Lil Wayne’s Triumphant Return

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Lil-WayneHere’s how I think about it: A new Tha Carter album is like a new Die Hard movie. We can’t expect it to be like the first three. We can’t even expect it to get close. That’s not realistic. Bruce Willis can’t jump off of buildings like that anymore. Maybe we don’t even want to … More »

Nicki Minaj, A Titan Stuck On Autopilot

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Nicki-MinajBack in 2007, around the time she joined Lil Wayne on Young Money Records, Nicki Minaj released the mixtape track “Dreams (2007).” The concept was pretty simple. She was freestyling over the beat from the Notorious BIG’s “Dreams,” the one where he graphically fantasized about having sex with different R&B singers. Over that same beat, … More »

Netflix’s Roxanne Roxanne Opens Up New Possibilities For The Rap Biopic

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A funny thing about Roxanne Roxanne, the new Roxanne Shanté biopic that went up on Netflix last week: The movie goes through the entire career arc that most music biopics go through, and for the entire thing, its hero still has braces on her teeth. So: The precocious talent finds her voice in the midst … More »

Young M.A – “Praktice”

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None of the music that Young M.A has put out recently has hit quite as hard as her 2016 breakout “OOOUUU,” but she’s still out here, putting out new music. Today, the Brooklyn rapper is back with the dependably stony “Praktice,” and you can hear it below. More »

25 Great EPs From 2017

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Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the rise of the “mini-album,” an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of intentionality and artistic vision that an EP simply cannot capture. It’s a designation that’s been rightfully met with ribbing derision, but it’s an interesting development that speaks to some larger … More »

Watch: Young M.A. – “Walk”

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Young M.A – “Walk” Video

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The buzz around Young M.A’s 2016 breakout hit “OOOUUU” has officially died down, but she’s still consistently churning out gloomy, diamond-hard New York street rap. Her latest is “Walk,” which arrives today with a no-frills video by A Piece By Guy. Her casually confident tough talk sounds fantastic over an ominous whooshing loop from production … More »

Young M.A – “Same Set” Video

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Brooklyn rapper Young M.A has already given us videos for “Hot Sauce” and “Self M.Ade” off of her recent Herstory EP, and now she’s back with another for “Same Set.” Directed by A Piece By Guy, as usual, the clip finds her rolling with the crew on motorbikes and hitting up the … More »

Pandora To Host ‘Sounds Like You: NYC’ Free Concert With Nas, Young M.A & Dave East

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BIZ MARKIE WILL ALSO BE ON HAND FOR SPECIAL DJ SETS

Young M.A – “Self M.Ade” Video

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Hard-nosed Brooklyn rap star Young M.A still hasn’t signed with a label or put out an album since blowing up with her inescapable viral hit “OOOUUU” last year, but she did self-release a new EP called Herstory last month. And now she’s shared a new video for Herstory track “Self M.Ade,” which features … More »