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Stream ProbCause’s Ambitious, Zooted ‘WAVES’ EP

Earlier this year the chatterboxing Chicago rapper ProbCause was featured alongside Chance the Rapper on Hood Internet's trippy, crate-digging remix of "LSD." Now he returns…
Brandon Soderberg / May 9, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Travi$ Scott Rips Up the 1975 and Starts Again on ‘Don’t Play’

Antwon, "Cold Tears"Bust out the dirt bikes, y'all, because we've got booming-voiced softie Antwon playing the role of DMX, and rather wavy producer Matrixxman pulling…
Brandon Soderberg / May 9, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Danny Brown Assists ZMoney on the Jittery ‘Jug N Finesse’

Big K.R.I.T., "Mt. Olympus"Here is Big K.R.I.T. pouring out more of that platonic country rap thing he does very, very well, with some added collegiate…
Brandon Soderberg / May 2, 2014

Gucci Mane and Young Thug Join Forces, Drag Feet on Phoned-In ‘Young Thugga Mane La Flare’

4SPIN Rating: 4 of 10Release Date: April 20, 2014Label: 1017 Brick SquadPresumably cobbled together using old recordings from back when waning trap hero Gucci Mane…
Brandon Soderberg / May 1, 2014

Watch Noise-Rap MC Abdu Ali’s Frenzied Video For ‘Machete Warz’

Baltimore's Abdu Ali is an abstract, poetic screamer with a penchant for beats that nod to both his hometown's frenetic club music scene and the…
Brandon Soderberg / May 1, 2014

Bay Area Rapper Issue Reps #Based Experimentalism and His Dad, E-40

"When I first came out with my music, people thought I was on hardcore drugs," explains the mysterious, mask-rocking rapper Issue. "But that was just…
Brandon Soderberg / May 1, 2014

Hear Taylor Bennett, Chance the Rapper’s Brother, on ‘New Chevy’

Taylor Bennett is the younger brother of Chicago hip-hop phenom Chance the Rapper. And though it's surely daunting to be a hyper-talented teen with rap's…
Brandon Soderberg / April 28, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Lil Wayne, Re-Energized on Young Money’s ‘Senile’

Future feat. AndrĂ© 3000, "Benz Friendz""FUTURE SOUND LIKE A MICROWAVE" went one moderately popular meme from last year, an assessment that felt more like a…
Brandon Soderberg / April 25, 2014

Wavves’ Sweet Valley Meet Rap Bruiser DaVinci on Goofy-Great ‘Ghetto Cuisine’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: April 17, 2014Label: Fool's GoldGhetto Cuisine is a collaboration between Sweet Valley, the beatmaking project from Wavves' Nathan Williams…
Brandon Soderberg / April 24, 2014

Future Brings Humility, Sincerity and a Nonsensical Kanye to the Stunning ‘Honest’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: April 22, 2014Label: EpicOver the past couple of years, Atlanta rap nice guy Future has reinvented the slow jam.
Brandon Soderberg / April 22, 2014

Stream J. Stalin’s Fervid Bay Area Bangers on ‘SID: Shining In Darkness’

As the owner of Livewire Records, West Oakland rapper J. Stalin provides a place for the growth of incredibly creative, meat-and-potatoes Bay Area hip-hop. The…
Brandon Soderberg / April 21, 2014

August Alsina’s In-the-Pocket R&B Outshines Its Glitzy Guests on ‘Testimony’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: April 15, 2014Label: Radio Killa/Def JamLast year, cooin' and oohin' street dude August Alsina arrived with one of the…
Brandon Soderberg / April 17, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: G-Side Triumphantly Return With ‘Statue’

August Alsina ft. Yo Gotti, "Ghetto"Right now the focus is on August Alsina for a hot minute because he acted like big dumb baby when…
Brandon Soderberg / April 17, 2014

Stream Roc Marciano-Featuring Group the U.N.’s Reissue of ‘UN Or U Out’

Ten years ago the U.N., a rap group consisting of Dino Brave, Mike Raw, Laku, and most notably, Roc Marciano (before his solo career as…
Brandon Soderberg / April 14, 2014

SZA’s Soft Focus Soul Slips Into the Background on ‘Z’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: April 08, 2014Label: Top Dawg EntertainmentFrom the kush-cloudy quiet storm production to the vague references to what may or…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2014

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