2023’s Most Unforgettable Pop Culture Moments

The latest episode of Culture Quick Bites recruits host Drew Dorsey to run through the list of moments that crowded our timelines and took up too much space in our group chats.


2023’s Most Unforgettable Pop Culture Moments

The Luniz On “I Got 5 On It,” Operation Stackola, & More

U-God On Wu-Tang’s Origins, ODB Memories, & More

Tiffany Dena Loftin On Student Loan Debt & More

NORE Talks Rapping On Pharrell Beats & More

Gen-Z Artists React To Paramore’s “Misery Business”

Tash On Bow Wow’s Borrowed Verse & More

Lil’ Cease On Biggie, East-West Beef, & More

Steffanie Christi’an & Jessica Care Moore On “We Are Scorpio”

Grandmaster Caz Talks Jay-Z, “Rapper’s Delight,” & More

Monaleo – “Crying On Your Birthday”

Affion Crockett Imitates Jay-Z & More

Flyana Boss – “Nu Nu”

Ari Melber On Jay-Z’s Genius, Quoting Rap, & More

Flyana Boss – “You Wish”

George Clinton On Parliament Funkadelic & More

Robert Glasper On Chris Brown “Beef” & More

De La Soul Talk Making “Stakes Is High” & More

TeaMarrr – “The Teacup Commandments”

Buckshot Talks Q-Tip, Duck Down Records, & More

Uproxx Sessions See All  ►

Monaleo – “Crying On Your Birthday”

Flyana Boss – “Nu Nu”

Flyana Boss – “You Wish”

TeaMarrr – “The Teacup Commandments”

Reason – “Call Me”

ZelooperZ – “Cyborg”

Rob49 – “I Realized”

Jean Deaux – “Yeah Yeah”

Projexx – “Top Speed” f. Giggs & Marksman

Forest Claudette – “Mess Around”

FlightReacts – “The Scale”

Jayson Cash – “Some More Of It”

Dirty Butt – “March”

MyGuyMars – “U Know Wassup/Only You”

Zacari – “Touch Of God”

Sexyy Red – “Pound Town”

OMB Peezy – “Think You Ready”

Damon Elbert – “New Levels”

Jhonni Blaze – “Don’t Fall Out Of Love”

Hunxho – “True To My Religion”

ASTN – “how soon is too soon?”

Xian Bell – “Dollar and a Promise”

Maxo – “Face of Stone”

Chlöe – “How Does It Feel”

Dende – “Nightmares”

TeaMarrr – “Stunt Double”

Moneybagg Yo – “Quickie”

Celly Ru – “Frozen Heart”

Fenix Flexin – “We On It”

B-Lovee – “IYKYK”

NLE Choppa – “23”

Lil $o$o – “Florida Girl”

YBN Nahmir – “Lamborghini Truck”

Maya B – “Bad”

Ye Ali – “Autumn’s Here”

Morray – “Letter To Myself”

Lil Gnar – “Almighty Gnar”

Day Sulan – “Teach U How To Play”

Lil $o$o – “Catch A Trick”

4L Javi – “Playboy”

Daniel Seavey – “Can We Pretend That We’re Good?”

DreamDoll – “Misunderstood”

Ogi – “I Got It”

Finesse2Tymes – “Back End”

Alemeda – “Gonna Bleach My Eyebrows”

HotBlock Jmoe – “9 X OUTTA 10”

Gangsta Boo – “I’m Fresh”

Pheelz – “Finesse”

Pink Siifu – “Doin Tew Much (In My Momma Name)”

Rich Homie Quan – “Spin”


BandmanRill – “INFLUENCE”

Pap Chanel – “Apple Jacks”

Mavi – “Sorry”

Meechy Darko – “Never Forgettin”

YBN Nahmir – “Spend It”

2Rare – “Q-Pid”

Kalan.FrFr – “Light Breeze”

DDG – “Elon Musk” f. Gunna

Friyie – “Sorry Not Sorry”

Lil Zay Osama – “MmmHmmmm”

TiaCorine – “Chaka Khan” f. Kenny Beats

Dixson – “Barely”

Pressa – “Blame Me”

Raiche – “Fool”

Buddy – “Ain’t Fair”

Sub Urban – “Bandit”

KingMostWanted – “Cali Lovin”

Nascar Aloe – “Fence Hopper”

TRAETWOTHREE – “Keep Doing You”

Roy Woods – “Insecure”

Zelooperz – “Who U Love”

Kevin Gates – “Hard To Sleep”

Seddy Hendrinx – “Lights”

Paidway T.O – “Kickback”

Boslen – “GONE”

Na-Kel Smith – “Prayer”

Millyz – “Sometimes”

Boslen – “LEVELS”

Kyle Banks – “Bogus”

Smiley – “Grammy”

Masked Wolf – “Astronaut In The Ocean”

Chuck Inglish (The Cool Kids) – “Driver” f. Ye Ali

Kidd Kenn – “Body”

DC The Don – “Enemies”

Yvngxchris – “Damn Homie” (Live)

Rini – “Talk To Me”

RXK Nephew – “C.A.N.D.Y.” (Live)

Sally Sossa – “Just Say Dat”

Curly J – “No Hoodie”

Baby Tate — “S.H.O”

Autumn Corin — “Sneaky Link”

Kali – “New Day”

AzizTheShake – “Toledo”

Chris Patrick – “Up Now”

LPB Poody – “Eiffel Tower”

Masked Wolf – “Pandemonium”

ASAP TyY – “Ting”

Stunnaman02 – “Big Steppin”

Jucee Froot – “Balmain”

Fresh Pair See All  ►

Ice Cube Is Awed By His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

Bun B Gives A Perfect 10 To His Fresh Pair Of Sneakers

Will.i.am Is Blown Away By His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

Styles P Loses It Over His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

Redman Wilds Out Over His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

El-P Is Amazed By His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

Jim Jones Has A Plan For His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

T.I. Is Scared To Wear His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

The Game Reacts To His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

Jadakiss Goes Crazy For His Fresh Pair Of Custom Sneakers

Fresh Pair – Season 1 Trailer

How I Blew Up See All  ►

Conan Gray Explains How “Heather” Went Viral

YBN Nahmir Reveals The Beef That Kicked Off His Rap Career

Coi Leray Reveals How To Make A Song Go Viral

CKay On The Afro Beats Explosion In America

How Sonny Digital And Future Got Their First Billboard Hit

Latto Reveals The Original Title Of “B*tch From Da Souf”

Blueface Tells Us How “Thotiana” Blew Up

Alec Benjamin Tells Us How “Let Me Down Slowly” Blew Up

Ava Max Tells Us How “Sweet But Psycho” Blew Up

DDG Tells Us Why “Moonwalking In Calabasas” Blew Up

BLXST Tells Us How “Hurt” Blew Up & The Challenges He Faced

Pooh Shiesty Tells UPROXX When He Knew “Back In Blood” Was A Hit

Behind The Video See All  ►

Luh Tyler Takes Us Behind The “Law & Order” Video

NLE Choppa Takes Us Behind The “23” Music Video

DDG Reveals How He Went To Space For “Elon Musk”

Masked Wolf Reveals “Astronaut In The Ocean” Music Video Price Tag

22Gz Tells Us Why He Had To Make “Suburban Pt. 2”

OhGeesy Reveals What’s Behind The ‘Big Bad Wolf’ Video

Yung Baby Tate Reveals What’s Behind The ‘I Am’ Music Video

CJ Reveals What’s Behind The ‘WHOOPTY’ Music Video

Erica Banks Reveals What’s Behind The ‘Buss It’ Music Video

People’s Party With Talib Kweli See All  ►

The Luniz On “I Got 5 On It,” Operation Stackola, & More

U-God On Wu-Tang’s Origins, ODB Memories, & More

Tiffany Dena Loftin On Student Loan Debt & More

NORE Talks Rapping On Pharrell Beats & More

Tash On Bow Wow’s Borrowed Verse & More

Lil’ Cease On Biggie, East-West Beef, & More

Steffanie Christi’an & Jessica Care Moore On “We Are Scorpio”

