Music by the late rapper Pop Smoke will live on in a posthumous album coming out June 12. The Brooklyn artist’s manager Steven Victor posted an album cover and release date on Instagram Thursday afternoon. No official title has been announced. This is the rapper’s first album after breakout mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet […]
Florian Schneider, one of the founding members of pioneering German electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at 73 years old, Billboard reports. No cause of death has been identified. Schneider founded the group in 1970 with Ralf Hütter as an experimental rock outfit before beginning to use synthetic instrumentation on third album Ralf und Florian in […]
Chynna, an on-the-rise rapper from Philadelphia, died April 8 at 25, her family confirmed through management to Pitchfork. Her cause of death is unknown. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family said in a statement. Born Chynna Rogers, she asked rapper A$AP Yams over Twitter if she could intern for him […]
Folk music legend John Prine died today at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Prine’s family confirmed that he died of complications from COVID-19. Prine’s wife and manager Fiona had previously tested positive for COVID-19 before Prine was hospitalized “after a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms.” He was 73. Prine had previously survived cancer twice, […]
At Bill Withers’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2015, what was initially meant to be a tribute to him turned into the late soul legend’s final public performance. Withers, who died of heart complications earlier this week, had joined Stevie Wonder and John Legend onstage for performances of “Lean on Me” […]
By the time it ended last year, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had gifted 157 songs to the world. A lot of the musical credit goes to Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer, songwriter, and producer Adam Schlesinger, who died on April 1 at age 52 from complications of COVID-19. Schlesinger collaborated on all of the show’s memorable songs with […]
Neil Peart, the idiosyncratic drummer and lyricist of prog-rock band Rush, has died at age 67, according to family spokesperson Elliot Mintz. Peart died in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday, after a battle with brain cancer. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Peart joined bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson in 1974. On albums like Fly by […]
Musician, comedian, and honorary Python Neil Innes passed away on December 29 at the age of 75. He worked with the Beatles, Monty Python as a troupe, and with several of them individually, as well as the experimental comedy-pop music group Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Though he never achieved the status of a household name, […]
Peter Tork, an authentic member of one of many first-ever boy bands, the Monkees, died on Thursday at age 77, his reps confirmed on Facebook. Details of Tork’s loss of life haven’t been introduced, however the beloved bassist, keyboard participant, and typically lead singer for the group was recognized with a uncommon type of tongue […]
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter James Ingram handed away on Tuesday on the age of 66, based on his artistic associate Debbie Allen on Twitter. The R&B singer collected two Grammys and an Oscar nomination throughout his lengthy profession, which included collaborations with Quincy Jones and Michael McDonald. Among his myriad of contributions to music through […]
On Friday, 26 year-old rapper Mac Miller died of a suspected drug overdose, which prompted an avalanche of trolls to flood the Instagram page of his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande, with nasty, blame-centric comments. Grande had, perhaps unsurprisingly, been silent about Miller’s death for this reason, finally choosing to address his passing on social media Saturday […]
When it comes to Aretha Franklin, the clichés are all true: She was larger than life. Her voice was the centerpiece of any room it floated through. She was able to succeed through multiple seismic shifts in music without losing her center. Looking at this survey of photos, most of which are of Aretha in […]
Aretha Franklin, the diva behind soul classics like “Respect” and “I Say a Little Prayer,” died Thursday at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends. She was 76. Franklin’s publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Born in 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, Franklin sang a number of soul staples, including “Chain of […]
Seasons don’t fear the reaper, nor do the wind, the sun or the rain — but network television does, and badly. Just this week, an astounding 21 shows were met with a scythe and cancelled across five of the biggest networks, many of which were met with shock, awe, and a last minute Hail Mary […]
Avicii, a megapopular Swedish DJ and musician who produced a medley of Top 40 hits over the past few years, has died at the age of 28. Per a statement obtained by Variety, Avicii — born Tim Bergling — was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon. “It is with profound sorrow that we […]
When a scammer called and pretended to be the IRS, @twittysuch had time. She couldn’t release a recording the call, but she did share a transcript and after reading it, we think you’ll agree she’s an American hero. OK, here we go… And that’s how you handle that.
We can’t be the only ones who wanted to move to Mr. Rogers neighborhood when life got tough. On June 8th, we all get to take a trip to that fateful place where it’s always a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The heartwarming trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor, the Mr. Rogers Documentary is […]
On his 25th birthday, Anthony Davis wasn’t messing around. The Pelicans All Star swatted 10 shots to record his first ever triple-double. Hit the jump for some his best highlights this year, SLAM.
R.I.P Trayvon Martin: 11 Powerful Photos From The Moment That Sparked The Black Lives Matter Movement
It’s been 6 years since young king, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by gun-toting, wannabe cop, George Zimmerman. But with the killings unarmed Black men by the hands police happening everyday, the wound Trayvon’s very public death still feels fresh. Black men being assaulted by police is an age old America issue — but […]
Former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey hit the WWE Elimination chamber to sign her Monday Night Raw contract over the weekend. Let’s just say things didn’t go quite as expected for legend Triple H. Press play. Will you be tuning in?
On Wednesday, the tragic news broke that former NBA star Rasual Butler his wife Leah LaBelle were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA. According to TMZ, Butler lost control his Range Rover around 2 AM, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall — then the car flipped. […]
Hip Hop has lost another young king too soon. According to reports, Chicago rapper, and Chief Keef‘s cousin, Fredo Santana was found dead in his LA home by his girlfriend on Friday. Santana has been publicly open about his lean addiction over the years, which causes severe seizures. Fredo has also been publicly battling […]