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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 »

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014’s best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

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The Week In Pop: Miranda Lambert, Lucy Hale, And Country’s Strange State Of Flux

The CMT Awards began with what passes for traditionalism these days: ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, beards out, grooving through "La Grange," a…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Michael Jackson – “Loving You” & “Blue Gangsta”

We're edging ever closer to next week's release of Xscape, Michael Jackson's second posthumous album, and we've already heard "Chicago" and "Love Never Felt So
Sam Behrens | May 8, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Michael Jackson – “Chicago” (Prod. Timbaland)

Michael Jackson never released a Timbaland-produced song while he was alive, which is too bad. Tim was peaking right when MJ was attempting a comeback…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 1:44 pm

“Contemporized” Michael Jackson Outtakes Album XSCAPE Coming In May

Michael Jackson has been dead for almost five years, but there's no shortage of unused material in the vaults, and the latest posthumous Jackson project…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Timbaland – “Know Bout Me” (Feat. Jay Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy)

It's almost comforting to know that Timbaland is still the sort of person who will recruit Jay Z and Drake, two of the world's most…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Tunnel Vision” Video (NSFW)

The comparisons between Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke essentially haven't ceased since Thicke released his falsetto-laden, guitar&B track "Lost Without U." However, it was usually…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 4, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” (Feat. Jay-Z)

After teasing it out, in various different forms, for the better part of a week, Justin Timberlake has just announced his first new album since…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 8:59 am

Missy Elliott – “9th Inning” & “Triple Threat” (Feat. Timbaland)

Back in the late '90s and early '00s, Missy Elliott and Timbaland got together to make some gloriously weird and revolutionary pop music, essentially grabbing…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2012 - 8:53 am

Watch Missy Elliot & Timbaland Do A New Song In NYC

Timbaland and Missy Elliott were one of the great pop-music partnerships of the late '90s and early '00s, but they haven't done anything together in…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Katy Perry And Timbaland Should Go To Jail

“If We Ever Meet Again”‘s video is complicatedly plotted — like an episode of Mr. Ocean’s 11 or Pierce Brosnan’s The Thomas Crown Affair featuring…
brandon | January 19, 2010 - 1:47 pm

New NIN Album Strobelight Produced By Timbaland

It’s got a fresh beat and sick tracklist. Check it. Great callback, Trent. You win today.
Amrit Singh | April 1, 2009 - 1:21 pm

You Don’t Win Friends With Timbaland Salad, Chris Cornell

It'll be news to nobody when I say this, but I'll say it anyway: Chris Cornell's Scream is horrible. There are plenty of albums released…
brandon | March 12, 2009 - 4:00 pm

More Chris Cornell & Timbaland

If “…
brandon | August 4, 2008 - 10:02 am

More Chris Cornell & Timbaland Audio

If you didn’t already think Chris Cornell was long gone, the 30 second snippet of “Watch Out” at the 101.9 RXP site oughta do the…
Amrit Singh | July 24, 2008 - 11:56 am

New Chris Cornell (Feat. Timbaland) – “Long Gone”

You know, tough thing about Jesus Christ poses: they’re just not that easy to keep up for too long. Those who remain righteous do not…
Amrit Singh | July 18, 2008 - 11:06 am

New Madonna Video (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland ) – “4 Minutes (To Save The World)”

Madonna wears a belted bathing suit like (too) few others. She gives us additional wardrobe malfunctions in the video for Timbaland-produced, JT-accompanied "4 Minutes (To
brandon | April 4, 2008 - 1:14 pm

Bigmouths Strike Again: Let’s Get Timbaland Edition

Sometimes you choose your producer out of sheer synergy. Like, Naeem probably picked Benny Blanco to do the Bangers & Cash stuff 'cause the two…
Stereogum | September 27, 2007 - 12:19 pm

Liveblogging The 2007 VMAs

You've been waiting patiently all weekend, so let's get this thing going. Welcome to this year's MTV Video Music Awards, this year featuring three whole…
Stereogum | September 9, 2007 - 8:37 pm