Yesterday, Nathan Williams (of Wavves) and his brother Joel have followed up their two Sweet Valley beat tapes– Stay Calm and Eternal Champ– with a new one. Stream the 17-track Jenova above or download it here, via Fool’s Gold. Watch the t…
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Douglas Martin wants all that stupid old shit like letters and sodas. I’ll save you the chore of reading another essay about how good a year for music 2012 was. As Nas once said, “Why shoot the breeze about it when you could be about it?” Since we’ve already given you the fifty best rap… Continue reading »
On Christmas Eve, the young Brooklyn rapper Capital Steez died at the age of 19. No cause has been reported, but the night before, Steez posted a message on his Twitter that simply read “The end.,” which has caused many to speculate suicide. Steez was a member of Pro Era, the crew of ’90s-underground-obsessed Brooklyn [...]
Just before Christmas, A$AP Rocky debuted the video for “Long Live A$AP,” the hazy title track from his new album. Alongside Samantha Lecca, Rocky directed the video himself, and he plays some sort of debauched king in a desolate, enchanted palace. Watch it below. Long.Live.A$AP is out 1/15 on RCA.
Meyhem Lauren featuring AG Da Coroner, Action Bronson and Despot “Pan Seared Tilapia” I would be perfectly happy if all rap was just emcees trading verses over a moody, subtly shifting beat. No choruses, no hooks, just rapping. This is mostly because Wu-Tang was my first great love in hip-hop, and remains the highest standard [...]