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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 Drake And Nas Star In A New Sprite Commercial

Drake and Nas appear side-by-side in a new commercial for Sprite, made up of footage from their February co-headlining show at Irving Plaza in NYC…
James Rettig | June 15, 2015 - 10:10 am
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Drake Turned Down Mark Ronson’s Request To Collaborate

British producer Mark Ronson's new album Uptown Special is packed with collaborations, from the legendary Stevie Wonder to the bug-eyed flow of New Orleans rapper…
Caitlin White | June 12, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Watch A Promo For Drake’s Sotheby’s Exhibition

Sotheby's announced that Drake would curate a playlist to accompany their exhibit "I Like It Like This," which seeks to explore the relationship between music…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network

Buzz going into Apple's presentation today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco was that the company would unveil its new streaming service,…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2015 - 3:22 pm
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The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we…
Stereogum | June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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Apple Hires Drake, Pharrell As iTunes Radio DJs

According to The New York Post, Drake is in talks with Apple to be featured as an iTunes Radio guest DJ, for which the rapper…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 1, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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Drake Was Used In A Sentence During Scripps National Spelling Bee

God bless the cool English teacher, the one who sits on his desk chair backwards and cusses in class twice a year. In some sort…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2015 - 8:34 am
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Watch Drake Do A New Freestyle In Detroit

Last night, Drake brought his Jungle tour with Future to the Palace Of Auburn Hills, the arena just outside Detroit. He took the opportunity to…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2015 - 9:06 am

Juicy J – “Tryna Fuck” (Feat. Drake & Ty Dolla $ign)

For a while last year, the legendary Memphis rap hardhead libertine Juicy J was cranking out great singles like "Low" (with Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby,…
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
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Drake – “On A Wave” (Feat. Tinashe) + “Go Out Tonight”

Looks like Drake has another leak problem. (Last year, if you'll recall, he was forced to release three tracks after hackers got a hold of…
James Rettig | May 22, 2015 - 6:14 pm
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Drake – “Can I” (Feat. Beyoncé)

A few days ago, a super short snippet of a new Drake song called "Can I" surfaced, and various versions of it have been swirling…
James Rettig | May 20, 2015 - 10:47 pm
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Drake And Diddy Make Peace

Drake and Diddy reportedly got into a fistfight last December over “0 To 100/The Catch Up,” the Boi-1da-produced banger that Diddy claims was originally intended
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2015 - 2:25 pm
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Popcaan – “Unruly Prayer” Video (Feat. Drake)

Bless Jamaican dancehall prodigy Popcaan for giving us this heartfelt prayer of thanksgiving in the midst of a particularly petty year. "Unruly Prayer" is a…
Caitlin White | May 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Drake Announces Second Annual Houston Appreciation Weekend

Drake will travel to Texas over Memorial day Weekend in order to instate his second annual “Houston Appreciation Weekend.” Drake loves the city of Housto…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 14, 2015 - 3:24 pm
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Meek Mill – “Energy (Freestyle)”

If Meek Mill has enemies trying to rob him of this energy, is that really a problem? Isn't Meek Mill's energy an endlessly renewable resource?
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2015 - 10:19 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Will Rich Homie Quan Ever Stop Going In?

Rich Homie Quan could've easily been a one-and-done, a craggy-voiced fake Future who scored one transcendent hit out of nowhere and then disappeared right back…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm
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Fetty Wap – “My Way (Remix)” (Feat. Drake)

Fetty Wap hit it off big with "Trap Queen" -- which just got a remix earlier today featuring Azealia Banks, Gucci Mane, and Quavo --…
James Rettig | May 5, 2015 - 7:41 pm

Madonna Wishes She Hadn’t Made Out With Drake At Coachella

The most talked-about moment from the first Coachella weekend came at the end of Madonna's surprise appearance during Drake's headlining set. After singing a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Drake Curating Music For Sotheby’s Art Exhibition

If Drake becomes the sort of rapper who brags about his Basquiat collection anytime soon, we’ll know that it started here. Refinery 29 reports that…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 1:33 pm

The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

"Tom's Diner" is one of those songs you know even if you don't realize it. Suzanne Vega's signature song -- written about the same NYC…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm
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