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In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn’t actually become one until 1970, they decided to begin pitting their champions against each other in an NFL-AFL World Championship Game right away. So on 1/15/67, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers faced… More »

The Meek Mill/Drake beef is over. It ended last year. Drake won. Everybody knows this. In fact, it’s been years since we’ve seen a high-profile rap feud end this conclusively. It’s not just conventional wisdom that Drake completely overwhelmed Meek. It’s practically historical fact. Even Meek Mill apologists (like, ahem, me) have to acknowledge that… More »

Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

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DJDS Remixed Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Source Material, Timmy Thomas’ “Why Can’t We Live”

You might not recognize Timmy Thomas' 1972 soul hit "Why Can't We Live Together" by name, but you'd definitely recognize it by ear -- its…
Peter Helman | October 15, 2015 - 6:51 pm
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The Week In Pop: Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Can Shake Their Disney Pasts, But Apparently Not Each Other

The stars of the Disney Channel's early-'90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm
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Damon Albarn Assesses Kanye, Taylor, Drake, & Rihanna

It's been the subject of rumor and conjecture for a while, but now it's confirmed: Damon Albarn's simian supergroup Gorillaz, once thought to be extinct,…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
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Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Drake Spearheads Chicago-Based Remake Of UK Series Top Boy

Former Canadian TV star Drake is a big fan of the UK drama series Top Boy, NME reports. The Channel 4 show, which starred rappers…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 4:26 pm

The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

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
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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Watch Drake & Future Do WATTBA Songs Live For The First Time At ACL

Drake headlined Austin City Limits last night, surprising the crowd by bringing out Future at the end of his set. Future performed "Fuck Up Some…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 11:57 am
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Drake – “Can I” (Feat. Beyoncé) (Official Version)

We don't know a ton about Drake's upcoming album Views From The 6, but one thing we do know is that he recorded a song…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2015 - 8:59 pm
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Erykah Badu – “Hotline Bling” (Drake Cover)

Drake's wistful late-night booty-call ode "Hotline Bling" has turned into a bonafide sleeper hit. Disclosure and Sam Smith have already covered the song, and now…
Peter Helman | October 1, 2015 - 8:52 pm
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Here’s Salman Rushdie Reciting Drake Lyrics

Look: It's a slow news afternoon, the entire East Coast is about to go into rain-induced hibernation, and you probably don't have anything better to…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

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…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | September 25, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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The Week In Pop: Please Welcome To The Stage Taylor Swift And Father John Misty

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty: …
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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Diddy, Jay Z, Drake Surpass Dr. Dre On Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

Congratulations, Diddy! You are officially the highest-paid rapper in the world. Forbes published their list of the highest paid hip-hop acts in 2015 today, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Watch Braids, Alvvays, Viet Cong Perform, Toronto Symphony Cover Drake At Polaris Music Prize Gala

Last night was Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize awards. The official honor went to 74-year-old Buffy Sainte-Marie, but several other artists gave stunning performances at…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 2:51 pm
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Drake Just Dropped A New Restaurant In Toronto

You'd think that Drake might want to give himself just one day off immediately after releasing What A Time To Be Alive, his surprise collaborative…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 11:23 am
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Livestream The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Every year, a bunch of Canadian music nerds get together to bestow the prestigious Polaris Music Prize upon whichever album they deem to be Canada's…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Drake & Future What A Time To Be Alive

The relationship between Future and Drake goes back about four years, to the moment when Drake rapped about passing out Valium and how only older…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 1:51 pm
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Stream Drake x Future Mixtape What A Time To Be Alive

After about a week of rumors and hints, Drake and Future just dropped their highly anticipated joint mixtape What A Time To Be
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 7:11 pm
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Drake x Future Mixtape What A Time To Be Alive Out Tomorrow

Rumors of an impending Drake/Future joint mixtape have been circling for about a week now, but rumors and hints are all we've gotten -- until…
Peter Helman | September 19, 2015 - 2:02 pm
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