A$AP Ferg, Still Striving © RCA

A$AP Ferg, Still Striving | Top 5 Songs


★★★★ East coast rapper A$AP Ferg comes back strong with his third studio album, ‘Still Striving.’ One word: bangers.   Cutting right to the chase, A$AP Ferg didn’t have the most success with his sophomore album, Always Strive and Prosper.  Despite an awesome title and some solid moments (“Hungry Ham!”), folks did not partake of the album.  Maybe it was because it was more experimental … Continue reading A$AP Ferg, Still Striving | Top 5 Songs

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25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Six In A Row  


  What more can you say – Adele! It’s all about Adele. Well it’s not “all” about Adele, but the chart is definitely top heavy thanks to her. 25 Chart takeaways, here we go! 1) Adele continues to kill the competition, spending her sixth week atop the Billboard 200 with 25. The numbers were her least robust yet, but she still handily bested the runner … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Six In A Row  

Adele, 25 © Columbia

25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1


The best way to summarizes this week’s charts? Adele. Yep – nuff said! 1) Adele makes it five weeks at #1 with 25. 25’s fifth week gave the album its third million-plus selling week and second best week overall, behind its 3.38 million start. 2) Justin Bieber remains the second most consistent artist on the charts behind Adele. Purpose stays put at #2 and has … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1

A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

25 Best Rap Songs of 2015


After flexing my muscles (writing, not biceps) and compiling the best songs and best albums of 2015, how about diving into genres? Here’s a quickie – 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015. Are there some ‘best’ songs that didn’t get loving from yours truly? Probably, but that’s life, and life’s a five-letter word that rhymes with witch at times. Enough rambling – you don’t need … Continue reading 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015

Liam Payne on Attitude Magazine, Issue No. 262 © Attitude

Pop Trash: Memorable Tweets By Musicians That Make For Interesting Headlines


What better way to start off the week than some pop trash? No, we’re not talking about a song that totally blows, but rather some pop cultural gold that ultimately has little to do with the music. Well maybe “little” is an overstatement as two of the three have some connection to music, even if it’s not the focal point. Yeah this may not be … Continue reading Pop Trash: Memorable Tweets By Musicians That Make For Interesting Headlines

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25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Tops The Billboard 200


The Weeknd was destined to break through, right? Right! He takes two spots in this week’s 25 Chart Takeaways. Don’t fret though – there are still 23 more takeaways to read! 1) Unsurprisingly for anyone who’s kept up with pop culture as of late, ubiquitous R&B artist The Weeknd debuted BIG atop the Billboard 200 with his sophomore studio album, Beauty Behind The Madness. It … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Tops The Billboard 200

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25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks At The Top


Nobody could stop him – Luke Bryan that is. He got a great fight though from Ed Sheeran of all people, who’s been dominating since 2014. Sigh, that’s the music industry for you. Here are 25 chart takeaways to check out this week! 1) Luke Bryan keeps the #1 spot warm for a second week. Kill The Lights seems to be “killing it,” don’t you … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks At The Top