The sky was thick with fog Sunday morning as media outlets began to take their place on the Grammys red carpet for music’s biggest night. There was already a significant heaviness preceding this year’s ceremony given the ongoing controversy surrounding the Academy and its decision to put its president, Deborah Dugan, on leave ten days […]

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In the wake of the shocking death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant today, the Grammys will honor the player with a tribute during tonight’s ceremony, Billboard reports. The ceremony takes place at Staples Center, the home of the L.A. Lakers, where fans have been gathering outside this afternoon to remember Bryant. He played on the […]

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Calabasas, CA – Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning (January 26). According to TMZ, everyone onboard the flight was killed. Kobe was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when a fire broke out. Although emergency personnel responded as […]

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Paramore’s journey from the beefy pop-punk of “Emergency” and “That’s What You Get” to the soul and pop-rock moves of “Ain’t It Fun” and “Hard Times” is a surprising turn, but not an unlikely one. You could sort of see a singer with the immense chops of a Hayley Williams not wanting to be confined […]

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Today in Twitter blunders comes the story of Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known as Halsey, who had a very rough morning. First, someone made the mistake of letting her read the Pitchfork review of her new album Manic, which settles on a 6.5 rating and harps on its “painfully stretched ballads” and “overly sanitized rhythms.” […]

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I first spoke with Fiona Apple back in September, after she spontaneously emailed me and gave her first interview in seven years. She was in the midst of working on a new album, her first since 2012’s The Idler Wheel, and had quite happily become the sort of homebody who rarely left her house except […]

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Asad became a big brother as DJ Khaled and wife Nicole Tuck welcomed a second son into the world on Tuesday (January 21). Khaled made the announcement of the birth on Instagram as he posted a celebration picture with Tuck’s gynecologist. He wrote, “Thank you Allah! Thank you my queen Nicole! Bless up Dr. Jin! Another […]

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Screwball rapper Hostyle has died at the age of 47. According to a tweet from R.A. The Rugged Man, fellow Screwball member Blaq Poet confirmed the news on Sunday (January 19). “DAMN… the worst news ever,” he wrote. “I just found out my people HOSTYLE from SCREWBALL passed away. I just got off the phone […]

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Producer, composer, singer-songwriter, and session player Jon Brion has left an indelible mark on the face of pop, rock, and hip-hop over nearly 40 years of work. His impressive résumé includes collaborations with Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Aimee Mann, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, and many more. He has scored two dozen films since the […]

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Days after Grammys President and CEO Deborah Dugan was placed on administrative leave following “a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team,” Interim Grammy head Harvey Mason Jr. issued a statement lambasting the “sensational sound bites and teaser headlines” about Dugan’s removal. “I’m deeply disturbed and saddened by […]

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Miami, FL – Kodak Black is concerned about his health and safety behind bars. On Thursday (January 16), the incarcerated rapper shared two lengthy Instagram posts about the conditions he’s been forced to endure at the Miami Federal Department of Corrections. According to one of the captions, he truly believes he’s going to die in […]

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This essay originally ran in November 2017 around the release of Lady Bird. We’re running it again today in light of Dave Matthews Band’s controversial exclusion in the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, despite having won the Fan Vote by over 1 million votes. In the year 2000, it was certainly lost […]

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RealStreetRadio – This week in Hip Hop, Drake and Future released the video for their much-anticipated “Life Is Good” single. Also, Lil Fizz and Apryl Jones reportedly broke up while French Montana continued his 50 Cent feud with papers allegedly proving his rival’s a snitch. Drake & Future Release “Life Is Good” Video View this […]

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Swae Lee is expressing his sorrow on Twitter shortly after news of his stepfather’s shooting death hit the internet. On Tuesday (January 7), the Rae Sremmurd rapper wrote, “I pray this world let’s me keep some compassion.” He also shared a series of broken heart emojis in a previous tweet. I pray this world let’s me keep some […]

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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, […]

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Detroit’s Sada Baby kicks off the new year with a mixtape titled Brolik. The project is the follow-up to his Whoop Tape, which dropped last September. The Asylum Records artist’s latest work is comprised of 16 tracks. Guests include BlocBoy JB, G Herbo, TEC, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Fredo Bang, FMB DZ, Skilla Baby and ShittyBoyz […]

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Shortly after French Montana and 50 Cent went at it on social media, DJ Akademiks and NAV have stepped up to the plate. It all started with a tweet from NAV that read, “Akademiks hop on and off dick so much he prolly got STDs.” Although the Everyday Struggle co-host initially played it cool, he […]

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