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On the Charts: Panic! At the Disco Take Number One With 'Pray for the Wicked'

Panic! At the Disco scored their second straight Number One album as Brendon Urie and company's new LP Pray for the Wicked opened atop the Billboard 200.Pray for the Wicked sold 180,000 total copies in its first week of release, giving it the best sales week for an alternative rock album since U2's Songs of Experience in December 2017, Billboard reports....

Selena Gomez's 'Back to You' Is the Song of the Summer

What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be about beaches and barbecues, or is it a question of vibe? What if it's a song on your summer playlist and no one else's?We believe the answer is "all of the above." This summer, Rolling Stone's writers will celebrate...

Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Has Conviction Overturned

The man accused of firing multiple gunshots at Lil Wayne's tour bus in April 2015 had his conviction overturned Friday, just three years into a 10-year prison sentence.After pleading guilty to the Atlanta highway drive-by shooting in November 2015, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey appealed his conviction in February, arguing that the judge overseeing his case...

Drake's 'Scorpion' Shatters Single-Day Streaming Records

Drake's Scorpion shattered single-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify, with the rapper's new double album on pace for the most streamed week in charts history.Scorpion easily crushed Apple Music's single-day streaming record – previously held by Drake's own More Life – with 170 million streams worldwide in its first 24 hours of release,...

Hear Vic Mensa Confront Addiction, Demons on New Song '10K Problems'

Vic Mensa has unleashed a cathartic new track titled "10K Problems" where the rapper reveals his struggles with drug addiction and adapting to fame."Niggas asking where I been at, I gotta recap it / Relapsing D-R-U-G habits / Tryin' move forward, depression been holding me backwards / Recovery ain't a straight line," Mensa raps over a blistering beat....

Drake Was Once R&B's Savior. On 'Scorpion,' He Returns to the Genre He Reinvented

As news that Drake's Scorpion would be a double album swept around the internet this week, it was quickly followed by a tantalizing rumor – one of the two LPs would be rap, while the other would be entirely R&B. Drake became a star by mixing these forms; now he would devote himself to each individually. This wasn't a completely crazy idea: Drake,...

Death Grips' 'Black Paint' Is the Song of the Summer

What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be about beaches and barbecues, or is it a question of vibe? What if it's a song on your summer playlist and no one else's?We believe the answer is "all of the above." This summer, Rolling Stone's writers will celebrate...

Eric B & Rakim Ready 'Complete Collection' Vinyl Box Set

Eric B & Rakim will reissue their entire catalog on vinyl for the first time with the pioneering rap duo's The Complete Collection 1987-1992.The 8-LP, 2-CD set collects the duo's four albums – 1987s Paid in Full, 1988's Follow the Leader, 1990's Let the Rhythm Hit Em and 1992's Don't Sweat the Technique – as well as two discs worth of remixes, many...

Josh Homme Shares Letter Anthony Bourdain Wrote to Rocker's Daughter

Josh Homme has shared a letter Anthony Bourdain wrote to the Queens of the Stone Age frontman's daughter Camille that encapsulates the friendship between the rocker and the late chef."Tony, I miss you bad. Once Camille was so mad at you. She was defending me. & So were you. Defending me. As we had done & would do many times over the years for...

Drake’s Favorite Collaborators are Ghosts

It’s unclear how, exactly, Drake pulled it off. On “Don’t Matter To Me,” a late song on the rapper’s latest album Scorpion, he recruits Michael Jackson for a duet. The late King of Pop is listed as a feature, and true to that billing, his voice handles chorus duties over a brooding beat that feels tailor-made for a Drake song called “Don’t Matter To...

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