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2010s In Review

Artist Of The Decade: Kendrick Lamar

"Bitch, where were you when I was walkin'?" It was a fair question from Kendrick Lamar Duckworth considering how many people had glommed on to…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2019 - 9:00 am

2010s In Review

The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

"From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music," the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening,…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2019 - 12:41 pm

2010s In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s

In the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV's Total Request Live was in its halcyon…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2019 - 8:44 am

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2010s In Review

The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

"From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music," the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening,…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2019 - 12:41 pm

2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Common

We've Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | August 29, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Björk is one of history's all-time great music-video artists, but I am very ready for her to finally leave the "trippy alien screensaver" period of…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2019 - 4:14 pm

SiR – “Hair Down” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

SiR is the latest artist to be scooped up by Top Dawg Entertainment, and later this year he'll put out a new album called Chasing
James Rettig | August 8, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp

J. Cole's Dreamville label has been sharing compilations from its artists since 2014. The third, titled Revenge Of The Dreamers III, was announced back in January,…
Keely Quinlan | July 5, 2019 - 12:14 am

Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle

A public memorial service for rapper Nipsey Hussle is being held at Los Angeles' Staples Center today. Along with performances from Marsha Ambrosius and Jhené…
Peter Helman | April 11, 2019 - 4:43 pm

Stream 2 Chainz’s New Album Rap Or Go To The League Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, & More

2 Chainz first announced his new album Rap Or Go To The League, the follow-up to 2017's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, over a year…
Peter Helman | March 1, 2019 - 10:13 am

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Won’t Perform “All The Stars” At The Oscars

The Best Original Song performances have been the source of a lot of drama for this year's Oscars. Typically, all of the songs nominated are…
Peter Helman | February 21, 2019 - 3:45 pm

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino Turned Down Grammy Performances

The Grammys are coming up in a few nights, but it's looking more and more like music's biggest night will be missing some of music's…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2019 - 2:52 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

Oscars Agree To Have All 5 Best Song Nominees Performed, But Only 90 Seconds Each

Last week, we learned that only two of the five nominations for Best Original Song would be performed at the 2019 Oscars— Lady Gaga’s A
Julia Gray | January 31, 2019 - 8:05 pm
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