Press play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with … More »
The following people were guests on today’s edition of the daytime talk show Ellen: Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby. That is a lot of musicians! Many of them are musicians who would probably not have any particular reason to be in the same place at … More »
Can you imagine how Manhattan might smell if a 500-foot-tall version of Post Malone showed up and plunked his ass down in the middle of Times Square? The video for the new song “Writing On The Wall” raises fascinating philosophical questions like this. More »
Last year, less than a month after narrowly avoiding being required to register as a sex offender, the rapper and controversy magnet Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez) found himself in legal trouble all over again. Arrested on firearm and racketeering charges and facing a possible life sentence, 6ix9ine More »
Last night, Netflix premiered the first teaser for the new hip-hop competition show, Rhythm + Flow, during Cardi B’s set at Philadelphia’s Made In America festival. The trailer shows Cardi, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. as judges on the series. “Creativity doesn’t have blueprints,” Chance says in the new clip. Cardi adds, “It’s gonna be … More »
“Stank-ass rappers make me sick! Everybody on the goddam stage got a mic! Forty motherfucking people! All of ’em got a mic! Motherfucker, why? We can’t understand what one of your asses is saying. How you giving everybody a goddam mic?” Steve Harvey was, at least a little bit, speaking truth to power. In The … More »
Last night, as promised, Drake brought his OVO Festival back to Toronto. Drake’s annual festival had taken last year off, but Drake couldn’t resist the opportunity to gloat about the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship win, so he walked out onstage with a Larry O’Brien trophy, and a giant version of the trophy was … More »
A new kind of pop star: In a musical landscape full of false messiahs billing themselves as game-changers, it’s easy to scoff at the notion, but truly transformative figures come along more often than you’d think. How many musical inflection points have been sparked by a magnetic persona who synthesizes a bunch of trends and … More »
Cardi B wore an anarchy symbol in her “Bodak Yellow” video, but in her actual political life, she’s been a strong democratic socialist. Last year, Cardi and longtime Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted appreciatively to one another. Earlier this month, Cardi tweeted about Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign saying that we “let … More »
DJ Snake has been teasing his sophomore LP for months, and the past few weeks have finally yielded a concrete release date and a full tracklist—giving fans plenty to look forward to as the countdown toward the album’s full release carried on.
While French producer announced that the album would be released in full on July 26, he decided to surprise fans with the full release via Spotify one day early. The album is titled Carte Blanche, and fans have heard a few of the songs already, including “Magenta Riddim,” and hit “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B, among others. This new project showcases DJ Snake’s willingness to embrace a wide ranging variety of genres within the compilation, and he enlists an equally versatile cast of collaborators and vocalists. The album is out now via Geffen Records.
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