You Don't Have to Listen to Abusive Rappers
The abusive histories of rap's new guard—XXXtentacion, 6ix9ine, Kodak Black, and more—challenges listeners to confront a moral decision. But really, is it that complicated?
Jamie Ray and YoungBoy Never Broke Again Float Together on "16"
The Polk County, Florida rapper bigs up acting on ambition.
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Stream of the Crop: 8 New Albums for Heavy Rotation
New albums from Baths, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and MoneyBagg Yo and NBA Youngboy top this week's list.
Listen to YoungBoy Never Broke Again's New Mixtape, 'Ain't Too Long'
The follow-up to August's 'AI YoungBoy' hit YouTube overnight.
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NBA YoungBoy Is Incisive, Introspective, and Next in Line for Greatness
On his latest mixtape, 'AI YoungBoy,' it's impossible to ignore the links between the Baton Rouge rapper and recent greats. At 17, he's already more than his skillset.
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This Is What It Takes to Be a Teen Sensation Like Lil Wayne
It's tempting to compare NBA Youngboy to Lil Wayne, but what exactly are the similarities?
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Noisey Beats 1: NBA YoungBoy, Jim-E Stack, and More
Tune into episode 108 of Noisey Radio on Beats 1 this Saturday at 9 AM EST/6 AM PST and Sunday 9 PM EST/6 PM PST.
Listen to NBA YoungBoy's New Mixtape, 'AI YoungBoy'
The release of the 17-year-old's latest tape comes alongside a new video for "No Smoke."
Chief Keef Changed the Way Rap Videos Look Forever
Keef showed that rappers didn’t need lots of money or the eyes of gatekeepers like MTV and BET to have a hit video.