This past weekend, Rolling Loud, the rap festival that regularly sets up shop in cities around the world, came to New York for the first time, taking over Citi Field in Queens for two days. There were complications. Shortly before the festival began, the NYPD requested that the festival organizers drop five New York street-rap … More »
To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.
Featured collaborations on the newly revealed tracklist include Skrillex, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Stormzy, Yebba, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug, JHUS, Ella Mai, Paulo Londra, H.E.R., Meek Mill, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. This is also leaving out the two singles on the album that have already been released—”Cross Me” featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock and number 2 Billboard chart-topper “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. In an eclectic variety of collaborators, the British singer/songwriter has blanketed his album with a smorgasbord of artists in almost every pop genre.
The album, No. 6, is set for release July 12.
Nothing in this world makes my brain feel as smooth and empty as watching an episode of Vanderpump Rules. Hollywood’s hottest waitstaff struggle to balance shifts at SUR (Sexy Unique Restaurant, yes, it is actually called that) with their tumultuous friendships and cheating scandals and failed music careers and I am eating takeout. But my … More »
2018 has been a year of forward-thinking hard work from Don Diablo. Since the release of his sophomore album, Future, there’s been a lot to acknowledge regarding the Dutch producer, including remixes for Martin Garrix, Kygo, Diplo, and more, alongside various original works. Now, he’s decided to pay homage to the late Nate Dogg with his latest single “I Got Love.”
Dogg — who died tragically at the age of 41 — is considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip-hop, coming up with rap legends such as cousin Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. It may seem that Diablo is taking things in a unique direction here, but his previous single, “Survive” featured contemporary rapper Gucci Mane — proving his innovative moves to break into hip-hop’s rising popularity.
The track samples Dogg’s vocals from his 2001 release of the same name, which are layered over upbeat piano chords and subtle drum hits to create blissful future house vibes.
Curtis Jackson, more well known as his stage name 50 Cent, is a true rags-to-riches life story. After quite a few business deals and a successful music career, 50 Cent has money and power to do just about anything these days. So when 50 Cent was showing off his new Maybach, there was little to
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Last night, Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Kanye West for a very strange and troubling conversation. In doing so, Kimmel took his rightful place at the center of the rap discourse. So, on that very same episode of television, he had the very good idea to invite a whole mess of rappers to … More »
Tonight’s episode of the Starz series Power features a cameo appearance from none other than Kendrick Lamar. The episode is available to stream now on the Starz app. Kendrick plays a crackhead named Laces, and he really sells it. Laces works with 50 Cent’s character Kanan Starks, helping him take down his rivals in the … More »
I’ve never seen Power, the televised crime drama starring 50 Cent, but as music-tangential crumbling-empire TV shows go, it seems to have had longer legs culturally than Empire. For instance, you don’t see Kendrick Lamar booking guest roles on Empire, do you? But as Pitchfork points out, Kung Fu Kenny will appear on … More »