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The Week In Pop

Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?

A lighthearted mid-'90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Kanye West – “Black Skinhead (Remix)” (Feat. Miley Cyrus & Travis Scott)

Back in 2013, the same night she famously twerked on Robin Thicke at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus reportedly skipped every VMA afterparty, including her own.
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

Hear Mos Def Freestyle About His South Africa Arrest

Yasiin Bey, fka Mos Def, was arrested in South Africa last week for trying to use a World Passport to leave the country. He's still…
Peter Helman | January 19, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Kanye West – “No More Parties In L.A.” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Happy MLK Day! To celebrate, here's the first ever collaboration between two of America's greatest black artists. We were expecting another new Kanye West song…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2016 - 8:05 am

Kim Kardashian Explains Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Fridays Delay

Last week, Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian heavily implied via tweet that he was bringing back G.O.O.D. Fridays, the 2010 weekly song series that led…
Peter Helman | January 17, 2016 - 1:17 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We lost a god this week. It was truly -- truly -- shocking and sad, but somewhere in that deep, dark pit was a huddled…
Stereogum | January 15, 2016 - 3:29 pm

Status Ain't Hood

On The Return Of G.O.O.D. Fridays

First things first: We don't know that Kanye West is bringing back G.O.O.D. Fridays, the dizzyingly exciting 2010 song-a-week series that led up to the…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 3:54 pm

SWISH Will Have Plenty Of Khloé Kardashian Input

Kanye West is one of pop music's great collaborators, and he only gets input from the best: Arca, Madlib, Hudson Mohawke, Pusha T... Khloé Kardashian?
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 10:16 am

Erykah Badu – “Trill Friends”

Kanye West's excellent Ty Dolla $ign collab "Real Friends" is only a few days old, but Erykah Badu has already remixed it, giving it the…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 10:40 am

Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)

Just as promised, Kanye West has released some new material today. It looks like it's actually two new tracks -- one called "Real Friends," which…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 1:13 pm

It Looks Like Kanye West Will Release A New Song Every Friday

In the fall of 2010, as Kanye West was preparing to release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy into the world, he spent a few months…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 9:02 am

The Week In Pop

The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm

Sia – “Reaper” (Co-Written & Co-Prod. Kanye West)

It's pretty incredible how Australian behind-the-scenes songwriter turned artsy-pop sensation Sia has managed to have every single from her upcoming album This Is Acting be…
Collin Robinson | January 7, 2016 - 10:34 am

Guy Crashes People’s Choice Awards Stage To Shout Out Kevin Gates And Kanye

Last night, the generally deeply predictable People's Choice Award hosted maybe the sleepiest, most low-impact Ol' Dirty Bastard/Kanye West awards-show moment of all time. This…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2016 - 9:38 am

Sounding Board

Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am

Watch Kanye West’s American Idol “Audition”

A few months ago, Kanye West showed up at the San Francisco tryouts for American Idol's 15th and final season. We've already seen a bit…
Peter Helman | January 4, 2016 - 7:56 pm

Pusha T – “M.P.A.” (Feat. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, & The-Dream) Video

Pusha T is back with another video from his ridiculously good Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude. In contrast to the darkly dramatic clips that have…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Kanye West – “FACTS”

We've been on Kanye West Watch ever since he released "Only One" last New Year's Eve. Later he announced that his new album would be…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 9:15 pm

2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm

2015 In Review

The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Essay

After Empire: What’s The Future Of Hip-Hop On Scripted Television?

The recent announcement that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson would be developing a single camera comedy called My Friend 50 for FOX was surprising for a…
Al Shipley | December 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm

The Week In Pop

Elle King Is Swaggering Out Of Her Father’s Shadow

When you're related to a celebrity, it's easy to get attention but hard to earn respect. So when Elle King shared her "Ex's & Oh's"
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2015 - 5:23 pm

2015 In Review

Patrick Stickles Reviews 2015: The Titus Andronicus Frontman On Grimes, Tidal, Trump, Drones, & More

This was a good year to be a Titus Andronicus fan. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, wound up being something of a masterpiece:…
Ryan Leas | December 10, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Goodwill Apologizes For Mocking Kanye’s Face In Employee Training Materials

Kanye West would make a pretty terrifying Goodwill employee. And maybe that's what Goodwill's charitable-organization headquarters types thought when they included the man's face in…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Hear Ghostface Killah Rap Over The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” Beat

Ghostface Killah has already released a few things this year, including collaborations with Adrian Young (Twelve Reasons To Die II) and BADBADNOTGOOD (Sour Soul), and…
James Rettig | December 8, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Lamar Odom Heard SWISH, Loved It

Remember SWISH, fka So Help Me God, fka Kanye West's BBQ-ready, Born In The U.S.A.-equivalent Yeezus follow-up that was supposed to drop in summer 2014?
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Kim & Kanye Name Their Baby Saint

After giving birth to a baby boy over the weekend, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have announced the name of the new addition to their…
James Rettig | December 7, 2015 - 3:12 pm

2015 In Review

Shamir Reviews 2015

2015 was Shamir Bailey's breakout year. On the heels of his Northtown EP and last fall's bubbly nu-disco jam "On The Regular," the young Vegas…
Stereogum | December 7, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Kanye West Surprise-Releases New Baby, Still No SWISH

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just surprise-released their new baby boy ahead of his initially announced Christmas release date, which was moved up due to…
Peter Helman | December 5, 2015 - 12:49 pm
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