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30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don't remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz's 2010 hit "Dynamite" playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has turned its face toward the social justice issues that plague society, Rae Sremmurd are looking squarely in the mirror. And they like what they see. Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 19, 2015

Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) Video

The Atlanta-via-Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd released SremmLife, the most dizzily catchy pop-rap album in recent memory, at the top of the year. And "Throw Sum Mo," the album's Nicki Minaj/Young Thug collab, is quickly succeeding "No Flex Zone" and "No Type" as the duo's next massive hit. Given that the song i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015

Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Stabbed To Death After Bar Fight

A bar fight in Philadelphia left Nicki Minaj's tour manager dead and another member of her crew hospitalized early this morning. NBC10 reports that an altercation began around 2AM inside Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood. "We believe that both of the victims, as well as the perpetrator, were all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 18, 2015

Lil Wayne And His Daughter Revived MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 Last Night

MTV stopped running new episodes of the endlessly hatewatchable reality series My Super Sweet 16 in 2008, but when Lil Wayne's daughter wants to throw one of the show's endlessly lavish birthday bashes, MTV is willing to resurrect it. The show was famous for the sight of spoiled rich kids melting down crying because their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Chilly Gonzales Explains What Nicki Minaj Has In Common With Billy Joel And Lionel Richie

Chilly Gonzales seems like a really chill dude, in that he's a self-proclaimed musical genius, but instead of lording it over us, he shares his knowledge. In the latest installment of his "Pop Music Masterclass," Chilly breaks down what Nicki Minaj's brutal ex-side-eying Pinkprint track "Bed Of Lies" has in common with Billy… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 5, 2015

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tracklist Includes A Song With Chance The Rapper And Mike Tyson

Madonna revealed the full tracklist for her new album Rebel Heart on iTunes today, and there's one especially curious inclusion. "Iconic," the album's ninth track, features both young hip-hop talent Chance The Rapper and legendary boxer/outrageous person Mike Tyson. Madonna popped up on Chance's Instagram in late 2013 and again lastMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015

Watch MTV’s Nicki Minaj Documentary My Time AGAIN

In 2010, with debut Pink Friday on the way, an ascendant Nicki Minaj starred in an MTV documentary called My Time Now. A little more than four years later, in the wake of Minaj's great The Pinkprint, the network aired a sequel called My Time AGAIN set at last year's VMAs. The 40-minute film… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they'll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem "Centuries" was inescapable during ESPN's coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it's #6 today on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2015

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Gwyneth Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions Of Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Big Sean

Make no mistake: Within the next decade or so, Broadway will get a Rock Of Ages-style rap jukebox musical. It already sort of happened with the Tupac musical that flopped last year. Last night on The Tonight Show, we saw some version of how the final product might look, and it was pure hell. Old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015

Watch The Trailer For Nicki Minaj’s MTV Documentary My Time Again

Nicki Minaj has announced that MTV will air a new documentary called My Time Again on 1/18 at 10PM. It's a sequel to her 2010 documentary My Time Now, which also aired on MTV, and will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the rapper's life, presumably covering the period leading up to the release of… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015

Watch High School Nicki Minaj Show Off Her Acting Chops In Unearthed Video

A teenage Nicki Minaj was featured in the third season of the British TV series You Saw Them Here First over the weekend, but she wasn't showing off her burgeoning musical talents. Before Minaj was a rapper, she studied acting at NYC's famed LaGuardia High School, which comes as no surprise if you've ever see… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 29, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Movie

Nicki Minaj has shared a narrative short film to accompany her new album. The Pinkprint Movie is separated into three acts that correspond with songs from the record: "The Crying Game," "Grand Piano," and "I Lied." "All Things Go" plays over the opening credits. Executive producers include Minaj, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and music video… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014

Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart

Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. "I was hoping to release my new single 'Living For Love' on Valentine's Day with the rest of the album coming in the… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This makes two years in a row now that an actual Album Of The Year contender has been released in the pre-holiday murk, a time traditionally reserved for Christmas compilations and extensive box sets, a time after lists of the year's best albums have been published. That's too bad -- it would be nice to… More »

By: Stereogum / December 19, 2014

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj On Watch What Happens Live

If you haven't listened to The Pinkprint yet... go listen to it. Nicki Minaj starred on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live last night to "dish" and gossip with host Andy Cohen. Minaj plays coy but it's kind of obvious she's miffed when Cohen asks, "Who has the biggest dick in the music industry?" She responds,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 18, 2014

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj Talk About Her Job At Red Lobster, Perform “Bed Of Lies” With Skylar Grey On Fallon

With The Pinkprint still fresh in our minds, Nicki Minaj stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night for an interview and a performance. During the interview, she talked about working as an office manager and a waitress at Red Lobster before making it big, and Fallon showed off Minaj's high school yearbook photo. She also… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014
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