Yusef Salaam On Trump’s Threats & More

Grandmaster Caz Talks Jay-Z, “Rapper’s Delight,” & More

Affion Crockett Imitates Jay-Z & More

Ari Melber On Jay-Z’s Genius, Quoting Rap, & More

George Clinton On Parliament Funkadelic & More

Robert Glasper On Chris Brown “Beef” & More

De La Soul Talk Making “Stakes Is High” & More

Buckshot Talks Q-Tip, Duck Down Records, & More

Styles P Talks “Free The Lox,” DMX, & More

Large Professor Discusses Nas, ‘Illmatic,’ & More

Mobb Deep’s Havoc Goes Deep On Prodigy & More

Sheek Louch Shares Unfiltered Stories Of DMX & More

Jim Jones on Dipset, Roc-A-Fella, & More

Talib Kweli & Black Thought On The Roots & More

Talib Kweli & Cormega On ‘The Realness II,’ Nas, & More

Talib Kweli & DJ Drama On Gangsta Grillz & More

Talib Kweli & Pink Siifu On B. Cool-Aid & More

Talib Kweli & Bob James On Sampling & More

Talib Kweli & Jon Stewart On ‘The Daily Show’ & More

Talib Kweli & Masta Ace On ‘Disposable Arts’ & More

Talib Kweli & Sam Jay On ‘Pause,’ ‘You People,’ & More

Talib Kweli & David Cross On Bob Odenkirk & More

Talib Kweli & Smoke DZA On Smoker’s Club & More

Talib Kweli & Producer Clinton Sparks On Mixtapes & More

Talib Kweli & Rock On Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp, & More

Talib Kweli & Anthony Jeselnik On Chappelle & More

Talib Kweli & Chace Infinite On ASAP Mob & More

Talib Kweli & Bun B On Pimp C, UGK, & More

Talib Kweli & Tony Baker On Comedy & More

Talib Kweli & Dreezy On ‘HITGIRL’ & More

Talib Kweli & Mount Westmore On The New Album & More

Talib Kweli & Symba On His Freestyles & More

Wiz Khalifa & Talib Kweli Talk ‘Multiverse’ & More

Talib Kweli & DJ Nu-Mark On Jurassic 5 & More

Talib Kweli & Aida Rodriguez On ‘Fighting Words’ & More

Talib Kweli & Ty Dolla $ign On Big TC & More

Talib Kweli & Radio Rahim On Top Boxers & More

Talib Kweli & Ron Funches On Voice Acting & More

Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey On ‘No Fear Of Time’ & More

