Breaks With Tradition: “A Garden Of Peace”

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It happened again: Someone sampled “A Garden Of Peace.” … More »

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

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Maren MorrisTucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »

2 Chainz – “Rule The World” (Feat. Ariana Grande) Video

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2-Chainz-Rule-The-World-videoA week and a half ago, Atlanta rap treasure 2 Chainz released his new album Rap Or Go To The League, and he had help from a whole lot of famous people. LeBron James A&R’ed the album, whatever that might mean in a situation like this one, and it features contributions from people … More »

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

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2 Chainz2 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 ago. He did it in grand 2 Chainz fashion, by riding around in a giant blimp with the album title painted on it. Since then, he … More »

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

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Post MaloneIt’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. More »

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings (Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz)

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Ariana-Grande-7-RingsAriana Grande’s new single “7 Rings” has only been in the world for two weeks, but it’s been an eventful two weeks. The Rodgers and Hammerstein-interpolating conspicuous-consumption anthem has already become the #1 song in the country, Grande’s second single to reach that pinnacle. It has also inspired a spectacularly botched palm tattoo; … More »

Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album

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Sada-BabySada Baby can sing. This was a pleasant surprise. If all you know about the Detroit rapper is “Bloxk Party,” the ridiculously fun 2018 collaboration with fellow Detroit rapper Drego, you would know that Sada Baby could dance. You would know that he could come up with viciously enjoyable punchlines. You would know that he’s … More »

Can Ava Max’s Global Hit “Sweet But Psycho” Take Over America Too?

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Ava MaxA non-exhaustive list of American musicians who’ve hit it big in Europe and the UK before breaking through back home: Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, the Strokes, the White Stripes, Andrew W.K. To that list you can now add Ava Max — aka Wisconsin-born, Virginia-raised Amanda Ava Koci — whose “Sweet But Psycho” might be … More »

2 Chainz – “Stay Woke Freestyle”

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2 Chainz2 Chainz is back today with “Stay Woke Freestyle.” It begins with sample from Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo,” and the ensuing beat has lots of noodly keyboard action and plaintive piano chords to go along with the booming drum machines. Our man Tauheed is not as comedic as usual here, opting instead for an … More »

Kanye West Reportedly Working On New Album With Lil Wayne, Migos In Miami

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Kanye-West-and-Lil WayneKanye West has not exactly been a model of stability lately. He has spent the past year loudly and incoherently embracing Donald Trump. His most recent songs are collaborations with incarcerated pariah Tekashi 6ix9ine. Last month, West publicly freaked out on Drake for following Kim Kardashian on Instagram. Last week, West More »