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The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there’s a big difference between “Britpop” and “British pop,” this seems like an appropriate time to point out just how many singers from the motherland have been making waves on these shores. We haven’t quite reached British Invasion levels of saturation; many… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Watch Drake Lint Roll His Pants Courtside At Raptors-Nets Game

Drake is taking his position of “global ambassador” for the Toronto Raptors seriously, especially now that the Raptors are in the NBA playoffs and not doing terribly. (The Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets last night, tying up their playoff series at 1-1.) Drake has been courtside for both of the Toronto playoff games, taking fondue-relatedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 8:55 am

Watch Chilly Gonzales Deconstruct “Get Lucky” And “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Explain Why They’re Catchy

After Owen Pallett’s deconstruction of Katy Perry, Daft Punk, and Lady Gaga, there seems to be a new trend in which everyone wants to explain in tedious detail why pop music is so enticing in some twisted way of justifying our enjoyment of it. This time, self-described “musical genius” and Random Access Memories collaborator Chilly… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014 - 11:09 am

Watch Drake In Disguise Interview Pedestrians About Drake On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Two days ago, we learned that Drake would host this year’s edition of the ESPYs, ESPN’s sports awards show. And last night, Drake himself showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to take part in a recurring bit called “Lie Witness News.” In this one, Drake donned a thoroughly unconvincing disguise and went out on Hollywood… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 9:59 am

Drake Is Hosting The ESPYs

In the past few years, Drake has made a habit out of showing up in the locker rooms of famous athletes, posing for photos, and trying to be their friend, often to the point where he makes himself look like a total dork. (See above.) And as Drizzy himself announces on Twitter, he will take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 2:52 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week was all about surprises for us and that’s reflected in the best songs of the week. There’s the obvious literal one in those late-night drunk dials we’ve all been getting from Drake, but there’s more. A punk band allowed us to catch some lyrical poetry that we might have missed, another reminded u… More »

By: Stereogum / April 4, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Drake – “Days In The East”

Yesterday, with no context or forewarning, Drake shared a shit-talk-happy new song called “Draft Day.” And very late last night, he gave us another song, one that shows a different side of him. He’d already performed “Days In The East,” his new one, live, but the studio version of the new Drake song is obviously… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2014 - 8:57 am

Drake – “Draft Day”

These late-night surprise song releases from Drake are quickly becoming some of the most exciting things that regularly happen in rap. Last night, Drake hit us with another one: “Draft Day,” which samples Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and features Drake in laid-back tough-talk form. The whole thing seems motivated by Jay Electronica andMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014 - 8:52 am

Black Lips’ Cole Alexander Disses Lorde, Drake, & Macklemore

Cole Alexander, guitarist for Atlanta garage-rock mainstays the Black Lips, recently took part in “Hate Song,” an A.V. Club interview series in which various prominent types talk about songs that they can’t stand. As Pitchfork points out, in his interview, Alexander revealed himself to be a hater of Lorde’s 2013 smash “Royals,” a song I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2014 - 11:38 am

Jay Electronica – “We Made It” (Feat. Jay Z)

Last year, Drake heard a track on a recent Soulja Boy mixtape and freestyled over it, and the result was “We Made It,” arguably the most purely fun song of Drizzy’s entire career. Meanwhile, the reclusive rap cult hero Jay Electronica reemerged last week with a new song called “Better In Tune With The Infinite.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2014 - 11:15 am

Watch Drake Debut “Days In The East” In England

Drake has been touring through Europe lately, and Friday in the UK city of Birmingham he premiered a new song, a slow jam called “Days In The East” produced by OVO Sound signee and fellow Ontario product PARTYNEXTDOOR. (In typically schmoozy fashion, he announced, “Just for Birmingham, too. You know I had to do something… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2014 - 9:58 am

The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim — and therefore inspires lots of copycats — only to willfully retreat from the spotlight. This usually involves making an album designed to alienate mainstream audiences and/or distance the originator from the imitators. It also tends to create a vacuum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm

YG – “Who Do You Love” (Feat. Drake) Video

Later this month, the L.A. rapper YG, whose hardscrabble West Coast party rap was recently dubbed “an exciting sign that the system still works” by our own Tom Breihan, will release his major-label debut My Krazy Life. We already saw videos for his all-star “My Nigga (Remix)” and “Left Right.” Now comes a clip for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 7, 2014 - 4:26 pm

The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol’s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion’s album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American Idol champion is? Candice Glover is quite alright, so I hope your answer is yes, but I suspect it’s no. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Drake Apologizes For Rolling Stone Freakout

Yesterday, a Rolling Stone profile of Drake went up online, and in that story, he had some not-that-nice things to say about a number of his peers. Macklemore, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Fabolous all probably feel some type of way about the things that Drizzy had to say. And as soon as the article… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 9:30 am

Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”

Yesterday, we learned that Drake had spoken ill of Macklemore to Rolling Stone. After Macklemore had defeated Kendrick Lamar (and Drake, and Kanye West, and Jay Z) for the Best Rap Album Grammy, Macklemore sent a text of apology to Kendrick and then shared that text on Instagram, an action Drake calls “wack as fuck.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014 - 10:13 am

Drake Says Macklemore’s Grammys Text To Kendrick Was “Wack As Fuck”

Drake and Kendrick Lamar spent the second half of last year throwing stray shots at each other. Then, a few weeks ago, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis beat both of them (as well as Kanye West and Jay Z) to win a Best Rap Album Grammy, which would’ve been a ridiculous breach of public trust if… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Arcade Fire Lead 2014 Juno Award Nominations

This year’s nominees for the Juno Awards (aka the Canadian Grammys) find Arcade Fire up for Best Group, Best Single (“Reflektor”), Best Album, Fan’s Choice, Best Alternative Album, and Best Songwriters. Serena Ryder and Michael Bublé are each up for five trophies, and Céline Dion, Drake, Hedley, and Tegan and Sara are each up for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 4, 2014 - 2:39 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Mark Kozelek has now released three songs from the forthcoming Sun Kil Moon LP Benji, and all three have found their way to their respective week’s 5 Best Songs: the brand new “I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same” is in the upper half of this week’s list. That’s a pretty good sig… More »

By: Stereogum / January 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm

The Week In Pop: Miley Brings The Monogenre To MTV Unplugged

You don’t have to be a legit rock star to get an MTV Unplugged these days. In recent years the show has hosted quite a few household names (Paramore, Alicia Keys, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, 30 Seconds To Mars, a very-plugged-in Lil Wayne). Some of the world’s most popular rock bands of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 6:46 pm
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