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Rick Ross took his rap name from "Freeway" Ricky Ross, the 1980s cocaine kingpin whose crime career ended when he spent 13 years in prison. Shortly after his release, the drug dealer Ross sued the…   Read Story »
During a trip to the movie theater last May, I noticed that with their respective post-apocalyptic sci-fi epics Oblivion and After Earth, Hollywood buddies Tom Cruise and Will Smith seemed to be…   Read Story »
As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker,…   Read Story »
Stereogum's favorite album is 2013 was Kanye West's apocalyptic noise-rap attack Yeezus, and if you've spent enough time reading the site, you've probably noticed that we won't shut up about the…   Read Story »
Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as much as I love TV and movies on their own merits, the second or third…   Read Story »
Oh, what a Gummy Awards it's been! As Stereogum and Videogum's readers poll has rolled on, we've seen your picks for 2013's best albums, new bands, music videos, TV shows, movies, and viral videos.…   Read Story »
Last night, at the final Yeezus tour stop in Toronto, Drake joined Kanye West onstage to perform their 2009 collaboration "Forever" (for the first time) and Nothing Was The Same single "All Me." This…   Read Story »
Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend's show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, was not one of the…   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »
The music industry may or may not be dying, but it's definitely changing. "Metamorphosis" is probably the right word because some days the music biz seems to have woken up and found itself…   Read Story »