 17. The country rapper made no qualms about assembling the star-power for the “Old Town Road” movie which is laden with A-listers, from Diplo, Chris Rock, Rico Nasty to Haha Davis, Vince Staples, Jozzy, and Young Kio. The Billboard No. 1 recently got a remix treatment from Diplo who has set his sights on his own country project. The EDM star also brought out Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for his closing Stagecoach performance.

The Calmatic-directed music video chronicles the journey of X as he is transported into present day Old Town Road after climbing through a time-warp tunnel. The cowboy-clad rapper dance battles, horse-races, and stumbles into the town hall with Cyrus in an entertaining clash of old “Old Town Road” and new “Old Town Road”. Watch the full video below: