Hollywood, CA – The celebration of Young Thug’s highly-anticipated release of Slime Language and 27th birthday was supposed to be held at a booked out Dave & Buster’s Thursday (August 16) evening in Hollywood. Before the soiree could officially kick off, Los Angeles Police Department arrested the Atlanta musician, born Jeffery Williams, on a felony gun […]

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Jazz and conscious rap fans of August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins) have been given all but thought-provoking music from the reputable trio. Their debut single “Optimistic” featuring Brandy covers the 1991 contemporary gospel hit song of the same title, and now they’ve enhanced its danceability with the song’s remix. The “Optimistic (Remix)” has […]

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When she’s not composing for contemporary dance and theater productions, short films and performances, Başak Günak, also known as Ah! Kosmos, makes her own music. As a solo performer or accompanied by a guitarist, she has performed at several festivals in Europe and Japan and supported acts such as Sigur Rós and Jonny Greenwood’s Junun Project. Her first release, Bastards, introduced the […]

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As predicted, Travis Scott’s Astroworld album has made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending August 9. Scott’s third studio album successfully dethroned Drake’s Scorpion, which had dominated the chart since its June 29 release. Elsewhere, Mac Miller’s Swimming and YG’s Stay Dangerous enter the chart in the Top 5, while Moneybagg Yo’s Bet […]

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The internet’s a little nuts. It’s an attention economy, which means truth often takes a back seat to sensationalism. Falsehoods and conspiracies are mere clicks away. The pathways from fact to plausible fiction are well-lit. Part of what makes this year a special kind of hell is everyone’s matching conviction that their version of current […]

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Shiggy, the now-famous Internet comedian responsible for the viral dance that helped propel Drake’s “In My Feelings” to No. 1, took to Instagram on Wednesday (August 8) to apologize to his girlfriend for cheating in a now-deleted video. “I apologize to my girl for constantly having her look stupid with my cheating … my constantly hitting […]

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Rising Dallas rapper FlexinFab is gaining significant traction in the aftermath of his Gutter Boy LP and that momentum is being carried through the pool party extravaganza as seen in the RealStreetRadio-premiered “Leave” video. Which has cultivated into the turn-up artist’s next project being completed produced by none other than Zaytoven. “I’m super excited to […]

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Fans of Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood may have been surprised by Safaree Samuels‘ admission to friend Ray J that he and singer Lyrica Anderson had crossed professional boundaries — but all Twitter could focus on was Ray J’s scene-stealing beanie. In a terrible display of continuity on the part of the show’s editors, Ray […]

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Growing up is hell. Your body changes so quickly you can almost sense it happening. Your hormones trip off thoughts you can barely manage or understand. In adolescence, before we settle into the people we are going to be, pop music serves a dual purpose: It is a beacon for teenage friendships and romances. It […]

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Taylor Swift has entered Chicago. Pedicabs swirl around Millennium Park blasting her hits as thousands of midwestern pop-music fans make their pilgrimage to Soldier Field, where they will be treated to glittery flights through the air, towering inflatable snakes, and an exploding mansion. But before they can see all that, they’re going to see Charli […]

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Lil Kim is keeping busy ahead of the release of her fifth studio album, and now The Queen Bee is delivering the visuals for her “Nasty One” record on Wednesday (August 1). In the video for the sultry, Caribbean-influenced tune, Lil Kim makes her way from the pool to the bedroom, with the occasional break for a dance […]

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It’s only a few months into 2018, but there’ve already been a handful of albums worthy of strong praise. Here are the best of the many, many albums that have been released so far this year, according to our music critic Craig Jenkins. This list has been updated to include July releases. Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility […]

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Lakeland, FL – Ever since T-Pain made it cool catchy to be head over six-inch heels for exotic dancers, there has been a steady sea of releases and music videos that show love towards that facet of the nightlife. Up-and-coming Florida native Mazen has the sweet tooth in his RealStreetRadio-premiered “Candy” video but naturally, cavities […]

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