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The Week In Pop

The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm

2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

More Tyga stories

Kanye West & Tyga Wore Terrifying Easter Bunny Costumes Yesterday

As part of some Kardashian family ritual, Kanye West and fellow Kardashian-by-association rap star Tyga spent yesterday wearing huge and vaguely terrifying Easter Bunny costumes.
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2016 - 9:51 am

Watch Tyga Tell Jimmy Kimmel Why Paul McCartney Couldn’t Get Into His Party

After Monday night's Grammy Awards, for some as-yet-unexplained reason, Paul McCartney, Beck, and Taylor Hawkins all tried to get into a post-Grammy party being thrown…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2016 - 10:02 am

Watch Paul McCartney Get Denied From Tyga’s Grammy Afterparty

The fact that Paul McCartney even wanted to go to Tyga's Grammy afterparty feels like some kind of news. Did he just want to tell…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2016 - 10:00 am

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Pop-Not-Rock Bands The 1975 And The Neighbourhood

"We're not a pop band." When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975's sleek, dolled-up "Girls" video, we're to take…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2015 - 5:21 pm

List

The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Rachel Platten Feels The Power Of The Taylor Swift Bump

Last year, when the likes of "Trophies," "0 To 100," and "How 'Bout Now" proved Drake could score a massive radio hit simply by uploading…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Tyga Is Rap’s Smarmiest Villain, And That’s A Good Thing

Rap needs villains. They keep things interesting. For years, Suge Knight reigned as rap's dominant supervillain, and he did it without rapping a single bar,…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Stream Tyga The King Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga has decided to go the surprise-album route for The King Album: 18th Dynasty. He has also decided to go the Donda route, enlisting Kanye…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Classic Rap Radio Is The Best Shit Ever

When you don't have to listen to terrestrial radio, it can be hard to get excited about it, especially if you don't live in a…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Essay

DOPE: The Stereogum Review

Dope is a present-day black coming-of-age tale set in Inglewood, CA, but you could also consider it a millennial's updated version of 1999's The Wood.
Collin Robinson | June 17, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Chinx Drugz And Legacy Cut Short

A couple of years ago, I saw French Montana headline the FADER Fort during SXSW, and he brought a pair of deeply random guests with…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through -- almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Iamsu! – “Hella Good” (Feat. Tyga) (Stereogum Premiere)

Richmond spitter Iamsu! is back just a week after dropping the DJ Mustard-produced "Nothin Less." That song was slightly mellower than what Iamsu! usually turns…
Collin Robinson | February 20, 2015 - 10:00 am

Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG & Rich Homie Quan – “Ride Out”

I love Fast & Furious movies more than I love most things in this cold, cruel world, but they sure do weird things with rap…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were a couple of big high-profile videos this week from artists I like, and they had big ideas, but they didn't move me much.
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2015 - 9:36 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Week In Rap: Farewell To The Jacka

After three and a half years, Mixtape Of The Week is dead. In its place, we've got a new feature on Stereogum, one loosely based…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm

2014 In Review

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm
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