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Things we learned about Jack Antonoff -- Fun. guitarist, former Steel Train ringleader, Lena Dunham boyfriend, and, lately, Bleachers mastermind -- in Vulture's great profile last week: He lived with…   Read Story »
"Or Nah," the recent hit from the Californian R&B libertine Ty Dolla $ign, is a gorgeously textured piece of work, but it's also a total asshole anthem, a weirdly pushy sex song. Wiz Khalifa showed…   Read Story »
Last month, 2 Chainz released Freebase, and EP-length mixtape that skewed street rather than pop, and it pretty much ruled. That tape yielded the "Trap Back" video, which was also great. And now, 2…   Read Story »
DJ Mustard's minimal, clicking, handclap-heavy beats have, over the past couple of years, changed the entire sound of West Coast rap, and they've had a pretty big ripple-effect in Atlanta, too.…   Read Story »
The rap magazine XXL finds its biggest moment, culturally, when it unveils its not-quite-annual "freshman class" cover, grouping together a crew of up-and-coming rappers earmarked for stardom. Some…   Read Story »
Swedish pop revelers Icona Pop somehow managed to record a song with L.A. R&B hornball Ty Dolla $ign without learning what he looks like. At last weekend's Ultra Music Festival, the duo posted the…   Read Story »
The Ultra Music Festival, the Miami dance music bacchanal, went down this weekend, and one deeply troubling event further illustrated the idea that the culture of rowdy inebriation surrounding many…   Read Story »
Last night, the up-and-coming Compton rapper YG played what's sure to be the first of many guest-heavy shows at the Fader Fort, always a hub for big moments. Befitting his status as a leading light…   Read Story »
The Weeknd and Ty Dolla $ign are two very different breeds of sex-obsessed R&B weirdo. The Weeknd has perfected the "lonely, wounded lothario" persona; he sounds like he's also hurting himself when…   Read Story »
As the musical guest on last night's episode of Arsenio, the great Californian R&B hornball Ty Dolla $ign sang "Paranoid," the best song from last year's Beach House 2 mixtape, and I'm still not sure…   Read Story »