Mike WiLL Made-It, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, & Nicki Minaj – “Runnin”

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As you might have heard, super producer Mike WiLL Made-It — who worked on “Formation,” “Black Beatles,” “We Can’t Stop,” and much more — is executive producing the soundtrack for Creed II. The tracklist is loaded with A-list rap lab experiments, R&B up-and-comers, and… Bon Iver. He collaborated on the project with film … More »

Bon Iver – “Do You Need Power? (Walk Out Music)”

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The Creed II soundtrack comes out next week, the same day as the movie. It was executive produced by Mike Will-Made It, who recruited the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Vince Staples, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, the A$AP crew, and more to contribute to it. We’ve already heard … More »

Mike WiLL Made-It – “The Mantra” (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Kendrick Lamar)

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Legendary producer Mike Will Made-It was most recently credited on the late rappers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s new track “Falling Down” in September. Tonight, we hear a surprise track from Mike Will featuring Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar. “The Mantra” will appear on the Creed II soundtrack, which was executive produced … More »

The Late Lil Peep & XXXTentacion Appear Together On New Track “Falling Down”

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Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION - "Falling Down"Before his death last November, the massively influential Lil Peep recorded a song with fellow sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, who himself had proven to be a transformative figure in hip-hop after his breakout hit “Tuesday.” Sometime afterward, before being shot dead this past June, the controversial and wildly popular … More »

Stream Eminem’s Surprise New Album Kamikaze

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Eminem - KamikazeEminem has released a surprise new album called Kamikaze. Earlier tonight, the Detroit rapper teased his involvement with Marvel’s upcoming Venom film, and the song featured in the teaser clip has now been released in full. Kamikaze was executive produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem and features guest appearances from Royce Da … More »

Trouble & Drake – “Bring It Back (Tyler, The Creator Remix)”

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Late last month, Tyler, The Creator shared a “throwaway song” called “OKRA,” his second loosie (following “Ziploc“) since releasing the messy, deeply personal album (Scum Fuck) Flower Boy last year. And now he’s come through with another one-off: a remix of “Bring It Back,” Atlanta street-rap veteran Trouble’s recent collaboration with Drake, which … 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 »

Your Guide To The 2018 Grammys: Will They Leave Kendrick Out In The Cold Again?

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The Grammys are this weekend — Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact — and as always, we’re (almost certainly naïvely) hoping they won’t suck this time. They probably will; they always do. Yet thanks to a somewhat promising slate of nominees in the major categories, a similarly half-decent … More »

Jay Rock – “King’s Dead” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake)

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Jay Rock took it easy and stuck to features after his motorcycle accident in 2016. But last month he returned to the spotlight at Top Dawg Entertainment’s annual Christmas concert, and today he helms “King’s Dead,” a new track featuring Future, TDE counterpart Kendrick … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »