Do yourself a favor and download Gunplay's flagrantly unapologetic new mixtape, featuring ten effortlessly witty, hard-AF tracks from the King Of Seabass himself. Gunplay's known to load his mixtapes with freestyles and skits but this latest transmission offers all original heat, excluding the previously released "Bible On The Dash" and "Pyrex," both so solid that you should have two versions anyway. "Drop Da Tint" and "Get Like Me" are clear highlights, with the kind of classic MMG minor-keys-over-pummeling-hi-hat-squall type beats Gunplay can annihilate in his sleep. Don't forget to grab tickets for his show at SOBs tomorrow, and stretch your elbows—you'll need them limber for your rap hands.
An InterSCREW with Michael 5000 Watts
In anticipation of his gig in Brooklyn this weekend, we called up the Houston legend.
2013: A Year in Memes
Pry the keyboard from my hands, claw the eyes out of my head, strip me naked and leave me for dead on the side of the road, but you will never take my memes.
Liveblogging the New Beyoncé Album with Kitty Pryde
Because Beyoncé is the queen of the universe, I spent money on this album on iTunes. It is 12:41 am on a Friday night and I am actually currently typing my iTunes password into iTunes because I'm paying money for this music on iTunes. Oh, now it's done. He
2013: The Year Nelly Was Everywhere and Nowhere at the Same Time
No other artist spent as much time so close to the Zeitgeist as Nelly this year without being even remotely close to being the Zeitgeist.
You Don’t Like Childish Gambino's 'Because the Internet' Because of the Internet
Don't allow the narrative surrounding Donald Glover's musical career define the way you think.
The Real Difference Between a Mixtape and an Album
Why do rappers still about sales when they could release a mixtape, gain exposure, and cash in later?
Are the Grammys Irrelevant or Did Yeezus Actually Suck?
Breaking down Yeezy's obsession with the awards.
2013: A Year In Which Some Music Happened
A year’s art starts on Day One of the new year. If we don’t quantify it somehow by December, who are we as a people and what is our worth?
If R. Kelly Makes Us So Uncomfortable, Why Do We Keep Listening?
This is art we're talking about, and it's as real as you allow it to be.
Britney Spears: Capitalism's Last Stand
At last, the Queen has found her domain.