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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Rick Ross – “The Devil Is A Lie” (Feat. Jay Z)

The Rick Ross collab “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” was easily the best song on Jay Z’s last album Magna Carta Holy Grail, and now Jay has returned the favor, showing up on Ross’s new single “The Devil Is A Lie” and sounding more engaged than he has lately. It always feels like an event when these two link… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 1:30 pm

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new Molly movement since the dawn of the decade. But ever since spring 2012 — around the time Madonna named her album MDNA and Kanye rapped “Somethin’ ’bout Mary, she gone… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Watch SNL’s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight’s Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of shouty Kanye West and whiny Kim Kardashian. Pharoah’s West (which we last saw in his “I Am A Dog” parody) is pretty strong and included some “Black Skinhead”-y yelps to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am

Pusha T – “Hold On” (Feat. Rick Ross) Video

Pusha T released his awesomely stark and snarly album My Name Is My Name last month, and for months, he’s been making cold and minimal and effective videos for the album’s tracks: “Numbers On The Board,” “King Push,” “Nosetalgia,” “Sweet Serenade,” “Pain.” Now, he’s got another one, for the Rick Ross collab “Hold On,” which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to kee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 10:34 am

Gunplay – “Kush” (Feat. Lil Wanye & Rick Ross)

Gunplay might finally be getting a shot! The out-of-control Miami rap firebrand has been kicking around the margins of Rick Ross’s Maybach Music empire for years, recording furious amazing bug-eyed verses and generally solidifying his rep as rap’s great scene-stealing wildman, but there’s been almost no talk of him getting his own album. But now,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2013 - 10:08 am

Rick Ross – “No Games” (Feat. Future) Video

The thunderous Future collab “No Games” is Rick Ross’s biggest song in a minute, and someone must’ve realized that a song like that needs a video that’s better than the shitty one that’s just a bunch of Scarface clips and footage of Ross rapping in a hotel. So now we get the real video: MadMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2013 - 9:45 am

Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (Rick Ross Remix)” Video

Time for another part of our ongoing series “Rick Ross Raps Well On New Wave Songs That Should Not Be Able To Comfortably Accommodate Rick Ross Verses.” Earlier this week, Ross rapped over Lorde’s “Royals,” which is practically an anti-Rick Ross song. He’s also done his money-talk free-association over Drake’s chiffon synthpop slow-jam “Hold On,More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013 - 9:32 am

Lorde – “Royals (Rozay Remix)”

Is Rick Ross just contractually obligated to rap on any song that mentions Maybachs in the lyrics? Lorde’s massive left-field smash “Royals” is pretty much the opposite of everything Ross is about, lyrically; it’s a song about how the aspirational money-talk lyrics on so many rap songs are vastly different from the experiences of most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013 - 10:36 am

Drake (Feat. Rick Ross) – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (MMG Remix)”

Hold On, We’re Going Home,” the endlessly pillowy, Majid Jordan-assisted New Wave jam that carried Drake to Top 40 success, yielded one awesomely ridiculous music video and placed highly on our absurdly large Drake songs countdown, now has a Maybach Music Group remix featuring a verse from Rick Ross in pole position. And I gotta… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Rick Ross – “No Games” (Feat. Future) Video

The Future collab “No Games” is the most triumphant and visceral Rick Ross single in a long minute, so it’s mystifying that he decided to make the laziest imaginable video for it. The clip is entirely made up of footage of Ross rapping contemplatively in a hotel room, intercut with footage from Scarface, the most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2013 - 11:58 am

Gunplay – “Gallardo” (Feat. Rick Ross & Yo Gotti) Video (NSFW)

Gunplay is one of the greatest headknock rappers currently walking the face of the earth, and he’s also a part of one of rap’s most popular crews. And yet the closest he’ll come to a mainstream breakout moment might be this deeply NSFW strip-club video with Rick Ross and Memphis knucklehead Yo Gotti. Whatever, I’ll… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Rick Ross – “No Games” (Feat. Future)

It’s always a bit disconcerting to watch a star like Rick Ross flopping around, trying to find the right first single to launch an album. His new Mastermind is supposed to arrive soon, but “I Wonder Why” didn’t click the way he must’ve hoped. Maybe the new “No Games” will. Either way, though, the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2013 - 9:17 am

Rick Ross – “I Wonder Why”

It’s been a while since we had a certifiable Rick Ross monster of a banger. I don’t know if his new single “I Wonder Why” is that song, but the orchestral churn of the track suggests as much, as does the absolute disdain in Ross’s voice when he says the word “selfies” on the intro. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2013 - 5:00 pm

DJ Khaled – “No New Friends” (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Rick Ross) Video

DJ Khaled’s new posse cut single “No New Friends” reconstructs the lineup of Khaled’s great 2011 single “I’m On One,” and like that song, it’s pretty much a Drake track with a couple of guests on it. Drake also co-directed the new “No New Friends” video along with Colin Tilley, and the clip takes place… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 10:34 am

DJ Khaled – “No New Friends” (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)

Once upon a time, DJ Khaled stumbled into taking credit for one of the best singles of 2011, when his name appeared on the left side of the hyphen on “I’m On One,” the excellently twinkly and moody Drake/Lil Wayne/Rick Ross team-up. Khaled’s new single “No New Friends” is a transparent attempt to recapture that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Stream The Spring Breakers Soundtrack

After the video for Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything (Remix)” was released, Tom took to the Twitterverse to assist him in uncovering the identity of the “dreadlocked crustpunk-looking dude standing next to Young Jeezy.” The guy in the video is rapper White from Jeezy’s label CTE. We know this because the person who gave Tom… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 6, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Rick Ross – “Ashamed” Video

Usually, I can watch a rap video without being reduced to a puddle of jealousy from all the trappings of wealth. But fucking hell, Rick Ross gets to play with a tiger cub? (That’s a tiger cub, right?) How much money does it cost to hang out with a tiger cub? What decisions can I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 9:16 am