There's no doubt 2014 has turned out to be a banner year for Freddie Gibbs, capped by his magnificent team-up with Madlib for the Cocaine Pinata album. While touring off the spoils of that project Gibbs has been accumulating fans around the world, with many of them lavishing him with gifts of weed, ... More >>
Earlier this week, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib conspired to release the rap album of the year. Titled Pinata (or Cocaine Pinata to give the project its full and un-chain-store-friendly moniker), it's a 17-track listen that's shot through with the steely feel of a future classic. It's also a project tha ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Hip-hop is at its best when artists collaborate, challenging one another to create their best work, and this week's best hip-hop tracks are highlighted by a collection of odd couples. DJ Khaled, of incessant yelling and inexplicably giving Ace Hood work, managed to put Nas, Scarface and DJ Premier o ... More >>
You guys drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? Now all you can rave about is Rick Ross. Tsk, tsk. The guy told you himself, in no uncertain terms, that he's caught up in a fantasy. Yeah, he's got a talent for picking huge, cinematic beats, and he strings words together nicely from time to time. Pro ... More >>