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When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: “A part of me views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

This week’s list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for “Divers” and it’s already been pulled down from the internet. The last time these two made a video, for “Sapokanikan,” it was an instant classic. To see the new one, though, you’ll have to go… More »

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Swell Content: Speedy Ortiz On Donald Trump, Lenny Kravitz, Drake, & Other Hot Topics

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Meek Mill Is Still Trying To Take Drake Down

At this point, Drake has definitively won his feud with Meek Mill, but Meek is not willing to accept that yet. A few nights ago,…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 9:55 am

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Makes His Stand-Up Comedy Debut With Jokes About Kanye, Drake, & Caitlyn Jenner

What happens when a rapper becomes a comedian? He makes jokes about other rappers! Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, made his stand-up debut at Montreal's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Drake Won

Last week in this space, I wrote that I wanted Drake to lose his current feud with Meek Mill. In fact, I didn't just want…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Watch Meek Mill Take More Shots At Drake In Onstage Freestyle

At this point, it's pretty inarguable that Drake has completely schooled Meek Mill in their recent feud. But Meek isn't rolling over yet. And last…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 10:02 am

2 People Killed At OVO Fest Afterparty

Drake’s OVO Festival ended last night in Toronto, and it was, by most accounts, a triumphant moment for Drake and for his hometown. But that…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 9:05 am

Drake Clowns Meek Mill; Brings Out Kanye, Pharrell, Future At OVO Fest

Drake headlined his own sixth annual OVO Fest in Toronto tonight, and he took the opportunity to go all-in on his recent beef with Meek
Peter Helman | August 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Drake Officially Announces His OVO Air Jordans

A couple of years ago, Drake announced that OVO would be partnering with Nike's Air Jordan brand on an exclusive sneaker collection. After some teasing
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There's always beef, but beef doesn't always result in songs. That's a shame! Who among us wouldn't want to hear a Kanye diss track directed…
Stereogum | July 31, 2015 - 4:18 pm

The Game – “100” (Feat. Drake) Video

Hey, it's Drake! And he's doin' stuff! A few weeks ago, Drake turned up on "100," a new single from veteran Compton rapper the Game.
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 10:39 am

Meek Mill Finally Delivers Drake Diss Track “Wanna Know”

Drake has already released not one but two diss tracks in response to Meek Mill's ghostwriting allegations. After Funkmaster Flex promised a Meek response track…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm

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 mean…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2015 - 10:06 am

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

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

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. Lots…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 8:25 pm

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 has…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2015 - 3:46 pm

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 Quentin…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2015 - 10:33 pm

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

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

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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