Slava P unlocked Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter account for him. Canadian-bred talent has always suffered from little brother syndrome when it comes to the USA. It’s easy to quantify success when you relate it to existing examples that have been established south of the border, but it’s also lazy. Good music should rest on its own […]
Slava P knows what happens when you say “Tony Yayo” three times in the mirror. Troy Ave is from New York. Even if he never mentioned this in any of his songs – which he does, often – you would be able to tell by dissecting the way he raps and identifying the individual components […]
If you haven’t read Slava P’s interview with Donald Glover, you should. One of the only things that Torontonians can agree upon is  that A-Game, the local identical twin rappers, had last year’s song of the summer with “Money Made Me Do It.” It was catchy, joyous and illogical (who buys a crib after they’ve […]
Slava P’s name is Slava P. Coltrane. Pusha T’s name is his name. This seems like a trivial thing for a 36 year old man who has been in the rap industry for over a decade to proclaim, but here we are. For the entirety of his career, Pusha has never been an island. He […]
Slava P wrote this on the Chinatown bus. It’s unknown what Meek Mill was thinking when he decided to sign to MMG years ago. With so much lyrical potential presented through an authentic street-centered lens, Meek could’ve easily found success outside of Rozay’s flabby wing. The most likely explanation may lay in the fact that […]
Slava P is Gucci Mane’s true best friend. When The Weeknd’s House of Balloons came out, the main appeal of the project lay in it’s derangement. It was dark, it was bleak, and it was confessional to the point of discomfort. For his Kissland promotional run, Abel abandoned all of this. His recent exploits include […]
Slava P has his own shrine in Cooperstown dedicated to the art of haiku. Big Sean’s new album is called Hall of Fame, a title best interpreted as a lofty future goal. Bred to be the first rapper fully incubated in the GOOD bubble, Sean’s debut album Finally Famous earned a warm reception. It spawned […]
Slava P’s spirit animal is the Cheshire owl. When Drake released his power ballad-wedding song, “Hold On We’re Going Home” last week, he credited an artist by the name of Majid Jordan for the production and back-up vocals. It didn’t take long for Spin’s investigative journalists to unearth the fact that Majid Jordan is actually […]
Slava P wrote this while wearing Coolwater Cologne. You’re sitting in the passenger seat of a car. It’s a hot, muggy Los Angeles afternoon and you’re with your friend in his low-riding convertible, cruising down the boulevard as the wind gently pushes upon your jehri curl. The soundtrack for your excursion consists of melodic synthesizers, […]
Slava P rents a room in Soulja Boy’s tree house. Sometimes you want a project that’s layered and heavy. Something you can chew on for months, dissecting it and adding it to your personal mythology before moving on. A project that you need to sit and take in for a few hours at a time […]