T.I. Disavows Kanye West After Donald Trump Meeting

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TI-Kanye-WestKanye West and T.I. have been working together for many, many years; West produced a track on T.I.’s classic 2003 album Trap Muzik. And they’ve kept working together until very recently. On the strange, meta, generally bad song “Ye Vs. The People,” which West released less than six months ago, T.I. takes West … More »

T.I. – “The Weekend” (Feat. Young Thug)

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T.I. - The Dime TrapBack in 2014, when world-conquering trap star T.I. was entering his veteran phase and visionary freak Young Thug was the most exciting force in rap, the two Atlanta natives teamed up for one of the best songs of their respective careers, “About The Money.” Rather than clashing, their respective energies brought out the … More »

Dave Chappelle To Play The Voice Inside T.I.’s Head On New Album

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TI-and-Dave-ChappelleA couple of weeks ago, T.I. came out with a new single, the triumphant Meek Mill collab “Jefe.” The track opens with the voice of Dave Chappelle, declaiming, “no more apologies for being excellent.” I figured this was a sample from some old stand-up routine that I didn’t recognize. Nope! It turns out it was … 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 »

Watch The Trailer For RZA’s Cut Throat City Starring Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, & T.I.

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Cut Throat CityIn recent years, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has turned his sights to filmmaking. His 2012 directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists was an homage to classic martial arts films, while last year’s 8 Mile-inspired Love Beats Rhymes starred Azealia Banks as a young aspiring rapper. His next movie, the gritty heist film … More »

T.I. Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness Outside His Gated Community

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T.I.Early this Wednesday morning, T.I. was arrested outside his gated community in Atlanta. As the Associated Press reports, the rapper was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness around 4:30AM after arguing with a security guard who wouldn’t let him into the community after he said he lost his key. He was released … More »

Zaytoven – “Go Get The Money” (Feat. Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Pusha T, & T.I.)

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Zaytoven - "Go Get The Money" (Feat. Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Pusha T, & T.I.)Atlanta producer Zaytoven, one of the architects of modern trap music, is releasing an album under his own name later this month. Ahead of that project, titled Trap Holizay, we’re getting one of those all-star posse cuts producers like to unveil when they’re promoting their own LPs. This one is called “Go Get The Money,” … More »

Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Rap Music

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Confession time: Until this past weekend, I was still excited about new Kanye West music. Still. After everything. This was — and is — directly in the middle of one of the most confusing and dispiriting spectacles I’ve seen in the decade-plus that writing about music has been my job. Kanye West had embraced Donald … More »

Bruce Springsteen To Receive Honorary Tony Award, Flaming Lips Among Artists Nominated For Spongebob Score

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Bruce Springsteen has already extended the run of his Springsteen On Broadway show twice now. There’s a good chance that he’ll never leave Broadway. And now Broadway is rewarding his commitment by giving him an honorary Tony award. More »

Kanye West Shares Video Of Heated, Uncomfortable Behind-The-Scenes Discussion Between Himself And T.I.

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Over the past weekend, Kanye West released two new songs. One of them, “Lift Yourself,” is a dumb extended joke. But the other is “Ye Vs. The People,” and it’s the song where West and T.I. go back and forth, with West attempting to explain his recent embrace of Donald Trump and of … More »