Talib Kweli & Aja Monet On Nahanda Abiodun & More

Talib Kweli & Just Blaze On Roc-A-Fella & More

Talib Kweli & Earthquake On Steve Harvey & More

Talib Kweli & DJ Quik On Compton, 2Pac, & More

Talib Kweli & Sonia Sanchez On The Black Arts Movement & More

Talib Kweli & Russell Peters On Roasting & More

Talib Kweli & Tory Russell On Ferguson Uprising & More

Talib Kweli & Lord Finesse On D.I.T.C & More

Talib Kweli & Ali Shaheed Muhammad On ATCQ & More

Talib Kweli & Coast Contra On Apt. 505 & More

Talib Kweli & Karen Bass On Mayoral Race & More

Talib Kweli & Redman On Method Man, Biz Markie & More

Talib Kweli & Cypress Hill On ‘Back In Black’ & More

Talib Kweli & Leon Mobley On Drum Legacy & More

Talib Kweli & NIKO IS On ‘I’ll Tell Ya Later’ & More

Talib Kweli & The D.O.C. On Death Row, N.W.A., & More

Talib Kweli & Trae Tha Truth On ‘Swang’ & More

Talib Kweli On ‘Black Star II,’ Meeting Yasiin, & More

Talib Kweli & Cory Mo On UGK’s Legacy & More

Talib Kweli & DJ Jazzy Jeff On Bel Air Remake & More

Talib Kweli & will.i.am On Black Eyed Peas & More

Talib Kweli & Masego On ‘Tadow,’ Drake, & More

Talib Kweli & Hit-Boy On ‘Racks In The Middle’ & More

Talib Kweli & K. Foxx On Hot 97 & More

Talib Kweli & Warren G On ‘Regulate,’ Nate Dogg, & More

Talib Kweli & Jay Pharoah On Impressions & More

Talib Kweli & Faith Evans On Biggie, Lil Kim, & More

Talib Kweli & Alyasha Owerka-Moore On Hip Hop & More

Talib Kweli & Omari Hardwick On ‘Power’ & More

Talib Kweli & Selema Masekela On His Father, Method Man, & More

Talib Kweli & Problem On ‘Like Whaaat’ & More

Talib Kweli & Sydney Park On ‘Riding Free,’ Amy Poehler, & More

Talib Kweli & Tommy Davidson On ‘In Living Color’ & More

Talib Kweli & Hopsin On ‘Ill Mind,’ Diss Tracks, & More

Talib Kweli & Chaunté Wayans On Her Family Tree & More

Talib Kweli & Big Boy On Pharcyde & More

Talib Kweli & Krondon On Strong Arm Steady & More

Talib Kweli & R.A. The Rugged Man On Biggie, A-F-R-O, & More

Talib Kweli & Goapele On ‘Closer,’ Hieroglyphics, & More

Talib Kweli & Kid On Kid ‘N’ Play, ‘House Party,’ & More

Talib Kweli & Belly On The Mixtape Era & More

Talib Kweli & Lil Rel On ‘Bad Trip’ & More

Talib Kweli & Cappadonna On Wu-Tang Clan & More

Talib Kweli & Aloe Blacc On ‘The Man’ & More

Talib Kweli & Tamika D. Mallory On Social Justice & More

Talib Kweli, Miles & Jack Brown On Black-ish & More

Talib Kweli & Seth Green On ‘Family Guy’ & More

Talib Kweli & Tom Morello Talk RATM, SNL Ban, & More

Talib Kweli & Mysonne On Prison, Snitching, & More

Talib Kweli & Deon Cole On ‘Black-ish’ & More

Talib Kweli & Tom Segura On Adidas & More

Talib Kweli & Dom Kennedy On Nipsey, The Game, & More

Talib Kweli & Bob Saget On ‘Full House’ & More

Talib Kweli & Blueface On Snoop Dogg, TikTok, & More

React Like You Know See All  ►

Gen-Z Artists React To Paramore’s “Misery Business”

Rappers React To Panic! At The Disco’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”

Gen-Z Rappers React To 112’s “Cupid” Music Video

New Artists React To Biggie & Lil Kim “Get Money” Video

New Artists React To Webbie & Boosie’s “Independent” Video

New Artists React To Paul Wall’s “Sittin Sidewayz” Video

New Artists React To Tevin Campbell’s “Can We Talk” Video

Jamie Miller Reacts To His Favorite Bruno Mars Music Videos

New Artists React To Lupe Fiasco’s “Kick, Push” Video

New Artists React To Crime Mob’s “Rock Yo Hips” Video

Artists React To Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug “Still Tippin” Video

Artists React To Fabolous & Tamia’s “So Into You” Video

New Artists React To Sean Paul ‘Like Glue’

New Artists React To Snow “Informer”

New Gen Artists React To Adina Howard “Freak Like Me”

New Gen Rappers React To Mark Morrison “Return Of The Mack”

New Gen Rappers React To Trick Daddy & Trina “Nann” – NLE Choppa, 2KBaby, Shordie Shordie, Lil Keed

New Rappers React To Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” – NLE Choppa, 2K Baby

New School Rappers React To Lil Kim “Crush On You” – NLE Choppa, Lil Keed, Guapdad 4000, Blac Chyna

Indiecast See All  ►

Arctic Monkeys’ ‘The Car’ – Is it just an Alex Turner solo album?

Interpol ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’ Review

Soccer Mommy ‘sometimes, forever’ Review

Is The Smile Just Radiohead In Disguise?

