Photo courtesy of Gavin Zirkle Help our staff fight the collective incoming carpal tunnel syndrome that’s assuredly on the way from typing these stories for you. Support real, independent rap journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner thought there’d be more Frank Ntilikina references in rap songs by now. Bris […]

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Westside Gunn and Mach-Hommy Reunite for a Nine-Minute Easter Sunday Freestyle Music – 4 hours ago The rappers reconnect over a classic Wu-Tang Clan instrumental. Resurrecting an Easter Sunday tradition, Westside Gunn and Mach-Hommy have reunited for a ferocious nine-minute freestyle. This time around, the duo use the searing soul loop from Wu-Tang Clan‘s “Hollow […]

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DMX is on Life Support After Suffering a Heart Attack Music – 1 day ago Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage via Getty Images UPDATE 6:27pm : According to ABC7, DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, has confirmed the rapper was put on life support at a White Plains hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. Send up a […]

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10 Independent Artists to Support on Bandcamp Friday (April 2021) Music – 2 days ago Photo Credit: Patrick Perkins on Unsplash The independent artists to support for this month’s Bandcamp Friday include futuristic soul wizards, guiltless scam rappers, and more. It may be a new year, but the pandemic is still as much a part of our […]

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We just sent out five new Patreon-only playlists last night. Help keep the site alive by getting a subscription.  Chris Daly is banned from Osaka for anime-related infractions.  While the vast majority of folks have spent the past year figuring out just what to do with all those lockdown hours, let’s be honest, some people […]

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Miami, FL-based Colombian R&B artist Pariz Noir follows-up in style to her previous releases, the EP Darkroom (2019) and singles “Las Olas” and “Lust” (2020), with a hypnotic and dark R&B single titled “Save Yourself.” We had a chance to interview her, as she opened-up to us about her new single, creative process, and upcoming […]

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How Lil Nas X Subverts Pop & Satanic Panic in “Montero”  Music – 34 mins ago Visually and sonically, “Montero” is an erotic elegy to the self, set in an an unapologetically queer world inhabited by Lil Nas X and various glammed up versions of himself. Photo Credit: Screengrab via YouTube The world doesn’t know […]

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Pussy rap is an ongoing subgenre within rap that wouldn’t exist without the contributions of countless Black women. Here are the 18 essential pussy rap albums that belong in the canon. Over the last few years, female rappers have delved into what many on the internet are referring to as “pussy rap,” a sub genre […]

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Show your love and support for our continued efforts to bring you the best new music that you never knew you needed by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. ILLFIGHTYOUTOO by ILLFIGHTYOUILLFIGHTYOUTOO by ILLFIGHTYOU ILLFIGHTYOU should be promoting their second album right now. Instead the Tacoma rap trio is on indefinite, perhaps permanent […]

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Heed the 9 to 5ers Anthem, help support the last surviving rap blog by donating to the Patreon.  Chris Daly has not enough young in his lung for the water wings Only Aesop Rock, the veteran “underground” spitter officially clocked with the deepest vocabulary in all of rap, could pen something as simple and silly as […]

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Photo courtesy of Empire Records Our talented staff of music writers strive to bring you the best new music by tirelesslessy fighting algorithms and streaming services’ suggestions. Support real, independent rap journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Mano Sundaresan listened to this week’s Rap-Up selections while watching The Sopranos with the […]

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Mixtape Monday: Armand Hammer x The Alchemist, PRICE, El Michels Affair, Caleborate, UFO Fev x Frank The Butcher + More Music – 2 mins ago Photo Credit: Soul Assassins Records Armand Hammer x The Alchemist, PRICE, El Michels Affair, Caleborate, UFO Fev x Frank The Butcher and more this Mixtape Monday. Kicking things off for […]

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Pioneering Synth Designer and Stevie Wonder Producer, Malcolm Cecil, Dead at 84 Music – 40 seconds ago Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Cecil created the world’s largest polyphonic analog synthesizer and co-produced a string of classic Stevie Wonder albums in the 1970s. Innovative synth designer, engineer, and producer, Malcolm Cecil, has died. He was […]

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Benny The Butcher Dispels Rumors of Griselda Tensions Music – 57 seconds ago Source: Youtube In a recent interview, the Buffalo rapper addressed speculation over the lack of Griselda features on his new album, The Plugs I Met 2. Earlier this month, Benny The Butcher delivered a sequel to his breakout The Plugs I Met EP.  Produced […]

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Decoding Armand Hammer & The Alchemist’s Stunning New Album ‘Haram’ Music – 58 mins ago Photo Credit: Alexander Richter We spoke with hip-hop duo Armand Hammer about working with The Alchemist and recording their masterful new album Haram. Armand Hammer’s sixth studio album, Haram (out today, March 26th) is a visceral spiritual journey, entwined with […]

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