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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 off putting the ceremony at the end of the long weekend. And as it turns out, that means music fans don’t have to choose between the Grammys and Martin Scorsese… More »

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. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

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 Louie, three of which are still embedded in his body today — two in his chest and the one in his head. Miraculously, he only spent five days in the… More »

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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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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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