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Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum’s new weekly pop column. I’ll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase “Stereogum’s weekly pop column” probably raises some questions, so let’s get to them right away:… More »

Alongside chief collaborator Noah ‘40’ Shebib, the just-leaked Take Care represents the culmination of everything Drake has done to this point, a career that already spans dozens of hits and a stranglehold on influential radio stations like Hot 97. Though the Twitter hordes keep stacking Take Care up against Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne,… More »

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Quentin Miller: I Am Not Drake’s Ghostwriter

Meek Mill set off a bomb this week when he went on a tweet-rampage alleging that Drake does not write his own raps. Reaction has been strong from factions arguing that (a) it isn’t true, (b) it doesn’t matter if it’s true, (c) Drake should be ashamed if it’s true, or some popcorn-popping combination thereof. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Noah “40” Shebib Defends Drake’s Honor Following Quentin Miller Rumors

The hip-hop Twittersphere exploded last night when Meek Mill went on an epic-length tirade accusing Drake having his raps ghostwritten by a guy named Quentin Miller, who’s credited on Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. Lots of people have had lots of very public feelings about this, of course, with various hip-hop figure… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 22, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Drake – “On A Wave” (Feat. Tinashe) + “Go Out Tonight”

Looks like Drake has another leak problem. (Last year, if you’ll recall, he was forced to release three tracks after hackers got a hold of them.) Earlier this week, an unfinished version of Beyoncé collab “Can I” made its way its way online, and now two other tracks have surfaced. Both of them seem to… More »

By: James Rettig / May 22, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy” + Mr. Wonderful Details

Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful feels like it’s been a long time coming: He first teased the album back in May of last year, then dropped “Easy Rider” at the end of the summer. Since then — Azealia Banks beefs aside — the New York rapper has been pretty quiet. Lo and behold, he’s just shared… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 7:36 pm

Drake – “6 God,” “Heat Of The Moment,” & “How Bout Now”

Drake posted three new tracks on his website earlier today. They’re called “6 God,” “Heat Of The Moment,” and “How Bout Now,” which leaked last week. There’s no information yet about whether the tracks are from his upcoming new album, Views From The 6 (due out next year), but it is accompanied by some artwork… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Noah “40” Shebib Talks Gear And Reflects On His Success

Gearheads, man! Always getting so emotional about their gear. As someone who’s played guitar since fifth grade and hacked away in multiple bands over the years, I’ve never developed the appreciation for musical equipment that sets certain creative minds on fire. But producers are gearheads almost by default, and Noah “40” Shebib, the sonic architect… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014 - 5:20 pm