Riff Raff: How to Be the Man on Myspace. Brad Beatson is regretting his FUSE TV tattoo Jody Highroller was created for blockbuster summers, all-inclusive wristbands and member’s only production value. Mad Decent’s crystal ball predicted the “Fall of Franco” and the order of Spring Breakers 2, and here with the MySpace exclusive, “How to Be […]
It was inevitable that the man who brought the world ratchet would meet the other man who brought the world ratchet. Boosie meets Mustard and somewhere Mandingo from Lava House is repping Shreveport, the original ratchet city and no one is still listening. If you didn’t know, Boosie and Hurricane Chris have a long history. […]
I’ve spent a significant part of the last few years taking the death of gangster rap for granted. The narrative that I’ve run with tracks the rise in popularity of artists like (duh) Kanye West, the explicitly fake Rick Ross, and Drake, and the concurrent fall of Young Jeezy, the disappearance of 50 Cent, the […]
If you were wise enough to sit out SXSW for fear of awakening from uneasy dreams and being transformed into a giant Doritos vending machine, these clips from the Austin Boiler Room should probably suffice. The first above the jump is Mustard’s 45 minute set, which basically amounts to the closest he’ll probably get to […]
Son Raw & Maxwell Cavaseno are all in the same gang It’s been roughly 6-7 years since YG burst on the rap scene. He’s survived two trends/sub-genres coming and going, been incarcerated, and lived a life that the average rap fan fantasizes about. Throughout those years, he’s remained an underground phenomenon, beloved in Los Angeles […]
It’s easy to assume that Jessy Lanza is just the angelic voice, but she’s first and foremost a producer. The Ontario native has a degree in Jazz, and was studying for a Master’s in Musicology until she dropped out to focus on making music. Both her late-father and mother were musicians, and her production partner, Jeremy […]
Deen has never worn a backwards snapback. Last time I got around to typing stuff for y’all, I kinda lamented the absence of TDE voices over DJ Mustard/IamSu/League of Starz beats. I figured a fella like Schoolboy Q could use the boost that comes from rapping over a DJ Mustard beat over the last few […]
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Max Bell wants to drink sake. Ty Dolla $ign (Ty$) buys his women the same red bottoms and the same perfume. It’s the smart move: if anyone asks, you only have to remember one set of gifts. He also only considers taking a woman to the movies if the head is right. That’s just being […]
As everyone’s favorite flabby fan of fried foods did not opine: you already know.  I don’t need to provide you context for DJ Mustard because Lil Jon, Timbo and DJ Drama already do that for me on the tape, which took as long to come out as ketchup in a new bottle of Heinz. It […]
The best defense for liking a rap song is, it’s fun. Of course, fun is subjective. People have been trying to tell me that French Montana is fun, but I find his music as boring as watching grass groan. Neither Y.G. nor Joe Moses are about to dazzle anyone at any point with anything resembling […]