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  1. Songs of the Week: Drake, Daft Punk, Savages, Dawn Richard, and R...

    Amos Barshad

    Daft Punk, "Get Lucky" After oodles of anticipatory action, the full Daft Punk x Pharrell single is finally here, and so now the Internet can start arguing about it (vis-à-vis the correctness of the hype cycle, over/underratedness, classic ...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  2. Lil Wayne, Human Being: The Latter-day Stumblings of the Former G...

    Amos Barshad

    The beginning of the end for Lil Wayne came on July 23, 2007. We didn't know it at the time. But you usually don't. That night Wayne played the Beacon Theatre, his first solo show in New York City. He was just under a year away from the release o...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  3. Songs of the Week: Reports of Lil Wayne's Death Have Been Greatly...

    Amos Barshad

    Lil Wayne ft. 2 Chainz, "R.A.F." First things first: In a new video released to TMZ, Lil Wayne shows himself for the first time since his terrible seizure scare, says he's "more than good," and actually seems like he is. I mean this is a person ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. After a Weekend of Medical Scares, Lil Wayne's Status Remains Unc...

    Amos Barshad

    What an awful weekend it was for Lil Wayne fans. On Friday night, TMZ began reporting that the rapper had suffered a seizure earlier in the week and was rushed to the hospital. He was released the next day, but quickly suffered another seizure &#8212...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. Four Thoughts on the Lil Wayne and Paris Hilton Song 'Last Night'...

    Amos Barshad

    1. Paris, Paris Hilton's 2006 debut, and, to date, sole album, is a piece of music that people love to tell you is "not as bad as you think." (The truly bold go so far as to say it's "actually pretty good.") Supporting evidence generally pointed to t...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  6. Songs of the Week: Die Antwoord Resurrect Mims, Kanye West Is Fee...

    Amos Barshad

    Die Antwoord, "DIS IZ WHY I'M HOT (zef remix)" You're rapping over that Mims song?! Mims??!!! It's been, like, six years! He was famous for like 45 seconds! Die Antwoord — just when I thought you couldn't have gotten any less one-note, you...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. Songs of the Week: The xx, Domo Genesis, Refused, JJAMZ, and Rick...

    Amos Barshad

    Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, "3 Kings" To complete the implicit analogy between this new track from Ross's God Forgives, I Don't and David O. Russell's early classic Three Kings: Jay-Z is obviously George Clooney, Dr. Dre is probably Ice C...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  8. Rappers Laughing: An Analysis

    Amos Barshad

    Within the niche of hip-hop ad libs — those trademark phrases tossed out by your favorite rappers as delicious garnish to the surf and turf they're serving you — there is an even smaller categorization: the rap laugh. For reasons we can c...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  9. The Justin Bieber Awkward Transition Watch: 'I'm Into Love. Maybe...

    Amos Barshad

    Previously, on the Justin Bieber Awkward Transition Watch: Bieber matures enough to cover Drake! Bieber matures enough to cover Lil Wayne! Bieber gets slapped with a paternity suit! And in the latest installment: Bieber himself discusses how he pl...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  10. From Lil Wayne to Justin Bieber: Producer Bangladesh Explains His...

    Amos Barshad

    For over a decade now, hearing this sound — a modulated male voice saying the word "Bangladesh" — at the beginning of a track has meant one thing: You're in for a banger. It's the tag for Shondrae Crawford, a.k.a. Bangladesh, the Atlanta-...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  11. What Should T.I.'s Post-Prison Game Plan Be?

    Amos Barshad

    T.I. has been out of prison for a week. In those seven days, he's been the recipient of an opulent welcome-home brunch, appeared on Atlanta stages with both Young Jeezy and Taylor Swift, and interceded in a late-night club-fight between Diddy and a p...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. The Ever-maturing Justin Bieber Covers Lil Wayne

    Amos Barshad

    A month back, Justin Bieber covered fellow Canadian Drake's woozy drug song "Trust Issues." Bieber cleaned it up, but it was still a nutso departure from his usual innocuous balladry, and the best thing to come out of his current semi-awkward transit...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  13. LeBron's Career Trajectory As Told By Rappers

    Amos Barshad

    Earlier this week, Nike announced LeBron James' new shoe, the LeBron 9. Retailing at $170, the sneaker will go on sale in October, when it will promptly — well, what? In the offseason of his discontent, does James' brand still move product like...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  14. Wavves Explain How to Get Kicked Out of the VMAs (and Lil Wayne's...

    Amos Barshad

    With Tyler the Creator on his best, most grateful behavior at Sunday's VMAs, the lane was wide open for someone to step in and wreak havoc. Nathan Williams and Steve Pope, of sunny San Diego punk act Wavves, were game. The two kept a running Twitter ...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  15. Lil Wayne to Somehow Sell 700,000 Albums This Week

    Amos Barshad

    In its first week of release, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV is projected to sell between 700,000 to 850,000 copies. That would make Carter IV the year's second-biggest debut, after Lady Gaga's Born This Way; it would also significantly trump the super-hy...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  16. Songs of the Week: Girls, Gainsbourg, and Uncle Murda

    Amos Barshad

    1. James Blake and Bon Iver, "Fall Creek Boys Choir" Indie-rock power couple James Blake and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon announced their union just last week, but we already get a taste. "Fall Creek Boys Choir" — featuring Vernon's falsetto over ...

    Blog | August 26, 2011