Every Wednesday, Vulture runs by means of the most effective, most fascinating, and generally most complicated rap releases of the week. In this installment: Smino creates an album from pure silk, Cupcakke’s sudden autism track, Zilla Rocca grapples with nostalgia, and Lil Peep’s first posthumous launch is extra unflinching than anticipated. Smino, NOIR Whether Smino turns into […]

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Sunday evening, Kanye West and Kid Cudi made their dwell debut as Kids See Ghosts, acting at Tyler the Creator’s competition Camp Flog Gnaw in California. Kanye botched some lyrics from their collaborative album and did some, uh, interpretive dancing, all of which occurred inside a large rectangular glass field not in contrast to the […]

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What an fascinating coincidence how Donald Trump, in his listing of honorees for this yr’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, determined the 2 popular culture icons could be receiving it posthumously. Yeah, positively a coincidence. Entertainers love Trump, and love him bigly in spite of everything! According to Rolling Stone, Elvis Presley leads the listing of […]

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The new Netflix actuality present Westside is an uneven, jumbled, sometimes alluring Frankenstein of a present, a mishmash of The Hills-style actuality TV drama, a Behind the Music-style making-of documentary, and a traditional narrative musical. That mixture incessantly turns into one thing incoherent, a skidding, lurching story that goals for each grit and gloss and […]

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If you’ve been going to Donald Trump’s rallies simply because they’ve a beat you may dance to, you would possibly need to take into account rescheduling. After Rihanna vowed to cease the President’s use of her music at his rallies this week, the performing rights group that licenses RiRi’s work knowledgeable the Trump marketing campaign […]

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At first, the person seems stoic, unyielding. Then, his face begins to contort, and he brushes again tears. Suddenly, he’s enveloped within the kind of hug that knocks you again a couple of steps. The digicam fixates on his face as he embraces one individual after one other, his mug contorting as he sobs. You […]

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SoundCloud Rap has exploded during the last two years with rappers whose prison pasts have led to unsure futures. XXXTentacion was murdered in June whereas awaiting trial on fees that he brutally assaulted and threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend in 2016, allegations which solely heightened his notoriety on-line throughout his temporary profession. (He confessed […]

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Young Thug has been jailed in Georgia after failing a drug check, the Blast and Pitchfork report. According to the Blast, the Atlanta rapper (née Jeffery Lamar Williams) was scheduled for arraignment in DeKalb County on Thursday morning on eight felony drug and weapons expenses stemming from a September 2017 arrest. However, he reportedly failed […]

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Some days, issues simply take / manner an excessive amount of of my vitality. The video for Ariana Grande’s “breathin,” launched yesterday, begins with haze, a cerulean-tinged smoke mixing into an empty bar. A half-filled tumbler — one thing on the rocks — sits on the left, with different glasses of amber and crimson liquids […]

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Every as soon as in awhile, within the midst of our information cycle of nightmares, the universe throws us a bone. And right this moment that bone got here within the type of music, with the debut of a brand new single off the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 […]

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Every Wednesday, Vulture runs by means of the perfect, most attention-grabbing, and typically most complicated rap releases of the week. In this installment: ’70s noir from Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y and Alchemist, a lean and brutal new album from Vince Staples, Action Bronson will get further vivid, Metro Boomin brings out the perfect from his collaborators, and Swizz […]

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Ari season continues! In addition to placing on a First Wives Club–themed efficiency on Ellen in the present day, the tiny titan of pop simply launched the video for “Breathin” (the official video, not the model starring Piggy Smalls), one of many singles from her album Sweetener. It’s obtained the identical walking-among-literal-clouds aesthetic as her […]

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On Tuesday night time, Ariana Grande dropped the form of tweet that leaves us with extra questions than solutions. Whilst posting a photograph of herself dressed all in white and holding a bouquet, alongside Victoria Monét and Tayla Parx, she additionally identify checked the First Wives Club and referenced her upcoming look on Ellen. Those […]

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Oh, you fortunate voters, you. A particular version of Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 present “Blonded Radio” is airing proper now! After a prolonged hiatus (the final present aired in August 2017, when Frank premiered “Provider”) the elusive musician is as much as one thing new: getting you to the polls to train your civic responsibility. […]

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I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody on opening day, towards the recommendation of my critic mates, whose admonitions of “Mediocre!” had by then all blurred collectively like a choir of falsetto “Galileos.” It’s nothing however serviceable fluff, they mentioned. Hardly an unsalvageable mess however removed from transcendent, a perfunctory train that’s elevated solely by one […]

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“Our important purpose was actually simply to crack one another up,” Mike “Mike D” Diamond writes within the new Beastie Boys Book, the large memoir-cum-mixtape that’s bursting with seemingly each anecdote, , paean, and, effectively, mixtape he and bandmate Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz may match into its practically 600 pages, alongside a miniature cookbook, an oral […]

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As of final evening, Rihanna is simply the newest musician to publicly rebuke President Donald Trump for utilizing her music (particularly, “Don’t Stop The Music”) to get the gang hyped at his Sunday rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Now, RiRi’s taking her complaints proper to the highest. According to Rolling Stone, the Fenty Beauty mogul reportedly […]

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Four a long time after releasing her first report, Rosanne Cash nonetheless defies stereotypes. In a 12 months when many nation stars select to stay silent on points starting from the NRA to gender equality, the 63-year-old singer writes op-eds about stopping gun violence, leads advocacy and social-justice efforts (she helped promote the Music Modernization […]

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There is an argument to make that the tip of R.E.M. got here on March 1, 1995, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was early on, throughout the tour behind R.E.M.’s newest album, the glammy and heavy Monster. The follow-up to Automatic for the People went No. 1 within the U.S. and several other different nations, regardless […]

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