Video: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It” Directed by Eif Rivera. From Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, out now on Atlantic. “I Like It” is the first fun number one since Camila Cabello’s “Havana” back in January. (I guess “Nice For What” was upbeat, but Drake is so whiny that … Continue reading Number One Records: I Like It
Audio: XXXTentacion – “Sad!” From ?, out now on Bad Vibes Forever. Like probably a lot of middle-aged white people, the first I ever heard of XXXTentacion was when Spotify banned him from its corporate playlists along with R. Kelly. I read “The Real Story of South Florida Rapper XXXTentacion” before I heard any of … Continue reading Number One Records: Sad!
Video: Drake – “Nice For What” Directed by Karena Evans. Single out now on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. After eleven weeks at the top of the chart, Drake knocks his own “God’s Plan” out of first place with his new single, “Nice For What,” with 60.4 million U.S. streams and 88,000 downloads sold in the … Continue reading Number One Records: Nice For What
Video: Del + Amp Live – “Wheel of Fortune” From Gate 13, due April 20. Single out now. Del’s the best. Back in college I was super into Ice Cube and George Clinton, digging into the wide diaspora of everything those guys had anything to do with. Reading liner notes to figure out sample sources, … Continue reading New Del The Funky Homosapien video: Wheel Of Fortune
Audio: Drake – “God’s Plan” From Scary Hours, out now on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. Drake knocks out Camila Cabello after only one week at the top of the chart. “God’s Plan” had 82.4 million U.S. streams and 127,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 25, as well as 24 million in all-format airplay … Continue reading Number One Records: God’s Plan
Video: Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” Poor Tay-Tay. She only spent three weeks at No. 1 with “Look What You Made Me Do” despite her best efforts at gaming the system. Newcomer Cardi B kicks T-Swizz out of the top spot with “Bodak Yellow,” a profane jam about how tough and rich and hard-working she … Continue reading Number One Records: Bodak Yellow
Kendrick Lamar and Don Cheadle Go Head to head in this video for the single, “DNA” from Lamar’s new album DAMN. I ran into Don Cheadle once on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. It was cold but sunny and we were walking toward each other when he recognized that I had recognized him. We both played … Continue reading New Kendrick Lamar video: DNA.
Video: Ice Cube – “Who’s the Mack?” I didn’t even realize Ice Cube made a video for this song from Amerikkka’s Most Wanted until I was googling around, looking for something or other and stumbled across it on YouTube. Priority Records released a promotional 12″ in 1990, but it didn’t chart. The best part about … Continue reading Broke Mack: Have you ever been in a hot tub?
Watch the first official single from Detox.
After bouts with Crack and Cocaine, the underground Houston rapper turns to Heroin.