Young Thug – “MLK” (Feat. Trouble & Shad Da God)

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Young Thug is celebrating the same way he celebrates most days: by releasing new music. Specifically, he’s released a new song called “MLK,” which features Trouble and Shad Da God. Hear it below. More »

Future & Young Thug – “Mink Flow” Video

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Yesterday, Future and Young Thug hung out with group-home kids in their video for “All Da Smoke,” the first clip from their collaborative album Super Slimey. (Future has had a very busy 24 hours; he’s also shown up with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock on “King’s Dead” and appeared in Taylor Swift’s … More »

Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it’s easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer from Miami was fresh out of Fifth Harmony, her generation’s most popular girl group, assembled by Simon Cowell from an array of teenage strangers on the short-lived American edition … More »

Future & Young Thug – “All Da Smoke” Video

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A few months ago, the Atlanta rap stars and former rivals Future and Young Thug teamed up to record the collaborative album Super Slimey. And today, they’ve debuted the album’s first video, for the slurry and ingratiating “All Da Smoke.” It’s a weird one. The movie starts out as social realism, showing a group … More »

Download FBG Wookie’s The Beginning Mixtape Feat. Future & Young Thug

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FBG Wookie is a member of Future’s Freebandz Gang. Today he’s unveiling his mixtape The Beginning, which features two tracks with Future and one with Future’s Super Slimey partner Young Thug. Future has helpfully shared his two features, “All My Dogs Kings” and “Devotion,” on YouTube, so check those out below, where you can … 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 »

Zaytoven – “Five Guys” (Feat. Migos & Young Thug)

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Producer Zaytoven is dropping a new mixtape tomorrow — Trapping Made It Happen — stacked with tracks from Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Juicy J, Migos, Young Dolph and more. Tonight we have a taste of what’s to come with the track “Five Guys” featuring Migos and Young Thug. Consider it a throwback to last year’s 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 »

London On Da Track – “Whatever You On” (Feat. Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, & Young Thug) Video

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The great Atlanta rap producer London On Da Track recently teamed up with Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, and Offset on his single “No Flag,” and now he’s got another all-star track with a completely different lineup of guests. “Whatever You On” is a tingly, half-way-to-R&B party song that features the talents of singers Jeremih … More »

Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

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For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop music, of course; their 1994 debut (“The Blue Album“) overflowed with weapons-grade catchy rock songs you can dance to, and even its aggressively blown-out follow-up Pinkerton followed suit. More »