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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I wrote the last one of these columns almost a month ago, so this is really the five best videos of the last three weeks.
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2018 - 3:46 pm

2017 In Review

How Musicians Turned To Their Mothers During A Destabilizing Year

One of the most disarming moments in a sea of disarming moments on Frank Ocean's 2016 album Blonde comes four tracks in, after the haze…
Sasha Geffen | December 26, 2017 - 1:52 pm

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

More Jay-Z stories

JAY-Z – “Blue’s Freestyle” Video

Blue Ivy was just featured in her father JAY-Z's "Family Feud" video, and now he's shared another music video for the 4:44 bonus track "Blue's
Peter Helman | January 7, 2018 - 8:32 pm

Jay-Z To Guest On David Letterman’s Netflix Series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

David Letterman's net Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction premieres one week from today. A trailer for the show just dropped, revealing the…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Lil Wayne – “Family Feud” (Feat. Drake)

Jay-Z’s "Family Feud" is uniting all sorts of stars on this final Friday before the ball drops. The song’s newly released music video, directed by…
Tosten Burks / Spin | December 29, 2017 - 7:55 pm

Jay-Z – “Family Feud” Video (Feat. Beyoncé)

Jay-Z's thoughtful and confessional 2017 album 4:44 has already yielded a great many music videos, including truly great ones for the songs "The Story Of
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Jay-Z Teases New “Family Feud” Video Featuring Beyoncé And Blue Ivy

Jay-Z has shared a teaser for his new "Family Feud" video, which will be officially released tomorrow (12/29). The snippet features both Beyoncé and the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 28, 2017 - 1:04 pm

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

2017 In Review

10 Protest Songs That Defined 2017

Whichever side you’re on in the "art is inherently political" debate, there are certain eras wherein political turmoil overwhelmed artistic output. From the '60s through…
Sophie Israelsohn | December 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Jay-Z Talks Making Up With Kanye West, Recording With Beyoncé In Wide-Ranging New York Times Interview

On his 2001 track "Breathe Easy," by way of declaring his supremacy over the entire rap landscape, Jay-Z bragged, "My interviews are hotter." But Jay…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2017 - 11:28 am

This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys

Jay-Z is going to win the Album Of The Year Grammy for 4:44. We already, on some deep level, know this. That album is pure…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2017 - 11:33 am

Grammys 2018: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino Nominated For Album Of The Year

The 2018 Grammy nominations are upon us! Andra Day announced the nominees in the big four "general field" nominees on CBS This Morning, and here…
Chris DeVille | November 28, 2017 - 8:29 am

Jay-Z – “Legacy,” “Smile,” & “Marcy Me” Videos

Jay-Z has shared three new music videos for tracks off his latest album, 4:44. They're for "Legacy," "Smile," and "Marcy Me," and altogether they feature…
James Rettig | November 24, 2017 - 5:58 pm

Interview

Noel Gallagher Has A New Album So We Talked To Him About Taylor Swift, Morrissey, And His Latest Beef With Liam

Ever since Oasis finally imploded in 2009, Noel Gallagher's kept pretty busy. First returning with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' self-titled debut in 2011, it…
Ryan Leas | November 17, 2017 - 9:58 am
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