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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

Rick Ross never really seemed hungry; it was part of his appeal. When we met him, he was pushing an overblown comic-book kingpin character, talking about knowing “the real Noriega” and throwing speedboat chases into his videos. When his past as a corrections officer came to light, nobody was really mad because his whole character… More »

Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

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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
Miles Bowe | August 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm

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,…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2014 - 10:37 am

Rick Ross – “What A Shame” (Feat. French Montana) Video

Lord only knows why Rick Ross felt like he had to release two music videos in two days for songs from a months-old album, but…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Rick Ross – “Supreme” Video

"Supreme" is one of the most sweeping, luxurious tracks on Rick Ross' excessively sweeping and luxurious 2014 album Mastermind, and its new video practically dri…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Detroit Rapper Trick Trick’s Mob Reportedly Blocks Rick Ross From Playing Detroit

The Detroit rapper Trick Trick might not be a household name outside his hometown, but he's infamous for busting heads at least as much a…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Rick Ross – “Thug Cry” (Feat. Lil Wayne) Video

Rick Ross's "Thug Cry" is a mellow, meditative song from Ross's not-great new album Mastermind, and its new video, from longtime Ross associate DRE Films,…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm

DJ Khaled – “They Don’t Love You No More” (Feat. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana)

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…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2014 - 10:26 am

Rick Ross – “Rich Is Gangsta” Video

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…
Sam Behrens | April 4, 2014 - 3:04 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

LeBron James – “Fuckwithmeyouknoigotit (Freestyle)”

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…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) Video

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…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Puff Daddy – “Big Homie” (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana)

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…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Rick Ross – “The Devil Is A Lie” Video

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,…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 10:27 am

The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to…
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Are Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay.
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Rick Ross – “War Ready” (Feat. Jeezy) Video

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…
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2014 - 9:14 am

Watch Kanye West & Big Sean’s Surprise Appearance With Rick Ross On Arsenio

Rick Ross's new album Mastermind came out on Tuesday, and he's been all over the late-night TV circuit for the last few weeks. But he…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2014 - 8:55 am

Watch Rick Ross Play Late Night With French Montana

Rick Ross was the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, and sadly, Fred Armisen's house band of '90s indie heavyweights did…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 11:27 am

Premature Evaluation: Rick Ross Mastermind

It feels like it's been a lifetime since word leaked out that the actual backstory of William Leonard Roberts II, since we learned that hi…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “New Agenda” (Feat. Rick Ross)

At this point, it doesn't make much sense to call the Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. "underground" anymore. He's on Def Jam, his last album had…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2014 - 11:53 am
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