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Before we get into the looming sales showdown between Justin Bieber and One Direction, let’s flash back to 50 Cent’s final moment of musical relevance. It was the summer of 2007, and 50 was dropping his new album, Curtis, on 9/11. Kanye West — whose omnivorous, game-changing The College Dropout and Late Registration had seized… More »

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 »

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 »

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Classixx – “Whatever I Want” (Feat. T-Pain)

On albums like last year's Hanging Gardens, the Californian production duo Classixx have developed a beautifully shimmering form of dance music, one built as much…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 3:17 pm

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…
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…
Peter Helman | June 7, 2015 - 12:44 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | September 12, 2007 - 10:09 am