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Travis Scott And Isaiah Rashad Make Big Leaps On New Albums

How many rappers have the juice to get a Kendrick Lamar verse in 2016? Fifteen? Twenty at the most? In any case, it's not a…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2016 - 11:49 am

The Week In Pop

The Rise Of The Producer As A Lead Artist

A new Justin Bieber song debuted at #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week. Except "Cold Water" is not officially a Justin Bieber…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2016 - 2:41 pm

Sounding Board

Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

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Stream DJ Mustard Cold Summer

DJ Mustard has dropped the follow up to 2014's 10 Summers seemingly out of the blue -- err, out of the yellow? After only teasing
Collin Robinson | 11:50 am

Tidal Confirms 1015 Charity Concert With Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, T.I.

Jay Z and Beyoncé will host the second annual Tidal X charity concert next month. Tidal X: 1015 will be held at Barclays Center in…
Collin Robinson | September 21, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Wacky New T-Mobile Commercial

Nicki Minaj stars in a new T-Mobile commercial alongside a creepy sentient Snapchat logo, who goes on a date with some guy who does not…
James Rettig | September 9, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Watch Ariana Grande Perform With The Roots And Rap Nicki Minaj’s Verse On The Tonight Show

Ariana Grande is one of Jimmy Fallon's best Tonight Show guests because when she participates in one of Fallon's goofy skits, they tend to be…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2016 - 9:58 am

Nicki Minaj – “The Pinkprint Freestyle”

Fresh off of her appearance in Ariana Grande's "Side To Side" video, Nicki Minaj has just unleashed a new song of her own on the…
Peter Helman | September 4, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Watch Eleven From Stranger Things Rap Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” Verse

Apparently, we, as a culture, really like it when people rap Nicki Minaj's verse from Kanye West's "Monster" on late-night talk shows. We liked it…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2016 - 10:02 am

Ariana Grande – “Side To Side” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) Video

Earlier tonight, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed "Side To Side," their duet from Grande's Dangerous Woman album, on the MTV Video Music Awards. Now…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2016 - 11:29 pm

Watch Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Duet At The VMAs

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed together at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and the artists joined forces again on tonight's broadcast to perform…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2016 - 9:45 pm

Sounding Board

Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

DJ Mustard – “Don’t Hurt Me” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Jeremih)

West Coast producer extraordinaire DJ Mustard has just shared a new song called "Don't Hurt Me," which features guest spots from both with Nicki Minaj…
Peter Helman | June 15, 2016 - 7:21 pm

Ariana Grande – “Greedy” & – “Side To Side” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Ariana Grande is putting out her new album Dangerous Woman at the end of this coming week, and she's been on quite a roll with…
Peter Helman | May 14, 2016 - 5:31 pm

The Week In Pop

Dangerous Or Not, Ariana Grande Is Very Good At Being A Pop Star

Is Ariana Grande dangerous? Her forthcoming album is called Dangerous Woman, but assuming you're not a donut, what kind of threat does the pop singer…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Interview

Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm

Nicki Minaj Clowned The Vice President Again, This Time To His Wife’s Face

There was a weird little episode last year where Nicki Minaj accidentally dissed Vice President Joe Biden in the wake of his son Beau's death.
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2016 - 9:29 am

Obama Meets With Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, & Other Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama invited a group of rappers and musicians including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T,…
Peter Helman | April 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm

The Week In Pop

Fifth Harmony Are Through With Child’s Play

In the early weeks of 2015, the five-woman pop group Fifth Harmony released Reflection, their extremely promising debut LP. I was smitten, calling it the
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2016 - 11:39 am

Lil Wayne Sues Universal For $40M Over Drake & Nicki Minaj Records

Lil Wayne may have ended his bitter feud with Birdman, his former mentor and label boss, but that doesn't mean he's done demanding the money…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2016 - 9:56 am

The Week In Pop

The Chainsmokers Don’t Suck Anymore, I Promise

Two years ago, a DJ duo called the Chainsmokers came blasting out of the gate with "#SELFIE," a soulless electro-house meme-song that soared to #16…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2016 - 2:40 pm

The Week In Pop

Forecasting The 2016 Grammys

The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine's Day and Monday is Presidents' Day, so the Grammy people figured they'd be better…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2016 - 1:34 pm

Yo Gotti – “Down In The DM (Remix Feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Yo Gotti has shared a new remix of his 2015 track "Down In The DM" with two new verses from Nicki Minaj. In one of…
James Rettig | February 4, 2016 - 10:22 am

The Week In Pop

The Stalled-Out Pop Stars Who Hit It Big Behind The Scenes

The #1 song in America this week is "Sorry" by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop's role in crafting the track's…
Chris DeVille | January 14, 2016 - 1:21 pm

Watch Adele Rap Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” Verse With James Corden

There are many reasons why Adele is selling more records than everyone else in the universe combined, but one of those reasons is that she's…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2016 - 9:14 am

The Week In Pop

The 2016 State Of Pop Address

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…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm

Whoopi Goldberg Cast In Nicki Minaj’s Sitcom

Earlier this year, we found out that Nicki Minaj would be getting her own sitcom based on her upbringing. Now, Minaj -- who also serves…
James Rettig | December 18, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Human Rights Foundation Asks Nicki Minaj To Cancel Angola Concert

The Human Rights Foundation has asked Nicki Minaj to cancel an upcoming concert in Angola, where she is scheduled to perform on Saturday as part…
James Rettig | December 17, 2015 - 9:55 am

2015 In Review

The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Essay

After Empire: What’s The Future Of Hip-Hop On Scripted Television?

The recent announcement that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson would be developing a single camera comedy called My Friend 50 for FOX was surprising for a…
Al Shipley | December 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Prosecutor Says Drake Fans Were Begging Her To Arrest Meek Mill

Right now, Meek Mill is facing probation-violation charges stemming from a 2008 gun-possession conviction. Meek served eight months in prison for that, and he served…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2015 - 11:17 am
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