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Watch Drake’s SNL Promos

In what may turn out to be the biggest night of his career to date, Drake will serve as both host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live this weekend -- an ambitious move for a musician whose acting days are long behind him. But if Drake's new SNL promos are anything to go o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014 - 11:06 am

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase "Stereogum's weekly pop column" probably raises some questions, so let's get to them right away:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of the holiday, so we considered any music that dropped between last week and this one eligible for this week's installment. And wouldn't ya know it: Over the course of two truncated weeks we got five new songs from straight A-listers. Stakes is high. But who took… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Drake – “Trophies” & “We Made It Freestyle (Feat. Soulja Boy)”

Last month Drake promised four or five new songs before New Year's, and two of them arrived over the weekend as free downloads, a pair of triumphant, trumpet-laden tracks called "Trophies" and "We Made It Freestyle." The former is a Rocky-reminiscent Hit-Boy production that transfuses Drake's trademark passive aggression into a victory lap that would… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 30, 2013 - 9:29 am

Watch Drake Join Kanye At Yeezus Tour Closer In Toronto

Last night, at the final Yeezus tour stop in Toronto, Drake joined Kanye West onstage to perform their 2009 collaboration "Forever" (for the first time) and Nothing Was The Same single "All Me." This came a night after the two partied at The Hoxton, performing "Headlines" and "Worst Behavior" and swinging from the rafters. Watch… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 24, 2013 - 9:07 am

Future – “Sh!t (Remix)” (Feat. Drake & Juicy J)

There's a decent chance that the Future solo single "Sh!t" is the single hardest track that Future released all year, and this is the year he sang the "Bugatti" hook. A new remix of the track ups the stakes even further, incorporating a bit of Three 6 Mafia's "Tear Da Club Up" and adding i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2013 - 3:27 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Blue Ivy, The-Dream, Sia, Miguel, Hit-Boy, Caroline Polachek, Noah "40" Shebib, and others -- and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Photos: Drake, Miguel, Future @ Moda Center, Portland 12/3/13

Drake put out one of our favorite albums of the year a while back, and since then has been on tour with Miguel and Future. It's a trifecta of amazing musicians, so we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin over to the Moda Center in Portland to capture the show. Check out our gallery above, and look… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 4, 2013 - 3:18 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Timbaland – “Know Bout Me” (Feat. Jay Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy)

It's almost comforting to know that Timbaland is still the sort of person who will recruit Jay Z and Drake, two of the world's most successful rappers, to drop verses on his single, and he'll still insist on giving himself the first verse. That's the case on Timbo's new single "Know Bout Me," which, despite… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013 - 4:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen's big comeback clip "Hard Out Here," in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013 - 10:59 am

Drake – “Worst Behavior” Video

Drake's last video, "Hold On, We're Going Home," was a wonderfully silly short film featuring guest stars like A$AP Rocky. The one before that, "Started From The Bottom," was also a narrative interspersed with skits. And the latest, a 10-minute clip for "Worst Behavior," is just as gleefully goofy. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Sampha – “Too Much”

The British soul-music wanderer has worked with Drake a few times, on the great pre-album single "The Motion" and on a few of the songs that showed up on Drake's album Nothing Was The Same. One of those songs was the floating "Too Much," and now Sampha has recorded his own lovely solo-piano version of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Watch Drake’s Very Drakey Toronto Raptors Commercial

Last month Drake was appointed as Global Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Now, with the NBA season officially upon us, the Raptors have released a video featuring Drake, mood-lit in suit and tie, casting deeply meaningful stares and orating earnestly about his love for his city and how Nothing Was The Same after the Raptor… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Drake – “Come Thru (James Blake Remix)”

The Drake/Blake connection! James Blake opened for Drake's star-studded OVO Fest back in August, and both artists offer up dreary, heartfelt takes on forward-looking pop, similar enough that someone thought to put together a full mashup album called James Drake in 2011. So it was only a matter of time before Blake took a crack… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2013 - 11:18 am

Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (Rick Ross Remix)” Video

Time for another part of our ongoing series "Rick Ross Raps Well On New Wave Songs That Should Not Be Able To Comfortably Accommodate Rick Ross Verses." Earlier this week, Ross rapped over Lorde's "Royals," which is practically an anti-Rick Ross song. He's also done his money-talk free-association over Drake's chiffon synthpop slow-jam "Hold On,More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013 - 9:32 am

Holy Ghost! – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover)

Drake's recent monster single "Hold On, We're Going Home" was always pretty much a synthpop song; there's no rap and precious little R&B anywhere on it. And now the New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! has covered the song cranking up those early-'80s albums and turning it into the sort of thing that might play… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013 - 9:14 am

Drake Cancels Second Night Of Troubled Tour (UPDATE: Kanye Too)

UPDATE: The second night of Kanye's Yeezus tour, scheduled for tonight in Vancouver, has been postponed too:… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013 - 6:40 am
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