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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 a song to SoundCloud, Gawker’s Jordan Sargent proclaimed him “the Taylor Swift of rap.” Sargent’s thesis was that in an environment where even established stars have trouble getting heavily promoted… More »

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, which somehow makes it more impressive. Lately, Birdman has played a more low-key version of the domineering-label-owner type that Knight pioneered, but he’s enforced his dominance by locking people into… More »

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 big city. Charlottesville, the small Southern college town where I’ve been living for about four years now, isn’t exactly a radio hotbed. There’s one freeform community radio station that canMore »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 tur…
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 ra…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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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
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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
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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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Tyga – “40 Mill” (Prod. Kanye West)

Tyga has shared a new track, which was co-produced by Kanye West, Mike Dean, and Tyga's own producer Jess Jackson, all of whom also apparently
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 10:17 am

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the traditio…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, & Tyga – “Senile”

A Young Money crew album is, almost by its very nature, disposable; even Lil Twist and Gudda Gudda seem to know that you don't necessarily…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 9:39 am

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am
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PSY – “Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Tyga)

Diplo will not let memes die, and now he’s applied his remixing talents to PSY’s K-pop goof “Gangnam Style,” the most popular song in the…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 10:46 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I wish I could name the trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus as the Video Of The Week, because holy shit that movie looks amazing. I…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2011 - 11:14 am
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Drake – “The Motto” Video (Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)

Drizzy cruises the Bay in the clip for Take Care bonus cut "The Motto," a track whose video version now features YMCMB's Tyga. Direct homage…
Corban Goble | December 22, 2011 - 9:09 am
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