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Status Ain't Hood

On Juice WRLD’s Short Life And Long Legacy

A year ago, Juice WRLD asked a rhetorical question: "What's the 27 Club?" And then: "We ain't making it past 21." The we there is…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Status Ain't Hood

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

The Week In Pop

It Might Be Time To Hang Up On Khalid

"Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Hanging On The Telephone," "867-5309/Jenny" -- pop music history is strewn with songs where the drama hinges on a phone…
Chris DeVille | April 4, 2019 - 2:27 pm

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Blink-182 Release A Christmas Song, Collaborations With The Chainsmokers & XXXTentacion

It's a busy release date for Blink-182. The veteran pop-punk superstars released their new album NINE back in September, but they already have a bunch…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2019 - 12:09 am

The Week In Pop

It Might Be Time To Hang Up On Khalid

"Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Hanging On The Telephone," "867-5309/Jenny" -- pop music history is strewn with songs where the drama hinges on a phone…
Chris DeVille | April 4, 2019 - 2:27 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

The Week In Pop

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

Pop is dead; meet the new pop.
Chris DeVille | January 3, 2019 - 2:46 pm

The Week In Pop

Travis Scott’s Dual #1s And The Storied History Of Chart Chicanery

Everything's coming up Travis Scott. This week, four months after it came out, Scott's album Astroworld returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2018 - 11:12 am

Kanye West’s Verse On XXXTentacion’s New Album Is… Something

XXXTentacion's first posthumous album Skins leaked ahead of its Friday release date, and includes a previously teased collaboration with Kanye West. The song, entitled "One…
Tosten Burks / Spin | December 5, 2018 - 5:29 pm

XXXTentacion Confesses To Domestic Abuse & Stabbing Nine People In Secret Recording

At the time of XXXTentacion's death in June, he was awaiting trial for a domestic abuse case involving an ex-girlfriend from 2016. The rapper pleaded…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | October 23, 2018 - 8:05 pm

Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

Vic Mensa’s much-discussed XXXTentacion diss aired during tonight’s broadcast of the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, but the slain artist’s name was curiously absent. Mensa…
Tosten Burks / Spin | October 16, 2018 - 11:23 pm

The Week In Pop

Twenty One Pilots May Not Be For You (Because They’re For Everyone)

In 2015, Twenty One Pilots were the biggest band you've never heard of. By the end of the following year, they were the biggest band,…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2018 - 9:23 am

Vic Mensa Calls Out XXXTentacion Supporters, Rap’s Embrace Of Abusers

One of the shittiest things about rap music lately has been the genre's willingness to embrace artists who have been accused or convicted of abusing…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2018 - 10:17 am

Lil Wayne Talks Drake, XXXTentacion, Birdman, & More In Revealing Interview

Lil Wayne sat down in his hometown of New Orleans with Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson as part of Wilson's long-running CRWN interview series. With Wayne's
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2018 - 11:07 am

Kanye Endorses 6ix9ine, XXXTentacion, Louis C.K. During Fader Visit

Kanye West announced last week that he's releasing a new album called Yandhi this Saturday, the same day he's scheduled to perform on Saturday Night
Chris DeVille | September 27, 2018 - 2:35 pm
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