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Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It was a short week but we got a lot done here at the 'gum. We published an extensive, career-spanning cover story on Ted Leo,…
Stereogum | July 7, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is one of those weeks so stuffed with good music videos that I felt bad limiting the list to just five. So please allow…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 1:09 pm

More Jay-Z stories

JAY-Z Extends Chart Records With 14th #1 Album 4:44

JAY-Z collects his 14th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest release, 4:44, debuts atop the tally. According to Nielsen Music,…
Keith Caulfield / Billboard | July 16, 2017 - 3:54 pm

JAY-Z – “Bam” (Feat. Damian Marley) Video

Last month, JAY-Z released his new album, 4:44, and we've gotten a couple of videos for tracks from it since then, from the animated satire…
James Rettig | July 14, 2017 - 5:16 pm

JAY-Z Announces 4:44 Tour

JAY-Z's new album 4:44 did not seem like the sort of album that would serve as an excuse to launch a tour. For one thing,…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2017 - 10:29 am

JAY-Z – “4:44″ Video

A week ago, JAY-Z released his vulnerable, expressive new album 4:44 and his rich, incisive video for "The Story Of O.J." Today, he's shared another…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 5:13 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is one of those weeks so stuffed with good music videos that I felt bad limiting the list to just five. So please allow…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Hear Blue Ivy Rap On JAY-Z’s 4:44 Bonus Track “Blue’s Freestyle / We Family”

Last Friday, JAY-Z released 4:44, a short and personal new album that stands as JAY's best work in over a decade. The album, at least…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 9:50 am

JAY-Z’s 4:44 Now Streaming On Apple Music Too

JAY-Z is now baring his soul to a lot more people. At first, JAY's intensely personal new album 4:44 was only available to stream for
Peter Helman | July 7, 2017 - 12:02 am

Kanye West Parts Ways With Tidal

Update 7/6/17 at 12:00 PM EST: A source close to Kanye West has confirmed that Tidal's exclusivity rights have been terminated based on what is…
Andy Gensler / Billboard | July 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm

While JAY-Z’s 4:44 Hasn’t Sold A Single Copy It Is Somehow Already Platinum

This past Friday, JAY-Z released his shockingly personal and intimate new album 4:44. It's a great album, but people tended to have one big complaint…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2017 - 10:31 am

Watch JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, & Will Smith Discuss Racism In New 4:44 Video

JAY-Z just released his soulful new album 4:44, and now he's shared a new clip to accompany the animated music video for "The Story Of
Peter Helman | July 3, 2017 - 7:34 pm

Kanye West Reportedly Leaves Tidal Over Financial Dispute

UPDATE: A source close to Kanye West has confirmed that Tidal’s exclusivity rights have been terminated based on what is alleged to be Tidal’s failure…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

JAY-Z Producer No I.D. Teases 4:44 B-Sides Featuring James Blake

JAY-Z worked with a single producer on his soul-baring new album 4:44. That producer is No I.D., also known for his work with Common, Kanye…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Looks Like Beyoncé And JAY-Z’s Twins Are Named Rumi And Sir

We know that Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcomed twins into the world recently, but tabloids have been thirsting to figure out much else. Today, TMZ reports…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 30, 2017 - 4:09 pm
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