“She’s Madonna, she’s spanking me, it was delicious, you know?” says Christine and the Queens’ Christine (born Heloise Letissier), recounting the moment Madonna smacked her ass onstage in front of an arena full of fans. But what really gets her goat is when journalists subsequently suggested such an act might be humiliating for the French […]

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Ariana Grande has finally addressed the passing of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Miller died at his San Fernando Valley home on September 7 of a suspected drug overdose. The day he passed, the platinum-selling pop singer was forced to shut down her Instagram comments, partly because some people were blaming Grande for his demise. The two broke […]

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The Duluth, Minnesota, indie rockers Low have been crafting delicate, icy, minimalist guitar music for 25 years. They weren’t the first on the scene in the early ’90s “slowcore” boom, where bands like Codeine, Ida, and the Red House Painters whittled arrangements down and decelerated rock’s hard charging pace to a crawl, but they have […]

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For people who create, a body of work is a building project. When you make something great or timeless, new additions can stand on their own, but in the court of public opinion, they are perceived in relation to and understood in the context of what already exists. There’s a pressure to that, and it’s […]

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Houston, TX – Scarface is the internet’s latest victim of a vicious rumor. After news started to circulate the Geto Boys OG was diagnosed with lung cancer, Scarface jumped on Twitter to set the record straight. “The internet will kill you quicker than a gun will,” he wrote. “I sympathize with people who are really sick […]

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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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As news sweeps across the internet and social media of Mac Miller’s untimely passing at the age 26, so is the shock and sadness from his peers. Earlier today (September 7), TMZ reported news of his death due to an apparent drug overdose. Born Malcolm James McCormick in 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the talented MC […]

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Valerie Renay (half of Noblesse Oblige) is releasing her first solo album on September 7, co-produced by Alexander Paulick-Thiel (Kreidler). One of our favorite Berlin-based French Caribbean performers, painters, and electronic pop chanteuse, Valerie Renay, brings us Your Own Shadow. After initial help from producer Moses Schneider and Einstürzende Neubauten’s engineer Boris Wilsdorf, Valerie was […]

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New York, NY – Hip Hop’s trusted headphones, Beats By Dre and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced today (September 5) the dawn of a comprehensive marketing and merchandising partnership. The new agreement will unequivocally make Beats the official headphone, wireless speaker and audio partner of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA […]

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Fort Worth, TX – Tay-K‘s accomplice, Sean Robinson, has officially pleaded guilty to murder. On Thursday (August 30), Robinson entered his plea of guilty to murdering Ethan Walker, according to the Star-Telegram. Robinson was initially charged with capital murder but instead plead guilty to murder for a 40-year prison sentence. Though he’s receiving credit for […]

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Bemp, a three-piece from Liverpool are a band that don’t take themselves too seriously, something that is sadly lacking in much of today’s music. However don’t let that happy-go-lucky, joie de vivre fool you, they are deadly serious about the music they produce, often honing their creations with a meticulousness that belies their apparent laid-back […]

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In the late 1990s, the early K-pop pioneers began their international venture with the neighboring Asian markets: Taiwan, Japan, and China. But the United States — the world’s largest market and the fountainhead of modern pop music — has always been the ultimate prize. BTS finally claimed that prize earlier this year, when their Love […]

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You know that thing you didn’t realize how much you missed until it comes around again? Recently that thing has been great dance music. One band that could always get people up and moving was Scissor Sisters. But they left the stages in 2012. Thankfully frontman Jake Shears still had a lot of music running […]

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Binary Star made its return last year with the release of Water World 3. Now, the One Be Lo-spearheaded project has followed it up by dropping a double album titled LIGHTY EARS APART. “This is the fourth and fifth installment of the Binary Star,” One Be Lo tells RealStreetRadio. “After Binary Star’s Masters Of The […]

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The BTS American crossover is officially complete: After testing the waters with the Chainsmokers and Steve Aoki, the K-pop megastars have now cannonballed into the rap game with an assist from Nicki Minaj. She features on an alternate version of the boy band’s new single “Idol,” off their just-released album Love Yourself: Answer (the repackaged […]

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Sadistik is preparing to drop a new project titled Salo Sessions II on Friday (August 24). Ahead of its release, the veteran MC gives fans a preview of what’s to come by sharing the Deacon The Villain-assisted single “Echoes.” “The hardships of the past always influence the future,” Sadistik tells RealStreetRadio. “Like a reverberating heartbeat, ‘Echoes’ […]

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When Aretha Franklin sang, everyone who listened felt the purest version of heartbreak, love, or joy. Whichever way she wanted to bend your heart, she could. Hers is the pen behind some of American music’s most enduring songs, but when she decided to cover someone else’s, she took it in exciting, emotional, and usually jaw-dropping […]

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