Massive Attack, Disclosure, Young Thug, DJ Shadow feature on Primavera Sound 2020 lineup

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Spain’s Primavera Sound is ringing in its 20th anniversary in style, backed by a lineup that’s bursting at the seams with genre-crossing talent. This year’s billing includes performances from Tyler, The Creator, Disclosure, Massive Attack, Beck, Squarepusher, Young Thug, Brockhampton, The Strokes, Floating Points, Caribou, and so many more.

The festival runs June 3 – 7 at Barcelona’s Parc Del Forum. Organizers are also eyeing plans for an international expansion, planting a flag in Los Angeles for a fall edition slated for September 19 – 20. Additional star power on the 2020 lineup comes by way of scheduled performances by Black Coffee, BLOND:ISH, Bad Bunny, 100 Gecs, Lana Del Rey, Ben UFO, Kacey Musgraves, and others. Tickets for Primavera Sound go on sale on January 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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Young Thug – “Hop Off A Jet” (Feat. Travis Scott) & “Diamonds” (Feat. Gunna)

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So Much Fun (Deluxe)Young Thug’s So Much Fun was not just one of the year’s best rap albums, it was one of the year’s best albums period. So it’s exciting that Thugger has released a deluxe version of So Much Fun today featuring four extra tracks. More »

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 »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

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Drake-and-Future“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »

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 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Kanye West Plays Seemingly Unfinished Jesus Is King For Audience At NYC “Experience”

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Sunday ServiceWhen Kanye West hosts an event, the pure unpredictability and uniqueness of it will bring out the masses for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Following Sunday Service at the Greater Allen Cathedral in Queens (pictured above), West and company headed to Washington Heights on Sunday night to host the final listening of his JesusMore »

The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

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Wu-Tang-An-American-SagaThere are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age, I had my mind blown by superhero comics. Many rappers — most of the best rappers — present themselves as flesh-and-blood superheroes. (In this, rappers are like action-movie stars or … More »

Post Malone Reveals Hollywood’s Bleeding Guests Including Halsey, Travis Scott, & Ozzy Osbourne

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Post MaloneYesterday, Post Malone shared “Circles,” the third song from his upcoming album Hollywood’s Bleeding following “Wow.” and the Young Thug collab “Goodbyes.” And now, he’s revealed the album’s full list of features. More »