Live Review: Young Thug & Travis Scott at Roseland Theater, April 1


Despite its limitations as a venue, the Roseland Theater is perfect for a certain type of hip-hop show—not legacy acts or old heads, but young, unhinged rappers that just want to turn the entire pit into on sweaty party. On April Fool’s Day, Atlanta weirdo rapper Young Thug and Houston’s Travis Scott hit town for the last stop on their Rodeo Tour, turning a quiet Wednesday night into a ...   More
Friday, April 3, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Young Thug, Travis Scott, T Spoon

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[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Buzzing Atlanta Rapper Young Thug's New Mixtape Is Called Black Portland For Some Reason

UPDATE: Collaborator Bloody Jay explains the Black Portland concept.

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Most hip-hop fans—or, at least, hip-hop fans who learn about emerging artists via indie-rock blogs—first discovered Atlanta upstart Young Thug via "Picacho," a wildly idiosyncratic track in which the MC compares his jewelry to a Pokemon character. That song, from Thug's widely acclaimed 1017 Thug mixtape, ended up on Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2013 list, while another single, "Stoner," has begun ...   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER


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