Whatever you were going to title your next project, just delete it. Go home. Lana Del Rey’s got everyone beat. She announced in an interview with Zane Lowe on Tuesday that her new Jack Antonoff-produced album, out next year, is named after all the pretentious, artsy dudes you love to hate, singling out one in […]

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Atlanta, GA – 24 hours after the viral roasting of radio host Wanda Smith courtesy of Emmy Award-winning funnyman Katt Williams during Friday’s Frank & Wanda Morning Show on Atlanta’s V103, the comedian was confronted by Smith’s (strapped) husband following a comedy show. Evidently not amused by the footage, which quickly smashed well over a million […]

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Another installment of The Kamikaze Interview has arrived. Once again, Sway Calloway and Eminem dive into a myriad of subjects, including Em’s BET Cypher, his hatred of Donald Trump and Tyler The Creator. The Kamikaze song “Fall” caused a mild controversy due to a homophobic slur aimed at the Odd Future mastermind. Toward the end of […]

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Over the course of two days, music critic Craig Jenkins spoke with Mac Miller in New York for a profile. This interview — edited here for length and clarity — was the basis for that profile. It offers a window into Miller’s creative process, his life, and what he’d hoped to do next. Loss is […]

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Labor Day weekend officially put another summer music festival season in the books. (Global Citizen, we see you over there at the end of September, but, sorry, according to our charts, you count as autumnal.) It was another overcrowded year that kicked off with Beychella, powered through heatwaves, various types of deluges, and, in Germany, […]

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It’s not wrong to say that Mac Miller was misunderstood, but it’s not quite correct, either. The rapper — who was born in Pittsburgh, but spent much of his career in the San Fernando Valley — was often defined by these facts: he was a white guy who achieved quite a bit of success straight […]

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Hollywood, CA – Seeing famous Hollywood actors recite rap lyrics can be very awkward, funny, or impressive. Anna Kendrick falls into the latter category for her fluid mic skills with a karaoke version of M.O.P’s “Ante Up.” The 33-year-old actress appeared on daytime talk show Ellen on Thursday (September 7) to promote her new film A Simple […]

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Mac Miller is nervous. He’s pacing, running scales and planning outfits in the Late Night With Stephen Colbert green room during a Monday taping where he’s the musical guest. It’s a windowless white space with two extraneous doors that don’t appear to move or lead anywhere; like a Scooby-Doo trap room. Wardrobe deliberations go on […]

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New York City, NY – The release of Nicki Minaj‘s Queen has caused quite the controversy between her Twitter rants and the amount of sales but what also got plenty of reactions was her track, “Barbie Dreams.” The playful song (according to Nicki), name drops a handful of everyone’s favorite artists including Meek Mill, Young Thug, Lil Uzi […]

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Beyoncé dedicated Monday night’s On the Run II show in Detroit to the Queen of Soul. “We love you,” Beyoncé said of Aretha Franklin, according to the Detroit Free Press. Bey thanked the icon for “the beautiful music.” The dedication came after the couple’s opening song, Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail.” Franklin is reportedly receiving hospice care, […]

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The comedy-club boom of the 1980s and the proliferation of cable networks in the ’80s and ’90s that needed to fill airtime meant newfound visibility and popularity for stand-up comedians. A club in every decent-sized town and stand-ups around the clock on HBO, Showtime, A&E, and Comedy Central made comedians into huge stars and generated […]

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Every great hip-hop saga is, at its core, a story about friendship. Before “Push It,” “Whatta Man,” and “Shoop,” Salt-N-Pepa was just Cheryl and Sandra, community college classmates and co-workers. OutKast’s vibrant music and motion picture career grew out of the bond between high school besties André Benjamin and Antwan Patton. The West Coast mainstream […]

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For the past dozen years, Arctic Monkeys songwriter Alex Turner has reigned as one of pop’s best lyricists, from his band’s early records, on which he sardonically documented after-hours pub life in Sheffield, England, to its new one, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, a concept album about a resort on the moon. Backstage before a […]

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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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In the latest installment of Soulful Sundays, RealStreetRadio’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark chats with legendary Rap-A-Lot Records founder and CEO J. Prince at Comfort LA in downtown Los Angeles. The Houston-based Hip Hop mogul is well known for being a man of a few words with a laid-back demeanor and charming personality. However, there are widely circulated stories depicting his […]

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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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