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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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Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments (Remix)” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

The entire concept of import albums and domestic releases doesn't make a whole lot of sense in an era where everyone downloads everything anyway, but…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2013 - 8:52 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I still haven't done the thing I talked about doing last week, opening this column up to late-night peformances or fan-taped camera-phone concert vids. I…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm
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A$AP Rocky – “Wild For The Night” Video (Feat. Skrillex)

As a rapper, A$AP Rocky's greatest gift is for creating a sticky bad-dream sort of atmosphere. And on Long.Live.A$AP, his debut album, only one song…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2013 - 9:59 am
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Watch A$AP Rocky On Letterman With A-Trak, AraabMuzik, DJ Clark Kent

Last night, on the release date of his major label debut Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky debuted on the Late Show With David Letterman stage in a…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 9:41 am
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A$AP Rocky (Feat. Florence Welch) – “I Come Apart”

A$AP Rocky is joined by siren Florence Welsh for Long.Live.A$AP. bonus cut "I Come Apart." Rocky is no stranger to indie chanteuses, having previously collaborated
Claire Lobenfeld | January 10, 2013 - 12:19 pm
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A$AP Rocky – “Long Live A$AP” Video

Just before Christmas, A$AP Rocky debuted the video for "Long Live A$AP," the hazy title track from his new album. Alongside Samantha Lecca, Rocky directed…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2012 - 8:14 am
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Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP

There's plenty to discuss on Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky's official label-sanctioned debut album, but the first thing that jumps out at me is this: The power…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2012 - 12:24 pm
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A$AP Rocky – “1Train” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.)

On "1 Train," a massive six-minute posse cut from his forthcoming LONGLIVEA$AP album, A$AP Rocky has lined up pretty much every single rapper who's had…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2012 - 11:58 am
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Watch A$AP Rocky Debut “Long.Live.A$AP” On MTV

A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP is one of Q1 2013's most eagerly awaited albums, and probably the most anticipated hip-hop record since Good Kid m.A.A.d. City, and…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 4:04 pm

A$AP Rocky – “Fuckin’ Problems” (Feat. Drake, Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz) Video

A$AP Rocky recruited a hell of a lineup for "Fuckin' Problem," the sex-talk posse cut from his forthcoming album LONGLIVEA$AP. And all four guys show…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2012 - 9:46 am
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Big Boi – “Lines” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram) (Stereogum Premiere)

Next month, OutKast rapper Big Boi will release his new album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up to 2010's excellent Sir Lucious Left Foot.
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2012 - 2:38 pm
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Fat Joe – “Yellow Tape” Video (Feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana)

Last week, we posted "Yellow Tape," a new paint-by-numbers Fat Joe posse cut most notable for marking A$AP Rocky's entry into the A-list featured-rappers roundtable.
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2012 - 10:44 am

Fat Joe – “Yellow Tape” (Feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana)

Good news, everyone! A$AP Rocky is now a big enough deal that he can be one of several randomly-assembled rap stars who show up o…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2012 - 5:08 pm
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ASAP Rocky – “F*ckin Problem” (Feat. 2 Chainz, Drake And Kendrick Lamar)

Earlier today, ASAP Rocky dropped the star-studded, Noah “40” Shebib-produced cut “F*ckin Problem,” a sneering track featuring verses from 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
Corban Goble | October 18, 2012 - 4:39 pm
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DJ Muggs – “Dank” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Two decades ago, DJ Muggs, as the musical member of Cypress Hill, did a whole lot to push rap production further. And on his new…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2012 - 1:26 pm

A$AP Mob – “Bath Salt” Video (Feat. Flatbush Zombies)

"Bath Salt" was the first single we heard from A$AP Mob's crew mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, our reigning Mixtape Of The Week. And last night,…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2012 - 8:51 am

Mixtape Of The Week: A$AP Mob Lord$ Never Worry

When A$AP Rocky first went viral last year, with the "Purple Swag" and "Peso" videos, he came off like a mesmerizing alien hybrid, an extraterrestrial…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2012 - 12:07 pm
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Download A$AP Mob Lord$ Never Worry Mixtape

At midnight last night, A$AP Rocky’s A$AP Mob crew released Lord$ Never Worry, their long-promised group mixtape. We’d already heard a few early tracks from…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2012 - 9:03 am
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Watch A$AP Rocky On Fallon

Last night, A$AP Rocky went on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to play "Goldie," a performance where Rocky never seems to get comfortable. That's probably…
Corban Goble | August 22, 2012 - 9:01 am
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Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm