The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

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Drake-and-Future“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s

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Best-VideosIn the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Wow This Is Terrible

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For Better Or Worse, Post Malone Sounds Like Right Now

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Post MaloneTired: a Post Malone posse cut with Meek Mill and Lil Baby. Wired: a Post Malone posse cut featuring Halsey and Future. Inspired: a Post Malone posse cut aligning Ozzy Osbourne with Travis Scott. The blessing and the curse of Hollywood’s Bleeding is that it contains all three pairings and more. Every level of the … More »

Look Out America, Here Comes Lewis Capaldi

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Lewis Capaldi“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »

Watch Offset & Cardi B’s Ridiculous ‘Kimmel’ Performance

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Offset-and-Cardi-B-on-KimmelOnce you’ve reached a certain level of fame, apparently you can’t just perform on a late-night show. Instead, you have to make an event out of it. So it was last night for Migos member Offset and for Cardi B, his wife. Together, the two of them performed “Clout,” a collab from Offset’s … More »

Migos – “Stripper Bowl”

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MigosOn the Monday after the Super Bowl in Atlanta, Quality Control Music, the record label that reps Migos and Lil Baby, threw a huge party at Atlanta’s Gold Room club. They invited all the strippers in town, and TMZ reports that they threw nearly $600,000 in cash around. They called it the Stripper … More »

Diplo hops back in the studio with Madonna for ‘Future,’ with Quavo

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Diplo hops back in the studio with Madonna for ‘Future,’ with QuavoDiplo Madonna

Diplo‘s tag line, “Random white dude be everywhere,” is no joke. From appearing in the new Detective Pikachu movie, to debuting the very first album as the production backbone of power trio, LSD, to working on the presumed last Major Lazer album, Diplo’s schedule this year indicates no idle hours.

And for his next trick, Diplo has rendezvoused with Madonna yet again, for her new track, “Future,” featuring Quavo, of Migos. This isn’t the first Diplo-assisted Madonna original, either. The Mad Decent maestro shared production credits with Sophie for Madonna’s cheeky, 2015 declaration, “Bitch I’m Madonna.” The first single from her forthcoming album, “Future” exudes a Caribbean dancehall style in a similar vein as Diplo’s radio-ready Major Lazer efforts. The impending album, Madame X, housed by Interscope Records, will be Madonna’s first in four years

Quavo – “Too Much Shaft” (Feat. Saweetie)

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Quavo-SaweetieThere aren’t too many pieces of movie music more iconic that “Theme From Shaft.” In 1971, Isaac Hayes wrote the symphonic soul score for Shaft, the movie that arguably kicked off the blaxploitation boom. In doing so, Hayes essentially laid the foundation for how blaxploitation funk should sound: Dramatic orchestral strings, chicken-scratch guitars, … More »