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The New York rap producer has been making music for a long time. He’s collaborated with people like GZA, DOOM, and Yasiin Bey, and he’s also served as Bey’s tour DJ. In 2015, he teamed up with the mercurial Brooklyn rap great Ka to release the album Days With Dr. Yen Lo. Today, Preservation releases […]

The latest single from the melancholic young Chicago sing-rapper Polo G is called “33.” It’s named, at least in part, for Scottie Pippen’s number. Within the song, that number only functions as a gun-talk punchline: “This new Glock got 33, Scottie Pippen.” But there’s still something poetic about the best young rapper in Chicago evoking […]

Drake is a true Jedi master at the ancient art of lowering expectations. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is one of Drake’s best albums, but Drake calls it a mixtape, not an album. More Life isn’t even a mixtape; it’s a “playlist.” The brand-new Dark Lane Demo Tapes is an album-length collection of […]