Arcade Fire ‘We’ Review And The Legacy of ‘Funeral’

Jack White ‘Fear Of The Dawn’ Review

Oso Oso ‘Sore Thumb’ Review

Gang Of Youths’ ‘Angel In Realtime’ Is A Real Achievement

Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain Is The Perfect Album

Animal Collective And Early ’00s Music Blogs

Sky Ferreira: Masochism And The Long-Awaited Return

LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up And Play The Hits & “Funeral”

The Weeknd: Dawn FM, Michael Jackson, And Selling Out

The Beatles: Get Back, Let It Be, And Abbey Road

Mitski: Laurel Hell, Phoebe Bridgers, And Indie Superstardom

Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time & More

Did Adele’s ’30’ Back Up All Vinyl Manufacturing?

The War On Drugs: I Don’t Live Here Anymore & More

Nirvana: Nevermind Turns 30 And Kickass Rock Songs

Big Red Machine, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last, & Indie Pop

The Killers: Pressure Machine And Reevaluating An Entire Career

Clairo, Sling, And Musical Resistance To Fame

Ty Segall And The Best Era For A Certain Type Of Music

Lucy Dacus: Home Video, Boygenius, And Cinematic Songwriting

Modest Mouse And The Last Alternative Rock Radio Staple

Bon Iver And The Beauty Of Unconventional Rock

The Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan And More

Black Midi: Cavalcade, Post-Punk, And Willfully Irritating Music

The Black Keys: Delta Kream, Blues Rock, And Joe Bonamassa

St. Vincent: Daddy’s Home, & Indie Rock Legacy

Can Jeff Rosenstock Bring Ska Back?

The Grocery Store Hall Of Fame: HAIM, And More

Why Is Morrissey So Mad At ‘The Simpsons’?

Examining Why Greta Van Fleet Gets So Much Hate

Reflecting On Radiohead’s ‘Kid A,’ The 2001 Grammys, And More

Examining The Lo-Fi Bedroom Pop Scene – Alex G and More

Revisiting 2011: Real Estate’s ‘Days’ and M83’s ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’

Analyzing Lana Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’

Examining Deerhunter — Halcyon Digest, Bradford Cox, Best Albums & Songs

Analyzing Animal Collective’s Indie Impact And Legacy

Analyzing Julien Baker’s ‘Little Oblivions’

Who Is Mini-Doc Series See All  ►

Who Is Rico Nasty | Mini-Doc

Who Is NLE Choppa | Mini-Doc

Who Is Ronny J | Mini-Doc

Who Is Nipsey Hussle | Mini-Doc

Obsessed See All  ►

The Fall TV Prequels And Premieres To Get Hyped For

‘Obsessed’ Previews The 2022 Grammys

‘Obsessed’ On The Evolution Of Black Storytelling On TV And Film

‘Obsessed’ Talks ‘Yellowjackets’ With Jasmin Savoy Brown

‘Obsessed:’ Celebrity-Hosted Travel Shows We Love

Obsessed: ‘The White Lotus’ And Location As A Character

‘Obsessed’ With Today’s Indie Movies

‘Obsessed’ Explores The Relatable World Of ‘Bigger’

‘Obsessed’: Spring Blockbusters We Can’t Wait To Watch

Obsessed: ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘WandaVision,’ And More Must-See Winter Watches

‘Obsessed:’ How Genre-Bending Horror Like ‘Lovecraft Country’ And ‘Bad Hair’ Are Killing The Game

Celebrating The ‘Vast Ocean’ Of Women In Rap With Blimes And Gab

‘Obsessed:’ Previewing The Emmys And Remembering Some Of This Year’s Most Addictive TV

What It Takes To Make A VMA Worthy Music Video

‘Obsessed:’ Three Must-Stream (And Must Re-Watch) Movies For This Summer

Get ‘Obsessed’ With These Hit Streaming Shows

Get ‘Obsessed’ With The Oscars’ Hits And Misses

Get ‘Obsessed’ With These Three Awards Worthy Shows

Recon See All  ►

The Most Influential Basketball Video Games Of All Time

‘Recon’ Looks At The Best Football Video Games

‘Recon’ Previews 2022’s Jam-Packed Year Of Gaming Releases

The Good And Incredibad of Video Game Movies

‘Recon’ Explores The Many Pathways Into Video Game Culture

Recon Is Swinging Into Action To Talk About Superhero Games

Recon Revs Up To Talk About Racing Games

Recon’s 2021 Games That Should Be On Your Holiday Wishlist

‘Recon’ Breaks Down Gaming’s Love Of Streaming

‘Recon’ Is Here To Talk ‘Diablo’ And Gaming Communities

‘Recon’ Huddles Up To Talk All About Sports Games

Licensed to Game: ‘Recon’ Digs Deep Into Game Adaptations

‘Recon’ Is Throwing The Greatest Goodbye Party For Gaming In 2020

From ‘GTA’ To ‘Cyberpunk 2077,’ ‘Recon’ Is Here To Explore The Best Of Open-World Gaming

