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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 gai… More »

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 disgusting worm creature. I can recognize that it’s a very good video, but it’s not on this list, because I hate that fucking worm creature. It just skeeves me out. More »

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 power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

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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 | 10:31 am
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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'…
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 vibe…
James Rettig | April 25, 2015 - 3:54 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
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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 hi…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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 ca…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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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
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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
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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 hand…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2014 - 11:04 am
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Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc…
Adrien Begrand | August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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Justin Timberlake – “TKO (Black Friday Remix)” (Feat. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Pusha T)

Here's one of the stranger -- and most strangely satisfying -- remixes of the year. Justin Timberlake's "TKO" was originally a workable but underwhelming second-tier…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2013 - 11:33 am
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Drake – “The Motion” & “Jodeci Freestyle”

October's Very Own took to their Blogspot this morning to post two new Drake songs. One is "The Motion," a song about shallow relationships featuring…
Liz Pelly | June 22, 2013 - 11:16 am
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