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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Toronto, Canada – Days after Drake previewed the release of Scorpion on Instagram with a bloody photo of hockey player Tie Domi, billboards for the project started popping up in Toronto hinting at a double album. One of the billboards showcased in Yonge-Dundas Square features an owl flying down on a scorpion while the one below it says, […]

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Lethal Bizzle, real name Maxwell Owusu Ansah, is claiming Love Island stars Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes have agreed to give him a percentage of the royalties from their new single. The rapper took to Instagram to reveal the situation had been sorted, after claiming earlier this week that the boys had used his phrase “leave […]

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The disgraced pop star was arrested on suspicion of sending malicious tweets on Wednesday (22 November 2017) and was escorted to a North London police station for questioning. He has since shared a five minute clip of the incident, showing two plane-clothed officers first cautioning him inside his home. In the clip, Brian wears an orange t-shirt and silver baseball cap […]

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Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has sent her fandom into overdrive with her latest “mermaid” inspired photo on Instagram. The pop beauty debuted her dramatic new look in a sultry photo shared to her 7.1million followers, with her wavy bleached her toned to a milkshake pink shade and sporting shimmering green eye makeup. Perrie – who is dating […]

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YouTube has announced it acquired the new documentary, G-Funk: The Untold Story of Warren G and How Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Sub-Genre Came To Be. The film tells the story of how the sub-genre rose to prominence in the early ’90s through various accounts of its pioneers. Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Ice […]

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This piece was originally published on August 31, 2017. We’re re-publishing it in light of XXXTentacion’s death. There’s a song near the end of rising South Florida rapper XXXTentacion’s just-released 17 called “Carry On,” where the 11-track mini-album — a ramshackle mix of half-conceived folk musings and confessional depression raps — drops both its amateurish […]

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SPONSORED – Amber Rose has announced her new line with KandyPens, the appropriately titled Amber Rose Collection. “I want it to feel like a celebration when they inhale,” Rose said about the massive endorsement deal in a press release. “I want the pen to not only represent my fans, but to be inclusive, so that anyone […]

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New York, NY – Internet-turned-TV funnymen (and the inexplicable bane of DJ Envy’s existence) Desus & Mero are reportedly eyeing a premium payday. Deadline is reporting that their popular show with Viceland is coming to a close in favor of a bigger rollout on Showtime’s primetime network. The current nightly addition is said to be […]

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Nas’ 11th studio album, Nasir, has arrived on TIDAL and Apple Music. The Queens legend unveiled the project on Thursday night (June 14) at a waterfront listening party under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Executive produced by Kanye West, the seven-track album boasts contributions from The-Dream, Puff Daddy, 070 Shake and The World […]

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There’s a moment in the grainy trailer for Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Jay Rock’s new album Redemption, which is shot like a record label’s vintage VHS electronic press kit, that speaks plainly to the Watts rapper’s unusual role in his crew. “Rock went out there and took all the punches,” TDE’s in-house engineer MixedByAli says. […]

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