The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town” road is the #1 song in the country for the 15th week running. Part of its longevity has to do with how well Lil Nas X has been able to hold onto the cultural conversation via whatever wacky memes are currently blowing up on the internet. His latest … More »
The cross-over hit “Old Town Road” has been breaking records left and right and now. As it celebrates its 14th week as the #1 song in the country, Lil Nas X has unveiled a brand new remix of his viral single. Billy Ray Cyrus returns on the latest edition of “Old Town Road” which sees newly-added features from Mason Ramsey and Young Thug. The release may be the final push that “Old Town Road” needs in order to make pop-chart history; “Old Town Road” only needs to hold its #1 position for two more weeks before it ties both Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” as the most successful single of all time.
The latest “Old Town Road” remix welcomes Mason Ramsey —the yodeling kid who has seen his own streak with virality—as well as fellow Atlanta rapper Young Thug. The uncanny pair make perfect sense as recruits for Lil Nas X’s hit song —with Ramsey using his virality to catapult a country career by signing a label deal and even performing at Coachella, and Young Thug pushing boundaries with fashion as a vehicle.
Lil Nas X released his debut EP 7 at the end of June. The second track “Panini” has already enjoyed popularity.
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We are watching pop-chart history unfold. Right now, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ singular country-rap crossover “Old Town Road” has been the #1 song in America for the past 14 weeks. If it makes it two more weeks, “Old Town Road” will tie two different songs — Mariah Carey … More »
Fans of music, comedy, and evening television programming blocks, unite! The Adult Swim Festival is back this November for two days worth of events in downtown Los Angeles.
This year’s iteration features musical performances by cupcakKe, Young Thug, and Captain Murphy, comedy from Conner O’Malley, Joe Pera, and Three Busy Debras, The Eric André Show Live, a “never before seen” Rick and Morty season four screening, all not to mention an appearance by everyone’s all-time favorite festival performer: and many more!
How many more? You’ll have to make your way over to LA and Banc of California Stadium on November 15 and 16 to find out. Dethklok is performing, so maybe there’s a chance Johnny Bravo shows up too? Cow and/or Chicken? One of Adult Swim’s many streams they always keep telling us to check out?
Head here to learn more about the 2019 Adult Swim Festival. Tickets are on sale today (that’s June 25, 2019, for all you visitors from the future) at 12 PM pacific.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Lineup:
Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble
Three Busy Debras
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 lineup:
The Eric Andre Show Live!
Lil Nas X
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.
Featured collaborations on the newly revealed tracklist include Skrillex, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Stormzy, Yebba, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug, JHUS, Ella Mai, Paulo Londra, H.E.R., Meek Mill, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. This is also leaving out the two singles on the album that have already been released—”Cross Me” featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock and number 2 Billboard chart-topper “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. In an eclectic variety of collaborators, the British singer/songwriter has blanketed his album with a smorgasbord of artists in almost every pop genre.
The album, No. 6, is set for release July 12.
“Home” is a complicated concept for just about anyone. For Denzel Curry, it has to be an absolute mental labyrinth. Curry is a native of Carol City, a neighborhood in Miami Gardens. He’s also a former member of Raider Klan, the local early-’10s rap crew that went on to have a seismic effect on American … More »
Three of hip-hop’s established stars just released what could be one of the most exciting singles of 2019. “The London” by Young Thug with stalwart guests J. Cole and Travis Scott on features is an upbeat club-rap anthem that displays the versatility of its credited artists.
Beginning with a hook using Scott’s cruising auto-tune, the verses from Cole and Thug that follow (in that order) represent the ability of both artists to adapt their vocal work. Fans of each would note that Cole and Thug’s respective flows are often the inverse of each other, with Cole known for his smooth and heartfelt lyricism, while Thug is harsher and choppier. For this track, however, the two have found a middle ground that complements their different styles and enhances the track overall.
Cole revealed earlier this year that he is executive producing Thug’s upcoming album, GØŁDMØÜFDÖG, and it would not be surprising if this single is included on the LP.