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Q&A: Chilly Gonzales On Chambers, Poptimism, And Life As A Musical Genius

Chilly Gonzales has lived so many musical lives it's hard to keep them straight. Born Jason Beck, he's a classically trained pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed musical genius (hey, somebody has to say it, right?) who has co-authored musicals; pursued the alt-rock path as the frontman of Son; set Guinness records for piano-playing; tried hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 25, 2015

Bill Murray Hits SXSW To Tell Jimmy Kimmel A Rick Ross Story

Bill Murray is legendary for, among many other things, making random and miragelike SXSW appearances -- turning up at garage-rock shows to tend bar, say. And last night, he was a guest on one of the SXSW episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live. On the show, he told a vague story about trying to work with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015

The Week In Rap: Get Ready For Skepta To Be A Thing

I don't know why American critics stopped writing about grime. Sometime around 2004, grime -- the British hybrid of rap and dancehall and UK garage and blaring car alarms -- was the most exciting genre of music in the world. London suddenly seemed to overflow with hyena-voiced teenagers who'd learned how to make madly juddering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015

Alec Baldwin Raps With Chance The Rapper, Bill Murray Chills With Rick Ross

It's always fun to see celebrity worlds collide. Take Chance The Rapper and Alec Baldwin, who were apparently hanging out over the weekend and decided to record a video of Chance beatboxing while Baldwin raps over him. Chance posted the team-up on Instagram yesterday, and the viral get together is meant to raise awarene… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015

Gunplay – “Scuffed Timbs” (Feat. Rick Ross) (Prod. Timbaland)

Gunplay's debut studio album has been perpetually in limbo for a few years now, but it looks like it could finally be getting a release. After a few false starts and a handful of mixtapes, including this year's self-titled, Living Legend is scheduled to come out early next year. "Scuffed Timbs" is a new… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year's best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014

Rick Ross – “If They Knew” (Feat. K. Michelle) Video

During most of the year, it's extremely difficult for a major-label rap artist to get an album out. During the last six weeks of the year, though, those albums come fast and furious. I have no idea why that would be, but one of the biggest albums of this year's fourth-quarter rap-album marathon is Rick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014

America’s Pear Farmers Thank Rick Ross

Rick Ross lost some weight recently thanks to a fruit-heavy diet (RossFit isn't real, unfortunately), and when he proclaimed his love of pears to an interviewer last summer, he instantly became the stuff of Vine legend. Rozay's "Shout out to all the pear" quote became one of 2014's biggest memes -- never mind that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014

Rick Ross Touts “RossFit” Workout Method, Says “Fuck Bruce Springsteen” In Funny Or Die Video

I don't know if the world is ready for a self-aware Rick Ross, but it's happening. He's out here making Funny Or Die videos now. Or at least he's made one. It's a fake fitness commercial for RossFit, because Ross has recently lost some weight and also because "Ross" rhymes with "Cross." Also of note:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014

Rick Ross – “Movin’ Bass” (Feat. Jay Z)

Rick Ross has shared another track from his second album of the year, Hood Billionaire. So far, we've heard "Elvis Presley Blvd.," the R. Kelly-assisted "Keep Doin' That," and "Nickel Rock" with Lil Boosie. "Movin' Bass" is produced by Timbaland and sees him teaming up with frequent collaborator Jay Z. Listen below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014

Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Pharrell headlined Odd Future's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For one, his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined him on stage for a brief reunion performance that brought Tyler, The Creator to tears. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014

Rick Ross – “Nickel Rock” (Feat. Lil Boosie) & “Elvis Presley Blvd. (Remix)”

Rick Ross apparently still intends to release his new album Hood Billionaire before this month is over, and his new track "Nickel Rock" is a crack-dealing anthem that unites him with the Baton Rouge energy-bomb Lil Boosie. The song is decent enough, but Boosie just murders his verse, as he's murdered every verse he's done… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014

Rick Ross – “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch)” (Feat. R. Kelly) Video

Rick Ross' Hood Billionaire comes out next month, and it's his second album of the year following Mastermind, which came out back in March. A few weeks back, he shared "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," a track from the upcoming album that features the despicable R. Kelly. Now, he's put out a video for… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014

Project Pat – “Imma Get Me Sum” (Feat. Rick Ross & Juicy J)

Rick Ross got the Memphis knucklehead-rap legend and longtime Three 6 Mafia affiliate Project Pat to show up on "Elvis Presley Blvd.," his recent street single. And now Ross has repaid the favor, contributing a verse to "Imma Get Me Sum," the first single from Pat's forthcoming Cheez N Dope 3 mixtape. Pat's brother Juicy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014

The Weeknd – “Often (Remix Feat. Schoolboy Q & Rick Ross)”

The Weeknd has been running with "Often" for a while now -- what at first seemed like a one-off single has already gotten a… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014

Rick Ross – “Keep Doin’ That” (Feat. R. Kelly)

Around this time last year, the entire music world backed away slowly from R. Kelly after his old sex-crimes accusations reentered the conversation. He was on a Lady Gaga single, and that single disappeared so quickly that your head might've spun. But Rick Ross didn't get the memo. Or maybe he just doesn't care. Either… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

Rick Ross – “Elvis Presley Blvd.” (Feat. Project Pat) Video

Rick Ross already released one album this year, the orchestrally grandiose Mastermind, and now he's planning on following it up with a new album called Hood Billionaire before the end of 2014. First single "Elvis Presley Blvd." works as an extended homage to Memphis rap and features a verse from Memphis original Project Pat,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014

The Game – “Don’t Shoot” (Feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, & TGT)

That list of rappers and musicians up top is an all-star team and they've all gotten together for the 6-minute anthem "Don't Shoot" to address the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the events that followed. The Game recruited everyone that appears on the song, and here's what he had to say to More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014

Rick Ross Hops On That Terrible Ed Sheeran Song

Though Chris hasn't expressed much admiration for Ed Sheeran over in the Week In Pop, maybe the guy's not all bad? I mean, he co-wrote that Jessie Ware song, and we all agreed that was the best song of last week. Looks like there's still plenty of bad to go around, though:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 18, 2014

Jeezy – “Beautiful” (Feat. The Game & Rick Ross)

Atlanta's formerly-young Jeezy has built up a durable 10-year catalog mostly by rapping about the triumphs and stresses of the drug trade over tense, gothic, monolithic production. But on "Beautiful," a song from his forthcoming album Seen It All, he goes a different direction, rapping about getting used to the idea that you're living well,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2014
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