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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Sorry, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Squid, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Braids, El-p, Dua Lipa


Run The Jewels – “Ooh LA LA” (Feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)

At one point Run The Jewels promised RTJ4 would be out before Coachella. Thanks to coronavirus, Coachella is postponed, and the rest of the music industry is in chaos. Chaos, though, is RTJ's natural element, so it's good that they're rolling this shit out. More »
Tags: Music, Coachella, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, DJ Premier, Gang Starr, Greg Nice, Nice & Smooth


Run The Jewels – “The Yankee And The Brave”

Yesterday, Run The Jewels offered up a preview of their new album on Instagram, and today they've released a whole new song. It's called "The Yankee And The Brave." … More »
Tags: Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p


Run The Jewels Preview RTJ4 On Instagram

Although Run The Jewels do show up on the occasional Danny Brown song or superhero movie soundtrack, it's been over three years since RTJ3 came out. Last month, though, El-P announced that RTJ4 was finished. And today, he's taken to Instagram to preview a track from the album. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, Danny Brown


Run the Jewels’ New Album is “Done”

Killer Mike and El-P are ready to rock again!
Tags: News, Jazz, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p


Bone Crusher Never Scared for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at Thursday and it’s been a long and hectic week. Like always, I had the chance to listen to a good amount of music. For my Throwback Thursday, we’re going back to the year 2003. We’re going to stay in the south for this classic. The summer of 2003 produced a lot of great club music and this particular track is probably at the top of lists. He put out his crazy anthem, Never Scared and it featured Killer Mike and T.I. Never Scared was such a crazy record that he had...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Killer Mike, Throwback Thursday, T.i, Blog Hops & memes, Bone Crusher, Never Scared, Jadakiss Never Scared


We need music to be political, not just entertaining

Music has long played an essential role in the political fabric of cultures. Some fans want musicians to "shut up and sing," as if artists were not also citizens. Protest songs have been an important aspect of the Arts for centuries. When the Dixie Chicks criticized the Bush administration for planning to launch a war in Iraq nine days before the president did so in 2003, the Dallas-based band was ostracized, forced to play for smaller audiences for years afterward. Of course, today those that...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Florida, Politics, Taylor Swift, Activism, Putin, Democracy, Iraq, India, Pete Seeger, America, Los Angeles, Iran, Kanye West, Innovation


Danny Brown – “3 Tearz” (Feat. Run The Jewels) Video

Late last year, rap instigator Danny Brown released his excellent uknowhatimsayin¿ LP. The album didn't include a whole lot of guest-rappers. There's really only one all-star throwdown, but that one is pretty special. On "3 Tearz," Brown teams up with his old comrades in the firebreathing duo Run The Jewels, and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, Danny Brown, Colin Read, Tearz Brown


Atlanta Pays Homage to LaFace Records During YouTube Music 2020 Leaders & Legends Ball! (PHOTOS)

Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmunds and Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid were the guests of honor last night as YouTube Music celebrated the 30 year legacy of LaFace Records last night (January 15, 2020). It was a magical evening in Atlanta as all of the LEADERS and LEGENDS that have made the city into a musical powerhouse all converged for a black tie gala, which took place at the Atlanta History Center. The event was held to reflect on the city’s longstanding contributions to popular music, largely established by th...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Youtube, Future, Atlanta, Rick Ross, Killer Mike, Youtube Music, Big Boi, Janet Jackson, Princess, Lyor Cohen, Monica, Xscape, Reid


Celebs Attend 38th Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Atlanta Mayor Keshia Lance Bottoms poses with Tyrese Gibson and Morris Chestnut at the 36th annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball in Atlanta. The UNCF’s Mayor’s Masked Ball, which is the city’s premier fundraising gala and major social event focusing on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves and the contributions of historically black colleges and universities was held at Atlanta’s Marriott Marquee Hotel on December 21, 2019 Hosted by a diverse gr...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Tamron Hall, Mlb, Big Tigger, Morris Chestnut, Killer Mike, Black, New Edition, Tyrese Gibson, Tyrese, Andrew Young, Hank Aaron, Jermaine Dupri


Mo’Nique Sues NETFLIX for Gender, Racial Discrimination… (LAWSUIT DETAILS)

NEWSFLASH!!! Mo’Nique is still out to get Netflix and now she’s letting the court do the talking. Just last year, it was Mo’Nique vs. damn near EVERYBODY after the Oscar-winning actress and comedian accused the streaming giant of racial and gender discrimination. Mo’Nique hit the net back in January 2018 to call for a boycott of Netflix but things didn’t go as expected as some began to question her story. [READ: Issa Lie! Mo’Nique disputes reports Netflix Offered $3 Million For Comedy Show (VID...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Netflix, Killer Mike, Legal Issues, Leonard, Mo'Nique, Wanda Sykes, Issa Lie Mo Nique, Netflix Details


Not Your Father’s Masculinity

Meet the “new man”: whatever others say he is.
Tags: News, Williams, Pharrell, Killer Mike, Gq, Will, Edward, Rose, Harvey, Freeman, Abbey, Charlie, Weinstein, HANNAH, Welch, Gadsby


David Farber's Playlist for His Book "Crack"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. David Farber's Crack is a thoroughly researched and engaging history of the crack epidemic through a wide lens. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "This thoughtful, well-researc...
Tags: Music, America, Reagan, Nas, David, Queens, Manchester, South America, Bronx, Killer Mike, Harmony, Biggie, Compton, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, UGK


