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The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special live from the Staples…   Read Story »
We're about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even though they seemed to dominate rap in some very important ways. And now Kendrick…   Read Story »
Last night was the American Music Awards, an annual ceremony in which a small handful of pop superstars compete for fan-voted honors and everyone involved dresses like citizens of the Capitol in The…   Read Story »
In its new year-end issue, GQ names Kendrick Lamar as one of its Men of the Year and features a Kendrick profile from the writer Steve Marsh. The profile says a lot of nice things about Kendrick, but…   Read Story »
Jhené Aiko is an arty R&B singer who's been on diffuse, expansive songs with people like Drake and Kendrick Lamar, and she fits remarkably well with the introspective, word-drunk West Coast rap…   Read Story »
Kanye West's Yeezus Tour has been on blocks since Halloween, when news broke regarding a truck crash that destroyed a custom video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen that were essential to the…   Read Story »
When sifting through this week's qualified nominees for 5 Best Songs, four different tracks from Sky Ferreira's long-awaited debut Night Time, My Time made the ballot. In the Bangerz pop-sphere, it's…   Read Story »
Fredo Santana is the Chief Keef consigliere best-known as the guy with the cross tattooed on his forehead standing in the back of all those videos. But he's a rapper, too, and his new tape Trappin…   Read Story »
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is coming soon, and we've already heard a bunch of songs from it: "Berzerk," "Survival," "Rap God," the Rihanna collab "The Monster." But the most obviously…   Read Story »
For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on video -- late-night performances, great…   Read Story »