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Status Ain’t Hood: The Developing Drake/Meek Mill Soap Opera

Drake is rap’s biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He’s effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2015 - 8:54 am

The Week In Pop: The Unstoppable Competent Mediocrity Of Jason Derulo

“Broke,” the last song teased from Jason Derulo’s new Everything Is 4 before the album’s release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that has made Derulo one of pop radio’s most unavoidable sub-superstars. Ever since the former industry songwriter broke through as a solo artist with 2009’s Imogen Heap-sampling #1 smash “Whatcha Say,”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2015 - 2:35 pm

The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much

Last year, during this column’s infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective — season 13 winner Candice Glover was releasing her debut album, and up until then I had never heard of her, a failure of cultural saturation that never would have… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Watch Waka Flocka Flame Jump Offstage To Break Up A Fight, Force Goons To Hug

At a recent Waka Flocka Flame in Arizona, a fight broke out in the crowd, and Flocka knew just what to do. He jumped offstage, waded into the crowd, and told the two goons in the audience what to do: “Y’all two motherfuckers hug.” Amazingly, the ploy worked, and Flocka did his next song from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 11:05 am

Janet Jackson Might Be Releasing A New Album This Summer

UPDATE: Okay, maybe we’ve established the release isn’t coming through Atlantic, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a new Janet album on the way. According to her fan forum janet.club, the photo of releases in question is actually from a record store. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 8, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

The Week In Rap: The Great Drake/Kendrick Lamar Rivalry

This year, the best story in rap — and the best story in music, and maybe the best story in popular culture in general — is the three-way dance that Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West have been dancing. They’ve all been throwing huge shadows over rap for years, and they’re all entangled with one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 11:08 am

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Choppin’ Blades” (Feat. RiFF RAFF & Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi) Video

Mike WiLL Made-It has shared a video for “Choppin’ Blades,” a track from his recent Ransom mixtape that features RiFF RAFF and Rae Srummurd’s Slim Jxmmi. Mike WiLL and RiFF RAFF star in the video as used car salesmen, while Slim Jxmmi takes on the role of mechanic. Waka Flocka Flame also makes a cameo… More »

By: James Rettig / March 10, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Waka Flocka Cancels College Show After Frat’s Racist Video Goes Viral

Yesterday, a video made the interent rounds, and it showed a bunch of fuckwit yahoos — reportedly Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers at the University Of Oklahoma — singing a ridiculously racist song. Some of those same frat brothers would’ve probably been at the Waka Flocka Flame show scheduled for the college. Flocka has canceled… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015 - 2:49 pm

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

The American Music Awards are being held in Los Angeles tonight with host Pitbull. Taylor Swift opened up the show with the live debut of her new single “Blank Space.” On Twitter before the show, Swift promised that it was “gonna be crazy. No like, actually crazy.” Judge for yourself. Charli XCX did a medley… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had left barely a trace of influence on the many, many music videos coming out today. I may have been spoken out of school there. Because this week’s video, which come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Girl Talk & Freeway – “Tolerated” (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame) Video

This, right here, is the best music video I’ve seen in a long-ass time. Philly rap firebreather Freeway and party-starting Pittsburgh producer Girl Talk have teamed up on a new mixtape called Broken Ankles, and today they’ve gifted us with the video for “Tolerated,” the Enon-sampling song they debuted onstage last year. The clip i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Stream The Spring Breakers Soundtrack

After the video for Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything (Remix)” was released, Tom took to the Twitterverse to assist him in uncovering the identity of the “dreadlocked crustpunk-looking dude standing next to Young Jeezy.” The guy in the video is rapper White from Jeezy’s label CTE. We know this because the person who gave Tom… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 6, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Download Waka Flocka Flame Duflocka Rant 2 Mixtape

Waka Flocka Flame mixtapes tend to dissolve into one long continuous blur of bellowing and gunshot noises, but 2011’s Duflocka Rant was one of his best, and now he’s released the sequel. Duflocka Rant 2 has a pretty serious list of guests: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Frenchie and French Montana appearing on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2013 - 11:28 am

Nardwuar Interviews Waka Flocka

Nardwuar blows Flocka and Brick Squad cohort Wooh Da Kid away with some of his latest crate finds in the latest edition of Nardwuar’s ongoing interview series. “I fuck with you!” Flocka tells Nardwuar before an improvised chaining ceremony. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 13, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Gucci Mane – “Crazy” (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame) Video (NSFW)

Obviously, if Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame are going to release a video on Halloween, they’re going to go all the way with it. Specifically, they’re going to put on rubber masks and gloves and chainsaw-murder dominatrixes. In fact, the only thing that confuses me about director Gabriel Hart’s “Crazy” video is the fact… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Waka Flocka Flame Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4

There aren’t too many sure things in this world, but here’s one of them: If Waka Flocka Flame records a song called “Randy Savage,” in which he and various other rappers scream professional wrestlers’ names and yell the word “flex” a lot, I am going to love it. This song has a target audience of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Waka Flocka Flame – “Murda (White Ring Remix)”

Here’s former Dark Bands To Watch alum White Ring’s murked-up, melted remix of Flocka’s “Murda,” a cut from his recent return-to-form Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 mixtape. This counts as trap rave, right? I am still figuring trap rave out. Hear the remix below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 17, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Download Waka Flocka Flame Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4: Banned From America Mixtape

Flocka just dropped the much-anticipated new edition of his Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 mixtape series, a new episode that features a lot of the usual suspects (Gucci Mane, producer TM88, Roscoe Dash) as well as drop-ins from Chief Keef and Wale. Stream or download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2012 - 10:24 am
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