DaBaby Arrested On Battery Charges In Miami

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Last night, the ascendant rapper DaBaby was arrested in Miami. As TMZ reported, DaBaby — whose real name is Jonathan Kirk — was involved in an alleged robbery and altercation with the promoter for a show he was supposed to play last night. The argument supposedly stemmed from DaBaby claiming that the promoter’s … More »

The 2020 State Of Pop Address

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Billie EilishThe #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »

Lil Nas X, DaBaby, Kaytranada make the cut on Barack Obama’s best of 2019 playlist

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Lil Nas X, DaBaby, Kaytranada make the cut on Barack Obama’s best of 2019 playlistBarack Obama Mic Drop 2016 1

True to his annual tradition, Barack Obama has shared a playlist of his favorite releases of 2019. As in past years, the 44th President of the United States highlights a diverse array of songs spanning a variety of genres. On the hip-hop end, Obama issues a nod to DJ Mustard‘s Migos feature, “Pure Water,” J. Cole‘s “Middle Child,” and DaBaby‘s “Suge,” among other high profile works from the genre, such as Frank Ocean‘s “In My Room.”

A genre-fluid goodie bag of speaker-satiating singles, Obama’s playlist embraces Lil Nas X‘s viral hit, “Old Town Road (Remix),” and additionally features some multilingual flair, courtesy of Ozuna‘s “Baila Baila Baila (Remix),” and the Rollo Tomasi rework of Angélique Kidjo’s “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.” The year-concluding collection also includes productions from Maggie Rogers, Bruce Springsteen, Koffee, Lizzo, and other artists.

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Watch Camila Cabello & DaBaby Team Up On Fallon

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DaBaby-and-Camila-CabelloLast week, gifted pop centrist Camila Cabello released her perfectly adequate new album Romance. One of that album’s catchiest and most craven songs is “My Oh My,” a flirty zero-chemistry collaboration with DaBaby, the great scene-stealer of 2019 rap music. Last night, Cabello was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and DaBaby … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double entendre, see? … More »

Watch Drake Join DaBaby Onstage In Toronto

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DaBaby-and-DrakeFor the past decade, Drake has shown an unearthly ability to recognize and collaborate with exciting up-and-coming rappers; it’s part of what’s kept Drake on top for so long. But DaBaby has been famous for almost a year now, and before last night, Drake hadn’t gone out of his way to acknowledge DaBaby’sMore »

The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

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At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The data bears it out. But one thing that the data doesn’t quite show is us that rap, like every other genre of music in our atomized age, is not a … More »

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s bestMore »

Watch J.Lo Host, DaBaby Perform On SNL

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There were two musicians on last night’s Saturday Night Live: jack-of-all-trades Jennifer Lopez, who served as the episode’s host, and the ascending North Carolina rapper DaBaby, who capped off a big year as SNL’s musical guest. Lopez also had a pretty unbelievable year, as she put it in her opening monologue, though the … More »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2019

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Music-videosThe streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background. That means we’re now getting Netflix-funded projects like Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Anima short film, or like Beyoncé’s Coachella concert movie Homecoming. That’s only beginning. We’re going to … More »