Jeremih and Chance the Rappers Release Their Follow Up to Last Year's Christmas Mixtape

Three days before Christmas 2016, Jeremih and Chance the Rapper dropped Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama—a mixtape that had all the hallmarks of Chance’s work the rest of the year. It had a spiritual, moral and socially active backbone as well as a clear sense of place. It was unquestionably an urban album, and “I’m Your Santa” moves to Chicago stepping’s trademark groove.

Grosser Talks About Things Better Not to Tell

New Orleans-based hip-hop artist Grosser is in no hurry on his first mixtape, calm as things better not to tell. He takes his time on tracks that groove more than they hurry people to the dance floor. Throughout, the tracks' textures are clearly deliberate but they feel organic, like the natural soundtrack for somebody talking as much to himself as the audience as he works out his shit.

OverDoz Goes Boom

Tonight, rapper A$AP Ferg and the A$AP Mob headline a hip-hop show at The Republic, with Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, OverDoz, and 100s opening. Recently, Los Angeles-based OverDoz released a good mixtape, Boom. "Wish I could fuck, smoke weed and sleep all day, but I've got to get this money," they say, and that pretty much defines their lyrical world.