The Rap-Up returns with new tracks from ILoveMakonnen and Gucci Mane, Shoreline Mafia, and more.
Will Hagle purchased polyphonic ringtones without his mother’s permission.  Folk artists will sing about telephones and writing letters for eternity. Acoustic songs dedicated to distant lovers don’t sound quite as good if you explain that you just talked to him/her over Skype. Hip-hop typically prefers to remain in the immediate present. Most rappers don’t write letters. […]
In one year, DJ Mustard went from practically anonymous to $20,000 a beat. That’s how it goes. All you need is one hit and Mustard’s “Rack City” became Las Vegas’ most significant cultural contribution since Fear and Loathing (or maybe “Leaving Las Vegas:” Sheryl Crow edition.) But at home in Los Angeles, Mustard had earned […]