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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 at Blur guitarist Graham Coxon? Huh? None of us? OK, bad example. But this week was defined by one beef, and that beef has already delivered three songs (so far). More »

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 of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

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 Bridge, the most terrifying structure ever devised by man. The Bay Bridge is basically a pencil-thin piece of bent metal that stretches roughly five miles above the Chesapeake Bay. The… More »

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Nicki Minaj – “Only” Lyric Video (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown)

Nicki Minaj has shared an animated lyric video for her new single “Only.” The video leans heavily on World War II imagery, posturing Minaj as a dictator-like figure in a new regime. Animated versions of Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown also show up during their guest spots on the track. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 7, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Future – “Never Satisfied” (Feat. Drake)

Future’s Honest from earlier this year contained a tantalizing tease of a track called “Never Satisfied” featuring Drake, but it faded out at the two-minute mark right as it was about to get good. Now, producer Mike WiLL Made-It has shared the full version of the song, which has another hook and verse from Drake… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014 - 7:39 pm

P. Reign – “DnF” (Feat. Drake) Video

The Toronto rapper P. Reign is a relative nonentity, but he did manage to get Drake and Future on the same song, and now he’s got a video for that song, so that’s something. Drake and P. Reign filmed the video for “DnF” in St. Maarten, and it gives us a chance to see Drake’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Nicki Minaj – “Only” (Feat. Lil Wayne, Drake, & Chris Brown)

Nicki Minaj has been lyrically ripping flesh from faces all year, but we’ve only heard two of the songs that will supposedly appear on her forthcoming album The Pinkprint, “Anaconda” and “Pills N Potions.” She’s now followed up those tracks by dropping “Only,” a posse cut with her labelmates Drake and Lil Wayne, as well… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 9:51 am

Drake – “6 God,” “Heat Of The Moment,” & “How Bout Now”

Drake posted three new tracks on his website earlier today. They’re called “6 God,” “Heat Of The Moment,” and “How Bout Now,” which leaked last week. There’s no information yet about whether the tracks are from his upcoming new album, Views From The 6 (due out next year), but it is accompanied by some artwork… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Watch Drake Join PartyNextDoor At SOB’s, Do The Shmoney Dance At His Dave & Buster’s Birthday Party

Drake turns 28 today, so last night, after making a surprise guest appearance with his OVO Sound artist PartyNextDoor at legendary New York rap venue SOB’s, he headed to Dave & Buster’s in Times Square for his birthday party. As Fader points out, there he did Bobby Shmurda’s trademark Shmoney Dance while wearing a very… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014 - 2:38 pm

iLoveMakonnen – “Tuesday (Remix)” (Feat. Drake) Video

iLoveMakonnen has shared a video for his Drake-featuring “Club Goin’ Up On A Tuesday” remix. Drizzy appears in the video as well, and the airballer and the up-and-coming rapper trade off verses in the club while sipping out of styrofoam cups. The hazy club footage is intercut with people singing the song’s hook during their… More »

By: James Rettig / October 21, 2014 - 8:18 am

Drake – “How About Now”

Earlier today, a teenager from Marietta, Georgia uploaded a new Drake track onto Soundcloud. It’s unclear how he got a hold of it, but it’s undeniably Drake and undeniably good. The track was quickly pulled from SoundCloud, which means that it’s probably legit, but we don’t know much about it right now. It could be… More »

By: James Rettig / October 19, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Drake – “Worst Behavior (SAINT PEPSI Edit)”

The first time I heard “Pineapple Juniors” in the very beginning of 2013, it was crystal clear that Ryan DeRobertis gave zero fucks about what people expected, even when he was starting from the bottom. It’s that same spirit that allowed SAINT PEPSI to become a rising star, whether twisting a Carly Rae Jepsen songMore »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2014 - 11:41 am

Dr. Dre Handily Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2014 List

Dr. Dre was out here declaring himself hip-hop’s first billionaire before Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats was even confirmed, so it should come as no surprise that he easily coasted to the top of Forbes’ latest hip-hop money list. According to Forbes, Dre netted $620 million in the past year, more than 10 time… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, “fuck PETA.” This year’s award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It’s accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight’s performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. The… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Lil Wayne – “Grindin” (Feat. Drake) Video

“Grindin,” the single Lil Wayne and Drake released as they embarked on their co-headlining tour, is no match for “Believe Me,” the first single the Young Money brethren released together this year. (“Believe Me” is an excellent bridge between “Started From The Bottom” and “0 To 100,” whereas “Grindin” sounds like a dubstep remix of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014 - 4:51 pm

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

“All About That Bass” is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor’s breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it is –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande’s sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children’s TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is — a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Usher – “She Came To Give It To You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) Video

Usher begins the video for his new song “She Came To Give It To You” by walking through a gambling ring in the back of an empty electronics shop before ending up at the club, where everything isn’t as okay as it seems. Subtly creepy visuals invade the dance floor, stuff like eyes popping out… More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 9:58 am

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé’s show-stopping finale, Charli XCX’s killer run through “Boom Clap” on the pre-show, and Sam Smith’s impressive take on “Stay With Me” (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014 - 11:07 am

P. Reign – “DnF” (Feat. Drake & Future)

Toronto-based artist P. Reign — real name Raynford Humphrey — just dropped the first official single from his upcoming EP Dear America. “DnF” features verses from Drake and Future and is centered around a chorus that goes, “We should just get drunk and fuck.” His new release also features appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, Meek… More »

By: James Rettig / August 25, 2014 - 12:00 am

VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV’s Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki Minaj’s backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more smoothly when the… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Hear Part Of Drake’s “Views From The 6″

Part of a new Drake song has leaked. It’s called “Views From The 6,” which is also the name of his new album that’s due out next year. The song was leaked with a verse from unknown rapper E Batt attached, who says on Twitter that he didn’t leak the song and was asked to… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014 - 3:29 pm
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