The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017

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Here’s a sign of the times for you: We’re still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year’s Day, and year-end list season has already been in full swing for what feels like forever. The media’s annual pop-culture recap ritual progresses, how do you say, muy despacito. Lucky for you, that’s what … More »

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »

Cardi B & Offset – “Um Yea”

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Power couple Cardi B and Offset have teamed up for a new track that appears on the new Quality Control mixtape Control The Streets. (Quavo and Nicki Minaj also have a song on it.) The two just also appeared in the “Motor Sport” video that came out yesterday. Cardi and Offset’s collab is … More »

Migos – “Motor Sport” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B) Video

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Migos teamed up with two other big rap stars, cardi B and Nicki Minaj, on the recent single “Motor Sport.” And now they’ve all gotten together again for the song’s accompanying music video, a slick, futuristic affair full of lots of expensive cars that basically aims for the “Tron, but a rap video” aesthetic. More »

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 »

Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

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The best way to judge a boy band’s potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in the 1960s, when the mop-top-era Beatles incited widespread hysteria, and it was true again at the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC became the faces of a … More »

On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

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One of the world’s greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music video called “Disco Tits.” The song itself is a jam, a poised and minimal dance-floor deconstruction that toggles between spacious staccato piano stabs and synthetic bass throbs that roll with … More »

Watch The Cast Of SNL Impersonate Cardi B, Offset, Eminem & More To Audition For The Lion King

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Earlier this month, Disney revealed the cast for their upcoming “pseudo-live-action remake” of The Lion King, with Beyoncé as the voice of Nala, Donald Glover as the voice of Simba, and other appearances from Seth Rogen, Eric André, John Oliver, and more. Last night on SNL, the show’s cast imagined the making of the … More »

Offset Proposed To Cardi B Onstage In Philly

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Just last week, it seemed like Cardi B and Offset were breaking up. Now they’re engaged. The Migos rapper proposed onstage at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia last night, popping the question with a little help from a huge eight carat diamond ring. Congrats, Cardi and Offset! Watch video of the special … More »

Migos – “Motor Sport” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B)

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Atlanta rap trio Migos have had an absolute monster of a year, much of it on the strength of Culture, the very good album that they released back in January. Lately, Migos have been working on following it up with the new album Culture II. And today, they’ve shared first single “Motor Sport,” which … More »