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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 in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

You see plenty of good performances at music festivals, but you don’t see too many great ones. I’ve been going to these things for literal decades, and the list of transcendent music-festival performances that I’ve seen is a short one: The Prodigy at the 1997 HFStival, Radiohead and a Tribe Called Quest at the 1998… More »

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap’s biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition to see who could claim rap’s top spot. Drake released two album-length projects in 2015, insisting that neither one was a proper album even though both of them cost actual… More »

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Big Sean – ‘What A Year” (Feat. Pharrell & Detail)

Big Sean released a track today to usher in the new year. 'What A Year" features Pharrell and Detail, and finds Big Sean reflecting back…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 2:26 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Bring Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Toy Drive

Kendrick Lamar: Whatta guy! As if he hadn't already done enough in this ridiculously busy year, he finished things off yesterday by headlining TDE's annual…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2015 - 3:11 pm
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Watch Big Sean Bring Out Eminem, Danny Brown, & DeJ Loaf For “Detroit Vs. Everybody” Hometown Performance

Last night at Big Sean's "Live In Paradise" show in his hometown of Detroit, he brought fellow Motor City natives Eminem, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf,…
Grace Birnstengel | November 7, 2015 - 3:34 pm
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Detroit Pistons Throw The Longest Oop With Big Sean, Kid Rock, John Oliver, Eminem’s Mom’s Spaghetti

The Detroit Pistons might make the playoffs in this year's talent-starved Eastern Conference, but they do not exactly have the most exciting team in the…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 10:48 am
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DeJ Loaf – “Back Up” (Feat. Big Sean) Video

This summer, Dej Loaf recruited fellow Detroit rap star Big Sean for "Back Up," a tingly jam that somehow sounds better every time I hear…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 11:18 am

Grimes, TV On The Radio, Tinashe To Play Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA

Last year, for the first time ever, Red Bull Sound Select spent all of November presenting some finely-curated shows in venues all around the city…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

Stream Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’s Surprise Album Feat. The Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, Phantogram, & Big Sean

After a night of try-hard hosting the VMAs, Miley Cyrus ended the show with a performance of a new song called "Dooo It!" accompanied by…
Caitlin White | August 30, 2015 - 11:37 pm
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VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Wayne Coyne Teases Big Sean For Flaming Lips x Miley Cyrus Album

It feels like the big collaborative album between the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus has been in the works forever, probably because Wayne Coyne keeps…
James Rettig | August 11, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Status Ain’t Hood: Drake, Rap’s Leading Curator

This past weekend, I was driving my family back from the beach, where we'd been on vacation, and I had to contend with Maryland's Bay…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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DeJ Loaf – “Back Up” (Feat. Big Sean)

DeJ Loaf and Big Sean don't have much in common except that they're both from Detroit, but especially in hip-hop, where you're from is a…
Caitlin White | July 15, 2015 - 11:22 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom's off 5 Best Videos duty this week, so I'm taking over. The last time I was tasked with arranging this list, Rihanna dropped the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 3, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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Big Sean – “Play No Games” (Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign)

"Play No Games," the Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign collab from Big Sean's new album Dark Sky Paradise, might be the worst song on the album,…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 10:03 am
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The 5 Best Videos of the Week

Same sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states! That's a much, much bigger deal than anything music is going to give us anytime…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
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Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West) & “I Know” (Feat. Jhené Aiko) Videos

Big Sean continues to release videos to accompany tracks off his new album, Dark Sky Paradise. Last week he shared the moving, police-violence commentary "One
Caitlin White | June 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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