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2016 In Review

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to…
Collin Robinson | December 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

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2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations

The Grammys announced their 2017 nominees this morning, with Grammy darling Meghan Trainor on CBS This Morning to unveil the big four categories: Album Of…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 8:32 am

2016 In Review

Word Is God: 2016 Was Rap’s Come-To-Jesus Moment

For more than a decade I carried a shame within me, a secret so embarrassing I kept it hidden from anyone new I met for…
Justin McIntosh | December 5, 2016 - 9:50 am

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016

This has been such a bullshit year. We've seen gun massacres. We've seen wild political turmoil across the world. We've seen countless icons, musical and…
Stereogum | December 1, 2016 - 9:30 am

The Weeknd Talks Working With Daft Punk & Kendrick Lamar In New Interview

The Weeknd's new album Starboy is imminent, and he recently sat down with Zane Lowe to discuss the LP on Beats 1. He's already talked
Peter Helman | November 23, 2016 - 9:50 pm

Watch Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar Close The AMAs With First Joint “Don’t Wanna Know” Performance

Guesting on Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know" is the brilliant Kendrick Lamar's latest corny career decision. He didn't appear in the song's goofy, Pokemon Go-themed
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2016 - 11:08 pm

Stream A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest have dropped We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, their sixth studio album and first in 18 years. This…
Collin Robinson | November 10, 2016 - 11:07 pm

Kendrick Lamar Made Some American Express Commercials With Shaq

This is what our heroes are doing today, in this new American apocalypse. They are teaming up with NBA Hall Of Famers to make painfully…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2016 - 10:17 am

A Tribe Called Quest Detail New Album We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service Feat. Jack White, André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John

Last week we learned the tremendous news that a brand new A Tribe Called Quest album would be arriving soon, and just as L.A. Reid…
Chris DeVille | November 2, 2016 - 11:20 am

President Obama Lists His Top Rappers

Now this is a presidential debate that people would love to see. Sadly, since Hillary Clinton just called Death Row a "fashion source" and the…
Collin Robinson | October 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The Week In Pop

On Lady Wood, Tove Lo’s Warm-Blooded Pop Runs Ice Cold

Tove Lo and subtlety are not natural bedfellows. Two years ago, the Swedish pop singer and songwriter extraordinaire gave us Queen Of The Clouds, one…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Mary J. Blige – “American Skin (41 Shots)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Bruce Springsteen wrote "American Skin (41 Shots)" about the 1999 New York police shooting death of Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo, but unfortunately, it's more relevant…
Peter Helman | October 22, 2016 - 11:27 am

Watch Rick Rubin Interview Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is on the cover of the new issue of GQ Style, and for its accompanying story the magazine had the rapper sit down…
James Rettig | October 20, 2016 - 10:35 am
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