Loutallica speaks!; ASAP Rocky officially the most overpaid rapper in the game; Wale lyrics explained

The world is bracing for this man’s Metallica collaboration. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

- ASAP Rocky — the sorta-okay Harlem rapper who consistently finds himself rapping amid pretty-great songs — tells Pitchfork he signed to Sony/RCA for a staggering $3 million. The only thing that could make this okay is if Clams Casino sweeps the Grammys in 2013.

- What's that Tony Lewis/Tony Jr. line in Wale’s recent single “Bait” all about? Read this fascinating Washington Post feature from 2010 by Theresa Vargas to find out. (We’ll have a review of Wale’s new album, “Ambition,” next week, too.)

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Desire, “Don’t Call”

Chris Richards has been the Post's pop music critic since 2009. He's recently written about summer songs, festival fatigue, metal drumming and D.C. rap star Shy Glizzy.
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