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Yesterday at the 2018 Women's March in New York City, Halsey took the stage to read a powerful poem about her personal experience with multiple instances of sexual assault and rape. The singer-songwriter delivered the poem titled "A Story Like Mine" in lieu of a traditional speech. "I don't really know how to…
Last summer, Passion Pit announced a break from touring, with frontman Michael Angelakos saying that he was taking a leave of absence from being a "commercialized artist" in hopes of devoting more time to his mental health. Last year, Angelakos began working with The Wishart Group, a company dedicated to helping provide "legal, educational and
Earlier this week, Migos rapper Offset caught heat for rapping the line "I cannot vibe with queers," in his verse on YFN Lucci's song "Boss Life." The rapper was quick to apologize for what many alleged to be a homophobic lyric, saying that he wasn't using "queer" as a homophobic slur. Now his fiancé Cardi
Last night, Method Man joined the cast of Saturday Night Live to reenact Will Smith's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. In the clip, Chris Redd raps along to the show's classic opening, as what began with a court-side fight in West Philadelphia quickly grows dark, with a gang chasing Will across the country, sending…
Jim Rodford, a founding member of the band Argent and bassist for The Kinks and The Zombies, passed away earlier today. He was 76. Though the cause of death has not been immediately revealed, Rodford's cousin and Argent bandmate Rod Argent confirmed the death, saying that he passed away after "a fall on the stairs."
Spotify has announced plans to introduce a new multimedia format called Spotlight to their application. Already partnered with eight companies like BuzzFeed News, Cheddar, Lenny Letter, Gimlet Media, Genius, Refinery29, and more, the company hopes to build on their existing experience by adding new visual elements for podcasts, audiobooks, news, and other digital content on the platform.
The National have shared a new video for "Walk It Back," a song from their standout 2017 album Sleep Well Beast. Directed by Casey Reas, the video combines clips from various CSPAN broadcasts through the years—Ronald Regan's State of the Union address, speeches from Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Karl Rove—to dramatize the "performance and spectacle…
Former Obama policy adviser and CNN commentator Van Jones is starting his own new series on CNN. Titled The Van Jones Show, the series hopes to explore the current moment in American politics and race relations. "This is an opportunity to really reflect on where we are and where we are going," Jones shared with…
Austin four-piece Why Bonnie have a sound that's endlessly familiar, yet one that still escapes description in fuzzy, effortless bliss. Originally the bedroom project of Blair Howerton, the band has spent the last few years channeling the shimmering dream pop of acts like Alvvays, Charly Bliss, and Beach House into something blown-out and overflowing with…
Austin duo Hovvdy have always had a penchant for hushed, slow-moving guitar music, but their latest song "In The Sun" joins "Try Hard" (from their breakout 2016 album Taster) as one the band's more keyboard-laden efforts. With shimmering tones reminiscent of the infamous Melotron flute setting, the song tells a story about staying home together in the…
Tom Waits has announced new reissues of his first seven albums. Following ANTI-'s reissues of 20 years-worth of music late last year, the label has shared that it now plans to reissue his earlier Elektra Asylum releases from the '70s as well. Remastered versions of Closing Time (1973), Heart of Saturday Night (1974), Nighthawks at the Diner (1975), Small
Oakland rapper Too Short is being sued for sexual battery. Last year, rapper and former collaborator Teana Louis accused Too Short (real name Todd Shaw) of sexual assault and now Louis is suing the rapper for multiple accounts of sexual assault, as TMZ reports. In the lawsuit, Louis claims that the two were producing music…
It seems that Ed Sheeran has finally found the "perfect" woman to spend the rest of his life with. The singer announced this morning on Instagram that he's engaged to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, posting a photo with the caption "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love,…
Rihanna, DJ Khaled, and Bryson Tiller have been announced as performers at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards later this month. The trio will perform the single "Wild Thoughts," which came out this summer and became one of the season's most played songs. While no one from the group was nominated for a Grammy this year,…
Fredo Santana, rapper and one of the pioneers of Chicago's drill movement, has reportedly died at the age of 27. No official statement from the rapper's family or cause of death has yet been released. Santana, born Derrick Coleman, suffered serious health problems throughout last year, and was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure in…
Rapper Drake has released two new songs called "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity" after teasing them on Instagram Friday night. The tracks are collectively titled Scary Hours. Boi-1da and Nick Brongers produced "God's Plan"; Boi-1da, Cardo and Young Exclusive produced "Diplomatic Immunity." This is Drake's second solo release since his 2017 playlist More Life, following "Signs," his Louis Vuitton runway…
Chicago rapper Dreezy has a knack for packing wordy boasts into the tricky pockets in up-tempo beats, resisting groovy house-hop or staccato drill flows for more aggressive attacks. Her latest single "2nd To None" with 2 Chainz hovers around 170 bpm, with dense 808 programming from Southside dominating the mix. Dreezy cuts through with militant and self-deprecating flexes at…
Tom Petty's autopsy results reveal that he died from an accidental overdose on prescription pain medications, TMZ reports. The rock icon passed away in October at 66. According to the autopsy, Petty took several pain drugs, including Fentanyl patches, to treat emphysema, knee problems, and a fractured hip. On the day he died, Petty reportedly learned…
In a tweet this afternoon, Phoenix announced that they'll be releasing sketches and demos for their 2017 album Ti Amo to streaming services on upcoming Fridays, under the name Banque De France. Today's batch of tracks includes eight snatches of music with very Phoenix-y titles like "Apertura" and "Caravaggio," ranging in length from 30 seconds to about a…
The path from Afrobeat sensation to international pop power inevitably includes some awkward moments. For example: Fall Out Boy tagging rising Nigerian emcee Burna Boy for a conspicuous reggae verse spliced into the middle of "Sunshine Riptide," a song from their newly released album M A N I A. Fortunately, Burna also dropped his own single today, "Heaven's Gate" featuring British pop singer Lily