In 2016, Kanye West rewrote the rules for how artists could think about their live stage show. He posed a single challenge to his production team, an idea he’d been mulling for a decade: “Why do we have to have a stage, anyway?” Turns out, they didn’t. “The corny shit has to die,” he would […]

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When we talk about Afropunk, Brooklyn’s annual festival for black people and by black people, it’s usually in awe of the resplendent, DIY fashion. (And for good reason.) But beyond being a celebration of black beauty and ingenuity, it’s a communal gathering around music and the arts. This year’s festival saw performances from Kaytranada, the […]

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HOT QUESTIONS FOR THE UNIVERSE 1. will anyone look at me the same way my dog does? 2. am i wandering through life without a clue? 3. why wait for the apocalypse when i can create my own? 4. do ghosts get lonely? 5. seriously. does this train stop on the east side? 6. how […]

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Pennsylvania, PA – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld its ruling following a free speech appeal on Tuesday (August 22) by rapper Jamal Knox a.k.a. Mayhem Mal. Knox was prosecuted along with Rashee Beasley a.k.a. Soulja Beaz for (among other charges) making terroristic threats towards law enforcement a rap song titled “Fuck The Police” released on […]

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Suffolk, Virginia – Lex Luger is largely responsible for trap music’s takeover of Hip Hop and urban contemporary radio. He created the beats of several hit singles for numerous rap heavyweights, including Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In The Paint” by Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross’ “B.M.F.” featuring Styles P and JAY-Z and Kanye West’s “H.A.M.” In […]

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Nicki Minaj’s long awaited-and-delayed-and-it-almost-got-released-but-didn’t-and-then-it-did fourth studio album finally dropped on Friday, but it wasn’t all she had in store for fans. Saturday night Funk Flex debuted another brand new track from rap’s queenmander-in-chief, ‘Sorry’, on his Hot 97 show. The song is the collaboration with Nas that finally explains what they’ve actually been doing on […]

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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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In his ongoing, disastrous quest of “healing the divide” in our country, this week’s Who Is America? episode finds Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dr. Nira Cain-N’Degeocello character traveling to Atlanta to engage in a rap battle with local legend Ness Lee. Despite Dr. Nira insisting on snowflake levels of political correctness in his bars — “I […]

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Now that we’ve established Ella Mai’s summer sleeper hit “Boo’d Up” has become a phenomenon partially because it’s an antidote to the bleak cultural vacuum in which love cannot thrive, I propose an alternate course of events where we pluck a different Ella Mai song from obscurity and shepherd its ascension to its rightful position […]

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Henry County, GA – T.I. has been charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an altercation with a security guard back in May. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Henry County prosecutors charged the Grand Hustle boss with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on Friday (July 13). However, he likely won’t face jail time. The security […]

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Atlanta, GA – Veteran producer and mixshow master, DJ Nabs has been revealed to share an unfortunate bond with God’s Son himself: Nas. According to a conversation and letter Nabs shared with Page Six, the V-103 Atlanta DJ discovered his girlfriend Jessica Santos had been creeping with the Illmatic One when she failed to make […]

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Spontaneity is Future’s gift and curse. When the Atlanta rapper hits his mark, it’s like watching an epic poem unfurl in real-time. When he’s off, it’s like cueing up the shaky sequel to a film with a good premise, all valiant ideas and questionable execution. The good stuff — True Story, DS2, FUTURE, HNDRXX — […]

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Remember July 6, 2018 as the date Demi Lovato ended someone’s life with a single tweet. Engrave it on the headstone. Celebrate its anniversary. Just before 1 a.m. on Friday, Lovato cracked her Twitter fingers and fired off a fatal shot: “Good luck on your blog.” Yikes! We can practically feel the bullet graze us. […]

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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 June releases. Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility […]

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The mainstream dominance of Cardi B has been reaffirmed once again. Her previous Billboard 100 chart-topper “Bodak Yellow” now has some in-house company in the wake of the J. Balvin and Bad Bunny-assisted “I Like It” eclipsing the peak of the singles mountaintop. The record’s new placement comes with historic distinction. Both Latin music superstars […]

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Following reports Kerry Katona was kicked out of the group – which she starred in alongside Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon – the mum of five has shared a video to reveal why Atomic Kitten came to an end. “Morning everybody, I just want to set the record straight,” she began the clip on Instagram. “There is a story today […]

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The panel discusses mental illness with a broad brush. Suicide, assisted suicide, and a suicide carnivale. ADD, ADHD, and five year olds who cannot “handle” their emotions. Adults can barely handle their emotions, how are children supposed to? Other rabbit hole topics include Dylan and Cole Sprouse’s members and some kind of obsessive talk about […]

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Earlier this year, Chloe Lewis accused Megan McKenna of sleeping with her now ex-boyfriend Jake Hall in Season 17 of The Only Way is Essex. The series came to a climax with detective Chloe on the hunt for information trying to find the truth about the supposed tryst, but she was never able to get a […]

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