Musicians: Sometimes they act! Danny Brown, YG, Tom Waits, and Father John Misty are all making appearances in upcoming feature films, and we have the trailers to prove it. More »
This is obviously a huge fucking morning for rap music, with entire new albums from Pusha-T and A$AP Rocky out there in the world. If you’re going to put a big single out there today, you need to be extremely fucking confident that it can get enough attention that it won’t be completely … More »
Post Malone, oh Post Malone. Who would have thought that the goofy kid born Austin Post from Dallas, Texas with bangs and a mullet would become one of the most popular artists in only a couple years. By incorporating elements from different genres like hip-hop, rock, country and more, the 22-year-old, who many believed would be a one hit wonder, showed the world his resilience, and proved to everyone including himself, that he was here to stay.
The story starts with his debut release of “White Iverson” back in 2015, which would lead to signing with Republic Records and later releasing his freshman album, Stoney. With chart topping singles like “Congratulations” and “I Fall Apart,” it quickly became apparent that there was something unique about Post Malone. And after watching him life, his bubbly personality really starts to shine and it becomes almost impossible not to love his attitude and relatable demeanor.
Now he brings his sophomore album, beerbongs and bentleys, which features an impressive roster of 21 Savage, G-Eazy, Nikki Minaj, YG, and Ty Dolla $ign. The 18 track piece delivers on his genre bending sound and swirls with clean and minimal productions, riddled with solid kicks, masterfully placed guitar and of course Post’s impressive songwriting and rhythms. His messages range from basic things like partying and meaningless sex, to deeper messages of broken relationships, politics, “drinking the kool-aid”, and the true realities to fame and fortune.
With such a diverse sound and style, there is surely a track for everyone on beerbongs and bentleys. Post Malone once again demonstrates that you don’t have to fit into a mold to make it and, that believing in yourself and pursing dreams can go a long way.
“You know what y’all?” Cardi B said midway through her set at Coachella tonight, just before performing her song “Best Life” with Chance The Rapper. “I’m living my best life.” And yeah, sure, that’s just regular stage banter. But you know what? It’s also true. Her debut album Invasion Of Privacy just debuted at … More »
Last month, 2 Chainz released a deeply enjoyable new EP called The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It. The best song on it was “Proud,” a collaboration with YG and Offset with a hook about trying to make your mother proud. That song now has a video, and it is an instant classic. 2 … More »
Last month, YG, one of the greatest rappers currently working, came out with the unbelievably hard throwback gang-life anthem “Suu Whoop.” Today, he’s got a new video for that song. The “Suu Whoop” clip looks exactly the way it should, which is to say that it looks like something you’d catch on Rap City … More »
Compton rap king YG, maybe the greatest old-school street-rapper we’ve got working today, has just come out with a new single, and it’s a monster. The gang-themed “Suu Whoop” seems to be a one-off, with no album or mixtape attached. It’s a sparse, rumbling, threatening trunk-rattler with a bloodthirsty sense of intensity, and you can … More »
There’s a moment on “Opps,” a track from the Kendrick Lamar-curated compilation Black Panther: The Album, where the South African rapper Yugen Blakrok says, “Stand behind my own bars like a seasoned criminal / Gotham City streets, I’ll play the Riddler.” Except we don’t hear the word “Riddler”; all we hear is a prolonged beep. More »
There’s a small, select group of rappers who first got famous for being namechecked on other rappers’ songs; think 50 Cent saying that he’s going to tell us what Banks told him. Even on that small list, though, Fredo Santana stands out. The first that most of us heard of Fredo was also the first … More »
“Ex” was one of the better offerings on Ty Dolla $ign’s lukewarm album from last October, Beach House 3. The song is funky and smooth and about infidelity — but in a fun, groovy way! It sounds like something that would play at a club that only allows attractive people inside, … More »