In a car park in Detroit, surrounded by his squad, Eminem calls out Donald Trump on a number of issues. In the freestyle rap shared on Twitter last night he slams the President’s behaviour towards North Korea, his “orange skin”, his habit of tweeting and a number of other controversial aspects.  Eminem also refers to Trump as “a kamikaze that’ll […]

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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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XXXTENTACION‘s death has led to even more success for his music, specifically when it concerns streams. According to Spotify Charts, X’s “SAD!” broke a global record on the streaming service with the most streams in a single day. The ? record received 10.4 million streams globally on Tuesday (June 19), the day after the South […]

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XXXTENTACION‘s death has led to even more success for his music, specifically when it concerns streams. According to Spotify Charts, X’s “SAD!” broke a global record on the streaming service with the most streams in a single day. The ? record received 10.4 million streams globally on Tuesday (June 19), the day after the South […]

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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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The Philadelphia Eagles are still celebrating months after their Super Bowl victory. And helping the Eagles celebrate getting their Super Bowl rings was the city’s own Meek Mill. Along with Maybach Music Group helmsman Rick Ross, Meek performed at the lively party, which was held on Thursday (June 14). Among the songs Meek rocked out to was “Dreams and Nightmares,” a […]

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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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As celebrities and members of Nas and Kanye West’s inner circle gathered just across the river from a majestic skyline, in an open area surrounded by speakers, outside, at night, and about an hour late, it seems to be official: The Queensboro Bridge is the new Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it’s just way easier to get […]

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Moss Kena, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from London, has teamed up with Rapsody and versatile duo THEY. for the remix of his acclaimed single “Problems.” The original is featured on Kena’s breakout EP Found You in 06, which he released in March. Kena is best known for his soul-infused take on Kendrick Lamar’s single “These Walls,” […]

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