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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 »
Every year, during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the show airs little black-and-white vignettes of people rapping in warehouses -- sometimes in crews, sometimes in random-as-fuck thrown-together groupings.…   Read Story »
Eminem is set to release his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 next month, and there's a pretty good chance it'll keep the entire music business afloat for another year or so. We've already seen…   Read Story »