The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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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 »

The Revolving Door Between Country And Pop Keeps On Spinning

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Marshmello & Kane BrownPress play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with … More »

For Better Or Worse, Post Malone Sounds Like Right Now

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Post MaloneTired: a Post Malone posse cut with Meek Mill and Lil Baby. Wired: a Post Malone posse cut featuring Halsey and Future. Inspired: a Post Malone posse cut aligning Ozzy Osbourne with Travis Scott. The blessing and the curse of Hollywood’s Bleeding is that it contains all three pairings and more. Every level of the … More »

Black Coffee and Usher link for a must-listen R&B afrobeat hybrid, ‘LaLaLa’ [Stream]

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Black Coffee and Usher link for a must-listen R&B afrobeat hybrid, ‘LaLaLa’ [Stream]Usher Coffee

Black Coffee throws scerene drums and melody at 2000’s R&B chart dominator Usher, in an infectious new after hours groove titled, “LaLaLa,” landing on Ultra Records. This is the first single from the South African producer since his 2018 track “Wish You Were Here,” and similarly Usher’s first offering of 2019.

“La La La,” carried by plucks and twirling air, is guided nicely towards a familiar, soothing pop-inspired backdrop. Then, joined with a vibrant afrobeat appeal, the track comes together to make for a sensual dance between voice and rhythm. Swinging percussion elements accent the track’s crooning vocals as the chemistry seems effortless between Usher and Coffee.

Usher’s last effort came last year on a joint album alongside Zaytoven, A. In that time, Black Coffee collaborated with David Guetta, Drake, and Alicia Keys, as he continued cementing his undoubtable legacy as one of Red Bull Music Academy‘s proudest exports.

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Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to make its return in 2020 after missing 2019

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Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to make its return in 2020 after missing 2019Okeechobee

After skipping the 2019 iteration of the festival, Florida’s beloved Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) will return in 2020 to Sunshine Grove. Soundslinger, the founders of OMF, have partnered with North American festival leader Insomniac to bring the destination multi-genre music and camping event back to its picturesque home on March 5-8, 2020.

Okeechobee is known for its eclectic festival lineups, which have included artists like Travis Scott, Usher, and Khalid all of the way to ODESZA, Skrillex, and Kings of Leon in the past. In addition to OMF’s three main stages—Be, Here, and Now—dance music fans will gravitate once again toward Jungle 51, a dusk-’til-dawn dance party nestled in the heart of the jungle that has hosted some of the biggest names in house and techno in recent years.

During the day, OMF attendees will again be able to experience Aquachobee Beach, situated in the scenic background where Sunshine Grove’s jungle meets the white sand beach, that will give Okeechobee-goers the chance to catch daytime live music sets while swimming and sunbathing.

Passes are on sale for all ticket and camping types beginning Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. ET here. The festival has released a video to get fans excited for the 2020 edition of the event, which potential festival-goers can view below.

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Westfunk & TRP Remake Ushers’ “U Remind Me” Into House Hit

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Following on from his collaboration with Craig Knight which saw them revisit the Rui Da Silva classic – ‘Touch Me In The Morning’, WestFunk is back, this time teaming up with DJ, producer, and legendary vocalist TRP to bring you another classic remake of Usher’s R&B favorite ‘U Remind Me’. Westfunk turns the deep house

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Usher And Rich The Kid Involved In Studio Armed Robbery

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Usher, Rich The Kid, and their posse were attacked earlier today at a West Hollywood recording studio. According to TMZ, as many as ten shots were fired at the famous Westlake Recording Studio. More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Muggings Mar Global Citizen Festival In Johannesburg

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A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell and South … More »

Usher Denies Operating Anonymous Twitter To Respond To Critics Of His New Album

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Last week, Usher dropped his surprise album A and critics were largely unimpressed. It’s hard to imagine getting excited about Usher in 2018, let alone creating a Twitter account dedicated to defending him. But apparently, Twitter user @Lala20548756 was so jazzed about his lukewarm release that they felt compelled to address … More »