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19 Feb 2016 // 3:15 PM

Young Thug - “Worth It” (Singles Going Steady)

It's impressive that Young Thug can bring down the lights and the mood and still sound braggadocious and serene.

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Kanye West: The Life of Pablo

Because The Life of Pablo pulls from so many parts of West's career the end result, unsurprisingly, is an absolute mess.

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Come Find Yourself (20th Anniversary Edition)

The "DiFontaine Carting & Asbestos Removal Co." were wise to branch out into music.

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18 Feb 2016 // 3:15 AM

Young Thug: I’m Up

While I'm Up might be low on clear highs, it certainly doesn't have many low points. Young Thug releases what might be his most consistent effort to date.

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17 Feb 2016 // 11:02 AM

RJD2 - “The Sheboygan Left” (Singles Going Steady)

RJD2 seems to be throwing so many things at the wall just to see what sticks. Fortunately, almost everything here does.

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Grammys 2016: Thundercat Emerges From Shadows to Discuss ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Born Stephen Bruner, the bassist was one of Lamar’s secret weapons on To Pimp a Butterfly.

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12 Feb 2016 // 4:20 PM

Missy Elliott - “Pep Rally” (Singles Going Steady)

Missy is still exhilarating, but "Pep Rally" doesn't quite hold up to "WTF".

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Tyler, the Creator - “Perfect” feat. Kali Uchis and Austin Feinstein

A striking level of both daring and maturity emerges in the songwriting ability of Tyler, the Creator on this track.

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Karriem Riggins and J Rocc (360°) - “Lightworks” and “E=MC²”

Renaissance man Karriem Riggins slays on the traps over a medley of J Dilla tracks.

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Grammys 2016: Flying Lotus and L.A.‘s Experimental Music Scene Are Poised to Scoop Up Rewards

Flying Lotus is everywhere at this year’s Grammys, even when you can’t see him.

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Sean Anonymous - “Chapters” (video) (premiere)

On this new track rapper Sean Anonymous takes a break for a bit of slow jam.

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The Hot 8 Brass Band: Vicennial: 20 Years of the Hot 8 Brass Band

A nicely rounded collection of the old and new on a collection that teeters on flawed, then bounces back with high energy and deep musicianship.

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9 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Future: EVOL

EVOL doesn’t stand up to Future's critical peaks, but this could easily be seen as but a release to tide fans over before the next blockbuster.

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The New Faith of Kendrick Lamar: Dramatic Unity in ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

Lamar's story is more that just a personal statement or expression; it seeks to bring light into a city corrupted by darkness.

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5 Feb 2016 // 11:30 AM

A$AP Rocky ft. Pharrell - “Hear Me” (Singles Going Steady)

A$AP Rocky is undeniably talented and has a number of rewind-worthy tracks, but this one’s a decent candidate for the dustbin.

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20 Jan 2016 // 1:00 PM

Rapper G-Eazy’s Career Is a Dream Come True

“It’s a challenge to go there, but I feel like some of the most powerful music is music that’s really personal and honest and open,” G-Eazy says of making himself vulnerable via his music.

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20 Jan 2016 // 3:15 AM

Future: Purple Reign

After one of rap's great runs, Future slows down by returning to the formula of the mixtape that started it all, minus the intangibles.

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A Tribe Called Quest: People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm 25th Anniversary Edition

This is an anniversary worth celebrating, but is this repackaging the best way to celebrate?

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18 Dec 2015 // 3:30 AM

Rick Ross: Black Market

Black Market sounds like a simulacrum of Ross's critical peak, Rich Forever.

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French Montana & Fetty Wap: Coke Zoo

What do you get when you mix French Montana’s Coke Boys with Fetty Wap’s Zoo Gang? You get ‘Coke Zoo’, of course.

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

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"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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