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This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

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 »

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of Christmas; we probably could’ve skipped it this week because of New Year’s, but man, the songs were stacking up. Anyway, if we were going for accuracy rather than consistency, this list would be titled The 5 Best Songs Of This Week And Last Week, as a… More »

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Hear Ezra Koenig Interview Florence Welch, Rashida Jones Talk About Rejecting Robin Thicke In High School On Beats 1

One of the many new shows on Apple Music's Beats Radio 1 is Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend). The first installment aired…
Caitlin White | July 27, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Despot – “House Of Bricks” Video

The great New York underground rapper Despot has been destroying other people's songs for years, but he's barely released anything under his own name. That…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 11:30 am

Despot – “House Of Bricks”

New York underground rap monster Despot has been doing serious damage on other people's songs in recent years. He's shown up on tracks with people…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Stream The First Episode Of Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig, Featuring Mark Ronson And Rashida Jones

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig hosted his first Beats 1 radio show last night in a timeslot that he'll alternate every other week with Pharrell's show.
James Rettig | July 13, 2015 - 11:04 am

iLoveMakonnen × Ezra Koenig × Despot – “Down 4 So Long (Remix)”

iLoveMakonnen has teamed up with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Despot for a remix of his track "Down 4 So Long," which was released as…
James Rettig | December 20, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″ (Feat. Despot & Wiki)

As mentioned in our Run The Jewels cover story, a sequel to the thunderous "Blockbuster Night Part 1" exists. It's officially an iTunes bonus track,…
Chris DeVille | October 26, 2014 - 10:29 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of the holiday, so we considered any music that dropped between last week and this one eligible…
Stereogum | January 3, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Step (Remix Feat. Danny Brown, Heems, & Despot)”

Vampire Weekend were lyrically namechecking Lil Jon the first time we ever heard them, nearly seven years ago now, but it's taken them until now…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

Photos: Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), Despot, Kool A.D. @ Hawthorne Theatre, Portland 7/28/13

Last night, El-P and Killer Mike’s Run The Jewels tour stopped off at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre. Queens rapper Despot and former Das Racist member Kool…
Stereogum | July 29, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Run The Jewels – “36” Chain” Video

El-P and Killer Mike have a proud history of making cartoonishly violent music videos, both alone and together, and the first video for their Run
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm

The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don't need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” Video

Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for "Diane Young," the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City,…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2013 - 9:59 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well,…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Fat Tony – “Hood Party” (Feat. Kool A.D. & Despot)

The young Houston goofball-rapper Fat Tony has been steadily building a name for himself for years, but he's only now getting around to releasing his…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2013 - 3:55 pm

El-P – “Tougher Colder Killer” (Feat. Killer Mike & Despot)

The rattling skronk-rap godfather El-P returns next month with the long-awaited solo album Cancer For Cure, which runs a very good chance of being fucking…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Remixtape Vol. 6

It's the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait "X Remixes Y" tracks and weed out those…
Amrit Singh | September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We actually got a ridiculous number of strong, visually striking music videos this week: everything on this week's list is pretty much must-see. And it…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2011 - 4:32 pm