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“Struggle rapper” has become an internet epithet in the past few years, an easy shorthand term for the hordes of no-names who are in constant irritating self-promotional mode. But there are struggle rappers, and then there are rappers who struggle. Consider Boosie Badazz, the former Lil Boosie. Boosie’s struggles aren’t typically of the label-pushed-back-my-album variety,… More »

Vince Staples is 22 years old. He was born in 1993. When Illmatic and Ready To Die came out, he was a baby. Staples made one of the best rap albums of the year, by any metric. He put it together with No I.D., a producer who was making classic music when Staples was barely… More »

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

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Timbaland – “Don’t Get No Betta” (Feat. Mila J) Video

Timbaland released a feature-heavy mixtape, King Stays King, at the end of last year and is following that up with a new full-length, apparently called…
James Rettig | February 3, 2016 - 4:31 pm

Rihanna’s ANTI Is Out, And It’s Got A Tame Impala Cover

Tonight, someone who subscribes to Tidal -- possibly Jay Z? -- logged in and noticed that ANTI, Rihanna's imminent new album, had been mysteriously uploaded…
Peter Helman | January 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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Stream Timbaland’s King Stays King Mixtape

As promised, Timbaland has celebrated Christmas by releasing his new mixtape King Stays King. In addition to features from the likes of Young Thug, Migos,…
Peter Helman | December 25, 2015 - 8:36 am
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Timbaland Hints At Country Album With Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton's duet at the Country Music Awards a few weeks ago ended up being good for both of them -- Stapleton's…
James Rettig | November 18, 2015 - 2:12 pm
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Pusha T – “Untouchable” (Prod. Timbaland)

A few days ago, new G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T shared the lyrics to a new single called "Untouchable" on Genius. Today, he shares the…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 12:19 pm
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Timbaland – “Them Jeans” (Feat. Migos)

Timbaland's long-gestating fourth solo album Textbook Timbo still doesn't have a release date, but it's expected to drop before the end of the year. Last…
Peter Helman | October 30, 2015 - 7:22 pm
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Jay Z, Timbaland Attend Opening Of “Big Pimpin'” Trial

Back in April we told you Jay Z would testify in an eight-year-old lawsuit accusing a 16-year-old song of ripping off a 58-year-old song. That…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Jay Z Will Testify In Epic “Big Pimpin'” Copyright Trial

In 1999, Jay Z released the Timbaland-produced "Big Pimpin'," one of the definitive songs of either man's career. The track came out on Vol. 3
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 12, 2015 - 11:19 am
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Download Tink Winter’s Diary 3

Tink is one of the most promising musicians out of Chicago right now and has been known locally for years. At the top of 2014,…
Caitlin White | July 30, 2015 - 11:49 am

Tink – “I Like”

Tink continues to release new tracks as she works on her full-length debut album, ThinkTink, with Timbaland, but for her last two songs she's enlisted…
Caitlin White | June 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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Courtney Love Explains How Timbaland Dealt With Her Limited Vocal Range On Empire

Girls star Jemima Kirke interviewed Courtney Love for the latest issue of Citizens Of Humanity, and if you're familiar with Kirke's character Jessa on the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 9, 2015 - 4:49 pm
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Emerson Windy – “Come Get It” (Feat. Pusha T & P Money) Video

Emerson Windy is a rapper from Oceanside, California who released the incredulously titled mixtape Herojuana last year. Today, he's shared a video for "Come And…
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 12:08 pm
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Tink – “Ratchet Commandments” Video

Tink and Timbaland continue their partnership in the video for her latest song "Ratchet Commandments." The Chicago rapper dons a series of costumes from choir…
Caitlin White | March 25, 2015 - 12:47 pm
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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
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Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”

It's been so fun to watch Tink emerge. Ever since her Timbaland co-sign, plenty of people have been hailing her as the next Aaliyah or…
Caitlin White | March 2, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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Gunplay – “Scuffed Timbs” (Feat. Rick Ross) (Prod. Timbaland)

Gunplay's debut studio album has been perpetually in limbo for a few years now, but it looks like it could finally be getting a release.
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 6:29 pm

Tink – “Around The Clock” Video

Tink is poised to become rap's next big thing, especially now that Timbaland has taken her under his wing. But if "Around The Clock" proves…
James Rettig | December 16, 2014 - 7:09 pm
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