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Jack Ü Release Surprise Album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex and Diplo have just released their debut album as Jack Ü. Their new production team-up got their start last year, and made waves with their Kiesza-featuring lead single "Take Ü There," which recently got an awesome remix from Missy Elliott. All day on Thursday, the two of them DJed on More »

By: James Rettig / February 27, 2015

Stream Gucci Mane Views From Zone 6 EP

Atlanta overlord Gucci Mane might be behind bars, but that sure as hell won't stop him from trolling the rap game when it needs it. Last week the hip-hop world collectively lost its shit over Drake's very good new mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late. But for a long time he'… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 18, 2015

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant. The event was live streamed on Jay Z's Life + Times website. Kanye brought out a bunch of people for guest performances, including Pusha… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015

Download 2 Chainz The Real University (T.R.U. Jack City)

2 Chainz has been teasing his new mixtape The Real University (T.R.U. Jack City) all month with a very entertaining Nancy Grace interview about pot legalization and two strong early singles "Trap House Stalkin'" and "Road Dawg." The mixtape serves as a showcase for artists on his new label The REAL University,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2015

Download Lil Wayne Sorry 4 The Wait 2

It's unclear when Lil Wayne will put out his supposedly-final album Tha Carter V. After it was pushed back indefinitely late last year, Wayne came out and said that he was a "prisoner" on his Cash Money label. He's now released an apology mixtape called Sorry 4 The Wait 2, a quasi-sequel to the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 20, 2015

2 Chainz – “Road Dawg”

Atlanta rap star 2 Chainz, fresh off of his entertainingly strange televised debate with Nancy Grace, is about to give the world a new mixtape called Tru Jack City. The tape mostly exists to highlight the roster of his his new imprint The REAL University, but he'll be all over it too, and it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2015

Watch 2 Chainz Debate Nancy Grace About Legalizing Pot

Noël Wells' SNL impersonation of reliably perturbed TV-news talking head Nancy Grace seems like a gross exaggeration, but when you actually watch this lady talking on TV, it's possible that it doesn't go far enough. She's also a vocal opponent of the legalization of weed, which puts her at odds with everyone in rap. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2015

2 Chainz – “Trap House Stalkin” (Feat. Young Dolph & Cap 1)

2 Chainz got his start guesting on Ludacris songs 15 years ago, but he really found his voice and built his name up on the mixtape circuit. Last year, he returned to that world when he released a pretty great EP-length mixtape called Freebase. Later this month, he'll come back with another one called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It -- one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last -- is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week and shared the finalized tracklist on his Instagram today. At twenty tracks, it contains a lot of big names: Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Future,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014

Watch SNL Parody Ariana Grande, Megan Trainor, Sam Smith, & Lorde With Young Tarts & Old Farts Commercial

A highlight of tonight's funny (really) and cameo-filled (Jennifer Lawrence, Crazy Eyes) episode of Saturday Night Live was the fake commercial for Young Tarts & Old Farts, a compilation of duets in the style of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's recent chart-topping album Cheek To Cheek. This gave the cast an opportunity to break out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2014

Shy Glizzy – “Awwsome (Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz & A$AP Rocky)

Shy Glizzy is a Washington, D.C. rapper who's built a serious underground following over the past few years and whose Law 2 tape earned Mixtape Of The Week honors last year. Glizzy's "Awwsome," a track from his Young Jefe mixtape, is an underground hit that's been bubbling for a while, and now a couple… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2014

The Week In Pop: Tove Lo Is About To Release The Best Pop Album Of 2014 (So Far)

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, the pop singer known as Tove Lo, emerged out of Sweden last year with "Habits (Stay High)," a song that pulled no punches in its description of coping with a breakup in the messiest possible way. "I eat my dinner in my bathtub/ Then I go to sex clubs/ Watching… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 25, 2014

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There's a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately -- that is, if the whole concussion thing didn't already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014

The Game – “Don’t Shoot” (Feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, & TGT)

That list of rappers and musicians up top is an all-star team and they've all gotten together for the 6-minute anthem "Don't Shoot" to address the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the events that followed. The Game recruited everyone that appears on the song, and here's what he had to say to More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014

The Week In Pop: Shawn Mendes, TerRio, And Vine’s Six-Second Stars

Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention of music industry execs. Shawn Mendes did it in six seconds. The 15-year-old Toronto pop singer made his name on Vine, Google's quick-hit video service, riding looped snippets of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 31, 2014

2 Chainz – “Freebase” Video

A couple of months ago, 2 Chainz released the deeply fun EP-length Freebase mixtape. And after making videos for "Trap Back" and "They Know," he's gone full ridiculousness and turned his video for the title track into a parody of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." 2 Chainz directed the video himself (or, at least,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014

The Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer's aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second album -- and first without behind-the-scenes bandmate Ben Langmaid -- is accordingly looser and less brusque. She has styled herself less like… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2014

2 Chainz – “They Know” (Feat. Cap 1 & Ty Dolla $ign) Video

Last month, 2 Chainz released Freebase, and EP-length mixtape that skewed street rather than pop, and it pretty much ruled. That tape yielded the "Trap Back" video, which was also great. And now, 2 Chainz has made another video for a Freebase track, and in this case, it's the Cap 1/Ty Dolla $ig… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2014

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?" As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014
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