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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 anyone… More »

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

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Hit-Boy – “TD Celebration” (Feat. Rich Tha Kid & Donnie Trumpet)

Hit-Boy came up off of some hard-hitting, negative-space beats that landed on some high-profile projects like Watch The Throne, but dude is hungry and has…
Collin Robinson | February 4, 2016 - 5:56 pm

Rockie Fresh – “Aurora” & “All I Want”

MMG's Chicago rep Rockie Fresh is still readying his next studio effort set to release next year. But The Night I Went To..., the free…
Collin Robinson | December 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

A$AP Ferg – “Tatted Angel”

A$AP Ferg's sophomore album Always Strive And Prosper is expected early next year, and last night he shared his first new solo track since last…
Peter Helman | December 6, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Tinashe Announces New Album Joyride, Shares Trailer

Earlier today Tinashe shared the short film All In Good Time, a clip that doubled as the videos for both "Bet" and "Feels Like Vegas,"
Caitlin White | September 2, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Hit-Boy – “Go All Night” (Feat. Travi$ Scott)

Hit-Boy is a production mastermind capable of turning out linear stutter-stunners that always make the rapper ensconced in them sound incredible. Think of "Backseat Freestyle,"
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Hit-Boy – “Automatically” & “Show Me Something” Videos

Hit-Boy is mostly known for being a consistently great producer, but he's also a capable rapper in his own right. Today, he released a pair…
Peter Helman | March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Stream Hodgy Beats & Don Cannon’s DENATAPE2 Mixtape

Odd Future affiliate Hodgy Beats has shared his latest release DENATAPE2, a sequel to 2009's Dena Tape and his first solo release since his 2013
James Rettig | February 3, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Drake – “Trophies” & “We Made It Freestyle (Feat. Soulja Boy)”

Last month Drake promised four or five new songs before New Year's, and two of them arrived over the weekend as free downloads, a pair…
Chris DeVille | December 30, 2013 - 9:29 am

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Watch A Short Trailer For Drake’s Nothing Was The Same

Drake has released a new trailer for his highly anticipated new album Nothing Was The Same. This is the follow up to Take Care, which…
Miles Bowe | September 11, 2013 - 10:23 am

Kanye West – “Clique” (Feat. Jay-Z & Big Sean)

Yesterday, a snippet of Kanye's new one, "Clique," emerged, a preview that presented a track buoyed by a compelling, maximal Hit-Boy beat. Now the whole…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2012 - 8:45 pm