Posts tagged "Kevin Gates"

Rap Songs of the Week: Jay Z and Jay Electronica Jack Soulja Boy’s ‘We Made It’ to Zing Drake

Black Knights, "Deja Vu"Black Knights are a Wu-Tang-affiliated duo (though who isn't some sort of Wu-Tang affiliate, really) consisting of MCs Rugged Monk and Crisis,…
By: Brandon Soderberg / March 27, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Future Islands, Liars, the Hold Steady, and More

Future Islands, Liars, the Hold Steady, and Tokyo Police Club all have new albums on the way and guess what? They're…
By: Cynthia Orgel / March 19, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Kendrick Lamar and YG Hootie for President(s)

Big Baby Gandhi, "Boomerang"A bit like Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," what with the never-getting-off-the-ground chord organ beat and the regular-dude pathos and all. And that Earl…
By: Brandon Soderberg / December 6, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Drake’s Whitney Houston Whirl ‘Tuscan Leather’

2$ Fabo "How The Fuck Did I Get Here"Spaced-out snap-rap legend Fabo (now going by 2$ Fabo, for some weird reason), who recently came back…
By: Brandon Soderberg / September 27, 2013

Kevin Gates, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ (Bread Winners Association) Review

Kevin Gates' sprawling February mixtape The Luca Brasi Story ended with "IHOP (True Story)," an Iceberg Slim-style storytelling rap about how even a meal at…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 22, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Jay-Z Resigns Himself to the Reality of Miley Cyrus Twerking

Jay-Z "Somewhereinamerica"This track has the hoppity-hop-honk horns of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" and the polite piano-plink-plonk of Kanye West's Adam Levine of Maroon 5 collaboration "Heard 'Em…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: 2 Chainz Rides That Daft Punk ‘Get Lucky’ Wave

2 Chainz, feat. Pharrell "Feds Watching"Here's how a hip-hop hit comes about in 2013. 2 Chainz, ubiquitous rapper, puts out a new single with a…
By: Brandon Soderberg / June 6, 2013

See Kevin Gates Unravel Hood Horror Stories in ‘IDGAF’ Video

Based upon the strength of his latest mixtape, The Luca Brasi Story, unsung Young Money-Cash Money rapper Kevin Gates not only became one of…
By: Chris Martins / April 9, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Rating Gucci Mane’s ‘Spring Breakers’ Performance, Chief Keef is Free

This the first installment of the new Friday Five, a weekly rundown of five things that made rap music really interesting this week.
By: Brandon Soderberg / March 15, 2013

MTV T.R.U. Life: The REAL 10 Hottest MCs in the Game

MTV has been steady picking rap's 10 hottest MCs since 2007 and, when it comes to the completely arbitrary metric of hottest-ness, they're…
By: SPIN Staff / March 5, 2013

5 Best New Artists for March ’13

From a San Franciscan power-pop craftsman to a Glaswegian trio of synth-pop supernovas to a veteran Louisiana rapper finally on the rise, here are five…
By: SPIN Staff / March 1, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Lil Wayne, the Rap Game David Cronenberg?

So, Fox News hired Herman Cain. This will be fun. More importantly though, it is a chance to resurrect my dream remix project: Jamie xx…
By: Brandon Soderberg / February 15, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Kevin Gates’ ‘The Luca Brasi Story’

Kevin Gates has been a rapper to watch for a few years now — last year's Make Em Believe, in particular, stood out for its totally…
By: Brandon Soderberg / February 7, 2013