When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
While he was still a child, Lil Wayne watched his father leave and his stepfather die. He attempted suicide, shooting himself in the chest. He became a father. He achieved regional bounce-rap stardom, linking up with the ascendant New Orleans indie Cash Money records. He joined a rap supergroup. He turned in probably the catchiest … More »
While blink-182‘s former guitarist, Tom DeLonge, has been sweeping headlines for his hand in validating UFO sightings, his former super-band is still churning out pop-punk anthems.
The notorious Californian Enema of the State ensemble recently released their second LP with Alkaline Trio guitarist, Matt Skiba, who replaced DeLonge in 2015. NINE embodies the band’s continued development in songwriting emphasis and mature themes taking the lead in the lyricism. The same angst-ridden lifeblood of the band is accounted for, but with tactful delivery to boot. The 16-track collection arrives via Columbia Records, following their 2016 LP, California.
The band has certainly experienced a staunch resurgence in the post-pop-punk landscape. The new blink bumps elbows with Steve Aoki and tours with Lil Wayne. Their tour concludes ever so fittingly this weekend on their home turf in San Diego.
Lil Wayne was a no-show last night for his set at the Life Is Beautiful Music + Art Festival in Las Vegas. As USA Today reports, the rapper was scheduled to go on in a prime headline slot at 9:20PM, but the audience was instead greeted with a message on the display monitors … More »
It’s not hard to get nostalgic about the early Cash Money Records era, when an anarchic squad of New Orleans bounce-rappers bulldozed their way onto MTV with a series of irresistibly catchy anthems. In the 20 years since that takeover, the members of that crew have had wildly different career trajectories, and they’ve also had … More »
Lil Nas X loves remixes — and for good reason. Remixes are a big part of why “Old Town Road,” his viral country-rap hit turned unstoppable pop juggernaut, has spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, tying the record for most weeks at #1 previously set by … More »
Two months ago, Blink-182 and Lil Wayne announced that they would spend their summer on a co-headlining tour across North America, a trek that seemed like it could unite all of the continent’s aging skate-rats into one euphoric whole. (They even shared a new remix of “A Milli” to celebrate the announcement, and … More »
Big K.R.I.T. is releasing a new album, K.R.I.T. Iz Here, in July — its name positions it as a spiritual successor his mixtape from nine years ago, 2010’s K.R.I.T.Z Wuz Here. A couple weeks back, he put out a new track, “K.R.I.T. HERE,” and today he’s sharing another one called “Addiction,” which features … More »
DJ Khaled was the musical guest on last night’s Paul Rudd-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. During his performance, he brought out Lil Wayne, SZA, Meek Mill, J Balvin, Big Sean, John Legend, Jeremih, and Lil Baby. Those artists appear on Khaled’s long-awaited album Father Of Asahd, which came out a few days … More »
DJ Khaled has been teasing Father Of Asahd for a while now. Last year, we heard “Top Off” featuring Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Future and “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, and Quavo. The man knows how to pack pop stars into a song! Tonight, he’s finally releasing the new … More »