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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 »

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 »

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 »

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T.I. & Young Thug – “Off-Set” Video

T.I. and Young Thug are both Atlanta rap stars, but their styles are so radically different that it's always a nice surprise to hear how…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Meek Mill Finally Delivers Drake Diss Track “Wanna Know”

Drake has already released not one but two diss tracks in response to Meek Mill's ghostwriting allegations. After Funkmaster Flex promised a Meek response track…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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Watch Jeezy Bring Out Andre 3000, Kanye West, Usher, T.I., Bun B At Thug Motivation 101 Anniversary Show

On Saturday night, Young Jeezy celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark debut album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 with a big show at…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm
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Judge Reduces “Blurred Lines” Damages, But Rules T.I. Should Be Held Liable Too

Back in March, a jury ruled that the Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. hit “Blurred Lines” is similar enough to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 single…
Peter Helman | July 14, 2015 - 10:49 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 9:52 am
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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…
Caitlin White | April 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm

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 pa…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2015 - 8:47 am
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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.
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2015 - 11:43 am
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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…
Caitlin White | March 4, 2015 - 11:03 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 12:33 pm
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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…
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…
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"…
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…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm
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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…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 10:07 am
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