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DJ Khaled has been an A-list rap fixture for the better part of a decade, even though he doesn't really do anything except yell. I have no idea how he keeps lining up big stars for his songs, but he…   Read Story »
Rick Ross is often on a mission to prove not only the magnitude of his richness but just how fantastic it is to have said magnitude of richness. In his new video for "Rich Is Gangsta," we start off…   Read Story »
Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had left barely a trace of influence on the many, many…   Read Story »
Back in the mid-aughts, hip-hop mixtape culture was driven by MCs aiming to one-up each other by freestyling (or "freestyling") on other people's beats. Lil Wayne was the king of this particular…   Read Story »
Sean Combs is just fun to watch. The rapper, who recently reverted to Puff Daddy form after years as Diddy, just came back roaring with his ridiculous and overblown new Rick Ross/French Montana…   Read Story »
Because he can't help but stoke the fuels of Twitter snark every few weeks, the man known to the government as Sean Combs (and to beloved former Stereogummer Amrit Singh as "boss") has changed his…   Read Story »
Rick Ross's new album Mastermind is far from being his best work, but "The Devil Is A Lie," its stormy and horn-stabbed Jay Z collab, is an easy highlight. You'd think a track like that would demand…   Read Story »
Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to willfully retreat from the spotlight.…   Read Story »
We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. Chris Martin's band has been a punchline since that first fresh-faced beach walk, and there are some good reasons for that. When your debut album…   Read Story »
Rick Ross's new album Mastermind tends to sag under the weight of its own opulence, but it finds one of its few moments of true shout-along catharsis with "War Ready," a six-minute shout-along…   Read Story »