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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The Jonas Brothers and the New Kids On The Block both have reunion videos out today. We are living in our own collective past. This…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Status Ain't Hood

J. Cole Is Going For It

J. Cole really tried it. A week and a half ago, J. Cole was at the NBA Slam-Dunk Contest to serve as a human prop…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There is a new Steven Soderbergh movie on Netflix right now, so I don't know why you'd waste your time farting around with music videos.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2019 - 3:02 pm

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Status Ain't Hood

J. Cole Is Going For It

J. Cole really tried it. A week and a half ago, J. Cole was at the NBA Slam-Dunk Contest to serve as a human prop…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm

J. Cole – “Middle Child” Video

"Middle Child" debuted at #4 on the Hot 100 a few weeks ago, immediately becoming J. Cole's highest charting single -- deservedly so given that…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2019 - 12:32 pm

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, J. Cole, & Meek Mill Perform At The NBA All-Star Game

Tonight is the annual NBA all-star basketball game in LA, which means it's been one year since Fergie's hilariously bad rendition of the National Anthem.
Julia Gray | February 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm

The Week In Pop

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic.
Chris DeVille | February 7, 2019 - 10:37 am

21 Savage – “A Lot” (Feat. J. Cole) Video

Before today, there never was a great 21 Savage video. I'm not even sure there was a good 21 Savage video, or a memorable one.
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2019 - 12:54 pm

The Week In Pop

Backstreet’s Back, But It’s Not Alright

In the Backstreet Boys' video for 1998 mega-hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," the group's tour bus breaks down outside what turns out to be a haunted…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2019 - 2:30 pm

J. Cole – “Middle Child”

J. Cole has stayed busy since the release of KOD last April, touring arenas with Young Thug and releasing his usual smattering of guest verses…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2019 - 9:00 pm

Stream 21 Savage’s New Album I Am > I Was

Back at the top of November, 21 Savage tweeted out a date: 12-7-18. Then, on 12/6, he posted cover art for an album called I
Chris DeVille | December 21, 2018 - 9:42 am

2018 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last.
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

Status Ain't Hood

Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs Make Sense Together

Curren$y and Freddie Gibbs had it figured out before almost everyone else. Near the beginning of this decade, when the rap landscape completely and irrevocably…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2018 - 1:20 pm

J.I.D – “Off Deez” (Feat. J. Cole)

J.I.D, at Atlanta rapper who just turned 28 last week, can rap. He can rap his ass off. He can rap circles around just about…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2018 - 10:27 am

Rapsody – “Sojourner” (Feat. J. Cole)

A year ago, the North Carolina rapper Rapsody released the tough, incisive album Laila's Wisdom, taking her place within the long lineage of thoughtful and…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2018 - 10:20 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This column never covered the video for Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," currently the #1 song in the country, and I forget why. But it's…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm
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