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DJ Mustard’s lean, mean ratchet party 10 Summers and 14 more record reviews
Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
Best Bargain Painting (If You’re Jay-Z)
A steal at $20,000
Figuring out “No New Friends”
When is a remix not a remix?
Why mixtapes don’t hit the charts
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
How local rapper Young Giftz improved his already great tune “Nino”
Up-and-coming local MC Young Giftz improved on his great 2012 collaboration with Tree, “Nino,” by making it longer and adding contributions from members of Save Money.
Rocko’s “Feels Guud” is your Monday jam
Positive mental attitude from an embattled Atlanta MC
Future, Drake, Lil Wayne, and pop’s fluid identity
How features, collaborations, and various team-ups are reshaping the pop charts
Gossip Wolf: Bobby Conn re-creates his Hideout residency on Bandcamp
Bobby Conn re-creates his Hideout residency on Bandcamp, and more
12 O’Clock Track: Ace Hood and Future’s hallucinatory, star-studded “Bugatti”
It’s Ace Hood’s song but it’s Future’s show
A tough lesson about the N-word
Should a Chicago Public Schools teacher have used “nigger” in a sixth-grade class?
Chicago designer Chaz L. Morgan on making art for Meek Mill and more
A couple decades ago Chaz L. Morgan began drawing pictures as a kid in Maywood, Illinois. Now 25, he’s making a living designing album artwork for famous rappers.
My Best of 2012 Spotify playlist—five hours of the year’s most pleasure-inducing music
Where else can you hear ZZ Top’s “I Gotsta Get Paid” and E-40’s “I’m Laced” in the same place?
Chief Keef’s Finally Rich is good, bad, and mostly OK
Some decided to love or hate Chief Keef’s Interscope debut prior to its release, but the album shouldn’t inspire such strong feelings
Three Beats: Chance the Rapper pushes Acid Rap at Metro
Three Beats: Chance the Rapper pushes Acid Rap, Disappears play Rainbo, and more