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“Hotline Bling” is not Drake’s greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly dinky. The lyrics find Drake at his clingiest and most insufferable, trying to control an ex by lecturing her about how she goes out too much and longing for the… More »

Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance for Stereogum at the Toyota Tent then at night played the local venue Rickshaw Stop. The Boston-based band’s latest album, Foil Deer, is one of the best of the yearMore »

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the ’90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they’re doing. It’s first, so all these bands are… More »

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Azealia Banks Is Twitter Fighting With Erykah Badu Now

Surprise, surprise: Azealia Banks got into a spat with Erykah Badu on Twitter yesterday. After Badu replied to someone who asked if she listened to…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 10:57 am

Azealia Banks Is Posing Nude For Playboy

As Pitchfork points out, Azealia Banks will pose nude in the April edition of Playboy. According to the magazine, the shoot is “frisky pictorial that’s…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2015 - 1:21 pm

The Week In Pop: Empire, Nashville, & TV’s Music Drama Craze

Rome wasn't built in a day, but Empire's empire might have been. Fox's new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2015 - 4:26 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year's…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time (Max Tundra Remix)”

British producer Max Tundra (real name Ben Jacobs) has shared a remix of Azealia Banks' "Chasing Time" using the stems that Banks made available for…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Azealia Banks Announces $10,000 Remix Contest

Azealia Banks has announced a new partnership with Soundcloud, BitTorrent, and MTV for a remix contest for her new single "Chasing Time" off of her…
James Rettig | November 18, 2014 - 10:34 am

Azealia Banks Still Hates The “Ugly One” From Disclosure, Loves Ariel Pink Despite His Questionable Hygiene

Azealia Banks may have finally gotten her debut album out into the world, but that doesn't mean she's given up her infamous beefing ways. A…
James Rettig | November 13, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time” Video

Last week, Azealia Banks surprise-released her long-awaited debut album Broke With Expensive Taste and generally reminded the universe that she can be really good at…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 9:56 am

Azealia Banks Surprise-Releases Broke With Expensive Taste

Azealia Banks' debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, has been in the works since the dawn of modern civilization, only to be interrupted at every…
Michael Nelson | November 6, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 10:07 am

Azealia Banks – “Chasing Time”

Broke With Expensive Taste still doesn't seem to be on the horizon, but a new Azealia Banks track has appeared online. "Chasing Time" is the…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 6:16 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, I was something like the 75 millionth person to watch Kiesza's "Hideaway" video, and holy hell, that thing is great. I don't know…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Azealia Banks – “Heavy Metal And Reflective” Video

Last week, Azealia Banks released the single "Heavy Metal And Reflective," her first new song since cutting ties with her old label. Now, she's released…
Miles Bowe | August 5, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Azealia Banks – “Heavy Metal And Reflective”

When Azealia Banks announced that she had been let go from her label deal at Interscope, it meant that we were one step closer to…
James Rettig | July 27, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Azealia Banks Says She’s Free From Her Label, Wants To Join Interpol

New York rapper Azealia Banks has been on a reign of Twitter terror for years now, but if you’ve only been checking in during the…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2014 - 5:02 pm

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Azealia Banks Begs To Be Dropped From Universal

Azealia Banks signed to Universal two years ago, on the promise of her great single "212." And now that she's on one of the biggest…
James Rettig | January 27, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Beyoncé – “Partition (Remix Feat. Busta Rhymes & Azealia Banks)”

Here, only a day late, are Busta and Azealia Banks teaming up to drop some bars on a remix of Beyoncé's "Partition." Stream it below.
Scott Lapatine | January 9, 2014 - 8:21 pm

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