The Rap Up returns with new music from Joey BadA$$, Tay-K, and more.
The new video from Maxo Kream and Joey Bada$$
An examination of nostalgia, revivalism, and rapping for the sake of rapping.
All in for the Freddie Gibbs and Action Bronson remake of Miami Vice. Bam Bam in all white like Don Johnson. Freddie Gibbs transforming Tubbs into an Adidas sweat-suited real killer and drug dealer. I’m unsure the last time anyone bought a nickel bag out in weed-liberated Southern California, but I’m sure it exists — […]
Max Bell is the Morris Day of the blogosphere. First impressions can make or break you. That’s always been the case, but lately, they’ve become the foundation of hype for still-developing rappers who aren’t yet worthy of the adulation. When I think about the too-much too-soon trend, the first name that comes to mind is […]
Max Bell finds the revulsion invigorating. Another year. Another BET awards. Another round of ciphers. I give you my thoughts off the top of the dome. But really though, off the top of the dome. Seriously, I didn’t write this, look at it, think about it, and then try to make it sound better or […]
Rappers taking hallucinogens > Rappers not taking hallucinogens. See also: The Pharcyde, Digital Underground, Reggie Noble. The Underachievers are from New York and loosely affiliated with Joey BadA$$ and The Flatbush Zombies. That sentence may be half wrong. I only can tell you what Tumblr tells me. I do know that the 90s are officially […]
Jonah Bromwich is the new Shabaam Sahdeeq It took me a while to realize that Joey Badass’s new mixtape, 1999 is generally pretty good. This was partially due to the hype bubble that misidentified Joey as a next big thing as opposed to a low-key, breezy, summer night rapper.  Good music wins out, even if […]