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Budweiser’s Bringing A Hologram Of Mary J. Blige’s Made In America Show To Governors Island

Ever since that fateful Tupac hologram showed up at Coachella in 2012 and became a viral sensation, holograms have been a thing again. Which is probably why Budweiser is emphasizing the hologram aspect of their event on Governors Island; the event culminates in a 4D hologram concert projection of Mary J. Blige, who will be… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 19, 2015 - 11:54 am

T-Pain – “Make That Shit Work” (Feat. Juicy J)

Ten years after “I’m ‘N Luv (Wit A Stripper),” T-Pain is having a new moment. At the end of last year, he recorded an Auto-Tune-free Tiny Desk Concert for NPR, unnecessarily proving to the world yet again that (gasp!) he’s really talented and can really sing! It went viral, and T-Pain is now capitalizing o… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 7, 2015 - 12:44 pm

The Week In Rap: ILoveMakonnen, Transformative Figure

Tuesday,” the song that made iLoveMakonnen into an unlikely star last year, scans as a party anthem. It is, after all, about making the club go up. That sounds pretty fun! And if you are partying on a Tuesday, the least fun day of the week, you must have an advanced degree in partying! But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2015 - 11:25 am

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group’s Facebook page. (I suppose a series of Snapchats would also have been appropriate.) The crucial sentence and obvious pullquote is this: “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 10:39 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 in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they’ll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem “Centuries” was inescapable during ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it’s #6 today on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm

T-Pain – “Stoicville”

Last month, T-Pain recorded a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR, singing without Auto-Tune and generally showing the world that he has talents that go beyond the gimmick that made him famous. To that end, he’s also released a new single called “Stoicville,” a rapped-not-sung six-minute spleen-vent lament about fake friends and career disappointments that’ll serve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 4:49 pm

T-Pain Is The King Of Auto-Tune, OK? Like, He Studied This Shit. Nobody Has Looked Into Auto-Tune Like He Has. FYI.

We’ve often heard musicians involved with the Five Percenter movement carry on about Supreme Mathematics, but never before have we heard a performer expound on the mathematics of Auto-Tune. That’s all changed now that T-Pain is on the warpath against Future (who “doesn’t know how to use Auto-Tune”) and Kanye West (who didn’t properly credit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 10, 2014 - 4:37 pm

The Lonely Island – “I Fucked My Aunt” (Feat. T-Pain)

The Lonely Island are now less than a month away from releasing album #3, The Wack Album, and last week, they kicked off their Wack Wednesdays series with the all-star video for “Spring Break Anthem.” Today, they follow it up with a stream of “I Fucked My Aunt,” an emotive slow-jam that reunites them with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2013 - 9:24 am

Rick Ross – “Bag Of Money” Video

Rick Ross’s “Bag Of Money” is the first single from Self Made, Vol. 2, his forthcoming Maybach Music compilation, and it’s all about how Ross’s girl looks like a bag of money, which does not actually sound like a good thing for a woman to look like. Ross’s Maybach Music soldiers Wale and Meek Mill… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2012 - 10:18 am

T-Pain – “5 O’Clock” (Feat. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa) Video

The latest single from robo-R&B star T-Pain features a slightly unlikely sample: Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You track “Who’d Have Known.” In fact, the song samples her so heavily that she gets a “featuring” credit on it. T-Pain practically spends the entire song singing along with her song, so it’s only fair. Sadly,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Your Boyfriend T-Pain Knows What “Reverse Cowgirl” Means

And he can’t wait to tell you. Or to show you. So he named his song “Reverse Cowgirl” and then had cherries in glasses smashing against reflective surfaces in the video for it. Your boyfriend, he’s so subtle. More »

By: jessica / March 18, 2010 - 6:14 pm

New Lonely Island (Feat. T-Pain) – “I’m On A Boat”

There are exactly two things the world needs no more of: in order, they are fake rap and autotuned T-Pain cameos. End list. Accordingly this cut from the Lonely Island’s debut album should be a shitshow, except that it’s not, because it’s written by SNL’s Digital Shorties Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer. Ergo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2009 - 4:51 pm

10 Trendy Pop Star Costumes For Halloween ’08

I was going to write up a guide to contemporary Indie Rock Halloween Costume Ideas, but decided against it. You’re probably wearing a Fleet Foxes costume right now. Where’s the fun in that? So instead we turn our attention to the wider musical landscape, and suggest some pop star costumes that people will actually recognize. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2008 - 6:00 pm

New Kanye West (Feat. T-Pain) Video – “Good Life”

As much as Kanye runs around drumming up things to brag about/have his feelings hurt by, to his credit, he knows where to look (and what to appropriate) on his cool quest. So that little hipster-beloved French dance duo Justice with excellent taste in videos? Well their victory at the ’06 Euro MTV Awards for… More »

By: Stereogum / September 12, 2007 - 10:09 am