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“Remember JoJo?” To most of the Western world, that’s a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off the number of superstar music careers launched by Ryan Seacrest and friends before you run out of fingers. There’s a case to be made that the show paved the way… 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 »

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Watch Hannibal Buress Take On The Drake/Meek Mill Conflict

The ongoing feud between Drake and Meek Mill is the biggest story of the summer in certain corners of the internet, but that doesn't mea…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2015 - 10:06 am
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Status Ain’t Hood: The Developing Drake/Meek Mill Soap Opera

Drake is rap's biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He's effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2015 - 8:54 am
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Drake – “Back To Back Freestyle”

Drake responded to Meek Mill's ghostwriting allegations over the weekend with "Charged Up," perhaps the floatiest diss track in rap history. Funkmaster Flex promised he'd…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2015 - 8:39 am
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Drake – “Charged Up,” “Right Hand,” & “Hotline Bling”

Meek Mill set off a whole fireworks show of Twitter-controversy a few days ago when he accused Drake of not writing his own raps. Lot…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 8:25 pm
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Quentin Miller: I Am Not Drake’s Ghostwriter

Meek Mill set off a bomb this week when he went on a tweet-rampage alleging that Drake does not write his own raps. Reaction ha…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2015 - 3:46 pm
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Noah “40” Shebib Defends Drake’s Honor Following Quentin Miller Rumors

The hip-hop Twittersphere exploded last night when Meek Mill went on an epic-length tirade accusing Drake having his raps ghostwritten by a guy named Quenti…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2015 - 10:33 pm
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Meek Mill Unleashes Epic Twitter Tirade About Drake Not Writing His Own Raps

Rap Twitter pretty much exploded last night. While Nicki Minaj was attempting to get Taylor Swift to check her white privilege -- and then calling…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 8:56 am
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Preview A New Song Drake Performed At His Barber’s Wedding

While this Monday mostly is a dark and lonely place, hope springs eternal that Drake's new album will be coming soon. The fount and forum…
Caitlin White | July 20, 2015 - 12:46 pm
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Future – “Where Ya At” (Feat. Drake)

Future's new album DS2 comes out tomorrow, and as someone who hasn't gotten a promo copy yet, I am climbing the walls with anticipation. Other…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2015 - 9:02 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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Watch Drake & Hannibal Buress Attempt To Play Softball

As part of his recent Houston Appreciation Weekend, Drake set up a charity softball game that pitted his Team OVO against Team Houston, a crew…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 2:59 pm
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Hear 3 New Drake-Featured Tracks Debuted On Beats 1’s OVO Sound Radio

Drake's OVO Sound Radio premiered on Apple Music's Beats 1 last night. Drake, OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib, and Austin producer Eric Dingus hung out, talked,…
Peter Helman | July 12, 2015 - 11:27 am

Majid Jordan – “My Love” (Feat. Drake)

Right before Drake shared his own "Energy" video during his phone interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe, he was around to debut his new team-u…
James Rettig | July 10, 2015 - 12:52 pm
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Drake – “Energy” Video

The Drake "Energy" video has arrived! Looks like Future isn't the only one dropping new material today. Drake just went on Beats 1 radio and…
Caitlin White | July 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm
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Future’s New Album DS2 And Documentary Like I Never Left Out Next Week

Future announced that he will drop his new album, Dirty Sprite 2, next Friday. The record went up for pre-order last night on iTunes, which…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 10, 2015 - 10:13 am

Preview Drake’s “Energy” Video

The only visuals we've gotten from If You're Reading This-era Drake has been the 14-minute Jungle short film, but it looks like that's about to…
James Rettig | July 6, 2015 - 11:35 am

Preview A New Kendrick Lamar Verse, Possibly From A Collaboration With The Game

While The Game is better known these days for his sexually explicit Instagram phraseology, he's been teaming up with big names for his forthcoming album…
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 11:34 am

The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home

Chris is out on paternity leave so I'm taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks...
Caitlin White | June 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm
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St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Disclosure Hosting Beats 1 Radio Shows

Apple Music already poached Zane Lowe to help establish their new internet radio component, Beats 1. The company also signed on Drake and Pharrell a…
Caitlin White | June 25, 2015 - 10:38 am
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The Game – “100” (Feat. Drake)

Drake has lately been doing an acapella live freestyle that turns out to be his verse from "100," a new single from L.A. rap vetera…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2015 - 10:35 am
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