Megan Thee Stallion – “B.I.T.C.H.”

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Ascendant Houston rap star Megan Thee Stallion had a huge 2019 thanks to hits like “Big Ole Freak,” “Cash Shit,” and “Hot Girl Summer.” She’s positioned to continue her success streak in 2020, having already teased collaborations with Pharrell and SZA and announced her official debut album Suga. (Last year’s Fever … More »

Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – “Diamonds”

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Megan Thee Stallion and Normani both had pretty big 2019s: The former had a big hit with “Hot Girl Summer” and released her debut mixtape, Fever, and the latter continued her path away from Fifth Harmony with her debut solo single “Motivation.” The two of them have teamed up … More »

The 2020 State Of Pop Address

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Billie EilishThe #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »

BUKU 2020 ticket boasts Flume, Glass Animals, Zeds Dead, and more

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BUKU Music + Art Project has revealed its lineup for the 2020 edition. The New Orleans festival is pegged for this coming fall, March 20-21, 2020. The ninth annual BUKU brings yet another eclectic curation of music’s finest talent across the hip-hop, dance, and rock spectrum.

With Tyler, The Creator, Flume, and Illenium slated as headlining acts, the lineup reaches all niches—ranging from cornerstone DJ characters like Alison Wonderland, Chris Lake, and Zeds Dead to hip-hop’s hottest rappers including Megan Thee Stallion, Run The Jewels, and JPEGMAFIA. The programming proffers a more nuanced touch towards electronic sub-genres, with bass artists like Subtronics, Kayzo, and Space Jesus juxtaposing experimental favorites like Mija and Kaytranada.

General admission pre-sale tickets start at $190.

Pre-sale is available now, here. General on-sale begins tomorrow, December 13.

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The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

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At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The data bears it out. But one thing that the data doesn’t quite show is us that rap, like every other genre of music in our atomized age, is not a … More »

Luke Combs, King Of The Country Music Average Joes

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Luke CombsThe thing Luke Combs wants you to know about him is that he’s extremely normal, regular, average. Combs, one of the biggest things going in country music right now, just released an album called What You See Is What You Get. He’s a burly, bearded North Carolina native who removes his ballcap about as often … More »

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform And Host On Saturday Night Live

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Chance The Rapper was all over Saturday Night Live last night as the performer pulled double duty as both host and musical guest. In his opening monologue, he talked about the Chicago teacher strike and did a little ditty about the Second City and other second-best things. He also appeared in a bunch … More »

Megan Thee Stallion & VickeeLo – “Ride Or Die”

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Queen & SlimQueen & Slim is the first movie written and produced by Lena Waithe (The Chi, Master Of None) and the first directed by Melina Matsoukas (who did Beyoncé’s “Formation” among other iconic videos). It stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya as a fledgling couple who go on the run after shooting a cop — played … More »

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

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Best-New-Bands-Artists-2019Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the future of music. We then organize those artists into our annual Best New Bands list, celebrating what they’ve already accomplished and highlighting them as someone to keep an eye on … More »

Queen & Slim Soundtrack Features New Songs By Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lil Baby, Vince Staples, & More

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Queen & SlimThe upcoming movie Queen & Slim stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a black couple on their first date forced to go on the run after killing an Ohio police officer in self-defense. It was written by Lena Waithe and serves as the feature-length directorial debut of Melina Matsoukas, the director of Beyoncé’s “Formation” … More »