When The Party’s Over: Unpacking An Exceptionally Grim Grammys

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Billie Eilish & FinneasJust when it seemed this year’s Grammys would be defined by scandal, they were defined by death instead. More »

Watch Anderson .Paak Play A Drum Solo On The Price Is Right

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Anderson .PaakIt’s Music Week on The Price Is Right. Leading up to this Sunday’s Grammys broadcast, the long-running consumerist orgy disguised as a daytime game show — a beloved mainstay of my childhood, along with Supermarket Sweep — will welcome Anderson .Paak, Diplo, Haim, Meghan Trainor, and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump to … More »

Eminem Surprise Releases New Album Music To Be Murdered By

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Eminem has surprise released a new album called Music To Be Murdered By. The rapper’s most recent album was 2018’s Kamikaze, which he also dropped with no prior warning. More »

Disclosure, FKA twigs, Anderson .Paak, Peggy Gou, and more heading to Lovebox 2020

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Disclosure, FKA twigs, Anderson .Paak, Peggy Gou, and more heading to Lovebox 2020Lovebo Festival

Lovebox Festival‘s 2020 iteration is led by a genre-fluid host of headlining acts. This includes respective genre stalwarts like Disclosure, Tyler, The Creator, and Khalid. Peggy Gou, Hot Chip, FKA twigs, Charli XCX, Mabel, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Jorja Smith, and Little Simz who will each appear at the London festival.

Formerly a two-day affair, Lovebox will expand to three days in 2020. The event will be hosted from June 12-14 in Gunnersbury Park. Additional waves of Lovebox’s 2020 lineup will be released in the time leading up to the festival’s return in spring. Former iterations welcomed the likes of Chance The Rapper, Green Velvet, FKJ, Jamie Jones, and Andy C.

Disclosure, FKA twigs, Anderson .Paak, Peggy Gou, and more heading to Lovebox 2020Lovebo Festival 2020 Lineup

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Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s bestMore »

If Only Camila Cabello’s Romance Were As Transfixing As The Love That Inspired It

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Camila CabelloIt’s one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about it, or maybe it hits you out of nowhere. Either way, sparks fly, hormones surge, and you give yourself over completely to this burgeoning obsession. You feel loopy and elated all the time. More »

Anderson .Paak Calls Out GoldLink Over “Disrespectful, Narcissistic, Jealous” Mac Miller Tribute

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GoldLink-Anderson-PaakLast night, for reasons unknown, the Washington, DC rapper GoldLink posted an extremely strange tribute to the late Mac Miller. GoldLink, a former tourmate of Miller, wrote at some length about Miller, and not all of it was complimentary. In that post, GoldLink, directly addressing Miller, writes, “We weren’t always on the best terms,” and … More »

Mark Ronson & Anderson .Paak – “Then There Were Two”

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Mark Ronson curated the soundtrack for the upcoming animated film Spies In Disguise. It features two new songs from Ronson — who put out his own album Late Night Feelings earlier this year — and a new song by Lil Jon, alongside a previously released DJ Shadow track and the classic “More »

Watch Anderson .Paak & Smokey Robinson Sing “Make It Better” On Kimmel

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Anderson-Paak-and-Smokey-Robinson-on-KimmelEarlier this year, Anderson .Paak pulled off a pretty amazing flex when he got Smokey Robinson to sing on “Make It Better,” a warm midtempo glide of an R&B song. Last night, Anderson .Paak pulled off another flex when he got Smokey Robinson to come sing the song with him on Jimmey Kimmel … More »

Watch Anderson .Paak Turn Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Into A Mellow Soul-Jazz Odyssey

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Anderson-PaakOne of the reasons Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the out-of-nowhere bedroom-pop smash that dominated the charts for the entire summer, was so magical was that it utterly defied genre expectations. It’s not rap, exactly. It’s not country, either, and the country establishment basically broke down in figuring out what to do … More »