Travis Scott, a Houston native, is a big Houston Rockets fan. He’s been at every home game of the NBA Western Conference Finals, in which the Rockets are playing against the Golden State Warriors, so far. And at game five in Houston last night, he helped the team honor the survivors of last … More »
Boombox Cartel reworked one of Travis Scott‘s most notable tracks with “Biebs in the Moon.” This edit follows up their Mad Decent single, “Moon Love,” as the Mexican-born duo continues to build quite an arsenal for festival season.
Formerly “biebs in the trap,” Cartel is sure to send the hit single high into the atmosphere, utilizing the “trap” aspect with hard-hitting drums and a potent bassline. However, it’ll only build suspense for when “biebs” finally reaches the moon.
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 »
For a few days, Kanye West has been blessedly silent about Donald Trump has his newly deluded historical understanding. He’s reportedly been in Wyoming, finishing up the run of new albums he’s got coming out, and we can only hope that he stays too busy to show up on TMZ again, or to start his … More »
Here is a song by Travis Scott, but it features Kanye West heavily. They compare watches, and then Kanye lets it rip. He raps about Larry David and Seinfeld. He says he stopped taking his “main pills” and mentions his opioid addiction. “Sometimes I feel trapped,” Kanye raps. “Jordan with no Phil Jack.” He continues, mentioning Illuminati and the Sunken Place, which is a reference both to Get Out and to Kanye’s own recent tweets about his house/office. The timeliness of the references in these bars surely means that Kanye has still got it and will likely be coming in heavy on June 1.
The song also has verses from Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Scott, whose song it is.
Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.
Running from October 5–7 and October 12–14, ACL’s expansive 2018 lineup features over 140 live acts, providing a truly cross-genre, mega-festival experience. From Khalid and Shawn Mendez, to Deftones and St. Vincent, and Lily Allen, Børns, and Sylvan Esso in between, the C3 Presents-produced event delivers the full sonic spectrum to satisfy a range of musical tastes. With live performances by Marian Hill, Sophie Tucker, and synth pop rockers CHVRCHES, along with key electronic acts in Justice, Illenium, Rezz, San Holo, and Gryffin, Austin City Limits continues to be at the pinnacle of festival curation.
Tickets are now on sale for both weekends here.
Featured image courtesy of ACL.
Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival is set to return to downtown Las Vegas with another comprehensive line-up, September 21–23, 2018. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival boasts some of the music world’s most sought-after headliners in The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, DJ Snake, ODESZA, N.E.R.D, Deathcab for Cutie, Tyler, The Creator, and Justice.
If this group of star-studded talent doesn’t somehow tickle the ear drums, there truly is something for every musical taste this year. Also gracing the bill in 2018 is Bastille, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and Wolfmother for the rock-minded music seekers. As the music industry’s most rapidly growing genre, rap and hip-hop is also well represented on the bill in Miguel, A$AP Ferg, T Pain, and more.
Of course, electronic artists continues to dominate the event with trap extraordinaires RL Grime, What So Not, DVBBS, tropical house saxophonist Sam Feldt, rising star Elohim, Galantis, CHVRCHES, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Gramatik, Lane 8, Party Favor, and Chet Porter.
Tickets go on sale April 26th, with general admission passes starting at $295 + fees. All information can be found on the Life Is Beautiful website.
Kanye West loves Donald Trump. He wants us to know this. Earlier this week, West told Hot 97 radio host Ebro, in an off-air phone conversation, that he loves the president. On Twitter for the past few days, West has been saying nice things about right-wing pundit Candace Owens and tweeting videos of Dilbert … More »
Right now, Mississippi rap duo Rae Sremmurd are continuing their inexorable march toward the release of the forthcoming triple album Sr3mm. It’s hard to imagine that a Rae Sremmurd triple album is something that the world needs, but they’ve already shared a whole pile of advance singles, and all of them have been, at the … More »
“Life can bring much pain,” a woman tells us in the opening moments of KOD, the album that J. Cole released last Friday. She sounds studiously blank, like the computerized host of Midnight Marauders. She continues: “There are many ways to deal with this pain. Choose wisely.” Easy for her to say. In that … More »