Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

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Shawn Mendes: The AlbumShawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can’t take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, alongside Khalid — another young pop star born in ’98 — and survivors from the Parkland shooting. The song, “Youth,” from Mendes’ self-titled album out tomorrow, … More »

Smash Mouth Mouth Smash

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Drake Is Having Fun Again, And People Can’t Get Enough

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Drake announced a new album this week, and depending on its tracklist, it may already be eligible for gold certification — never mind that it’s not out for another two months. More »

Jack White Covers Al Capone, Disses DJ Khaled

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Next week, Jack White will return with Boarding House Reach, his third solo album. And it looks like the album will take some unexpected turns, something that early singles like “Connected By Love” and “Over And Over And Over” have already foreshadowed. While White has spent his entire career restricting himself with … More »

Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

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“Let You Down” begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »

DJ Khaled – “Top Off” (Feat. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, & Future)

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DJ Khaled singles can feel more like fame-flexing celebrity events than like actual songs, but “Top Off,” his latest, somehow sounds like both. Two years ago, Khaled paired up Jay-Z with Future on “I Got The Keys.” Last year, he got Jay-Z and Beyoncé on the same song with “Shining.” And today, he’s … More »

Like The Stay Puft Man Before Him, Marshmello Just Keeps Getting Bigger

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Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian preacher’s sons had become seasoned prospectors during the gold rush years of the mid-19th century, and that experience served them well in Nevada’s Virginia Range southeast of Reno, where in … More »

Grammys 2018: Performances From Worst To Best

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Before this year’s Grammys, news broke that Lorde would not be performing at the ceremony, since the producers wouldn’t let her sing one of her own songs — an invitation extended to all four other Album Of The Year nominees, all of whom were men. So in looking at this year’s performances, of which … More »

Watch Cardi B, Hillary Clinton, & DJ Khaled Recite Fire And Fury At The Grammys

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Cardi B, John Legend, DJ Khaled, Cher, Snoop Dogg, and Hillary Clinton(!) “auditioned” for next year’s Best Spoken Word Album award during tonight’s Grammys ceremony by reading passages from Michael Wolff’s new book Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House. “Why am I even reading this shit?” Cardi B interjected during her segment. “I … More »

BLVK JVCK – Mine Luv ft H.E.R.

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Pop production duo turned electronic group BLVK JVCK has released their sophomore single titled “Mine Luv” featuring H.E.R.

The commercial track contains remnants of their rap background merged with a catchy drop that is fit for any club night.

Many are curious to see what 2018 has in store for the duo now that they have pivoted to producing as themselves as opposed to behind the scenes for the likes of Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and DJ Khaled among many others. If “Mine Luv” is any indication of where they are heading, then this year will see the duo garner quite a following within the electronic music community.

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Legendary production duo release new track under moniker BLVK JVCK

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