Wishing everyone a very happy, safe & enlightened holiday season; Impose’s Week in Pop presents some of the aesthetic wonders found at the end of the 2017 rainbow. Delivering first your weekly rundown of media buzz, Migos dropped “Stir Fry” produced by Pharrell with news that Culture II will be available soon; Dev Hynes apparently hinted at a fourth Blood Orange album; Cardi B dropped “Bartier Cardi” ft. 21 Savage; SZA dropped the Solange directed video for “The Weekend” off the lauded album CTRL; Kendrick Lamar dropped the video for “LOVE.” ft. Zacari directed by Dave Meyers & the little homies; NIKI dropped “Chilly” via 88rising; Björk dropped the Jesse Kanda video for “Arisen” off the new album Utopia; Suicideyear dropped the Peter Marsden video for “Flood”; Andi Wilson, Jessi Frick & Mango Snackowits launched Citrine Management; Quality Control Music dropped the Millicent hailes & Quavo video for “Ice Tray” ft. Lil Yachty; Cassie dropped “Don’t Play It Safe” produced by Kaytranada; Lil Wayne dropped the DJ Drama produced mixtape Dedication 6; Ayo & Teo dropped “Like Us”; Unknown Mortal Orchestra dropped “SB-05”; Azealia Banks dropped the demo “Icy Colors Change”; Buffalo’s Conway dropped the mixtape G.O.A.T. via Griselda Records; Farrukko dropped the Eif Rivera video for the remix of “Krippy Kush” ft. Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Bad Bunny & Rvssian; Chance the Rapper & Jeremih announced the deluxe version of Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama; Palmyra Delran dropped “Coal in My Fishnet Stocking”; Flume soundtracked Greenpeace Australia Pacific promo; video for the late Lil Peep’s “Save that Shit” dropped; Chad VanGaalen dropped “Dust on Dust (Dog Walking Jammer)”; Lido & YehMe2 remixed Kris Wu’s “Deserve” ft. Travis Scott; Kim Petras dropped “Faded” ft. Lil Aaron; Lady Gaga announced a Las Vegas residency at MGM’s Park Theater; Katy Perry dropped the Isaac Rentz video for “Hey Hey Hey”; Foster the People dropped the interactive “Sit Next to Me” video; Bohnes dropped the video for “My Friends”; Pale Waves dropped the Stephen Agnew video for “My Obsession”; Mac DeMarco covered Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time”; Robert Earl Thomas covered Tom Petty’s “Christmas All Over Again”; Laila Biali covered Coldplay’s “Yellow”; Laura Marling covered Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall”; James Blake covered Don McLean’s “Vincent”; Sammus announced 2018 west coast & UK tour dates; Coastwest Unrest announced tour dates; Flyte dropped the second part of their doc Behind Sliding Doors Part 2, touring with Lord Huron in January; with their album debut Deaf and Day available now via Dune Altar/Funeral Party Records, Glaare announced tour dates for 2018; The Streets dropped “Burn Bridges” & “Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies”; Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart along with Duck Kicking Vulture’s Miss Jane Mansfield & Timothy G. Piotrowski announced the new Yanomamos album Come Alive!; Third Man Records in conjunction with Touch and Go Records are reissuing Laughing Hyenas’ entire catalog; watch Rostam cook with his chef mom Najmieh Batmanglij; Kendrick Lamar revealed his “Don’t Trip” Nike trainers; Ralph Steadman’s artwork featured in Quavo & Travis Scott’s collaborative Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho album available now; Lorde canceled her Tel Aviv concert slated for June, 2018; lawsuit over Justin Bieber & Skrillex’s “Sorry” has been dismissed; Rick Ross versus LMFAO continues; Nelly sued for sexual assault & defamation; and we celebrate the life & works of Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé & we remember Oakland icon & legend Pam the Funkstress.
As we move forward to the holiday season with the new year in sight; it is now our pleasure & privilege to present the following interviews, exclusives & insights from the 209 Xmas crew, Mane, SILENTSHOUT, Adam Lempel, USF, featuring guest selections by DoNormaal & more—in no particular order.