Lil Yachty Joins Jimmy Fallon and Questlove for Simpson Primer

Lil Yachty performs with Jimmy Fallon and Questlove on the ‘Tonight Show’; Photo: NBC Lil Yachty‘s album Teenage Emotions may have been a flop, but that hasn’t stopped the Atlanta-based artist from keeping his name […]

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RIFF’d: Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’

Lorde‘s second studio album Melodrama captures the many ups and downs that come with a shattered relationship. Through various modes of pop she frames the stages of her recovery — from anger and denial to acceptance. […]

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RIFF’d: Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’

Katy Perry‘s Witness is a feeble and altogether pathetic attempt at reinvention. She’s pining to be the next Madonna, but instead of tapping into that special space that makes each artist unique she adopts the familiar […]

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RIFF’d: Alt-J’s ‘Relaxer’

Alt-J‘s third studio album Relaxer is a snapshot of the trio’s determined march towards creative liberation. With just eight songs on the docket there is little room for error, and the lack of options stifle […]

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Eminem’s ‘Stan’ Officially Gets Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Eminem reads a letter from ‘Stan’ in the video of his landmark 2000 song; Photo: Interscope/YouTube It’s been a big year for Eminem, with 2017 marking the 15-year-anniversary of his classic The Eminem Show, an […]

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RIFF’d: Lil Yachty’s ‘Teenage Emotions’

Lil Yachty finally breaks ground with Teenage Emotions; a debut mired in petty indulgences, superficial cash-grabs and bitter whining. His hooks tap into a ecstatic, child-like groove, but the joy ends there, never moving beyond […]

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Sir Mix-A-Lot Discusses the 25th Anniversary of ‘Baby Got Back’

A screenshot of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s official video for ‘Baby Got Back’; Photo: YouTube Legendary rapper and devoted big butt activist Anthony Ray (a.k.a. Sir Mix-A-Lot) recently sat down with Billboard to discuss the 25th anniversary of […]

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Algorithm Measures The Repetitive Nature of Pop Songs

A composite sketch of David Bowie, one of many artists analyzed in The Pudding study ; Photo: The Pudding You don’t have to scan the radio long to notice that a majority of pop songs are repetitive. If you’ve ever […]

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Machine Gun Kelly To Release Third Studio Album "bloom" On Friday, May 12 (PRNewsfoto/Interscope Records)

RIFF’d: Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Bloom’

Machine Gun Kelly‘s third studio album Bloom is a lyrical monstrosity. He is a Paint-By-Number rapper who follows around trends like a lost puppy, humping the legs of other more enterprising artists. Each song is a […]

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Atlanta News Anchor Drops ‘Bad and Boujee’ Lyrics in Newscast

A screenshot from Migos’ Instagram clip of the Atlanta’s Channel 2 news cast featuring ‘Bad and Boujee’; Photo: Channel 2/Migos Atlanta’s Channel 2 news anchor Fred Blankenship made headlines yet again when he incorporated lyrics […]

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