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Chris already wrote some words about Macklemore’s mind-boggling new “Downtown” video. That’s good, because my writeup of it would pretty much just be: “Umm… like… what?” It’s one of the slickest, most over-the-top music videos of the year, and yet its most enduring image is Macklemore grabbing his crotch and then rotating it. It attempt… More »

Chris is out on paternity leave so I’m taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and with it, the unofficial end of summer. So, in hindsight, what was the Song Of Summer 2014? "Fancy"?
Stereogum | August 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm
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Tinashe – “Pretend” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Tinashe's biggest hit so far, the DJ Mustard-produced "2 On," featured Schoolboy Q, and the rising R&B singer's latest single from debut album Aquarius feature…
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm
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Juicy J – “Scholarship” (Feat. A$AP Rocky) Video

Last year, Juicy J promised to give away a twerking scholarship, and then he gave a girl a $50,000 scholarship for non-twerking reasons. Today, he'…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 2:15 pm
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Watch A$AP Rocky Join Danny Brown Onstage At Wembley

This past weekend, Eminem played a huge show at London's Wembley Stadium and brought Dr. Dre with him. As an opening act, Em chose fellow…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2014 - 12:26 pm

A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” Video

Danny Brown wasn't thrilled to have his verse removed from "Hella Hoes," the new A$AP Mob single, and it's easy to understand why. For one…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm
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A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes”

Back in spring, Harlem's A$AP Mob crew was planning to release a compilation called L.O.R.D.. For whatever reason, it never happened. But now, we've at…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 10:10 am

Lykke Li – “No Rest For The Wicked” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Lykke Li's "No Rest For The Wicked" is great as-is, without extraneous rap verses. But hey, rappers have been loving Lykke at least since Drake…
Chris DeVille | April 22, 2014 - 4:28 pm
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Coachella 2014: The 8 Best Things From Friday

The first day of Coachella brought us the first Outkast concert since 2006, the fourth Replacements concert since 1991, and the first time Haim wa…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2014 - 12:07 pm
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Watch A$AP Rocky Debut A New Song At Ferg’s Coachella Set

Towards the end of a Coachella set that saw A$AP Ferg run through album cuts like "Cocaine Castle" and "Shabba," he was joined on stage…
James Rettig | April 12, 2014 - 1:26 am
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The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking?

In recent years, pop music's landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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Lolawolf – “Jimmy Franco” Video (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Zoë Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet's daughter, is a model, and she did a pretty OK job playing Tempest in the movie X-Men: First
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 12:42 pm

ASAP Rocky – “Riot Rave” (Feat Baauer) Video & “Unicorns”

One of the highlights of A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP was the Skrillex feature "Wild For The Night," and Rocky's new Gessafelstein collab "In Distress" ain't half…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2014 - 11:49 am
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A$AP Rocky – “In Distress” (Feat. Gesaffelstein)

The soundtrack to the forthcoming big-deal movie Divergent has already produced a few fascinating songs, like M83's soaring "I Need You" and Pia Mia's Chance…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2014 - 11:56 am
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Schoolboy Q – “Californication” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Schoolboy Q's greatest rapping partner, it turns out, may not be any of the members of his Black Hippy crew; it may, in fact, be…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 4:36 pm
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Divergent Soundtrack Pairs Tame Impala & Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Gesaffelstein

Following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Divergent is the next teen blockbuster to have a stacked soundtrack featuring a bunch of…
James Rettig | February 24, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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Watch A$AP Rocky Play Football With Models In A DKNY Ad

Before scoring his internet-rap breakthrough, A$AP Rocky worked as a model. And in a new DKNY commercial, Rocky returns to his model roots, playing football…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2014 - 10:08 am

Watch A Fan Plummet From Stage Tower At A$AP Rocky’s New Year’s Eve Concert

On New Years Eve, A$AP Rocky was playing his headlining set at the Origin Festival in Perth, Australia when a fan climbed a lighting rig…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 1:42 pm
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The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or…
James Rettig | December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm
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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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The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am
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