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Partying in LA With Germany's Most Notorious Rapper

Police fear him, women love him, and Americans have no idea what the fuck he's saying. A behind-the-scenes look at Gzuz's wild-ass trip to Compton.
Pascal Kerouche
5.18.18
New music
New music

Lil B and YG Team Up on New "Young Niggaz" Remix

The 'Black Ken' track gets a new hit of energy.
Alex Robert Ross
9.30.17
PROFILES
PROFILES

Buddy Is One of the Best West Coast Rappers You've Been Sleeping On

Since 2011, the 24-year-old Compton native has spent his career on the cusp while working with Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Kaytranada, and more. Now he's almost famous, so he bought a billboard.
Max Bell
9.7.17
New music
New music

YG Is Not Backing Down with "YNS" and "Fuck It Up"

YFN Lucci and Blac Youngsta provide an assist on one of two new songs.
Phil Witmer
7.28.17
Interviews
Interviews

Earl Swavey Prepares for 'Blessings From Rosewood' with Thumping "My Life"

And if you want to direct his next video, drop him a DM.
Noisey Staff
6.11.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Humble Thyself, Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN' Has Arrived

K Dot's fourth studio LP features collaborations with Rihanna and U2, as promised.
Alex Robert Ross
4.14.17
Interviews
Interviews

LA's OGs Have Some Words for Celebrities Saying They're Bloods

On their song "Not For Sale," Big WY and Jay Worthy question celebrities who want to buy gang credibility.
Poly Rob and Andy Capper
3.15.17
Noisey News
Noisey News

YG Is Giving Away Blood-Red "Fuck Donald Trump" Bagels in Compton Today

Because crullers wouldn't work, obviously.
Phil Witmer
11.8.16
Noisey News
Noisey News

Listen to YG’s New Anti-Police Brutality Track “One Time Comin’”

"In loving memory of the victims of police brutality.”
Alex Robert Ross
10.25.16
Interviews
Interviews

'Original Gangstas' Goes Beneath the Surface of West Coast Rap's Origin Story

Twenty years after Tupac Shakur's murder, Ben Westhoff digs into the legacy that made gangsta rap so fascinating to its listeners—and deadly to its artists.
Reed Jackson
9.12.16
Premieres
Premieres

Earl Swavey Ups His Game Again on the “40s” Video

It's the first video off the 'Gangland' mixtape.
Noisey Staff
8.24.16
Interviews
Interviews

YG Is America's Voice of Reason in Brazy Times

Bompton's own discusses his new album 'Still Brazy' and the newfound importance of speaking up in his music.
Justin Staple
Kyle Kramer
7.29.16