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Before we get into the looming sales showdown between Justin Bieber and One Direction, let’s flash back to 50 Cent’s final moment of musical relevance. It was the summer of 2007, and 50 was dropping his new album, Curtis, on 9/11. Kanye West — whose omnivorous, game-changing The College Dropout and Late Registration had seized… More »

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 loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track “100 Grandkids” off his long-delayed upcoming release, GO:OD AM; Lil B and Chance The Rapper fulfilled their Instagram post’s collaboration promise with the silent release of Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape); and Curren$y, with nothing to gain… More »

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Kendrick Lamar & J.Cole – “Black Friday”

Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have swapped freestyles over each other’s tracks in honor of Black Friday. Both tracks are named after the holiday —…
James Rettig | November 27, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable Details Revealed

Janet Jackson is dropping her first album in seven years, as we reported several months ago, and today she's shared details about Unbreakable.
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 10:31 am

Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep” (Feat. J.Cole) Video

When J. Cole showed up to throw awkward come-ons all over a remix of Janet Jackson's sublime comeback single "No Sleeep," it was like, "It's…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 9:12 am

Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep (Remix Feat. J. Cole)”

Last month, Janet Jackson came back with "No Sleeep," her first new single in seven years. It's a sexy, pillowy, low-impact lope with production from…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2015 - 8:39 am

Jeremih – “Planes (Remix Feat. Chance The Rapper)”

Chance The Rapper has shared a remix of Jeremih’s “Planes” that he made with his band the Social Experiment, which incorporates the heavily jazz-inspired vibes…
James Rettig | April 25, 2015 - 3:54 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

One of the videos getting a lot of notice this week is Calexico's clip for "Falling From The Sky," starring José González and an absolutely…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm

J. Cole’s New Music Video Is All About Dogs Fucking

"Wet Dreamz," a track from J. Cole's album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is a story-song about the time Cole lost his virginity. It's pretty gross!
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group's Facebook page.
Chris DeVille | March 26, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch Kanye West Perform, Denounce Nike At Big Sean’s Yahoo! Live Concert

Last night, Big Sean brought out a ton of guests for his headlining show at Los Angeles' House Of Blues, which was streamed on Yahoo!.
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Jeremih – “Planes” (Feat. J. Cole)

Jeremih threw shots at his label home Def Jam in his recent "Big Dawg Shit," alluding to behind-the-scenes conflicts keeping his long-promised Late Nights album…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2015 - 10:16 am

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they'll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Jessie Ware – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe (J. Cole Remix)”

When I first heard "Kind Of... Sometimes... Maybe," Jessie Ware's Miguel collab from Tough Love, my first thought was not, "This needs a J. Cole…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Watch J. Cole & Chance The Rapper Perform New Song “Thotty” In Chicago

Back in the spring, Chance The Rapper debuted a short untitled snippet of a song on Sirius radio station Shade 45. He recently performed that…
James Rettig | September 8, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Frank Ocean, J. Cole Share Thoughts On Michael Brown Tragedy

On Sunday afternoon, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot the unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, and witnesses say that Brown had his hands…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2014 - 11:04 am