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Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He i… More »

Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Look, we gotta observe protocol over here. Everybody knows that new Pope track is fire, but it dropped too late to be eligible for this week’s list. Sorry! We can get into that one next week. This week, though, this is what ya got. More »

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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

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

Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make…
James Rettig | June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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