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Jay Rock – “The Bloodiest” Video

The TDE crew continues to make better videos than just about anyone. TDE member Jay Rock released his new album Redemption today, and it's great…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

God bless the music video, the one art-form where a star can distract the world from a historic rap-feud trouncing by reuniting the cast of…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Stream Rico Nasty’s Promising Major-Label Debut Nasty

For the past few years, the Maryland rapper Rico Nasty has been slowly building out the kind of fervent word-of-mouth cult audience that rappers are…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 11:30 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Mary Wells’ “My Guy”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 10:49 am

Stream Dark Thoughts At Work

Two years ago, Philly punks Dark Thoughts released their self-titled debut album, and it immediately made them a sensation in underground-DIY-punk circles. (It feels a…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 10:24 am

The Flaming Lips Share Original Version Of “Tomorrow Is” From Spongebob Musical

Last month, the Flaming Lips were among a long and strange group of artists who were nominated for a Tony Award for their contributions to…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 9:59 am

Dipset – “Stronger”

The Diplomats, or Dipset, were one of the most dominant rap crews in New York in the early- to mid-'00s. They had actual hits, they…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 9:35 am

Marilyn Manson – “Cry Little Sister” (Gerard McMahon Cover)

The Lost Boys, Joel Schumacher's landmark 1987 teenage-rebel-vampires movie, is firmly etched in the collective memory of every kid who grew up watching TV in…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 9:14 am

Pusha-T & Twin Shadow Join Alt-J On New Version Of “In Cold Blood”

Pusha-T just won a unanimous victory in the most high-profile, hotly contested rap feud in recent memory. He sent the biggest rap star of our…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2018 - 8:54 am

Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo – “Ball Out” (Feat. Allblack)

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles rap cult hero 03 Greedo, an absolutely glorious weirdo, gave us his album The Wolf Of Grape Street, one…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 11:29 am

Stream Cell Tour Tape 2018

Just a couple of weeks ago, we posted Rules Of The Game, the raw and chaotic debut EP from the Montreal hardcore band Cell. It's…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 10:49 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Louis Armstrong’s “Hello, Dolly!”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 10:29 am

Here’s A Supercut Of The 77 Cover Songs Weird Al Played On Tour This Year

We know comedy-rock legend "Weird Al" Yankovic for his song parodies, obviously. But he is also a master of the cover song. Over the years,…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 10:21 am

MGMT – “James (Sonic Boom Remix)”

At the beginning of this decade, MGMT were newly-minted rock stars, the type of band whose songs showed up in every movie trailer and who…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 9:49 am

Nicki Minaj – “Bed” (Feat. Ariana Grande)

Nicki Minaj's new album Queen was supposed to be here by now, but she recently pushed its release back to August. She's already shared a…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2018 - 9:23 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

Yeah, late pass. I'm embarrassed, frankly.
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June 15, 2018 on Stream Rico Nasty’s Promising Major-Label Debut Nasty
I think that was my first day on staff! They stopped me from doing shit like that after about 5 minutes.
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June 14, 2018 on Drake Reunites Degrassi Class For “I’m Upset” Video, Reveals Scorpion Release Date
Thank you guys. Ain't nobody getting paid by the word.
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June 13, 2018 on Juice WRLD Turns SoundCloud Rap Into Toxic Emo-Pop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU2mn_S0kls
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June 12, 2018 on Weezer’s “Africa” Cover Is Their Biggest Hit In Years
Saw the Hold Steady's 6th show ever at the Ottobar, opening for the Oranges! (They also played their 2nd show ever in Baltimore, at the Talking Head, but I didn't go for some dumb reason.)
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June 11, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
Ricky, on the other hand, is definitely a rock and roll fan. And I can tell because look! A guitar!
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June 11, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
I'm from Baltimore, so it's fuck DC as a staff, a record label, and a motherfucking crew. (Baltimore has a little-brother complex about every other city on the eastern seaboard.) I did like that story tho.
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June 11, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
She actually got two. Two very, very different ones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f6Wn9pwDgA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlwQ2ao9iUI
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June 7, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Singing Nun’s “Dominique”
The Cardi B album is better than the Neko Case album. Stereogum's list was based on staff voting and the vagaries of subjective taste, but some things are just simply and obviously true, and this is one of them. Sorry.
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June 7, 2018 on Watch Neko Case Sing The Hell Out Of “Bad Luck” On Conan
I.... didn't know this. Fuck. Music is amazing.
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May 31, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Angels’ “My Boyfriend’s Back”
Rock and Roll Cage Match. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EUTOD4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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May 30, 2018 on All Hail Pusha-T, Our Blood-Gargling, Bone-Chomping Rap-Feud Conqueror
No! I had a whole thing written yesterday and I had to completely scrap it and start over. On the other hand, it was about how good Drake is at rap feuds, so maybe yeah.
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May 30, 2018 on All Hail Pusha-T, Our Blood-Gargling, Bone-Chomping Rap-Feud Conqueror
I literally wrote a chapter in a book about the Jay/Nas feud like 10 years ago.
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May 30, 2018 on All Hail Pusha-T, Our Blood-Gargling, Bone-Chomping Rap-Feud Conqueror
It's a Razor Ramon shirt. I respect this enormously.
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May 23, 2018 on Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation
To hear him tell it, nobody had. He didn't remember saying what he'd said at first, and he seemed incredulous that it would really bother anyone. As for killing the interview, I mean, I don't know. We talked about it internally a lot. But I'm a straight white guy who grew up with every advantage, and I don't think it's up to me to police the way people talk if they didn't come up the same way I did. It's tough, though. The whole thing was bad.
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May 22, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Wooden Shjips V.
I know what you're getting at. I asked him about that, he didn't have any good answers, and I felt like I'd ambushed him. That's the real reason we aren't running the interview. That's also the whole situation that bummed me out.
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May 22, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Wooden Shjips V.
It's realer and brattier and more plausible. And it's what really happened.
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May 22, 2018 on The Number Ones: Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party”
Go on and like it if you want. The idea of people getting worked up over a critic's opinion continues to be the weirdest thing.
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May 21, 2018 on The Number Ones: Jimmy Soul’s “If You Wanna Be Happy”