Drake and Kendrick Lamar spent the second half of last year throwing stray shots at each other. Then, a few weeks ago, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis beat both of them (as well as Kanye West and Jay Z) to…   Read Story »
A couple of weeks ago, Imagine Dragons won the Best Rock Performance Grammy for their inescapable puffball "Radioactive," beating out the Queens Of The Stone Age stomper "My God Is The Sun" in the…   Read Story »
When I reviewed Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely On You" in The Week In Pop, I called it low-grade Pharrell because the chorus reminds me of Joss Stone, but it's definitely growing on me, in part because…   Read Story »
Azealia Banks signed to Universal two years ago, on the promise of her great single "212." And now that she's on one of the biggest labels in the world, we've only gotten an EP and a mixtape out of…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich has apologized to Reznor in The Hollywood Reporter: I'm sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys.…   Read Story »
Arcade Fire's fourth LP was an artistic triumph that came with oversized buzz thanks to a well-constructed marketing campaign. It was one of our favorite albums of 2013. But not everyone loved…   Read Story »
We've often heard musicians involved with the Five Percenter movement carry on about Supreme Mathematics, but never before have we heard a performer expound on the mathematics of Auto-Tune. That's…   Read Story »
Last week, we learned of the impending launch of Coinye West, a new Bitcoin-esque cryptocurrency inspired by Kanye West. The people behind Coinye talked about how they hoped to get West on board and…   Read Story »
Rick Ross is apparently feeling confident after his recent court victory over cocaine kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross, in which a judge ruled that the rapper (born William Leonard Roberts) has the right…   Read Story »
We've already counted down the biggest beefs of the year (not including Azealia Banks), but it's not too late to cover one final mini-controversy before we close the books on 2013. BeyoncĂ©'s…   Read Story »