Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

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It’s one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It’s entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and granular detail, exactly why his childhood was so fucked-up. That’s what the Houston rapper Maxo Kream does on his 2017 single “Grannies.” On “Grannies,” Maxo raps about a period … More »

Your Old Droog – “Cement 4’s” (Feat. Conway)

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Coney Island rap fundamentalist Your Old Droog released his impressive Packs album last year. And today, he’s come up with something fearsome, teaming with Buffalo hardhead champion Conway — who just released the excellent G.O.A.T. album — on a lurching, dusty banger called “Cement 4’s.” Over a neck-snap beat from producer Sadhudgold, Conway … More »

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »

Your Old Droog – “Bangladesh” (Feat. Heems) Video

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Punchline-drunk Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Your Old Droog has shared a video for “Bangladesh,” his song with Heems of Das Racist and Swet Shop Boys fame. It’s extremely good in an extremely low-key way! It makes me want to listen to Your Old Droog’s whole album, which is called Packs! Perhaps you will feel similarly after … More »

The Mid-Year Report: Best Albums Of 2017…So Far!

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THE BEST OF 2017 SO FAR!

The Mid-Year Report: Best Albums Of 2017…So Far!

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THE BEST OF 2017 SO FAR!