Stream The Alchemist Lunch Meats

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The Alchemist is a veteran rap producer who’s shown an admirable ability to adapt to the times and who has maintained alliances with both fellow ’90s old heads and with newer generations of underground stoner-rappers. He’s also a total workhorse who continues to crank out new music all the time. Earlier this year, he released … More »

BlocBoy JB Is Ready To Take Over

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You don’t upstage Drake. It’s just not done. You might rap better than Drake on a song. Drake himself seems to have no problem with that. He keeps inviting rappers who might outrap him onto songs. But as far as sheer outsized movie-star magnetism, nobody is outgunning Drake. He is King Shit in the charisma … More »

Westside Gunn – “Easter Gunnday 3″ (Feat. Benny & Keisha Plum)

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Buffalo rap monster Westside Gunn has a fun annual tradition. Every year, he’ll come out with a burst of nasty, jovial fuck-you-up talk every easter, calling the result “Easter Gunnday.” Last year’s “Easter Gunnday 2” was eight minutes long, and it featured a spoken-word intro from Keisha Plum and a guest verse from Mach-Hommy. More »

Stream Westside Gunn & Mr. Green FLYGOD Is Good… All The Time EP

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Late last year, with no hoopla whatsoever, the gifted Buffalo rap hardass Conway released G.O.A.T., a deeply impressive album of vivid bust-your-head threats over mellow, zoned-out beats. Perhaps because of the circumstances of its release, the album didn’t get anywhere near the attention it should’ve found, but Conway and his younger brother Westside Gunn … More »

Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap

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Big K.R.I.T. has always sounded like a throwback, but when we first met him, you could sound like a throwback and also sound like the future. Seven years ago, I interviewed an ascendent K.R.I.T., just after he released his breakout K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape and just before he announced that he’d signed with … More »

Stream Westside Gunn Hitler Wears Hermes 5

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For starters: Yes, it’s weird that Westside Gunn, the harder-than-hell Buffalo rapper, has a long-running mixtape series called Hitler Wears Hermes and that he uses pictures of Hitler as the cover art. I wish he’d call it something else! But we can probably assume that Westside Gunn is not out here endorsing Nazism. He’s been … More »

Coming To Terms With The Idea That Post Malone Is Good

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It was the Steve Austin podcast that did it. Once upon a time, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was the greatest star that professional wrestling had ever known. These days, he hosts a rambling, perversely enjoyable podcast. Most of the time, it consists of Stone Cold having long conversations with old wrestling buddies about their road-trip … More »

WESTSIDEDOOM – “2STINGS”

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Buffalo rapper Westside Gunn is teaming up with underground rap supervillain DOOM under the name WESTSIDEDOOM, and they’ve already shared one track together, the Daringer-produced “Gorilla Monsoon.” Now they’ve shared the second track they’ve made, “2STINGS,” a bit of eerie, tingly boom-bap produced by the Alchemist. Listen below, and hope they get around to … More »

Bhad Bhabie Is The Teenage Rap Star We Deserve

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Bhad Bhabie owes Cardi B a really, really big fruit basket. A year ago, Cardi was a reality-TV star and Instagram personality, a former stripper with a loud voice and a fun social-media presence and slightly dubious aspirations to start a rap career. Today, she’s got the #1 song in the country. That means that … More »

WESTSIDEDOOM – “Gorilla Monsoon”

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For the past two months, DOOM has been releasing a new song every week through Adult Swim as part of a project called The Missing Notebook Rhymes. Earlier today, we reported that Adult Swim had suddenly ended the partnership with no explanation, removing all seven of the songs that they’d already premiered. But we … More »