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On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners

The first time I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert, he seemed so small. This was five years ago, when he was opening for Drake at…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 4:58 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey it's Gabriela Tully Claymore in for Tom Breihan this week. How are you? I myself am doing well. I woke up at the literal…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2017 - 1:01 pm

The Week In Pop

Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm

More Jay-Z stories

JAY-Z Playing SNL Season 43 Premiere With Host Ryan Gosling

Saturday Night Live is returning for its 43rd season in September, and the show is enlisting some big names to kick things off. The season…
Peter Helman | August 24, 2017 - 9:45 pm

JAY-Z’s 4:44 Tour Features A 40-Ft. Jeff Koons Balloon Dog

JAY-Z is hitting a couple of US festival dates in September --New York City’s The Meadows Music And Arts Festival and his own Made In
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | August 23, 2017 - 8:09 pm

Tyler, The Creator – “Ziploc”

Last month, Tyler, The Creator released Flower Boy, a messy and personal and impressive album. Today, on the new track "Ziploc," he reflects on that…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Watch Jay-Z Pay Tribute To Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington By Performing “Numb/Encore”

Jay-Z and Linkin Park will, of course, be forever intertwined because of their collaborative 2004 Collision Course mash-up EP. Last night, at his first show…
James Rettig | August 20, 2017 - 10:33 am

JAY-Z Addresses Clashes With Kanye And Solange, Controversy Over His “Jewish People” Lyric

JAY-Z's been unpacking his latest album 4:44 over the past few weeks on his TIDAL video series Footnotes. But if a tree falls in the…
Pranav Trewn | August 19, 2017 - 10:35 am

Jay-Z – “MaNyfaCedGod” Video (Feat. Lupita Nyong’o)

Jay-Z continues his run of music videos for his latest album, 4:44, with a new clip for "MaNyfaCedGod," the bonus track that features James Blake.
James Rettig | August 11, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” Video Remakes Friends With All Black Actors

Jay-Z has revealed yet another music video from his well-received new album 4:44. This time the song is "Moonlight," the track that obliquely references this…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2017 - 5:36 pm

JAY-Z – “MaNyfaCedGod” (Feat. James Blake) & “Blue’s Freestyle / We Family” (Feat. Blue Ivy Carter)

Yesterday, JAY-Z shared the Mahershala Ali-starring music video for "Adnis," and now he's come through with the other two 4:44 bonus tracks he promised. "MaNyfaCedGod"
Peter Helman | July 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

JAY-Z – “Adnis” Video

Following the music videos for 4:44 cuts "The Story Of O.J.," "4:44," "Bam," and "Kill Jay Z," JAY-Z has shared a new visual for the…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2017 - 6:23 pm

The Week In Pop

So Is Charli XCX’s Album Gonna Come Out Soon Or What

"Boys" is a blast, ain't it? The video Charli XCX directed for her new single, with its parade of preening male celebrities, is an instantly…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm

The Week In Pop

Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

JAY-Z Extends Chart Records With 14th #1 Album 4:44

JAY-Z collects his 14th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest release, 4:44, debuts atop the tally. According to Nielsen Music,…
Keith Caulfield / Billboard | July 16, 2017 - 3:54 pm
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