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New music

Collect Lil B's New and Extremely Rare 'Platinum Flame' Mixtape

28 new self-produced classics from BasedWorld Studios, now available for streaming.
Phil Witmer
5.21.18
Deep Ass Questions

Is Ed Sheeran a Better Rapper Than J. Cole? An Investigation

We can only hope for a collaboration album. Cole-Sheds unite!
Devin Pacholik
3.9.17
Holy Shit

iLoveMakonnen and Lil B Toast Their Imitators with "Can't Let It Go"

Based worlds unite.
Craig Jenkins
4.19.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Florida Rapper Wintertime's 'I Know What You Did Last Winter' EP Is the Coldest

Wintertime shares Lil Yachty's eagerness to make trap a hookier and decidedly sillier place on a new seven song EP.
Craig Jenkins
4.11.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Virginia Rapper Levi Carter Stays Extra Lit on "XXL"

Sated, faded swag rap to brighten your day.
Craig Jenkins
4.5.16
Premieres

This Is South African Swag: Here's the Video for “Mswenkofontein” by Okmalumkoolkat, Stilo Magolide, uSanele, and Sibot

This collective of South African artists, designers, and party starters have coined the term "umswenko"—and this song is inescapable.
4.30.15
Interviews

Yung Lean Is Going to Do Bucket Hats Like Mac Miller Did the Snapback

I went to his show and saw eight bucket hats in 30 seconds—and then I interviewed him.
Ryan Bassil
3.28.14
Words

IMPRINTS: Donky Pitch

Fringe-y dance music with swag. Weird tempos. Fancy footwork.
Matt McDonald
8.27.13
Words

Skinny's Oral History of Scion Socks

Since 2004, Scion has given away a lot of branded merchandise. Scion socks changed the game forever.
Skinny Friedman
7.29.13
LA

Up Next Mix Series Vol. 3: gLAdiator

More bounce than a Southern California lowrider and more 808 than Miami Beach.
THUMP Staff
7.3.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

Chop, Drop, and Roll

The black barbershop is one of the last American sanctuaries and an American tradition. It’s where you go to catch up on the news, debate about butts, play the numbers, watch the game, buy stolen sneakers from a hustler or bean pies from a black Muslim...
Awol Erizku
2.28.13
Features

This Year In #Based

Young Based God aka Miley Cyrus aka Bill Clinton aka Bill Bellamy aka Ellen DeGeneres seems to have used 2012 as a time for genuine artistic reflection.
12.13.12
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