Articles tagged hip-hop

20 Jun 2017 // 9:55 AM

Childish Gambino - “Centipede” (Singles Going Steady)

A cut from back in 2013, reflective Childish Gambino track "Centipede" still holds up, and this new video is a perfect match for it.

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Playing Tupac’s Mom in ‘Eyez’ Just Expanded the Love Danai Gurira Has For Rapper’s Story

Afeni Shakur was more than just the mother of one of the world’s biggest and, arguably, best, rappers of all time.

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Young Fathers: TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 (Reissue)

The reissue of Young Fathers' TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 shows the Scottish group's early promise.

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Mura Masa - “All Around the World” ft. Desiigner (Singles Going Steady)

Desiigner sounds happy to be here, and it’s infectious.

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8 Jun 2017 // 11:30 AM

Black Milk Gives ‘Em ‘Hell’

Much of If There's a Hell Below's themes relay anxieties buried deep, manifested as sound when they are unearthed.

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Swet Shop Boys: Sufi La EP

Swet Shop Boys’ new EP Sufi LA is a showcase for MC Himanshu Suri and is altogether stronger than their debut Cashmere.

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Russ: There’s Really a Wolf

One of the most prolific figures in recent rap history has finally dropped his major label debut.

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25 May 2017 // 11:00 AM

Vince Staples - “Big Fish” (Singles Going Steady)

"Big Fish" is a fine way to lead into Vince Staples' new album.

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‘Shake It Up’: All the Music That’s Fit to Freak Out About

The Library of America’s rollicking greatest-hits volume of music criticism is an awesomely unwieldy pile of opinion that celebrates not just music, but the very act of appreciating and understanding it.

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T-Pain and Lil Wayne: T-Wayne

T-Wayne’s greatest legacy will be that even after hearing it, we will still be left with our imaginations to do the heavy lifting.

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19 May 2017 // 8:52 AM

Goldlink: At What Cost

On the D.C. rapper's first studio album, Goldlink highlights his city but obscures his own perspective.

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Coldcut x On-U Sound: Outside the Echo Chamber

Legendary producers team with a stellar slate of guests to show just how much they've influenced modern music.

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Callback to the Future: Maestro Gamin on the Miracles and Medicines of His Latest EP

Maestro Gamin’s latest venture with producer Books One, Miracle Work Medicine, sees a return to Daisy Age hip-hop.

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Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life

All the Beauty in This Whole Life is infused with the constant drive to push forward, to do better, to love harder.

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We Cannot Lie: The Cultural Significance of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”

“Baby Got Back” shook up more than the pop charts and the delicate sensibilities of the time (MTV banned the music video to after 9 p.m.).

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21 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

The title is our reaction to his verbal gymnastics, his brazenness. And it’s a question: are we damned?

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:55 AM

Porter Ray: Watercolor

Porter Ray's rapping on Watercolor is relaxed but quick, a style that emphasizes the intellectual bent to many of his rhymes, but intentionally fails to prepare you for the weight of his message.

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Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti does not break new ground, but as an exercise in the millennial id delivered in Cam’ronian laziness, it’s sure a hell of a lot of fun.

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14 Apr 2017 // 11:08 AM

Danny Brown - “Ain’t It Funny” (Singles Going Steady)

Boy, this video starts out like a lark, and then 17 or so dark left turns later we're left contemplating both the nature of entertainment and our all-too-fragile mortality.

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12 Apr 2017 // 10:15 AM

Kendrick Lamar - “HUMBLE.” (Singles Going Steady)

Typically for a Kendrick Lamar single, there's plenty to chew on here...

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