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The Meek Mill/Drake beef is over. It ended last year. Drake won. Everybody knows this. In fact, it’s been years since we’ve seen a high-profile rap feud end this conclusively. It’s not just conventional wisdom that Drake completely overwhelmed Meek. It’s practically historical fact. Even Meek Mill apologists (like, ahem, me) have to acknowledge that… More »

This was such a weird week for music — more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have to digest, though there was plenty of that too. As such, the best music-related video was clearly Ghostface Killah telling a TMZ cameraman that he’s break Martin Shrekli’s heart in… More »

The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

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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…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2014 - 4:21 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 12:35 pm
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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?"
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm
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SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
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DJ Mustard – “Down On Me” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz)

DJ Mustard's minimal, clicking, handclap-heavy beats have, over the past couple of years, changed the entire sound of West Coast rap, and they've had a…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good,…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 3:15 pm
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2 Chainz – “Trap Back” Video

"Trap Back" is the first song on Freebase, the ridiculously enjoyable EP-length mixtape that 2 Chainz released on Monday, and its new video, from director…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: 2 Chainz Freebase

It's funny how this Mixtape Of The Week business works. Some weeks, there will be absolutely nothing exciting happening, and some weeks we'll get so…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Download 2 Chainz Freebase EP

2 Chainz rescued himself from perennial Atlanta-rap also-ran status and catapulted himself to actual for-real stardom by doing two things: Deciding that his name should…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2014 - 10:14 am

2 Chainz – “Wuda Cuda Shuda” (Feat. Lil Boosie)

Lil Boosie has been out of prison for about a month now, and he's released a couple of songs, "Show Da World" among them. But…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Iamsu! – “Only That Real” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Sage The Gemini) Video

The young Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! occupies an interesting place in the California rap ecosystem: He's a tremendously influential figure and a cult success, someone…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2014 - 1:41 pm

2 Chainz Charged With Felony Drug Possession

Last June, 2 Chainz had a little hiccup getting through security at LAX, when TSA allegedly found a bag of weed and some promethazine with…
Sam Behrens | April 3, 2014 - 12:38 pm
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Schoolboy Q – “What They Want” (Feat. 2 Chainz) Video

Schoolboy Q's great new LP Oxymoron is the #1 album in the country, but it's also a rough and clattering rap record with precious few…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2014 - 9:46 am
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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover “Yoshimi” With The Flaming Lips And Turn OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” Into A Country Ballad

Miley Cyrus has long been a fan of the Flaming Lips. She's been tweeting their lyrics for years and has called Wayne Coyne one of…
Scott Lapatine | February 23, 2014 - 2:26 pm
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The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol’s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion's album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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The Week In Pop: Miley Brings The Monogenre To MTV Unplugged

You don't have to be a legit rock star to get an MTV Unplugged these days. In recent years the show has hosted quite a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2014 - 6:46 pm
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Iamsu! – “Only That Real” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Sage The Gemini)

The effortlessly fluid young Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! has built an audience over the last couple of years with mixtapes like $uzy 6 $peed and…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2014 - 10:59 am
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Watch Kanye Rapping In 1998 In Cap 1’s Caviar Dreams Trailer

These days the Chicago rapper Cap 1 is often seen alongside 2 Chainz, but some 16-year-old footage that just surfaced online shows him alongside Chainz's…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2014 - 9:37 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am
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Watch R. Kelly Play A Woman Like A Violin, Get Covered By Benedict Cumberbatch On Kimmel

Anything R. Kelly does anything on a stage, you owe it to yourself to watch. Kelly's new album Black Panties comes out on Tuesday, and…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2013 - 1:33 pm
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