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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's been a long time since we've seen one music video dominate conversation like this -- not just conversation about music video, but conversation about…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2018 - 2:31 pm

The Week In Pop

Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there's pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who've briefly gotten a foothold in…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

The Week In Pop

When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just…
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm

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The Week In Pop

Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there's pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who've briefly gotten a foothold in…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

KYLE Releases 3 New Songs Featuring Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, & MadeinTYO

Earlier this year, KYLE landed on the upper echelons of the Billboard charts when his Lil Yachty team-up "iSpy" peaked at #4, and today he's…
James Rettig | September 29, 2017 - 9:29 am

The Week In Pop

Hey Violet: When Going Pop Goes Right

If all songs are mirrors, revealing something about each listener depending on their reaction, "Guys My Age" is particularly reflective. Hearing 19-year-old Rena Lovelis dismiss…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen

When XXL first started picking its rap freshmen a decade ago, none of them owed anything to the internet. Today, that's a tough thing to…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

The Week In Pop

Harry Styles, Prince Of Pop, Takes A Stab At Rock Stardom

Here's a sign of the times for you: The most famous member of the world's leading boy band is trying to become a rock star.
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2017 - 5:12 pm

The Week In Pop

All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm

The Week In Pop

The Chainsmokers Have Pinpointed Pop’s Absolute Middle And They Refuse To Budge

Fast food, like any vice, is fine in limited quantities. Only when you pound Big Macs regularly, Morgan Spurlock-style, do you really suffer from indulging…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

Kyle – “iSpy” (Feat. Lil Yachty) Video

"iSpy" -- the bouncy nursery-rhyme smash from equally goofy rappers Kyle and Lil Yachty -- hit the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 this…
Pranav Trewn | April 7, 2017 - 1:48 pm

The Week In Pop

John Mayer Wants To Win You Back (Or For The First Time)

One of the first songs John Mayer shared from his new album, The Search For Everything, is called "Moving On And Getting Over." Perhaps not…
Chris DeVille | April 6, 2017 - 11:58 am

The Week In Pop

Rap Is Having Another Pop Moment

"Rap is not pop/ If you call it that, then stop." When Q-Tip spoke those words on "Check The Rhime," the most enduring single from…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Stream Taylor Bennett Restoration Of An American Idol

Taylor Bennett, the young Chicago rapper also known as Chance The Rapper's little brother, hasn't released a project since 2015's Broad Shoulders. In the interim,…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2017 - 4:25 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

So last Friday, everyone was all amped on that pope single, but come balloting time for this week's 5 Best Songs, @Pontifex doesn't get a…
Stereogum | October 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Kyle – “Remember Me” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Chicago's preeminent rap music hub Fake Shore Drive has pointed our attention toward a new song by Kyle -- you remember, the dude who helped…
Caitlin White | September 29, 2015 - 11:30 am