As a lady who got here of age within the time of extraordinarily shitty merch — gigantic Christina Aguilera T-shirts that simply mentioned, like, “Christina Aguilera!” in Times New Roman; the occasional album cowl blown up awkwardly right into a dorm-room poster — the concept merch is now “good” and even “cool to put on in […]

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Three nice tunes to ease you into autumn this week as we characteristic some slab-heavy doom metallic from Los Angeles, ethereal electronics from Wisconsin and neo-folk from Boston. Los Angeles’ indie psych-rockers Tombstones In Their Eyes have simply launched their new Nothing Here EP and it’s a group of sonorous and hazy stoner lullabies that descend into post-rock soundscapes all wrapped up in […]

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Quick: Name a defining musical trend that has dominated pop music this year — a sound, whether it be a genre-flipping style or a musical wrinkle as small as someone coughing distinctively on a beat — that listeners can easily identify as taking over the charts, airwaves, and general pop consciousness. Think along the lines […]

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It’s no surprise many artists have taken an anti-Trump stance. From Nipsey Hussle and YG’s “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” to Snoop Dogg’s controversial scene in BADBADNOTGOOD’s “Lavender” video, there’s no shortage of anti-Trump rhetoric floating around in the Hip Hop sphere. Add Ice-T to the list of those who have taken an anti-Trump stand. When Keith […]

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El Dorado, Arkansas – For its 31st year, the Arkansas New MusicFest will offer a genre-hopping lineup featuring a wide variety of musical guests. According to The El Dorado News-Times, the festival, which will take place in the city’s trendy Murphy Arts District from October 18 to October 20, will feature Hip Hop artists Cardi B […]

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Nirvana hit ’90s teen culture like a bomb. The myth rock fans of a certain age always tell about the little Seattle trio that could and its David-and-Goliath battle to unseat poppy Cali hair metal to usher in the grunge era is only a half-truth. In its inaugural January 1992 Billboard chart–topping week, Nevermind surged […]

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It appears Wu-Tang Clan fans won’t need to wait for the group’s next album to hear Inspectah Deck and Ghostface Killah collaborating again. Fresh off a collaborative LP with DOOM, Deck revealed his Czarface trio — comprised of him, 7L and Esoteric — have a project in the works with Ghostface on Saturday (July 14). “If […]

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DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill fame has confirmed a special two-song project featuring DOOM will arrive on Friday (June 29). Ahead of the collabs, Muggs shared the first taste of the album in the form of “Death Wish” featuring Freddie Gibbs and Kool G Rap. The track is included on a new concept album called Assassination Day, which […]

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Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom is standing tall against 50 Cent. Teairra Mari‘s lawyer has continued to get at the G-Unit boss on social media. This week, Bloom went to Twitter with references to Fif including his now-infamous $7 million case with Rick Ross‘ ex-girlfriend. A jury hit 50 Cent with a $7m verdict in a […]

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R&B singer Teairra Mari isn’t playing around with her personal life going viral without permission. The crooner has hired celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom to deliver justice. Bloom went to Twitter Wednesday (May 16) to announce she’s representing Mari and singled out rapper 50 Cent. I am proud to represent singer and reality star, Teairra Mari […]

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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Teairra Mari reportedly took revenge into her own hands when she allegedly smashed the windows of boyfriend Akbar Abdul-Ahad’s car on Thursday (May 10). TMZ reports that Mari’s vehicular vendetta comes after the singer accused her boyfriend of posting revenge porn to her Instagram account. Abdul-Ahad says he caught Mari in the act of […]

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Some bands just have a taste for Big Topics. In the case of A Perfect Circle, the taste had always been accompanied with great expectations. Centered on guitarist Billy Howerdel’s songwriting, the band, whose new album Eat the Elephant is out today, was conceived as a supergroup of sorts. Maynard James Keenan, the vocalist for […]

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As a project, Cowboy Bebop didn’t have an auspicious beginning. By the time Shinichiro Watanabe’s eclectic, free-wheeling anime debuted 20 years ago this week, it had already been put through the wringer. Canceled by the toys division of the Bandai corporation that had originally commissioned it, Bebop was plucked from oblivion at the last second […]

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If you think getting trapped in an elevator is terrifying, imagine the steps an escalator collapsing beneath you, swallowing you into the underworld. That’s what happened to one commuter in Turkey, only less dramatic…but, only by a little bit. Back in February at the Ayazaga Metro in Instanbul, folks were going down escalators when all […]

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