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50 Cent – “Get Low” (Feat. Jeremih, T.I. & 2 Chainz)

50 Cent was probably the most popular rapper in the world a decade ago, and his swift and extreme decline from stardom has been one of the strangest things I’ve witnessed in my time as a music critic. On his new single “Get Low,” 50 at least seems to be trying to do something about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2015 - 9:52 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We’re very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it’s been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Lil Bibby – “Boy” (Feat. T.I.) Video

Lil Bibby released his Free Crack mixtape at the end of 2013, and it put him on the map as one of Chicago’s rappers to watch. Though 2014 was pretty quiet for Lil Bibby, he released the follow-up tape, Free Crack 2, and today we’ve got a video for one of its songs, “Boy.” The… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

Marvin Gaye’s Family Now Wants Money From T.I., Too

Hey, remember that part in “Got To Give It Up” where Marvin Gaye sang that he would never pull a Pharcyde and let you pass him by? Or that your last guy doesn’t smack your ass and pull your hair like that? No? That’s because they didn’t happen. Last week, a jury awarded Marvin Gaye’sMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015 - 8:47 am

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 - 11:57 am

The Week In Pop: Kelly Clarkson’s Edgeless Excellence Continues

Kelly Clarkson started out with negative cred. In 2002, Clarkson became the first winner of American Idol, which made her wildly famous and deathly uncool. This was before poptimism, and although Idol was an massive ratings success, the average critical line was something like THIS POP STAR FACTORY IS AN AFFRONT TO GOOD TASTE THEY… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Robin Thicke Trial Reveals Extraordinary “Blurred Lines” Financials

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are currently embroiled in a legal battle with Marvin Gaye’s estate over the similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up,” and it just keeps getting juicier. Yesterday, the financial information about “Blurred Lines” was revealed, and the total revenue comes to $16,675,690. More »

By: Caitlin White / March 4, 2015 - 11:03 am

T.I. & Young Thug – “Off-Set”

T.I. and Young Thug seem like they should have nothing in common between their shared hometown of Atlanta and the whole they’re-both-rappers thing. But they’ve got a rare on-record chemistry. Last year, they got together to make “About The Money,” one of the year’s best rap-radio hits, and a few assorted random tracks like “WeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm

The-Dream – “That’s My Shit” (Feat. T.I.) Video

If we’re to believe R&B lothario The-Dream’s new video for his T.I. collab “That’s My Shit,” the man known to his parents as Terius Nash goes to parties in mansions full of lingerie models and wolves. He also wears steampunk sunglasses and golden fangs and gigantic Amish-goth hats. All of this completely squares with my… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015 - 12:33 pm

The-Dream – “That’s My Shit” (Feat. T.I.)

The-Dream’s latest single “That’s My Shit” has been played on a few radio stations recently, and a rip has made its way online. The track was produced by Tricky Stewart and features a verse from T.I., who has collaborated a few times with The-Dream in the past. Along with “Fruition,” it’s expected to show u… More »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014 - 9:35 am

Dej Loaf – “Try Me (Remix)” (Feat. Jeezy & T.I.)

The Detroit rapper Dej Loaf is currently getting famous on the strength of her twinkling head-buster hit “Try Me,” though her great Sell Sole mixtape proves that there’s more to her than that. “Try Me” already had a remix, with guest spots from Ty Dolla $ign and Remy Ma. But now she’s moved up to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014 - 1:19 pm

T.I. – “We Want War” (Feat. Young Thug) Video

This year, the established Atlanta rap star T.I. and the young insurgent Young Thug have already teamed up on T.I.’s rap-radio hit “About The Money” and Young Thug’s hyperactive “Eww Eww Eww” remix. They also got together for “We Want War,” a track from T.I.’s Hustle Gang mixtape G.D.O.D. 2. In its new video, from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 10:40 am

The Week In Pop: Bobby Shmurda Is A Pioneer, But Also A Traditionalist Of Sorts

Bobby Shmurda is a pioneer several times over. The Brooklyn rapper’s breakout hit “Hot Nigga” — or “Hot Boy,” as it’s known to the radio programmers who’ve roundly embraced it — reached a new peak this week, climbing to #6 on Billboard’s definitive singles chart, the Hot 100. It’s the kind of mixtape track Lil… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

The Week In Pop: Nick Jonas Is On The Verge Of Something Awesome

We needed the expert Miguel impersonation that is “Jealous” this year, if only because Miguel himself seems determined to tantalizingly dangle his own new music just out of reach. (These fleeting seconds were such a maddening tease! I realize this hard-to-get routine is a form of foreplay, but jeez.) Anyway: The biggest solo hit so… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Snoop Dogg Should Probably Take A Break From Instagram

Last month, Snoop Dogg got into some trouble for a homophobic Instagram post that called out another user, which he deleted shortly after it started to gain some traction in the media. Over the weekend, he posted something else offensive: this time, it was a disparaging meme of Iggy Azalea. Azalea responded via Twitter but… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 10:07 am

T.I. – “Paperwork” (Feat. Pharrell)

Later this month, T.I. is back with his new album Paperwork, and he’s sounded extra hungry on early singles like “About The Money,” with Young Thug, and “Turn It.” The album’s title track, though, is a different story. It’s a laid-back, soulful memoir, a fond, grizzled remembrance of a dangerous youth. The song has a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014 - 10:46 am

T.I. Joins Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

According to Hollywood Reporter, T.I. will be joining the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, alongside Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, and John Slattery. The rapper has appeared in a few smaller roles over the years — he had his acting debut in a starring role in 2006’s ATL and has had… More »

By: James Rettig / August 19, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch A Pigtailed Young Thug Join T.I. & The Roots On The Tonight Show

First things first: Look at Young Thug. Look at him. He has his bleached pigtails done up in those Princess Leia buns. He is wearing the tightest clothes that any rapper has ever worn in public. He has a pink flag hanging out of his pants. The man is a street-rap star, and he i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 9:24 am

T.I. – “About The Money (Remix)” (Feat. Killer Mike & Young Thug)

The first time I can remember hearing T.I., he was rapping alongside Killer Mike on Bone Crusher’s “Never Scared,” and they’ve linked up a few times over the years. And this morning, Killer Mike showed up to breathe some fire on “About The Money,” T.I.’s new single with Young Thug. This sadly is just one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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