Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

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KornAt first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their spooky dreadlocked scowls in magazines or TV ads, or wherever I found out about new music in that nascent internet era. But for a suburban Christian kid who spent his … More »

Slip into Silk City’s ‘Especially 4 U Vol 2’ mix [Stream]

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Slip into Silk City’s ‘Especially 4 U Vol 2’ mix [Stream]Mark Ronson Diplo Silk City

Listeners looking to let their ears slip into something silky can look no further than Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s second volume of Silk City‘s Especially 4 U mix series.

The Silk City constituents flaunt the finesse of their disco house domination in the one-hour mix,  a cool caboodle of Silk City edits of recent releases from Drake, Dua Lipa, and Post Malone–among others from DJ Koze and more–and retro, rhythmically indulgent disco flavored delights. Disco ball not included.

Dua Lipa discusses her forthcoming Silk City collaboration, here.

H/T: Billboard

‘Astroworld’ secures No. 1 seat, giving ‘Scorpion’ the boot after five weeks on top

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‘Astroworld’ secures No. 1 seat, giving ‘Scorpion’ the boot after five weeks on topAstroworld 1

Travis Scott‘s newest album, the long-anticipated, ASTROWORLD, has proven itself extraplanetary, indeed. After a little over a week since its release, the album has eclipsed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart — beating out Drake‘s multiple-record-breaking double-sided album, Scorpion, which held a fierce five-week streak at the top. Somewhat ironically, Drake is among the flood of high-profile acts to be featured on the album (appearing on “SICKO MODE”), also including Frank Ocean, James Blake, Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, and even Stevie Wonder.

ASTROWORLD is the “Goosebumps” rapper’s third studio album, following his 2015 breakthrough release Rodeo followed by the following year’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. Scott also capped off 2017 with his collaborative project with Quavo of Migos, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.

Despite its astronomical success, ASTRO didn’t arrive without its abundant share of hiccups, including a slew of false release date announcements and a sundry of production delays. The carnival-themed album stands as Scott’s second chart-topper, garnering a whopping equivalent of 537,000 album units, with 270,000 of those in traditional album sales.

Watch Drake Cover Michael Jackson At ‘Aubrey And The Three Migos’ Tour Opener

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The much-postponed ‘Aubrey And The Three Migos Tour’ featuring Drake and Migos finally started last night in Kansas City, MO. During Drake’s portion of the night, he covered a bit of “Rock With You,” a single off Michael Jackson’s 1979 album Off The Wall. The cover keeps with Drake’s Jackson fixation for this … More »

Travis Scott’s Astroworld Debuts At #1, Unseating Drake

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Travis ScottTravis Scott’s Astroworld bows atop the Billboard 200 chart with 2018’s second-largest week for an album, earning the rapper his second #1. More »

Drake & Migos Tour Postponed Again

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DrakeBack in May, Drake announced a massive summer and fall tour with his fellow chart-toppers the Migos. That tour, dubbed Aubrey & The Three Amigos Live, was originally scheduled to kick off at the end of July. But at the end of July, four days after Offset was arrested in Georgia … More »

Drake is the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platforms

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Drake is the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platformsDrake Behind Barz Freestyle

Drake is the first artist to “surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platforms,” according to Republic Records.

When it comes to Drake, one record seems only to foreshadow another. The 6 God’s double-sided album, Scorpionnotably arose as the first full-length record to garner one billion streams in a one-week period, a feat that the album achieved in just three-days. The sixth studio showing from the Toronto favorite additionally wrote Apple Music streaming history when it charted 170 million plays in the first 24-hours of the album’s release. The LP also went platinum the very day that it dropped.

It must be ‘God’s plan.’

H/T: HIGHSNOBIETY

The Wilting Of Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea - Survive The SummerBelieve it or not, the equivalent of a full presidential term has passed since Iggy Azalea ruled summer 2014. Back then, it was hard to go about daily life without encountering this young blonde white woman from Australia rapping in an affected Southern drawl. Her pop-rap hits were everywhere — and whenever you weren’t hearing … More »

A ‘God’s Plan’ themed game show could make its way to television

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A ‘God’s Plan’ themed game show could make its way to televisionDrake Gods Plan Kulture Hub

Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Family Feud, and God’s Plan?

The lead single from Drake‘s double-sided Scorpion album could expand from chart topping song to game show concept in the future, according to court documents that indicate that Drake recently acquired a “God’s Plan” trademark. The legal filing extends to “God’s Plan” merchandise, music videos, marketing, promo, audio recordings, and even a TV game show.

Drake touted the previously unreleased music video for the track as “The most important thing [he’d] ever done in his [career].” The video followed Drake as he gave away scholarship money and groceries to all present in the supermarket that served as one of the video’s shooting sites. The initial seconds of the video numerically convey the extent of Drake’s generosity: “The budget for this video was $996,631.90,” the opening screen reads, “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”

Photo Credit: Kulture Hub

H/T: Complex

 

Drake Files Trademark For God’s Plan TV Gameshow

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DrakeDrake’s “God’s Plan” is already the biggest hit of 2018: spending 11 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, accompanied by a viral hit video that in turn spawned a Jimmy Kimmel parody, and helping Scorpion go platinum immediately upon release. And now apparently the song will … More »