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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 2:23 pm

American Nightmare – “The World Is Blue”

The great Boston hardcore band American Nightmare released two albums before breaking up in 2004, and frontman Wes Eisold went on to form Some Girls…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 1:58 pm

XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison

Earlier this year, we learned some horrific things about the charges against XXXTentacion, the deeply problematic and extremely popular young Florida rapper. Right now, XXXTentacion…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 1:36 pm

Turnstile – “Generator”

Baltimore hardcore warriors Turnstile have risen through the DIY ranks, and now they're out here working with Diplo and shit. The band recently signed a…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 11:28 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Eminem Revival

It is with great regret that I tell you this: Eminem still likes to rap about butts sometimes. Here's something he says on "Remind Me,"
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 11:05 am

NYPD Investigating Rape Allegations Against Russell Simmons

Two days ago, The New York Times published a report on Russell Simmons, the Def Jam Records co-founder who recently stepped down from his businesses
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 11:03 am

Timbaland – “Grab the Wheel” (Feat. 6LACK)

Back in the '90s, the Virginia producer Timbaland introduced a spaced-out, synthy sound that absolutely changed the entire aesthetic for radio-friendly rap and R&B. In…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 10:41 am

The Shins Announce The Heart’s Worm, A Reworked Version Of Heartworms

Earlier this year, the Shins released Heartworms, an album that they spent forever making. But they didn't just make one version of Heartworms. As Pitchfork
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 10:22 am

Watch N.E.R.D. Return To The Stage On Kimmel

Four years ago, Jimmy Kimmel showed up in Pharrell's video for the globe-conquering monster hit "Happy." And maybe that's why Pharrell's reunited N.E.R.D. project chose…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 9:59 am

Sylvan Esso – “There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You”

Earlier this year, the folky North Carolina dance-pop duo Sylvan Esso came out with What Now, their sophomore album. And today, they followed it up…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 9:29 am

Eminem Announces Revival Popup Serving Mom’s Spaghetti

Today, Eminem releases his new Revival album. And since he's a popular rapper, he's now presenting a pop-up shop in his hometown, something that every…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 9:13 am

2 Chainz Calls Out Walmart For Stealing Dabbing Santa Christmas Sweater

Two years ago, back when people still occasionally hit the dab in non-ironic ways, 2 Chainz started selling Christmas sweaters with images of a dabbing
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 8:56 am

Arcade Fire – “Everything Now (Todo Ya) (Remix Por Bomba Estéreo)”

When Arcade Fire toured Europe this summer, they brought the Colombia dance-rock band Bomba Estéreo with them. And now Arcade Fire have gotten Bomba Estéreo…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 8:39 am

Black Thought’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Is Incredible

Black Thought can do a lot of things. He's a key part of the greatest late-night house band in TV history. He's been singing a…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2017 - 3:23 pm

Lemuria – “More Tunnel”

Recreational Hate, the out-of-nowhere new album from the veteran Buffalo DIY trio Lemuria, is our current reigning Album Of The Week. Two of its songs,…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2017 - 10:46 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

It's been happening for a long time, but there's a sudden and notable increase. Also, it's also an excuse to talk about three albums that might've otherwise gone undiscussed. Also, fuck off.
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November 29, 2017 on Welcome To The Collaborative Rap Album Boom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79DijItQXMM
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November 28, 2017 on This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys
We can't get a new masterpiece every week.
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November 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure
Haven't heard it yet. Haven't heard Post Malone either.
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November 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure
This is the kind of thinking that has given us 8 million grammys for past-their-prime veterans. This is the Supernatural thinking, the Two Against Nature thinking, the Herbie Hancock Joni Mitchell tribute album thinking. Throw this thinking in the trash.
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November 28, 2017 on This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys
I didn't write a lot about Peep when he was alive for the reasons mentioned in this article.
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November 22, 2017 on Lil Peep Was A Star
This is true, but the rap touring circuit has literally never been healthier. This guy's been touring heavily and steadily for the past two years. You'd think he'd pick somethings up by now.
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November 16, 2017 on Watch 21 Savage’s Stunningly Awful NBA Halftime-Show Performance
She's not giving it away tho! It's for sale.
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November 14, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake
I made the mistake of reading Lindsay's review before writing mine. I have a very high opinion of myself as a critic, but she is the motherfucking best.
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November 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Reputation
Ayer made End of Watch and Sabotage and Fury, and I like all those movies. He's good at building tension and then sudden violence.
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November 9, 2017 on Neil Young & DRAM Made A Song Together For The New Will Smith Movie
I wish WSG would knock it off with the Hitler Wears Hermes mixtapes but if you can't see the difference between that and "hate speech" then idk.
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November 8, 2017 on Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap
Dunno if they're as good, but the title track and "Reptilian" are close.
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October 31, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Converge The Dusk In Us
I read it cuz my boss at the time told me to but I liked it.
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October 23, 2017 on Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain Dead At 50
Agree 1000%. I LOVE that fucking album.
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October 23, 2017 on Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain Dead At 50
I think he's a free agent, tho this is the first time in 2 years he's recorded for another label.
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October 6, 2017 on Stream Burial’s New Tracks “Pre Dawn” & “Indoors”
I live in the south. that's how a lot of white people talk.
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October 4, 2017 on Bhad Bhabie Is The Teenage Rap Star We Deserve