Big Sean’s – 1st Annual DON (Detroits On Now) Weekend festival set for this weekend

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Detroit is a city of innovators, influencers, and creatives. But for some time now our city has been ignored, undervalued, …

YG – “Big Bank” (Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, & Nicki Minaj)

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YG-Big-BankThis is obviously a huge fucking morning for rap music, with entire new albums from Pusha-T and A$AP Rocky out there in the world. If you’re going to put a big single out there today, you need to be extremely fucking confident that it can get enough attention that it won’t be completely … More »

Bazzi, Tinashe, & Kali Uchis: Three Distinct Visions Of R&B As Pop

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This is a big week for R&B. That’s true first of all in a statistical sense: The Weeknd’s new EP, My Dear Melancholy, just put up 169,000 equivalent album units in its first week — the biggest total for an R&B release since late 2016 (when, uh, the last Weeknd album came out). We … More »

Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, & Big Sean – “Aries (YuGo) Part 2″ (Feat. Quavo & Pharrell) Video

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Last year, Mike Will Made-It released a new album, Ransom 2, that had a track on it called “Aries (YuGo)” featuring Pharrell. Today, that song’s gotten a remix/sequel that adds a few more guests: Rae Sremmurd, Big Sean, and Quavo are all on the new version of the song, which also comes along with … More »

So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?

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“God’s Plan” rules the world. Drake’s dominant single is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn’t caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it’s the most popular track globally … More »

Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

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“Let You Down” begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »

Stream Big Sean & Metro Boomin Double Or Nothing

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No rap producer had a bigger 2017 than Metro Boomin. In addition to having a hand in huge hits like Migos’ “Bad And Boujee,” Future’s “Mask Off,” and 21 Savage’s “Bank Account,” Metro produced entire albums for artists like Gucci Mane, Nav, and the combination of 21 Savage andMore »

Big Sean & Metro Boomin’ drop their collabo album ‘Double or Nothin’

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Tonight, two other Midwest legends drop a new collabo album, this one from Detroit’s Big Sean, and STL’s Metro Boomin. …

Stop Enabling These Dweebs, Beyoncé

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Can we talk about Eminem’s Revival tracklist for a minute? It is not a promising tracklist. “Foreboding” is a better word for it. Look at these features:

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— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 5, 2017 I have not yet heard “Bad Husband” featuring X Ambassadors, but I am certain … More »

Big Sean & Metro Boomin – “Pull Up N Wreck” (Feat. 21 Savage)

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Just a few days ago, young superstar producer Metro Boomin teamed up with 21 Savage and Offset to release the full collaborative album Without Warning. It was good. And now Metro has once again teamed up with Savage. This time, though, Offset’s not involved. Instead, the song belongs to a very different rapper: … More »