Last year, I complained because I felt that pop music was consolidating values from outside genres into a bland mixed vegetable soup, that with everyone grasping after the same ingredients, the same mix of light EDM and rock production values served over the same trap drums, listening to everyone’s records and to radio and streaming […]

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Deerfield Beach, FL – XXXTENTACION’s mother Cleopatra Bernard got the news that 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams had been arrested for her son’s murder at a memorial event held at her home on Wednesday (June 20), where she announced the arrest to those in attendance. In a video captured of the event, Bernard says, “I just got […]

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Less than a month after releasing his Goodbye & Good Riddance debut, Juice WRLD has dropped a two-song EP called Too Soon. Released on Tuesday (June 19), the EP features songs inspired by fallen artists XXXTENTACION, who was shot dead in Deerfield Beach on Monday (June 18) and Lil Peep, who passed away last November from a drug overdose. Juice WRLD pays homage as […]

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Los Angeles, CA – A XXXTENTACION memorial held by fans in Los Angeles on Tuesday (June 19) turned rowdy as those in attendance jumped off rooftops, broke into sporadic moshing, and more. Longtime RealStreetRadio contributor Eric Diep captured the mayhem on video and shared it to his Twitter account. In his first post from the memorial, […]

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Queensbridge, NY – Nas’ new album, Nasir, is upon us. To mark the occasion, the Queens legend held a waterfront listening party for the project on Thursday night (June 14) in Queensbridge, New York. The event was hosted by Mass Appeal, which is co-owned by the Illmatic mastermind. Hundreds of people were bused from a parking lot to a secret location […]

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Queensbridge, NY – Nas’ new album, Nasir, is upon us. To mark the occasion, the Queens legend held a waterfront listening party for the project on Thursday night (June 14) in Queensbridge, New York. The event was hosted by Mass Appeal, which is co-owned by the Illmatic mastermind. Hundreds of people were bused from a parking lot to a secret location […]

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With several spotlights already shining on R. Kelly from boycotts, to the temporary removal of his songs from Spotify-curated playlists, to more sexual misconduct allegations and lawsuits, and accusations he’s running a sex cult, now another one has been pointed straight at him by his ex-wife Andrea Kelly. In an interview with TV One’s Sister Circle, Ms. Kelly alleges she was the victim […]

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From the very start, K-pop’s always had America in mind. Before the happy accident of 2012 — the one involving an LMFAO-type beat, a “horse dance,” and lots of laughs at the expense of rich people in a neighborhood of a city of a country few Westerners could have previously found on a map, let […]

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Los Angeles, CA – Twitter is loving Kids See Ghosts. First impressions from Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s Los Angeles listening party on Thursday (June 7) have been positive, despite a delay that had the music coming almost three hours after the scheduled start time. Music notes finally started to float into the air around 10:42 p.m. PT as […]

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UPDATE: 2:15 a.m. ET Kanye West and Kid Cudi have officially premiered their Kids See Ghosts collaboration. A crowd in the Los Angeles area danced to the music around a bonfire while those who stayed up to catch the livestream on the WAV app watched online. The seven-song album opens with a guest feature from Pusha T, and […]

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Producer Mally Mall has worked with an ever-evolving roster of high profile rappers, including Drake, French Montana, Rae Sremmurd and 2 Chainz. But one of his most important life lessons came from an unlikely source — pop superstar Justin Bieber. As Mally was celebrating the release of Rae Sremmurd’s triple LP SR3MM (which features four songs […]

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