WTF?!? Facebook & Instagram Ban Minister Louis Farrakhan for “Hate Speech”… (Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike Respond)

Facebook and Instagram have banned Minister Louis Farrakhan from it’s platforms. After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has chosen to ban Farrakhan along with right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer and others who they have labeled “dangerous individuals and organizations.” Farrakhan’s Facebook page was deleted and all of its content purged from the social media giant’s servers, along with the social media pages o...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, Featured, Celebrities, News, Instagram, Atlanta, Freedom Of Speech, Killer Mike, Snoop Dogg, Louis Farrakhan, Farrakhan, Tamar Braxton, Martin Lawrence, Chris Stokes, Navy Employees Accuse Black Customer Of Stealing


Atlanta Celebrates (404) Day: Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz & More Attend… (PHOTOS)

Jermaine Dupri and Killer Mike hit the stage last night as they celebrated the Codes of our Culture for (404) Day in Atlanta last night (April 4, 2019). Curated by AT&T, (404) Day, was a one-night only immersive Atlanta event showcasing the constant evolution and innovation across music, food, technology and arts, and brought together cultural leaders to celebrate and pay tribute to Atlanta’s famous area code – a dreamland for making futures a reality. Dupri, the self proclaimed “Mayor of Atlan...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Fbi, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, PAUL, Kevin, Jermaine Dupri, Chloe, Dupri, Atlanta Gossip, Chloe x Halle, 2Chainz, Gunna


Celebs Attend Erykah Badu & Nas Concert & After Party in Atlanta… (PHOTOS)

Erykah Badu and Nas hit the stage in Atlanta this past Friday (March 15). The concert was held at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and Nas also hosted an after party at Gold Room. T.I., Killer Mike and Lance Gross were among the attendees who were spotted backstage. Check out the photos below… (more…) Related Posts ‘Like a Pimp!’ Erykah Badu Crashes Another Live News Report… [VIDEO]You can HATE Me Now! NAS Responds To Ex-Wife Kelis’ Abuse Allegations in Lengthy Open Letter…2013 BET Awards Show…...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Nas, Erykah Badu, Killer Mike, Mike, State Farm Arena, Lance Gross, Atlanta Gossip, Clifford "T.I." Harris, After Party, Janelle Monae Erykah Badu Collab, Keshia Lance, Nas Concert amp


Chance The Rapper, Meek Mill, & Killer Mike File Legal Brief In Supreme Court Case On Rap Lyrics

Jamal Knox is currently embroiled in Jamal Knox v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Supreme Court case revolving around "terroristic threats" in his rap lyrics, according to the New York Times. In 2014, when the rapper was 19, he was sentenced to 2-6 years in prison. Prosecutors alleged his lyrics were specifically … More »
Tags: Music, News, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Killer Mike, Chance The Rapper, Commonwealth, Meek Mill, Jamal Knox


Hip-Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court a Primer on Rap Music

The stars, including Chance the Rapper and Meek Mill, urged the court to hear the First Amendment case of a rapper imprisoned for threatening police officers in a song.
Tags: News, Knox, Killer Mike, Ice-T, Rap and Hip-Hop, Supreme Court (US, First Amendment (US Constitution, Indecency, Obscenity and Profanity, 21 Savage (Rapper, Meek Mill (Rapper, Violence (Media and Entertainment, Jamal (Mayhem Mal, Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court


Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid…

NEWSFLASH!! Senator Bernie Sanders is entering the presidential race once again. [FLASHBACK: WATCH: Killer Mike’s POWERFUL Endorsement Speech For Bernie Sanders (VIDEO)] This will be his second time seeking the Democratic presidential nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton back in 2016. The Vermont independent and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up announced earlier today that he vowed to finish what he started in his first race. Details + video below… (more…) Related Posts OPEN POS...
Tags: Politics, Celebrities, News, Stephen Colbert, Atlanta, Hillary Clinton, Killer Mike, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Killer Mike Interviews Democratic Candidate, Trump Inauguration


Big Boi Drops Two News Songs: ‘Doin It” x “Return of the Dope Boi”

With Sleepy Brown, Killer Mike, and Backbone.
Tags: Jazz, Killer Mike, Songs, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, Dungeon Family


Big Boi – “Doin’ It” (Feat. Sleepy Brown) & “Return Of The Dope Boi” (Feat. Killer Mike & Backbone)

Big Boi is performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this Sunday alongside Maroon 5 and Travis Scott. I haven't noticed the Outkast alum facing the level of scrutiny that caused Maroon 5 to cancel their press conference and Scott to seek Colin Kaepernick's blessing (unsuccessfully). Maybe it's because -- despite … More »
Tags: Music, Colin Kaepernick, Killer Mike, Big Boi, Travis Scott, Mike, Scott, BOI, Sleepy Brown, OutKast, Backbone


TRIGGER WARNING! Killer Mike Battles DJ Envy Over Public vs. Private Schooling… (VIDEO) #WithNoDueRespect

NEWSFLASH!!! Killer Mike is still ‘triggering’ people with his brilliant brain and has sparked a huge debate over public school vs. private schools. Mike stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club yesterday (Jan 31) to promote his new Netflix series “Trigger Warning” and manage to strike a nerve with DJ Envy, one of the hosts of the popular morning show. Throughout the interview, the artist touched on a few of the socio-political topics addressed in his new show, however when Mike began to ...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Netflix, Killer Mike, Mike, Breakfast Club, Angela Yee, Atlanta Gossip, DJ Envy, Trigger warning