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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on video -- late-night performances, great camera-phone moments, things like that. And while I haven't quite done that with this week's list, the #1 selection is, indeed, a music-on-video thing that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013

Watch BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 Highlights: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill

Every year, during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the show airs little black-and-white vignettes of people rapping in warehouses -- sometimes in crews, sometimes in random-as-fuck thrown-together groupings. In certain circles, these videos, the fabled BET Cyphers, are all anyone talks about the day after the show; the Ace Hood/Juelz Santana/Fabolous/Jadakiss one from 2008 is still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2013

Deconstructing: Big Sean, 2 Chainz, And The Racial Politics Of Punchline Rap

Big Sean is one of hip-hop's worst misnomers, and not just because the guy is only five-foot-eight. Everything about the Detroit rapper screams "twerp." In his inexplicably frequent guest spots on gargantuan hits by A-list rappers, he is the kid brother begging to tag along — a pest, a nuisance, a whoopie cushion rapping about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 12, 2013

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" video, which won Video Of The Year, is pretty-enough boring nonsense. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke's problematic-but-fun "Blurred Lines" video, which did more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013

Watch Grimes Interview 2 Chainz, Riff Raff, Snooki, Richard Simmons, & More On The VMA Red Carpet

Last week, we learned the exciting news that Grimes, along with fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, would co-host MTV Style's VMA red carpet show. Sadly, we did not get one single glimpse of Claire Boucher on the network's official pre-show. But Grimes stayed busy filming on-camera interviews for the web. There was the much-blogged-about moment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2013

See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards, the borough's first-ever televised live awards ceremony. There weren't a lot of big surprises (thanks to spoilers from Stephen Colbert and Joey Fatone, Sr)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2013

Robin Thicke – “Give It 2 U (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz)” Video

Here's one interesting way to start your Saturday morning: a new video for Robin Thicke's "Give It 2 U" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz). The video premiered this morning via MTV; watch it here. Thicke will perform tomorrow night at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2013

The 10 Best Things At Lollapalooza 2013

It's hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside, it's expanded to include stops in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Perry Farrell's '90s tour-baby turned Grant Park-engulfing massive brodown is a global institution, and though at this point… More »

By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 5, 2013

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

On Monday, DJ Khaled dropped "I Wanna Be With You," the second single from his upcoming album Suffering From Success. The song, which we did not even consider for this week's column, features Nicki Minaj, Future, and Rick Ross and arrived on the heels of one of the weirdest album promo tactics to-date: a… More »

By: Stereogum / August 2, 2013

Drake – “All Me” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)

Late-breaking summer jam alert! Last night, Drake threw a new track online, his first since he dumped four new ones on an unsuspecting internet back in June. The latest is "All Me," which features two Kanye buddies in 2 Chainz and Big Sean (or, if you count the Aziz Ansari sample on the intro,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2013

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and making the recorded version of the song more or less irrelevant, and then returned later to help Miguel with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013

Pusha T – “Who I Am” (Feat. Big Sean & 2 Chainz) (Prod. Kanye West)

Clipse rapper Pusha T, reinvigorated by his recent Kanye West association, sounded absolutely monstrous on his recent single "Numbers On The Boards" earlier this year. And the latest single from My Name Is My Name, the album he'll release this summer, reunites the cast of characters from Kanye West's "Mercy," one of last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013

Photos: Free Press Summer Fest ’13

Free Press Summer Fest returned to Houston over the weekend, hosting acts like the Postal Service, Bassnectar, Iggy & The Stooges, Passion Pit, and more. We sent Allyce Andrew to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / June 3, 2013

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two -- resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories -- I feel like I'm starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't from the Space Jam soundtrack, "Ignition (Remix)." Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013

Lil Wayne – “Rich As Fuck” Video (Feat. 2 Chainz), Message To Fans

A week ago, I was frantically writing a Lil Wayne obituary in my head, frantically refreshing TMZ on my phone while attempting to enjoy the amazing and random-as-fuck Usher/Afghan Whigs set at SXSW. But now, after being hospitalized and going into critical condition after suffering multiple seizures, Lil Wayne is not only OK; he'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013

PSY – “Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Tyga)

Diplo will not let memes die, and now he's applied his remixing talents to PSY's K-pop goof "Gangnam Style," the most popular song in the history of YouTube. The frantically ping-ponging Diplo remix doesn't keep too many elements of the original track, but it does add some partied-out new verses from radio-rap heroes 2… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many music videos this week. I had to devote a huge chunk to yesterday afternoon just watching all the ones I'd missed. And worse, there were too many good ones. How is anyone supposed to process all these entertaining music videos? It's fucked up. When a K-pop boy band makes a music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

On Friday, an asteroid struck Stereogum's bank of computer servers, or something, and we were out of commission for the day. This was, of course, tragic, since it sent all of you home for the weekend without a single blog post with 20 minutes or so of very good music videos. But if you made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013