6th February 2014
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Chicago’s hip-hop scene is experiencing a renaissance. Here’s a closer look at Vic Mensa, one of the scene’s most promising young stars.
Raw and honest interview from a really talented artist who is still incredibly undervalued.
4th February 2014
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Ty Dolla $ign wants to be more than “Mr. Toot It and Boot It.” How he’s made an art out of “ignorance.”
This was a year in production. Glad I could get it out.
31st January 2014
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This is cool for obvious reasons, but also totally dope to find out Max B was a Beatnuts fan.
28th January 2014
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If you need a hook, Atlanta is today’s Motown.
Source: SoundCloud / LunchNLeftovers
22nd January 2014
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A closer look at rising Atlanta star Young Thug, a rapper who’s gained the attention of Kanye West and Drake.
I first wrote about Young Thug in February, 2012, after being put on to “Curtains” by Anu. (For perspective, this was just a couple weeks after first posting about Chief Keef.) Young Thug struck me immediately as someone whose potential was very, very high, and I wasn’t the only one. It took an unexpectedly long time for him to get his ducks in a row—I’d started to feel like he wasn’t going to blow up at all as recently as September—when all of a sudden, it seemed like he was finally everywhere.
Anyway, this is my attempt to wrestle with what it is that is unique about his music, and to make an argument that he’s actually not quite the radical his outward appearance would suggest, that he could in fact appeal to a number of “old head” type rap fans for bringing back certain qualities that don’t seem nearly as common any more. It’s basically blowing up in detail what I wrote about him for Pitchfork around the time of ICFN3.
17th January 2014
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Deep Cuts takes a look at the best mixtape tracks and loosies of the week. A closer glance at the week’s best underrated anthems.
Deep Cuts is now a weekly column.
29th December 2013
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would buy that karl kani hoodie in less than two seconds.