Texan singer-songwriter and record producer Sage Suede has just dropped his brand new single, “Go Down So Smooth,” a sensual track in which he once again shares his sophisticated blend of electro-urban vibes filled with pounding bass and catchy lyrical overlays. After “Masterpiece” and “Sizzle Dee Sipper,” “Go Down So Smooth” is the major effort […]

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Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike gave an impassioned speech last night at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ press conference, calling for peaceful protest and an end to systemic racism. Mike directly addressed Atlanta protestors, who have been demonstrating against police brutality following the May 25 death of George Floyd, who died after Minneapolis police officer […]

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Cardi B just needs to go ahead and reboot Schoolhouse Rock, because she’s singlehandedly educating a generation. The rapper, who’s consistent on speaking out about the issues she cares about, posted a brief video on Instagram and Twitter sympathizing with the Minneapolis protests against police brutality, succinctly breaking down why the protests are escalating, and […]

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Jane Moss, an impresario who prodded Lincoln Center to evolve from a complacent institution into a spiritual force, will step down this summer after 27 years. The move, effective August 1, leaves her with no specific plans and the organization without an artistic leader at a time when performances have stopped, planning is impossible, and the […]

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Taylor Swift has made her most direct comment on the 2020 election yet, addressing President Donald Trump and his recent violent threats aimed at protesters. “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’???” […]

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Congratulations to Lady Gaga! The pop star has officially given birth to her sixth album, Chromatica, over a year after announcing she was pregnant with LG6. And what a journey it’s been, from unhinged tweets to a pandemic-related delay to leaks. Lots and lots of leaks. But hey hackers, you can’t leak an album that’s […]

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Don’t dust off those flower crowns just yet. While Coachella is set to take place over two weekends in October, recent reporting gives reason to doubt the country’s largest music festival will be back before 2021. In early March, as the coronavirus had just been declared a pandemic and social gatherings became limited, the festival’s […]

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If you’ve been on Instagram at any point during the pandemic — and let’s face it, you have — you’ve probably seen Jordan Firstman’s face. Posts from celebrities like Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Chrissy Teigen about Firstman’s hilarious series of “Impression” videos have catapulted him from 15,000 to 260,000 (and counting) followers on the […]

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The world is changing all around us, but some things remain constant, among them Rosalía’s ability to release a total club banger every few months. Today, it’s “TKN,” the Spanish flamenco-pop singer’s new collaboration with Travis Scott. The two previously linked up for a remix of Scott’s “Highest in the Room,” and now, Rosalía is […]

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It’s hard to picture Rihanna in 2020 without her multiple crowns: wealthiest female musician, one of the world’s best-selling artists, a multi-hyphenate businesswoman, the first woman of color to lead a luxury fashion house under LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. But in 2005, she was just a tenacious, unknown 17-year-old from the left side of […]

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Okay, we’re gonna need choreography, ASAP! Lady Gaga and Blackpink’s highly anticipated, stan Twitter destroying collaboration “Sour Candy” is officially here, a day ahead of Lady Gaga’s sixth album, Chromatica. Gaga enlisted K-pop queens Jennie, Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo for the bilingual dance track. “I’m sour candy / so sweet then I get a little angry, […]

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When 46-year-old George Floyd died in police custody on May 25, the Houston hip-hop community lost one of their own. Before moving to Minneapolis in 2018, Floyd lived in Houston, where he was active in the rap scene, the Houston Chronicle reports. Most notably, he worked with the Screwed Up Click, the collective led by […]

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In just a couple of months, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz beat battle series has grown from a novel event bridging hip-hop’s past and present into uplifting excitement in our indoor spring, joining DJ sessions by D-Nice, Questlove, and others as well as Ontario artist Tory Lanez’s unpredictable Quarantine Radio series as the must-see remote-but-live […]

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