Following antagonistic posts on Slim Jxmmi’s social media accounts over the weekend, speculation began to circulate that the endearing trap duo Rae Sremmurd might be parting ways. One of Jxmmi’s now-deleted communiqués read: “I’m not Rae Sremmurd I’m slim jxmmi and ima sink or swim by myself. Not SremmLife. Y’all won it’s a … More »
Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi was involved in a street fight in Auckland, New Zealand in which someone was stabbed and sent to the hospital, TMZ reports. Slim Jxmmi was apparently walking with a crew when the fight broke out over someone on the street recording video of the group. There’s no indication of … More »
It’s Christmas all over again! We’ve been treated to some festive music from artists like John Legend, Ingrid Michaelson, and Eric Clapton already and just last night Miley Cyrus shared a revised version of “Santa Baby” on Fallon. Today, the Brothers Sremm are decking the halls with two new Christmas bops. More »
“Close To Me” is quite weighty, in that Goulding, while avid fans will remember her musing nostalgia over Kygo‘s semi-recent “First Time,” has not released a single of her own in years–three to be exact. Diplo, on the other hand, has been relentlessly doling out releases in and outside of the Major Lazer moniker, with his recent posthumous collaboration with XXXTENTACION and the ever-auspicious, Skrillex, receiving further support from the aforementioned Rae Sremmurd, in fact.
“Close To Me,” with its broody acoustic plucks and fusing of Goulding’s enrapturing entreats with Lee’s breezy rhymes, is technically Goulding and Diplo’s second collaboration to date. The UK singer-songwriter paired with Major Lazer in 2015 for the radio-ravaging and aptly-named “Powerful.” Whether this latest venture is simply a solitary effort, or a harbinger of a yet-to-be-named multi-work project, Goulding fans are surely smitten seeing her back in singing saddles.
Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, “This Is America.” It was an exciting teaser for a pair of lukewarm tracks that he shared in July, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” My colleague Chris DeVille titled his The Week In Pop … More »
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Kanye West for a very strange and troubling conversation. In doing so, Kimmel took his rightful place at the center of the rap discourse. So, on that very same episode of television, he had the very good idea to invite a whole mess of rappers to … More »
Shawn 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 »
Every time a rapper ascends from humbler places to stardom — from the production credits on Roc-A-Fella albums, from the word-drunk Los Angeles underground, from the Degrassi cast — it feels like an unlikely underdog triumph. But even among stories like those, Rae Sremmurd’s ascent has been dizzy and unpredictable. Just a few years ago, … More »