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Marco Rubio Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced yesterday that he's running for president. The 43-year-old Republican's campaign is expected to hinge on his youthful perspective, and he offered some of that to TMZ in a video interview today. When the subject of music came up, Rubio mentioned he's a big fan of Nicki Minaj (which I imagine… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary cast list this side of a mixtape. Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Die Antwoord all make an appearance as characters in the film, and a particular… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay's newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same stars have shown up in a new 30-second spot for the service's big relaunch today. In the ad, we see a collection of luminaries -- Jay, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he didn't just get some of music's biggest stars to tweet about the service's big relaunch, which is happening today. He got them all to change their social media avatars (o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don't remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz's 2010 hit "Dynamite" playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has turned its face toward the social justice issues that plague society, Rae Sremmurd are looking squarely in the mirror. And they like what they see. Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) Video

The Atlanta-via-Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd released SremmLife, the most dizzily catchy pop-rap album in recent memory, at the top of the year. And "Throw Sum Mo," the album's Nicki Minaj/Young Thug collab, is quickly succeeding "No Flex Zone" and "No Type" as the duo's next massive hit. Given that the song is a strip-club anthem,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015 - 8:53 am

Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Stabbed To Death After Bar Fight

A bar fight in Philadelphia left Nicki Minaj's tour manager dead and another member of her crew hospitalized early this morning. NBC10 reports that an altercation began around 2AM inside Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood. "We believe that both of the victims, as well as the perpetrator, were all inside… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 18, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Lil Wayne And His Daughter Revived MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 Last Night

MTV stopped running new episodes of the endlessly hatewatchable reality series My Super Sweet 16 in 2008, but when Lil Wayne's daughter wants to throw one of the show's endlessly lavish birthday bashes, MTV is willing to resurrect it. The show was famous for the sight of spoiled rich kids melting down crying because their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 11:15 am

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Chilly Gonzales Explains What Nicki Minaj Has In Common With Billy Joel And Lionel Richie

Chilly Gonzales seems like a really chill dude, in that he's a self-proclaimed musical genius, but instead of lording it over us, he shares his knowledge. In the latest installment of his "Pop Music Masterclass," Chilly breaks down what Nicki Minaj's brutal ex-side-eying Pinkprint track "Bed Of Lies" has in common with Billy Joel's "Piano… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 5, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tracklist Includes A Song With Chance The Rapper And Mike Tyson

Madonna revealed the full tracklist for her new album Rebel Heart on iTunes today, and there's one especially curious inclusion. "Iconic," the album's ninth track, features both young hip-hop talent Chance The Rapper and legendary boxer/outrageous person Mike Tyson. Madonna popped up on Chance's Instagram in late 2013 and again last October, around the same… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Watch MTV’s Nicki Minaj Documentary My Time AGAIN

In 2010, with debut Pink Friday on the way, an ascendant Nicki Minaj starred in an MTV documentary called My Time Now. A little more than four years later, in the wake of Minaj's great The Pinkprint, the network aired a sequel called My Time AGAIN set at last year's VMAs. The 40-minute film addresse… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015 - 12:05 pm

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they'll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem "Centuries" was inescapable during ESPN's coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it's #6 today on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Gwyneth Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions Of Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Big Sean

Make no mistake: Within the next decade or so, Broadway will get a Rock Of Ages-style rap jukebox musical. It already sort of happened with the Tupac musical that flopped last year. Last night on The Tonight Show, we saw some version of how the final product might look, and it was pure hell. Old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 9:37 am

Watch The Trailer For Nicki Minaj’s MTV Documentary My Time Again

Nicki Minaj has announced that MTV will air a new documentary called My Time Again on 1/18 at 10PM. It's a sequel to her 2010 documentary My Time Now, which also aired on MTV, and will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the rapper's life, presumably covering the period leading up to the release of TheMore »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015 - 9:41 am

Watch High School Nicki Minaj Show Off Her Acting Chops In Unearthed Video

A teenage Nicki Minaj was featured in the third season of the British TV series You Saw Them Here First over the weekend, but she wasn't showing off her burgeoning musical talents. Before Minaj was a rapper, she studied acting at NYC's famed LaGuardia High School, which comes as no surprise if you've ever see… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 29, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Movie

Nicki Minaj has shared a narrative short film to accompany her new album. The Pinkprint Movie is separated into three acts that correspond with songs from the record: "The Crying Game," "Grand Piano," and "I Lied." "All Things Go" plays over the opening credits. Executive producers include Minaj, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and music video director… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014 - 11:57 am

Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart

Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. "I was hoping to release my new single 'Living For Love' on Valentine's Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring,"… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014 - 10:22 am
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