The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

YG Gets Kicked Off Plane, Performs On Fallon With Big Sean & 2 Chainz

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YG, Big Sean, & 2 ChainzIt’s been an eventful week for YG! Last Friday, he released his new album Stay Dangerous, proving that he doesn’t even have to try hard anymore. This Monday, as TMZ reports, the rapper was kicked off of an American Airlines flight before the plane even left the gate for … More »

Watch Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Pusha-T, & More On “Mean Tweets: Hip-Hop Edition”

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Big-SeanLast night, Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Kanye West for a very strange and troubling conversation. In doing so, Kimmel took his rightful place at the center of the rap discourse. So, on that very same episode of television, he had the very good idea to invite a whole mess of rappers to … More »

Colin Kaepernick’s Name Cut From Big Sean Verse On Madden NFL 19

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Next week, EA Sports is releasing Madden NFL 19, the latest iteration of the extremely popular sports video game series based on the National Football League. These games typically contain a lot of popular music. In the latest edition of the game, YG’s “Big Bank” — which features verses from 2 Chainz, Big … More »

Watch Performances From The 2018 BET Awards

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The 2018 BET Awards are happening tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jamie Foxx is hosting and performers include Jay Rock, Big Sean, Miguel, Migos, Nicki Minaj, YG, Meek Mill, and H.E.R. Anita Baker is the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner and is being saluted with a performance by Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, and … More »

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

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Compton rapper YG released the gang-themed “Suu Whoop” back in February and followed it with the ridiculously fun posse cut “Big Bank” in March. The yin of the former’s red-tinted, fittingly intense music video sees its yang today in the bright, playful video for “Big … More »

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 »