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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

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Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday's titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called "8 Things We Found on Jay Z's Tidal Streaming
Michael Nelson | March 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Justin Bieber Is Working With Kanye West And Rick Rubin On His New Album

The newly long-haired Justin Bieber’s roast aired on Comedy Central last night, which occasioned a USA Today profile that revealed this fascinating tidbit: Bieber is…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2015 - 12:34 pm

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

Deputy Says He Produced “90-95%” Of “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna unveiled her dark, swaggering new single "Bitch Better Have My Money" last week, and it's already inspired plenty of discussion. But the person who…
Caitlin White | March 30, 2015 - 2:31 pm

See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna's followed up "FourFiveSeconds" with the second single from her upcoming eighth studio album. It's called "Bitch Better Have My Money," a reference to the…
James Rettig | March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

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

Wale – “The Summer League” (Feat. Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign)

We at Stereogum don't make a big point of posting new Wale songs, mostly because fuck Wale. But when Wale gets Kanye West on a…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2015 - 9:59 am

The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm

British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury

Yesterday, we learned that Kanye West would headline UK's massive Glastonbury Festival this summer, joining already-announced acts Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie. This apparently doesn't…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The-Dream Explains How Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” Inspired Half Of Watch The Throne

Super-producer The-Dream is the latest artist to be recruited by Genius to annotate some of his biggest hits. His list of annotations is pretty extensive,…
James Rettig | March 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

Kanye West Will Headline Glastonbury 2015

Glastonbury, the UK's most storied music festival, announced Foo Fighters as a 2015 headliner back in February, and now they've announced another: Kanye West. A
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Watch Barack Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Chat About Kanye West, Who’ll Be At SXSW

Last night, Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the sure-to-go-viral Presidential Mean Tweets segment, Obama also sat down for an interview…
James Rettig | March 13, 2015 - 10:05 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Portland Metal Band Is Pissed That Kanye’s Using The Same 800-Year-Old Religious Symbol As Them

When Kanye West cryptically dropped the name of his forthcoming album, So Help Me God, on Twitter last week, it was accompanied by equally mystifying…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 12, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Kanye West Made A Zine

Admittedly, we are working with a very loose definition of the term “zine” here. But as Pitchfork points out, Kanye West and the photographer Jackie
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Kanye West – “Awesome”

"Awesome," Kanye West's long-rumored love ballad for his wife, Kim Kardashian, has emerged online. And although I wouldn't describe it as awesome per se --…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2015 - 10:27 am

Watch Kanye West & John Legend Perform An Early Version Of “Gold Digger” In Unearthed 2003 Video

In late 2003, Kanye West performed an early version of "Gold Digger" for an audience at something called the 2nd Annual Dynamic Producer Conference. It…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 11:18 pm

A-Trak Shares Stories Behind Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” & “RoboCop”

Genius has been on point with their verified annotations recently, with Rick Rubin, Grizzly Bear, and Michael Chabon all contributing some notes on tracks they…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 11:04 am
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