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The Oral History of System of a Down’s ‘Toxicity’

In 2001, an Armenian American heavy-metal band conquered the charts despite infighting, a riot, and a ban that kept them off major radio stations following 9/11. Twenty years later, System of a Down and others look back on a career-defining album.

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Beyoncé’s 40th Birthday Party

This week, Danyel celebrates the 40th birthday of Thee Beyoncé Knowles Carter with special guests Swizz Beatz and Sean Garrett

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I’m in Trouble: 40 Years of the Replacements’ ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash’

Celebrating the incendiary 1981 debut of one of the most influential and adored American rock bands of their era

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The Good, the Godly, and the Gluttonous of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’

The rapper-producer’s 10th studio album is a 27-track endurance test that at times is gorgeous, and at others is utterly frustrating

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God Bless Louisiana and Reviewing Kanye’s ‘Donda’

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay give their thoughts on Kanye West’s latest album and the Tyron Woodley–Jake Paul fight. Plus, Hurricane Ida has Louisiana on our hearts and minds.

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Kanye West ‘Donda’ Reactions With Van Lathan

Charles Holmes also breaks down Kendrick Lamar’s return on Baby Keem’s "Family Ties" with Justin Sayles and Logan Murdock

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The Kanye West ‘Donda’ Exit Survey

After three listening parties and an extended stay at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the latest album from hip-hop’s most polarizing figure has arrived

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‘Views’ vs. ‘Scorpion’

This week on ‘Rank Me Later,’ Charles Holmes and Wosny Lambre take on Drake’s fourth and fifth studio albums

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Breaking Down the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ Trailer. Plus, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches on Their New Album.

Chris and Andy get into the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer before being joined by Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches to talk about the band’s new album, ‘Screen Violence’

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Aaliyah: Truly One in a Million

Danyel Smith kicks off the Season 2 premiere with an episode celebrating the life, music, and impact of the princess of R&B, Aaliyah, 20 years after her death

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Ima Fix ‘Donda’: The Roller Coaster of Kanye West’s Never-ending Listening Party

On Thursday, Kanye will premiere a third version of his new album at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Will the album come soon after—and if so, will it have been worth all the theatrics, delays, and beta testing that preceded it?

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The Unflappable Greatness of Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones drummer, who died Tuesday at age 80, was a mesmerizing, suave force of coolness amid all the rock ’n’ roll chaos that surrounded him

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Affleck Shops at Tiffany’s, New Couple Tatum and Kravitz, and a Jayne and Girardi Rundown

Plus, Juliet and Amanda give a Lorde update after the recent release of her new album, ‘Solar Power’

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The Long Battle Over Aaliyah’s Music. Plus: Lorde’s Sleepy ‘Solar Power’

Charles is joined by Hazel Cills to discuss the long journey to make Aaliyah’s music available to the public. Afterward, he reviews Lorde’s latest release, ‘Solar Power.’

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Black Girl Songbook: Season 2 Trailer

Danyel Smith is back to discuss Beyoncé, Aaliyah, Rihanna, and more

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‘Annette’ Is the Culmination of Everything Adam Driver’s Done Yet

The eccentric new rock musical finds Driver at the height of his highly physical acting powers. A look back at his previous roles informs how the movie star got here.

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What Is Worse, ‘Thank Me Later’ or ‘More Life’?

On the inaugural episode of ‘Rank Me Later,’ Charles Holmes and Wosny Lambre debate Drake’s worst album—or, in this case, playlist

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The Lorde Album Probably Isn’t What You Want. But It’s What Lorde Thinks You Need.

‘Solar Power’ is filled with good vibes and aspirational lyrics. It’s missing big songs.

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What Makes Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Unskippable

On the Volume 1 finale, Jinx and Shea discuss Drake’s sophomore album, ‘Take Care.’

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Deafheaven Is Embracing the Light. Are Their Fans Ready to Do the Same?

The band discusses their beautiful new album, which pivots away from metal and digs deeper into their shoegaze influences, and their new state of mind, which finds them thinking clearer than ever

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How Alchemist and Boldy James Found the Cheat Code on Their New Album, ‘Bo Jackson’

The rapper and producer also talk about ‘The Price of Tea in China,’ friendly competition in hip-hop, and the legendary two-sport superhero they named their latest project after

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The Crisis in Afghanistan and Lizzo Responds to the Trolls

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the developing situation in Afghanistan, as well as Lizzo’s recent social media message

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Introducing ‘Rank Me Later: The Drake Albums’

Join ‘Ringer Music Show’ cohost Charles Holmes and ‘Full Court Fits’ host Wosny Lambre every Friday as they prepare for the imminent release of Drake’s sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’

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The Ringer’s Definitive Nickelodeon Theme Song Ranking

From certified slaps like TLC’s ‘All That’ theme to whatever is going on with the ‘CatDog’ song, we’re counting down the 20 best intro songs in the Nick universe

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How Clipse and the Neptunes Made a Classic With ‘Lord Willin’’

Jinx and Shea discuss the Virginia duo’s unskippable debut album

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The Champ Is Still Here: The Greatness of Jadakiss, the Gravel-Voiced King of N.Y.

Last week’s Verzuz between the Lox and Dipset crystalized what’s been true for two decades: On a bar-for-bar basis, Kiss remains virtually peerless

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‘Watch the Throne 2’? Plus: ‘Hey Arnold!’ Turns 25, Feat. Jim Lang

Charles Holmes and Justin Charity discuss the possibility of a ‘Watch the Throne 2’ before Lani Renaldo sits down with ‘Hey Arnold!’ composer Jim Lang to talk about the lasting impact of the show’s soundtrack

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How ‘Hey Arnold!’ and Its Iconic Score Introduced a Generation to Jazz

A conversation with composer Jim Lang, whose music challenged kids but also hooked them in

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Sherri Shepherd on Black Motherhood and Finding a New Cohost for ‘The View’

Plus, reacting to DaBaby deleting his apology to the LGBTQ+ community, the recent discussion about Alfonso Ribeiro on Twitter, and more

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Kanye West Resurrected a Retired Rap Group. Now They’re Back With a New Album.

Olskool Ice-Gre and ​​E.P Da Hellcat had put their rap careers behind them. Then fate intervened in the form of the most infamous man in popular music.

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Daisies, Aged: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and the End of the Native Tongues Era

In 1996, the two most prominent groups from hip-hop’s most prominent conscious collective released tense works that reacted to the evolving genre around them—and signaled the end of the crew as fans knew it

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Why ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Is a Masterpiece

Jinx and Shea discuss Lauryn Hill’s Diamond-certified, multi–Grammy Award–winning solo studio album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’ Listen as they lay out the legacy of the album and discuss why Lauryn Hill is cemented in the hip-hop history books as one of the greatest of all time.