Pusha-T & Twin Shadow Join Alt-J On New Version Of “In Cold Blood”

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Alt-J-and-Pusha-TPusha-T just won a unanimous victory in the most high-profile, hotly contested rap feud in recent memory. He sent the biggest rap star of our time scrambling to reunite the cast of his old teenage soap opera just to distract everyone from what just happened. He achieved levels of fame that he probably didn’t … More »

Drake Confirmed As Co-Writer On Kanye West’s “Yikes”

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DrakeOn “Duppy Freestyle,” Drake’s recent diss track aimed at Pusha-T, he referenced his work for Kanye West, rapping, “What do you really think of the nigga that’s makin’ your beats?/ I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need/ Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me/ … More »

HQ’s Scott Rogowsky Gets Mobbed By Teens, Ignored By Pusha-T At Gov Ball

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Scott Rogowsky & Pusha TSeveral Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City’s Randall’s Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, the Gaslight Anthem, and Kali Uchis. And apparently, Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the wildly popular HQ Trivia App, was … More »

Juice WRLD Turns SoundCloud Rap Into Toxic Emo-Pop

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Juice-WRLDFifteen years ago, in her Punk Planet column, Jessica Hopper wrote a piece called “Emo: Where The Girls Aren’t.” The piece went about as viral as a zine column could in 2003, and it’s probably still one of the most widely discussed pieces of music criticism that this century has given us. Its … More »

Pusha-T Confirms Surgical Summer Is Over

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Pusha-TIt was just a week and a half ago that Pusha-T released the ridiculously scathing “The Story Of Adidon,” maybe the most devastating rap-feud anthem in recent memory. On that song, Pusha promised “a surgical summer.” In interviews shortly afterward, he said that he had more material on Drake ready to go if the … More »

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

Rich The Kid Fights With Lil Uzi Vert At Starbucks, Releases “Can’t Afford It” With Pusha-T

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Lil Uzi Vert and Rich The Kid have been throwing shots at each other over the past few months. The beef solidified the other day, thanks to an altercation at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Saturday when they were both in town for the Roots Picnic. More »

The Pusha-T/Drake Beef Is Over, According To Kanye West & J Prince

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Kanye-West-and-Pusha-TFor the past week and a half, Drake and Pusha-T have been locked into one of the bitterest and most entertaining rap feuds in years. But after Drake delivered the impressive “Duppy Freestyle” and Pusha-T returned fire with the withering knockout blow “The Story Of Adidon,” it now looks like the beef might be over … More »

Watch Pusha-T Perform “If You Know You Know” On Kimmel

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Pusha-TPusha-T pushed out his really, really good new album DAYTONA last week. Despite the events of last night, it’s still the best evidence we have right now that Kanye West, who produced the entire LP, is still capable of real creative genius. And last night, Pusha performed its genius opening salvo “If You … More »