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Beyoncé and Janelle Monae are creating a new language of black womanhood

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was that little girl.<p>Hairbrush in hand and hand on nonexistent hip, I strutted around my pink bedroom with the white princess canopy bed, lip-synching to "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer.<p>At 6 years old, I had no idea what the lyrics meant. I was lured in by the song's relentless whistles, …

Women of Color

Lil West Is the Delaware Loner Forging Rap’s Strange Future

Holed up in a small town, the 19-year-old rapper and a crew of producers he only knows online are creating a genreless utopia from leftover scraps of trap, emo, EDM, and a whole lot more.<p>On the surface, there’s not a whole lot going on in the small town of Bridgeville, Delaware. Even by the …

The Number Ones: Tommy Roe’s “Sheila”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and …

Janelle Monae’s Funky, Free-Thinking ‘Dirty Computer’ Celebrates The Misfits And Weirdos

<i>The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now.</i><p>The …

Watch T.I. Talk Confronting Kanye West: ‘We Cannot Afford to Lose [Him]’

T.I. talked about the events that precipitated the Kanye West collaboration “Ye Vs. the People” during a visit to <i>The Breakfast Club</i> Wednesday. “We, …

Los Angeles

Donald Glover’s Surprise Is Ruined in New “SNL” Promo: Watch

Donald Glover is set to host this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” and perform as Childish Gambino. In a new promo for the episode, Beck Bennett and Chris Redd’s elaborate domino-based surprise for Glover is ruined. Watch it happen below.<p>Glover is among a short list of artists who have both …

David Byrne shares “Pop Music” playlist, featuring Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, and more

“I listen and learn from these songs and their production.”<p>David Byrne shared a new playlist on his website on Wednesday called "David Byrne …

What’s so funny?: 25 singers cracking up at their own songs

Singers laugh for various reasons, not all of them sincere. Take, for instance, the laugh that closes out Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”—a giggle …

Alex Turner’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ playlist is an education in obscure music

This eclectic bunch of tunes helped form the sound of Arctic Monkeys' hotly-anticipated sixth album<p>So, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is now just …

New App Is Basically Shazam for Album Covers

Ever wanted to Shazam an album cover? Glitch’s new Record Player app, designed by Patrick Weaver, might do the trick. By connecting the Google Cloud Vision API and the Spotify API, the Record Player app recognizes cover art and matches it with the album on the streaming service. The tool might come …

Kanye West on slavery: 'For 400 years? That sounds like a choice'

Kanye West has said that 400 years of slavery is “a choice” in a TMZ interview that resulted in a confrontation.<p>The rapper, who has been tweeting out support for Donald Trump in recent weeks, was talking about the president, free thinking and labels before he moved onto slavery.<p>“When you hear about …

Black History

Eminem takes aim at NRA in Kehlani collaboration ‘Nowhere Fast’

"This whole country is going nuts / And the NRA is in our way"<p>Eminem and Kehlani have released an extended version of their collaboration ‘Nowhere …

Music

Hear Drake Drop New Verse on N.E.R.D.’s ‘Lemon’ Remix

Pharrell Williams prepared a guest mix for Drake‘s OVO Sound Radio Saturday where the N.E.R.D. singer premiered a new remix for “Lemon” featuring the</i> …

newverse

Somehow Lounge Music Doesn’t Suck Anymore

Bands like Quiet Friend, NADINE, Mega Bog, and more are picking up the many threads of easy-listening pop and making music that's both comforting and chaotic.<p><i>Free Radicals is Noisey's column dedicated to experimental music. Each month, we take a look at the trends emerging from the fringes and why</i> …

It Runs Through Me (feat. De La Soul)

The Best Hip-Hop-Influenced Film Soundtracks Of All Time

Hip-hop and big-budget movies are a match made in heaven — when you combine the out-of-this-world personalities of rappers like Eminem or Kendrick Lamar with the potent narratives of a brilliant screenplay it becomes a fully formed cinematic Voltron. And with the release of the highly successful …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen to a Jazz Album Written by Prince’s Father

