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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’

Presumably cobbled together using old recordings from back when waning trap hero Gucci Mane wasn't in jail, and released now to capitalize on the 2014…
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’

Ghetto Cuisine is a collaboration between Sweet Valley, the beatmaking project from Wavves' Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan, and DaVinci, a cultish Bay Area…
Brandon Soderberg / April 24, 2014

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

Over the past couple of years, Atlanta rap nice guy Future has reinvented the slow jam. His fearlessly soft songs are neither cloying for-tha'-ladiezzz "feminine"
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’

Last year, cooin' and oohin' street dude August Alsina arrived with one of the more mazy and rewarding radio R&B songs in quite some time,…
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’

From the kush-cloudy quiet storm production to the vague references to what may or may not be emotional turmoil, everything is just out of reach…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2014

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