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Our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list is occasionally featured on the Earwolf podcast Who Charted?, and in last week’s “Two Charted” segment, the show’s co-host Kulap Vilaysack expressed some curiosity about the methodology behind our list. So, for Kulap — and for you too, if you’re similarly curious — here’s the deal: We… More »

On paper, Wale’s rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse’s power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

I’m sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don’t love it. It’s not on this list. There were plenty of better videos that came along in the past week, and five of them are below. More »

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Riff Raff & Danny Brown – “Wetter Than Tsunami” Video

When it appeared on Riff Raff's 2014 album Neon Icon, the song "Wetter Than Tsunami" did not feature a Danny Brown guest verse. Now, all…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 11:29 am
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Diplo x CL x Riff Raff x OG Maco – “Doctor Pepper” Video

For the giddy banger "Doctor Pepper," Diplo assembled a truly absurd team of talents -- Korean pop superstar and 2NE1 leader CL, Atlanta rap wildma…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 9:24 am
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Beach Goth 4 Lineup

The fourth installment of the Growlers’ annual Beach Goth festival will go down 10/24-25 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California, and its lineu…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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Diplo x CL x Riff Raff x OG Maco – “Doctor Pepper”

K-pop has always lingered outside the periphery of mainstream American pop, a purely international affliction that never made its way over the Pacific outside of…
James Rettig | May 22, 2015 - 11:50 am
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Major Lazer – “2 Cups” (Feat. Riff Raff) Video

Major Lazer have a new album called Peace Is The Mission coming out, but to promote their new FXX cartoon, they're also cranking out non-album…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Watch Yet Another Riff Raff Fan Get Thrown Off The Stage

A few weeks ago a particularly avid Riff Raff fan was so eager to touch the neon icon that he made his way onstage and…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new…
Caitlin White | April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than i…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm
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Mike WiLL Made-It – “Choppin’ Blades” (Feat. RiFF RAFF & Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi) Video

Mike WiLL Made-It has shared a video for "Choppin' Blades," a track from his recent Ransom mixtape that features RiFF RAFF and Rae Srummurd's Slim…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Stream Three Tracks From Riff Raff’s Chopped And Screwed Purple Icon

Lately, Riff Raff has been too busy getting diesel to crank out a whole lot of new music. But next month, he'll release a new…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2015 - 10:32 am

Watch A Mini-Doc About How Riff Raff Got Jacked

Riff Raff recently announced his intentions of training with Hulk Hogan to become a professional wrestler, but apparently his lifestyle change began before his pursuit…
Caitlin White | January 28, 2015 - 4:34 pm
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Riff Raff Will Take You To Prom For $28K

Absurdist rap entity Riff Raff famously squired Katy Perry to the VMAs last year, and today, we have to ask: How much did she pay…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2015 - 4:13 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
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Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It -- one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last -- is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

RiFF RAFF – “TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWDiNZ” Video

RiFF RAFF has shared a characteristically ridiculous video for "TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWDiNZ," a track from his debut studio album NEON iCON. The…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 10:15 am
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Mike WiLL Made-It – “Syrup in My Soda” (Feat. RiFF RAFF & iLoveMakonnen)

After yesterday's embarrassing Mike WiLL Made-It song featuring Future and Wiz Khalifa, the producer is back with a better one: "Syrup In My Soda" ha…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 10:31 pm
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Beatking – “Rambunctious” (Feat. Danny Brown & Riff Raff)

The Houston rapper Beatking is a regional Texas cult hero who seems ready to get the internet going nuts, at least when people start hearing…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 12:31 pm
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