14 Times Jay Z Got Owned By Another Rapper, Usually On His Own Song

Sorry, but the Jay Z you all worship might not be as good as you think. Or maybe it’s just that he’s easily dwarfed by the guest verses on his own tracks. These days he’s more or less abandoned making new music, instead busying himself with buying up companies and brands and streaming services or, in his latest jape,… »10/12/15 11:21am10/12/15 11:21am


Freedom Song: A Conversation About the State of Black Liberation Music

In the lyric pamphlet to Black Messiah, D'Angelo's third album after 14 years away from the spotlight, the soul-savant explains his reasoning behind its title and sudden release: "Some will jump to the conclusion that I am calling myself a Black Messiah," he begins. "For me the title is about all of us...It's about… »3/25/15 5:25pm3/25/15 5:25pm

Yes, The Grammys Are Dumb, But It's Not Beck's Fault

So everyone's gonna argue about Beck for a few days, which is a mixed blessing for everyone, Beck included. And, look. He should not have won the Grammy for Album of the Year. I can think of at least nine reasons why. This is all mildly embarrassing, and yet inevitable, as we're talking about the Grammys, and the… »2/10/15 11:14am2/10/15 11:14am

Kanye Invades Stage Again In Beyoncé's Honor; Watch Her Reaction

A strangely self-aware Kanye West rushed the stage tonight after the announcement of Beck's win over Beyoncé in the Best Album category, a replay of the 2009 VMAs when the rap artist interrupted Taylor Swift with "I'mma let you finish." West "thought better of it" this time, but watch the angle that includes… »2/08/15 10:54pm2/08/15 10:54pm

The "Who Is Paul McCartney?" Meme Is Now Infecting TV News 

So on New Year's Eve, Kanye West released "Only One," a lovely little electric-piano jam about his daughter, as seen through the eyes of his dearly departed mother. It's pretty sweet! It was also tagged "featuring Paul McCartney," which has compelled Twitter to bug the fuck out, and now compelled TV news people to… »1/05/15 5:48pm1/05/15 5:48pm

Kanye West Rented Out AT&T Park To Propose To Kim Kardashian

As far as I know, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are not San Francisco Giants fans, nor do they have any meaningful ties to AT&T or the city of San Francisco. And yet, Kanye decided to rent out the Giants' stadium in order to propose to Kim. A live orchestra was involved, and the jumbotron read "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!"… »10/22/13 10:20am10/22/13 10:20am