A new album composed by Prince’s father has been released. Listen to <i>Don’t Play With Love – The John L. Nelson Project</i> below. The record was produced by Sharon L. Nelson (John’s daughter and Prince’s half-sister). It features jazz compositions, written by John in the ’70s, that Sharon recently …

Music

Listen to Sade’s First New Song in 7 Years

Earlier this month, it was announced that director Ava DuVernay had tapped the one and only Sade to appear on the soundtrack to her new movie <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>. According to DuVernay, the elusive British singer contributed a new original song to the soundtrack titled “Flower of the Universe.” …

New Singles

Make No Mistake, Young Thug Is Taking Birdman's Side in Any Beef

True friends have become a rare commodity for Birdman. Even after allowing money issues to drive a wedge between himself and Lil Wayne, his Cash …

Rapsody's Grammy Breakout: How She Became the Only Woman Nominated for Best Rap Album

On a chilly December morning in Atlanta, Marlanna Evans -- better known as Rapsody -- is sitting on the edge of a king-sized bed, her feet dangling …

Odd Future’s Domo Genesis Surprises Fans With A Punchline Packed, Evidence-Produced Mixtape

LA-based, Odd Future-affiliated rapper Domo Genesis has released a new video in support of his bars-heavy, Evidence-produced mixtape, <i>Aren’t U Glad You’re U?</i>, out today via Soundcloud and Datpiff. “Me vs. Me,” Domo’s first single from the eight-song project finds the MellowHigh rapper examining his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Daniel Avery’s ‘Slow Fade’ Is The Return From The Dark Ambient Producer We’ve Been Waiting For

London-based producer Daniel Avery has announced the follow up to his 2013 debut album, <i>Drone Logic</i>, with the release of a new EP called <i>Slow Fade</i>, which is streaming today. You can hear the title track above.<p>The EP arrives as the first taste of new material from the enigmatic producer. Its title …

Synthesizers

(Sandy) Alex G Shares New Song “fay”: Listen

(Sandy) Alex G has shared a new song titled “fay.” It was uploaded to what is ostensibly Alex Giannascoli’s YouTube channel; check the track out below. Last year saw (Sandy) Alex G append the (Sandy) prefix to his name, go on tour with Fleet Foxes, and release his second full-length for Domino,</i> …

New Singles

Fat Joe And Dre's "Pick It Up" Single

Dre and Fat Joe are known for making award-winning hits together, but they might have outdone themselves with their brand new single. Months after …

Caleborate drops new track ‘Soul’ (Remix) with Big K.R.I.T. [Listen]

California rapper, Caleborate, drops new track ‘Soul’ (Remix) with Big K.R.I.T. Listen to the track here at Rhyme Junkie.<p>California emcee, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tracks of the week reviewed: Troye Sivan, Stormzy and Nicki Minaj

Also this week, Jack White releases the same song he’s been releasing since 1999, while the Black Eyed Peas shock with their actually quite good new single

Daniel Caesar Explains Why He Only Had Female Guest Features On His Grammy-Nominated Album

Daniel Caesar‘s <i>Freudian</i> is nominated for two Grammy Awards — Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance for the album’s lead track “Get You” with Kali Uchis — but it’s also notable for featuring only women as guest artists. Uchis, Syd, H.E.R., and Charlotte Day Wilson all make appearances on an album …

Music

stream Negative Gemini's stellar Bad Baby EP

Lindsey French's new tape is out today, and it's a dreamy, evolved take on the ethereal club-pop that we've come to expect and love from Negative …

Indie-pop songstress Shel Bee taps Lesser Bay for an intoxicating "White Roses" remix

Los Angeles indie-pop songstress Shel Bee dropped her single "White Roses" back in September 2017, demonstrating some serious moxie with her quirky, …

Tame Impala Drummer Barbagallo Announces New Album, Shares New Video: Watch

Singer-songwriter and Tame Impala drummer Julien Barbagallo has shared a new song and announced a new album under his Barbagallo alias. <i>Danse Dans Les Ailleurs</i> (“Dance in Other Worlds” in English) is out March 2 via Sony Music France/Arista. It follows Barbagallo’s 2016 full-length <i>Grand Chien</i>, which …

New Albums