Alphonse Pierre breaks down the best in New York rap for the month of August.
Evan Nabavian once wrote an oral history of The Tales in the Hood Soundtrack. In 2014, the musical tradition of Los Angeles gang culture competes with budding movements in the South and Midwest to be the national sound of inner city conflagration ere it retire as the – yo, fuck, sorry but check out Yams’ […]
Son Raw is gonna bring back Bounty Killer What does it say about the state of rap when partying  in a mansion no working man could ever afford feels like a quaint throwback to kinder, simpler days? Don’t ask me, I’m too busy enjoying Ferg’s Mortal Kombat references to really care. Besides, I’m sure Joey […]
Lords Never Worry finally drops, boasting the least Jewish name for a rap record since Nigga Please. I am of the Semitic mindset that worrying is often a supremely effective artistic technique. It forces you to quit or improve. But rap and writing are wholly different entities. Drake is the most neurotic rapper of all-time […]
A$AP Ferg, Lord of the Work August 20, 2012
A$AP Ferg putting in work in a bathrobe in the latest video promoting the A$AP Mob album. As someone who hasn’t had a day job in more than half a decade, I commend his labor habits. Right now, I am dressed like I could be in a Chief Keef video, though I look more likely […]
Give this song credit. Everything about it from artwork to title to giggling should make it  corny sub-Gravediggaz horror-core, but it somehow manages to be a banger. There is always a new group of freshmen who need drug anthems. Stream: