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Gwen Stefani’s Breakup Album Is Bland, But What Choice Did She Have?

In the entertainment industry, breaking up is good for business. As we've seen from Blood On The Tracks to Vulnicura, divorce and other profound romantic…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2016 - 12:53 pm
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Forecasting The 2016 Grammys

The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine's Day and Monday is Presidents' Day, so the Grammy people figured they'd be better…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2016 - 1:34 pm
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(Panic! At The) Disco Sucks

Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population.
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2016 - 3:40 pm
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Obama Meets With Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, & Other Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama invited a group of rappers and musicians including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T,…
Peter Helman | April 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm
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Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup

Lollapalooza's 2016 lineup is stacked with icons past, present, and future, but this year is a bit different as the festival is expanding to four
Collin Robinson | March 23, 2016 - 7:01 am
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Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am
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The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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Kendrick Lamar’s Sister Accidentally Reveals His Upcoming J. Cole Collaboration

Rumors of a collaborative album between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have been swirling around the internet for a while now. Yesterday, the two rappers…
Peter Helman | November 28, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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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
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The Justin Bieber-One Direction Race Is Too Close To Call

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.
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2015 - 3:07 pm
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The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

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…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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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
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The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

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…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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