“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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The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
Once you’ve reached a certain level of fame, apparently you can’t just perform on a late-night show. Instead, you have to make an event out of it. So it was last night for Migos member Offset and for Cardi B, his wife. Together, the two of them performed “Clout,” a collab from Offset’s … More »
DJ Snake has been hyping his sophomore album since last summer, and while he’s kept fans at bay with a handful of hits over the last year, anticipation for the upcoming LP is reaching a fever pitch. Now, as the record creeps closer, an official title and release date have surfaced, signaling to a massive summer blockbuster, now known as Carte Blanche, on the way.
Recently, a rumored tracklist surfaced online including contributions from ZHU, Burna Boy, Bryson Tiller, Majid Jordan, and more. The tracklist also includes a French Connection posse cut with Tchami, Mercer, and Malaa, along with the sweeping Cardi B and Selena Gomez-assisted hit “Taki Taki,” “Try Me,” and “Loco.” Carte Blanche is set to land on July 26 via Geffen Records, arriving nearly three years to the day after Snake’s debut LP, Encore.
Carte Blanche ~ July 26th pic.twitter.com/KRNaQA8a9t
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) July 16, 2019
Jermaine Dupri is picking fights. The Atlanta rapper and producer recently sat for an interview with People, and he spent some time talking about Da Brat, the ’90s rap star whose career he helped shepherd. In that interview, Dupri said that Da Brat “broke the mold for female rappers” and added, “since then, … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »