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This week's big videos were Iggy Azalea's take on Kill Bill and Ariana Grande's take on (I guess) Barbarella, and they were both straight trash. You can make a good pop video by making a pastiche of…   Read Story »
Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan…   Read Story »
The young Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is still a teenager, but he's been kicking around the mixtape circuit for a couple of years, and he's finally getting ready to release his official debut album…   Read Story »
It feels like an internet eon since the Brooklyn teenager Joey Bada$$ rode his '90s boom-bap revivalism to a serious level of online buzz. In reality, it's only been about two years since 1999,…   Read Story »
The young Brooklyn boom-bap nostalgist Joey Bada$$ is apparently way more of an MMA fan than anyone realized. His new song "Mr. Wonderful" is an ode to the UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis,…   Read Story »
The Brooklyn teenage boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ is the sort of rapper who uses the phrase "expand your ocular" in a song that's supposed to be a love-rap. That's just who he is. He will never…   Read Story »
Last year, Capital Steez, a young Brooklyn rapper and member of Joey Bada$$'s Pro Era crew, took his own life just before Christmas. This week, Pro Era has marked the one-year anniversary of his…   Read Story »
The space-rap production legend J Dilla died almost eight years ago, and it's crazy that there are still unused Dilla beats floating around out there in the ether. Well, there are, and the young…   Read Story »
In the video for "My Yout" from the new Summer Knights EP (not to be confused with the Summer Knights mixtape from earlier this year), Joey Bada$$ and collaborator Maverick Sabre traipse around St.…   Read Story »
Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were handcuffed by police officers last night during their St. Louis stop of their "Smoker's Club Tour" but were released shortly after. DJ…   Read Story »