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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 Bridge, the most terrifying structure ever devised by man. The Bay Bridge is basically a pencil-thin piece of bent metal that stretches roughly five miles above the Chesapeake Bay. The… More »

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 video for “American Oxygen” exclusively on Tidal and I speculated on whether or not it would have been worthy of inclusion if I had been able to view it. Thi… More »

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 soon, and it feels weird to be writing about anything else right now. But it’s Friday, and perhaps you’d like to celebrate by watching some really good music videos. There… More »

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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 it’s not that surprising, but it certainly guarantees a good show, which is the whole point of the VMAs, anyway. What isn’t the least bit surprising is that Taylor Swift… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

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 huge source of pride. For her new single with Sean “Back Up,” which leaked a few weeks ago but is officially out today, Loaf flips and samles another Detroit classic… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 15, 2015 - 11:22 am

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, but now it might also have the best video. The whole clip is an extended tribute to the sitcom Martin, which means that it will send you down a seriou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 10:03 am

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 Man Can Change The World” video. Today’s clips swiftly change gears; “I Know” features Jhene Aiko and Sean costumed to look like they’re senior citizens who quickly escape the confine… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video

Big Sean’s new album Dark Sky Paradise seems to have finally rescued him from being the butt of every rap joke. Tom lauded the record in his rap column, and both “IDFWU” and “Blessings” are undeniably great songs, even as they express completely opposite emotions. His latest single “One Man Can Change The World” once… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 19, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Ariana Grande Posts Declaration Of Feminism, Quotes Gloria Steinem

Ariana Grande recently broke up with her rapper boyfriend Big Sean, and obviously the media have been harping on the split, as they do. Over the weekend the singer posted something of a missive to Twitter about how she refuses to be defined as Sean’s ex in particular, and more generally addressing the ways that… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 8, 2015 - 10:20 am

Future – “Fuck Up Some Commas (Remix)” (Feat. Rick Ross & Big Sean)

Fuck Up Some Commas” is the rather obvious club-banger off Future’s Monster mixtape, and though I’m still reeling over how incredible this all-Spanish version is, Rick Ross and Big Sean jumped on a remix of the English version today. You’ve gotta hand it to Future, “fuck up some commas” is the coolest euphemism for spending… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 27, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Princeton Students Protest Big Sean On Campus

Ivy League students in New Jersey are looking at Big Sean and saying, “I ain’t fuckin’ with yoouuuuuu!” The New York Times reports that Sean is booked to play a show at Princeton University this weekend, and some students are protesting his appearance, citing misogynistic lyrics. The idea is that campuses are working hard to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Watch Big Sean Play Pictionary, Perform “One Man Can Change The World” On Fallon

Still nursing the wounds from his recent split with Ariana Grande, Big Sean made an appearance on Fallon last night to perform his Dark Sky Paradise single “One Man Can Change The World, an understated track which is dedicated to his late grandmother. He also took some time to play a game of Pictionary alongside… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 7:30 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week’s column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh’s great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

The Week In Pop: Kelly Clarkson’s Edgeless Excellence Continues

Kelly Clarkson started out with negative cred. In 2002, Clarkson became the first winner of American Idol, which made her wildly famous and deathly uncool. This was before poptimism, and although Idol was an massive ratings success, the average critical line was something like THIS POP STAR FACTORY IS AN AFFRONT TO GOOD TASTE THEY… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

Kanye West’s been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert at London’s KOKO that sold out in minutes. During the show, Kanye brought out a bunch of guests, including Big Sean, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Skepta, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, JME,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably “Blessings,” the churning event-rap banger that features Sean holding his own alongside Drake and Kanye West. Kanye isn’t on the album version, for some reason, but he’s in the brand-new video, which Darren Craig directed. The atmospheric… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The Week In Rap: Big Sean Is Good Now, Somehow

In the annals of rap history, Fat Joe holds a curious distinction. Joe is a just-OK rapper, a guy who fills space just fine on tracks but who almost never says anything that’ll rattle around in your consciousness. But Joe has been on more great songs than any other just-OK rapper in history. The list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Big Sean – “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers)” Video

“I guess it took ten years for me to be an overnight success,” Big Sean raps on “Skyscrapers,” the latest song from his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, which is out today. In some ways this album does feel like Sean’s ascent to a higher tier of rap, but really he’s been doing pretty okay… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 24, 2015 - 10:07 am

Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West)

Tracks from Big Sean’s upcoming new album, Dark Sky Paradise, have been coming out with increasing regularity as we get closer to the official release date. The next track to surface is “All Your Fault,” the second Kanye West collaboration to grace the record following “One Man Can Change The World.” (Kanye’s verse on “Blessings“… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 8:02 pm
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