The Latest Episode Of ‘Recon’ Is Here To Breakdown The Console Wars

‘Recon’ Is Here To Get You Excited About Video Games

Dime Breakdowns See All  ►

How Signature Sneakers Have Evolved Over The Years

Off-Court Ventures Turning NBA Players Into Business Moguls

Dime Breakdowns: The Crossover Between Rap And Basketball

Dime Breakdowns: The NBA Player Podcasts You Need To Listen To

These Past March Madness Standouts Are On The Verge Of Their NBA Playoff Debuts

Breaking Down The All-Time Best NBA Star TV And Film Performances

Here Are Some Of The Ways NBA And WNBA Players Give Back

From Music To Fishing And Food, We’re Exploring What NBA Players Do In Their Spare Time

Dime Breakdowns: How Prospects Are Keeping Busy Ahead Of The Draft

Reflect On What Could Have Been With The Final Four By Comparing These Big Men To Past Greats

Get Your Final Four Fix By Looking Back At Past And Present Star College Basketball Guards

Dime Breakdowns: 2020 Draft Digest

Dime Breakdowns: The Game Changers To Watch In 2020

Dime Breakdowns: The Best NBA Duos For 2019

Dime Breakdowns: The 2019 NBA Rookies To Watch

Top 5 Surprising Big Deal Players

NBA Big Deal Players

NBA Game Changers

The Best Of Past And Present NBA Summer League

Top 5 Players To Watch in The 2018 NBA Summer League

2018 NBA Summer League Breakdown With The Starters and Kristen Ledlow

The Best NBA Finals Rivalries

Clippers Guard Austin Rivers Is Going To Make You Respect Him

What Makes The Golden State Warriors So Good?

NBA Rookie Speechless Playoff Moments

LeBron James’ Top Postseason Speechless Moments

Best Viral Sports Videos

The Most Random NBA Facts Ever

Worst Fake Injuries

Top 5 High Fives

Weird Basketball Rules

NBA Reports Fails

Top 5 Poster Dunks In NBA History

Ridiculous Sports Facts

Little Know NCAA Facts

Decoding The NBA’s Tattoos

Top 5 NBA Dynasties

A Guide To Properly Pronouncing Athlete’s Names

Will American’s Ever Embrace Soccer?

The Best And Worst NBA Uniforms

NBA Players Who Are Also Musicians

Greatest March Madness Teams

How Difficult Is It To Get Into The NBA?

Making A Mixtape With Geoff Rickly See All  ►

Making A Mixtape’s Favorite Songs Of 2022

Making A Mixtape With Inner Wave

Making A Mixtape With Magdalena Bay

Making A Mixtape With Jeff Rosenstock

Making A Mixtape With Bartees Strange

Making A Mixtape With Dogleg

Making A Mixtape Episode 3: Gordi

Making A Mixtape With Girlpool

Making A Mixtape With Cloud Nothings

On Repeat See All  ►

Empress Of And Her Mom DIY A Striking Outfit In ‘On Repeat’

Ingrid Andress Finds Parallels Between Life And Custom Clothes

Bryce Vine’s Fans Inspire His Creativity

Show Up See All  ►

Sandra Mejia Is Bringing The Healing Power Of Plants To LA

The Individuals Making A Difference In LA’s Skid Row

A Look At Recreational Therapy In Prisons

DIY Girls Are Bringing Hope To The Future Of Women In STEM

‘The Black Neighborhood’ Builds Up Its Community From Within

Meet Michelle Hanabusa, The Designer Bringing Activism Into Streetwear

This Laundry Truck Is Serving The Unhoused In The Spirit Of Community

Episode 1 – She Is The Music