Lil Baby & DaBaby – “Baby”

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DaBaby-Lil-BabyAmerica, it seems, has an insatiable hunger for rappers with the word “Baby” in their names. In the past year and a half, both Atlanta’s Lil Baby and Charlotte’s DaBaby have risen up to become major new rap stars. These two rappers sound absolutely nothing like one another, but they both have near-identical names. What … More »

Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star

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RosalíaAt 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 »

J. Cole’s All-Star Dreamville Rap Camp Makes Beautiful Chaos

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DreamvilleThere have been rap camps before. In the sessions for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West famously flew basically all the artists he liked out to Hawaii, hung a “What would Mobb Deep Do?” sign on the studio wall, and tried to figure out whether he could create any magic. He could. More »

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp

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J. Cole - Revenge Of The Dreamers 3J. Cole’s Dreamville label has been sharing compilations from its artists since 2014. The third, titled Revenge Of The Dreamers III, was announced back in January, and features vocals from Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, and J.I.D. According to the album’s Wiki page, over 100 artists were invited to the recording sessions along with big-name producers such as Mike Will Made It, DJ … More »

Madame X Is The Best Madonna Album In A Long Time

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Madonna - Madame X“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »

Miley Cyrus Can’t Stop Getting In Her Own Way

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Miley CyrusCan you believe it’s been less than 10 years since Miley Cyrus released “Party In The U.S.A.”? The song, which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her bridge from the Disney Channel to a grownup mainstream audience, feels like it has existed for several lifetimes. It was in fact released in August … More »

DaBaby Shares Video Of Him Beating Up Rival Rapper In Louis Vuitton Store

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Last night, DaBaby took to Instagram to share videos of a fight between him and fellow Charlotte, North Carolina rapper and personal rival Cam Coldheart. The altercation took place in the Louis Vuitton store. Cam threw the first shot, dissing DaBaby and calling him a bitch. In the second video, DaBaby fires back and Cam … More »

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

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Jonas BrothersSometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you’ve decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you’ve fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »

Ciara Is Living Her Best Life But Not Making Her Best Music

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CiaraWith all due respect to her formative influences and one-time contemporaries Destiny’s Child, Ciara is a survivor. More »

Stream Young Nudy & Pi’erre Bourne’s New Album Sli’merre

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Young Nudy is a rapper who also happens to be cousins with 21 Savage. (He was the target of the investigation that would end up getting 21 Savage detained earlier this year.) Shortly after being released on bond earlier this year, the Atlanta rapper released a mixtape, Faded In The Booth, … More »