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News

The 'Old Town Road' Video Is Better Than 'The Godfather'

Chris Rock, Vince Staples, and Rico Nasty join Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for an epic five-minute video for the song.
Kristin Corry
2 days ago
expert witness with robert chrisgtau

Robert Christgau Reviews Quelle Chris' Crisis Raps

The Dean of American Rock Critics also offers his take on a pair of records by alt-rap mainstays Epic Beard Men.
Robert Christgau
2 days ago
News

Nardwuar’s Lil Nas X Interview Is the Must-Watch Cultural Event of 2019

The “Old Town Road” singer posted in the interview’s YouTube comments, “sorry learning how to talk in my grill u guys. don’t hate me.”
Josh Terry
5 days ago
Features

Pittsburgh's Rap Scene Is Wounded But Optimistic

Following the deaths of two of the city's most prominent exports, Mac Miller and Jimmy Wopo, rappers like Benji. and My Favorite Color are doing their best to pick up the pieces.
Casey Taylor
5.14.19
Film

The Real Story of Wu-Tang Clan's 25-Year Career Is Finally Being Told

In Showtime's docuseries 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men' we learn what made one of rap's most important groups nuthing ta fuck wit.
Alex Zaragoza
5.10.19
Internet Exploring

Jesse Lingard Is a Coward for Not Doing the Blueface Dance

The Manchester United midfielder may have tried to do the Shoot Dance, but he means nothing to me until he hits the bust down.
Trey Smith
5.9.19
Noisey News

Diplo Continues His Yeehaw Phase With a Perfectly OK "Old Town Road" Remix

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus joined him for the first-ever live performance of the song at last weekend's Stagecoach.
Colin Joyce
4.29.19
Noisey News

Tink Returns With New Project, 'Voicemails'

The Chicago artist follows up 2018's 'Pain & Pleasure' with 'Voicemails,' a 12-track project released independently.
Kristin Corry
4.29.19
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The Guide to Getting into Country Rap, from Bubba Sparxxx to Lil Nas X

"Old Town Road" is the no. 1 song in America, but the roots of the genre date back to the early 2000s and tell an intriguing story about the value of country music's traditional gatekeepers.
Corban Goble
4.22.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Khalid's Textured Anxiety

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Khalid's 'Free Spirit' and 'Suncity,' as well as recent albums from 6LACK, Kyle, and Fat Tony.
Robert Christgau
4.19.19
Noisey Raps

The Story of 03 Greedo, a Genius in Exile

We followed the West coast rapper one week before he turned himself in for a 20 year prison sentence, halting his rise as the standard-bearer of L.A.'s rap scene.
Noisey Staff
4.16.19
Los Angeles

LA's Black Food Entrepreneurs Remember Nipsey Hussle's Lasting Influence

To revitalize Crenshaw, Nipsey bought a fish market and a Fatburger—and uplifted local business owners by preaching the importance of ownership.
Daniel Barna
4.15.19
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