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‘Nashville’ Star Exits Series After Shocking TV Death

OMG! A central character on ‘Nashville’ exited the series after a shocking plot twist on the Feb. 23 episode, breaking hearts all over the world. …

Watch the New Trailer for Netflix’s “The Get Down”

Last year, Netflix aired half of the first season of its Baz Lurhmann-produced drama, “The Get Down,” which tells the story of the birth of hip-hop. In anticipation of the second half, Netflix has shared a new trailer. Watch it below. The series returns on April 7.<p>“The Get Down” follows a group of …

Trailers

‘The Get Down’ Part 2 Promises More Hip-Hop, Disco and Bronx History

When it was announced that Baz Luhrmann was lending his showmanship and penchant for grandiose musical numbers to an origin story of how hip-hop …

Beyoncé drops out of Coachella 2017 on her doctor's orders - but she WILL be back

'Drunk in Love' singer has twins on the way.<p>We have some bad news for Coachella ticket-holders: Beyoncé has dropped out of headlining this year's …

13 Prince song lyrics and quotes that will make you love the iconic artist even more

Prince's legacy as a musician and trailblazer can never be matched. He recorded countless hits, toured until his death in April and fought to take …

Aretha Franklin

The 50 best covers

<i>Chosen by Bernadette McNulty, Neil McCormick, Helen Brown and Thomas H Green</i><p><b>Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards, 1986</b> <i><br>orig. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, 1975</i><p>It was camp enough to begin with, but Jimi Somerville and Sarah Jane Morris's triumphant falsetto-basso profundo duet on this cover of …

Aretha Franklin

Drop the marker! This company will paint your AirPods black

I have a co-worker who bought a pair of Apple’s shiny white AirPods, turned a black Sharpie marker on them and has been cleaning ink out of his ears ever since.<p>A company called BlackPods, which says it has a proprietary coating system for Apple’s wireless earbuds, just announced its service this …

5 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Sampha, Big Sean, Syd, More

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Sampha, Big Sean, Syd, Homeshake, and Surfer</i> …

Apple Music

Frank Ocean's Father Accuses Singer Of Libel, Seeks Damages In An Unusual Lawsuit

In a suit filed yesterday in the Central District of California, Calvin Cooksey — representing himself in the case — has accused Frank Ocean of libel over a blog post published on Ocean's Tumblr. The post, a reaction to the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando last summer, outlines a scene in a …

Human Rights

Atlanta's R&B Underground Is Pushing to Make a New Pop Sound in Trap’s Capital

The A has always had a soul side, but these days it's thriving in the underground and DIY scenes.<p>Ask anyone around the world about Atlanta's place in music, and you will get a unanimous answer: Atlanta is no longer the trap rap capital of the world; it is the epicenter of the entire rap game. Many …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Six Musicians Conspiracy Theorists Believe Faked Their Own Death

Finding out your favourite musician has died can be an emotionally turbulent experience. Superstars seem a little superhuman – for some it can be …

Bob Marley Intimate Portraits in Jamaica

Alors que le 6 février Bob Marley aurait eu 72 ans, les clichés de la photographe Esther Anderson, amie proche du chanteur, révèlent son quotidien à …

M.I.A.’s New Song “POWA”: “I’m Not Rihanna, I’m Not Madonna, I’m Not Mariah or Ariana”

M.I.A. has revealed the lyrics to her new track “POWA,” due in the next few days, along with a teaser. In the lyric sheet, she rhymes “Obama,” “Osama,” and a “Monsanto farmer,” before saying she’s “taking on the Tower.” She then pulls off a memorable tongue-twister—“Super-kala fascist racist …

New Singles

Rap City: An Oral History of TV's Longest-Running Hip-Hop Show

Freestyles, fashion and the final Biggie interview: Hosts look back at nearly two decades of BET's home for rhymes<p>Spanning the 19 years between 1989 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 25 Best Grammy Awards Beauty Moments of All Time, from Aretha Franklin to Selena Gomez

The Grammy Awards are an opportunity for musicians to show off their wacky, eccentric style, both on stage and on the red carpet. From Aretha Franklin's blue, frosted eye to Gwen Stefani's iconic '90s up do and Lady Gaga's soft, silver waves, there's no predicting what adventurous style the stars …

Aretha Franklin

Grammy-nominated Terrace Martin's resume is a who's who of L.A. hip-hop, jazz and R&B

Kendrick Lamar.Snoop Dogg. Kamasi Washington. Robert Glasper. The hip-hop giants and jazz greats all have at least one connecting thread: Terrace Martin.<p>Come Sunday, Martin will receive his Grammy close-up, as his "Velvet Portraits" is competing for top R&B album. But perhaps R&B is too narrow of a …

20 Years of 'Baduizm': The Story of Erykah Badu's Classic Debut

Kick, kick, kick, ki-kick, ki-kick, kick, click.<p>It's tough to come up with more iconic opening phrases than the one that introduces Erykah Badu's …

Erykah Badu

Janelle Monae, Multiple Grammy Nominee, Might Just Also Have Oscars in Her Future, Too

[Janelle Monae] (www.wmagazine.com/gallery/afropunk-2016-see-stunning-tintype-portraits-of-janelle-monae-ceelo-green-earl-sweatshirt-and-more/all), owner of six Grammy nominations and the record label Wondaland, not to mention a fan base that includes President Obama, is turning out to be a …

Festivals

A Tribe Called Quest brought raw political fire to the Grammys stage

<i>That's</i> how it's done folks.<p>While subtle metaphors, artful set design and love-filled lyrics are all valid forms of political commentary, there's no …

Eight Performances That Show Why Al Jarreau Was the Greatest Male Jazz Singer of His Time

Few professional singers have used their instruments as playfully and as consummately as Alwin (“Al”) Lopez Jarreau did. The seven-time Grammy Award …

Miles Davis

A Tribe Called Quest Offered A Clear And Deliberate Message At The Grammys

As legends in their final act with a dead member, A Tribe Called Quest could have arrived at the Grammy Awards and played the old hits, even with a …

Busta Rhymes

A Notorious B.I.G. Documentary Is On Its Way

The late rapper's story will be told in an authorized film.<p>If you love documentaries, look out for a freshly authorized one about Christopher …

Berlin Film Festival

No Funk in the Trump: A Conference Call with George Clinton and Soul Clap

We dialed in with the P-Funk legend and Boston house duo to talk their recent collaborations, drugs, and making funk in the Trump era.<p>There are several people on this conference call, but George Clinton is the easiest to identify. With a gravelly voice and elastic Southern accent, the 75-year-old …

Dakar

9 Songs That Explain What It Feels Like To Be Black In America Right Now

Here are some of the best socially conscious songs of the past year.

The 30 best jazz films

'Respect' Wasn't A Feminist Anthem Until Aretha Franklin Made It One

On this day 50 years ago, a little-known gospel singer from Detroit went into a New York City recording studio to try to jump-start her career. No one saw it coming, but the song Aretha Franklin laid down on Valentine's Day 1967 would go on to become one of the greatest recordings of all …

Aretha Franklin

Chance the Rapper is turning down '$10m offers' to stay independent

Chance the Rapper is reportedly turning down some very generous record label offers after he achieved a historic win at the 2017 Grammy Awards.<p>The <i>New</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

James Brown's Funky Drummer Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

Stubblefield was best known for Brown’s 1970 single, Funky Drummer, which was sampled on 1,000 songs, including by Public Enemy and Ed Sheeran<p>Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.<p>His wife, Jody Hannon, …

George Michael