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There is so much happening in rap right now, so much to talk about. There’s last night’s still-reverberating Twitterpocalypse. There’s the whole new network of who hates who, those little now-public feuds working like spiderweb cracks in rap’s windshield. There’s the absolutely stunning, uplifting Chance The Rapper performance I witnessed on Sunday night in Chicago,… More »

Chilly Gonzales has lived so many musical lives it’s hard to keep them straight. Born Jason Beck, he’s a classically trained pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed musical genius (hey, somebody has to say it, right?) who has co-authored musicals; pursued the alt-rock path as the frontman of Son; set Guinness records for piano-playing; tried his hand… More »

I stopped doing Mixtape Of The Week at the exact right goddam time. Three weeks ago, when I wrote my last MOTW column, “mixtape” still meant “thing that rappers give away for free on the internet.” But now Drake is calling If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late a mixtape, even though he’s selling it… More »

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Juicy J – “Ice” (Feat. Future & A$AP Ferg)

The improbably commercial resurgence of veteran Memphis drunk-rap overlord Juicy J is one of the great feel-good stories in the last few years of ra…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2014 - 10:25 am

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Juicy J – “Low” (Feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug) Video

Juicy J's new single "Low," which has on-fire verses from Nicki Minaj and Lil Bibby and a lovably slurry Young Thug on the hook, i…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Here's a first -- the three best songs this week all had one common denominator: Nicki Minaj. It was the week of "Anaconda," of course,…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2014 - 5:44 pm
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Juicy J – “Low” (Feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, & Young Thug)

The Juicy J renaissance continues! The veteran Three 6 Mafia hardhead is something resembling a pop star in 2014, which is almost too weird to…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2014 - 2:49 pm
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Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign – “Shell Shocked” (Feat. Kill The Noise & Madsonik) Video

Next month 2007 MTV Movie Award winner Michael Bay revives the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and last week we heard the movie's theme "Shell
Scott Lapatine | July 29, 2014 - 4:06 pm
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Well Someone Had To Record The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme

If you're old enough, you may well remember paying actual money for the soundtrack album from the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, possibly o…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2014 - 9:34 am
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Juicy J – “Scholarship” (Feat. A$AP Rocky) Video

Last year, Juicy J promised to give away a twerking scholarship, and then he gave a girl a $50,000 scholarship for non-twerking reasons. Today, he'…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 2:15 pm
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The Week In Pop: Bleachers, The Solo Project Of Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, Is Really Good

Things we learned about Jack Antonoff -- Fun. guitarist, former Steel Train ringleader, Lena Dunham boyfriend, and, lately, Bleachers mastermind -- in Vulture's great profile
Chris DeVille | July 10, 2014 - 4:04 pm
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Viral Jam Session Guys Joined By Trey Songz, Juicy J, Aloe Blacc On Jimmy Kimmel Reenactment

The reigning viral video of the week is this clip of an impromptu jam session that broke out among three strangers in front of a…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 10:44 am
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Young Scooter – “Disfunction” (Feat. Future, Juicy J & Young Thug)

The Atlanta rapper Young Scooter, who released his Street Lottery 2 mixtape earlier this year, specializes in a moody, foggy, melodic take on street-rap. And…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm
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The Week In Pop: Miley Brings The Monogenre To MTV Unplugged

You don't have to be a legit rock star to get an MTV Unplugged these days. In recent years the show has hosted quite a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2014 - 6:46 pm
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Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos

The Grammys aren't about Grammys -- the vast majority of them aren't even given out during the televised ceremony. (UPDATE: Here's who won, though.) No,…
Stereogum | January 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm
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The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles?

My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for "Stuck Like Glue," a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm
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The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays,…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm
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Ty Dolla $ign – “Ratchet In My Benz” (Feat. Juicy J) Video

When Ty Dolla $ign, arguably America's ratchetest R&B singer, joins forces with Juicy J, arguably America's ratchetest rapper, we get a song called "Ratchet I…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2014 - 2:51 pm
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The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am
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Future – “Sh!t (Remix)” (Feat. Drake & Juicy J)

There's a decent chance that the Future solo single "Sh!t" is the single hardest track that Future released all year, and this is the year…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2013 - 3:27 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am
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NXNE 2014 Initial Lineup

With music festival season over, we're now getting some initial lineup announcements for next year. The massive NXNE Festival in Toronto has announced its initial…
Miles Bowe | December 12, 2013 - 3:06 pm
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