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The Grammys performance that launched a thousand “White Man Group” jokes and surely confused as many midwestern moms and dads now has an official studio version. Here’s Kendrick Lamar guesting on the remix of Imagine Dragons’ inexplicably inescapable “Radioactive.” Kendrick’s verse is about what you’d expect: he leans heavily on the growl that may become […]

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Each week in Sample Wars, we’ll pit two songs which sample the same source material head-to-head against each other, to determine which one rocked the sample better. I was hoping to look at “Numbers on the Boards” this week, but couldn’t find any track that shares its absolutely bonkers sample of an early electronic music curiosity. Instead, […]

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Each week in Sample Wars, we’ll pit two songs which sample the same source material head-to-head against each other, to determine which one rocked the sample better. Today, we look at The Chakachas’ “Yo Soy Cubano,” a song that provided sample fodder for two wildly different tracks: Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” and “Magic Carpet Ride” […]

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“1 Train,” the most hotly anticipated track from A$AP Rocky’s forthcoming Long. Live. A$AP., dropped today, and the result–a six-minute posse cut featuring Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T., and Joey Bada$$–mostly delivers on its promise. It isn’t quite on the level of “The Last Huzzah” as far as capturing the current […]

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