SiR Returns With Dope New Album 'November'

There's no doubt that TDE boasts one the deepest rosters in music—SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q all call TDE home. Now the label returns with an album, November, from one its brightest talents, singer/songwriter SiR. Let's be clear from the jump here— SiR makes really good music. After releasing the standout […]

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Lil Pump Got His Crew Chains That Are Worth $350K

Like it or not, Lil Pump is now one the most recognizable figures in contemporary music culture. Due in large part to the unprecedented success his single “Gucci Gang,” the Harvard grad has made a name for himself as one rap’s most controversial figures as well, with social media antics generating nearly as many streams […]

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Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, Ranked

Over three seasons and dozens songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has covered nearly every topic and musical genre imaginable, fearlessly mocking everything from hip-hop to punk-pop, on subjects both highbrow (the stigma mental illness) and low (period sex). As the Vulture’s CXG recapper, I’ve been astonished at what the songwriting team Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, and Jack […]

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What Does Sofi Tukker Have That Apple Wants?

On September 12, Tucker Halpern was watching Apple’s keynote product release event when he heard a song that he recognized: his own. “Best Friend,” a song he produced with Sophie Hawley-Weld, one his actual best friends and his musical partner in the dance-pop duo Si Tukker, soundtracked the unveiling the iPhone X (price tag: $1,000). […]

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Kendrick Lamar Says Plenty — He Doesn’t Have to Bring Up Trump

As far as brief concerts on ESPN go, Kendrick Lamar’s halftime show for college football’s national championship went about as well as possible. Held in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, the eight-minute show breezed through four songs (“DNA,” “Element,” “Humble,” and the new “All the Stars”) while displaying the limitations inherent to mainstream television: Listeners accustomed […]

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Hip-Hop and R&B Were the Most Dominant Genres in the U.S.

Nielsen's 2017 year-end music report was released and as it turns out, hip-hop/R&B dominated (the two genres are counted as one by Nielsen). In fact, for the first time ever, hip-hop/R&B became the most dominant genre in the U.S. The genre hit the position in the July and held strong throughout the rest the year. […]

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A$AP Rocky Shares Snippet Of Upcoming Song

For the past several months, A$AP Rocky has been promising fans a new album. He initially said that he’d be dropping a new album before the end 2017. Fans were holding him to his word that there was speculations that he was going to surprise release it on the final Friday the year. Alas December 29th […]

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