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Eminem Talks Collaborating With Beyonce, BET Freestyle & More With Sirius XM

It’s anyone’s best guess when Eminem is going to release his eighth studio album, Revival. Shady is scheduled to perform as the musical...

Rap & Hip-Hop

Let’s admit it, Maroon 5 is the most popular American band of the 21st Century

The 1960s and 70s had The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The 2000s and 2010s have Maroon 5.<p>On Nov. 3, Maroon 5 released their sixth album, <i>Red Pill Blues</i>. While critics shrugged—music review site Pitchfork called it “numbing” soft rock—the masses once again ate it up. The album was No. 2 in the US …

Katy Perry

Lil Peep Dies at 21: Report

<b>Lil Peep,</b> an emerging singer, rapper and YouTube star whose debut full-length album dropped in recent months, has died according to multiple …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Meek Mill's Attorney Says Judge Told Rapper to Leave Roc Nation, Sign With Her Friend

On Monday (Nov. 6), Meek Mill was sentenced two to four years in state prison for violating probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. Common …

Justice

Who Was Prince in Private?

In his fifty-seven years, Prince mastered the art of control—not merely the show of self-possession but the daily practice of it. The gravitational pull of racial, sexual, spiritual systems did not appear to act on him. In 1981, the questions he posed in “Controversy”—was he black or white, gay or …

Paisley Park

In the Post-Weinstein World: Do Black Victims Matter?

The Harvey Weinsteins and Louis C.K.’s of the world have been cast out, but many famous men who stand accused of abusing black women still roam</i> …

Feminism

Actual video Footage of Migos beating up XXXtentacion and his crew running

Video was finally released of the rumor fight that took place yesterday in Los Angeles. X was first to break the news, he went on his Instagram …

Videography

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why white hip-hop fans shouldn't rap the N-word – and why they still do

When it comes to repurposing racial slurs like the n-word, white people need to understand that they’re not entitled to everything, author Ta-Nehisi …

Social Justice

Pharrell Wants to Solve Every Man's Office Style with this One Item

The music mogul and do-it-all has a solution. And it might be hard to pee in.<p>There are worse people to take fashion advice from than Pharrell Williams. The super producer and fashion mogul is a red carpet MVP and a Chanel runway alum whose personal style is as recognizable as it gets. All of which …

Gaming Conventions

Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, has been convicted of raping 11-year-old

Jelani Maraj, the brother of rapper Nicki Minaj, was convicted of predatory sexual assault by the Nassau County on Thursday, according to a report …

Crime

Hear Eminem's Emotional New Ballad 'Walk on Water' With Beyonce

Piano, strings highlight rapper's new single, expected to appear on upcoming ninth LP<p>Eminem recruited Beyoncé for his emotional new song "Walk on …

Eminem

Why does Taylor Swift write so many one-note melodies?

<b>It's easy to get distracted by her celebrity, but Taylor Swift is a once-in-a-generation songwriter.</b><p>From the very beginning, she's displayed a knack for melody and storytelling that most artists never master.<p>Take, for example, her first US number one, Our Song.<p>Written for a high school talent show, …

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Draws ACLU Scorn Over Threat to Sue Blogger

Taylor Swift’s lawyer got schooled by the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>The attorney sent a letter threatening to sue a blogger who’d criticized the …

Taylor Swift

'It's Scary Being As Open As I'm Being': Sam Smith On 'The Thrill Of It All'

The first thing you notice about Sam Smith is that voice: soulful, a little sad and able to dip from deep octaves to falsetto in a matter of seconds. But behind that voice is a man who found fame — and then found a need to hide from it.<p>Three years after his debut, he's re-emerging with a new album. …

Sam Smith

Willow Smith's Music Sounds Like Nothing Else Out There

<i>After my first job MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to matchmake people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book called</i> …

Liz Phair

The Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company [Official Music Video]

Google Play

The Heavy Heavy Hearts - Dirty Lies - "Dirty Lies" EP

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Goodbye Angels [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guns N' Roses, Pearl Jam Supergroup the Levee Walkers: Hear Cathartic New Song

Band featuring Mike McCready, Duff McKagan and Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin releases poignant new single "All Things Fade Away"<p>The Levee Walkers …

Pearl Jam

Slayer Goes To Church

YouTube

How to Tune a Bass Guitar in 432 (fretless)

Bass Guitar

Satanic panic! How horror films and heavy metal made an unholy pact

Since Mario Bava’s 1963 film Black Sabbath inspired the Brummie band, metalheads and movie makers have shared a deal with the devil. We summon the filthy lyrics, moral panics and nostalgia of a genre that won’t die<p>Heavy metal and horror cinema, which have now enjoyed a mutually beneficial …

Ozzy Osbourne

Rapsody Flexes 'Power,' Minus Hip-Hop's Hypermasculine Clichés

<i>Advisory: The above video may contain language and imagery some may find offensive.</i><p>Rapsody's first video from her recently released LP <i>Laila's Wisdom</i> lives up to the song's title. In a word, "Power" conveys just that, without relying on hip-hop cliché.<p>The opening sequence juxtaposes muscular, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Radiohead Made A Video For 'Lift' In A Lift

Radiohead's <i>OKNOTOK</i>, a 20th-anniversary reissue of <i>OK Computer</i>, has given us so many gifts — B-sides, unreleased tracks, a fancy hardcover book, and more mysteries to unravel, as is Radiohead's wont.<p>One of those unreleased tracks, "Lift," has been around in some form or another for over two decades, …

Radiohead

Watch Bob Weir Cover Merle Haggard's 'Mama Tried'

When Bob Weir used the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Awards to pay tribute to Merle Haggard, he tapped into in his mid-'60s San Francisco roots.<p>Weir and the rest of the Grateful Dead were just learning to tell stories of their own when they fell under the spell …

Austin City Limits

Talent And Tourism Keep Blues Alive In Clarksdale, MississippiWBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

The blues have traveled far and wide over the last century — exerting a vast cultural influence worldwide, yielding myriad offshoots, and generating fortunes for some of the biggest musical acts of our time. But it's also still the product of local conditions, and bound by hardscrabble local …

Jazz

Big K.R.I.T. Breaks Down '4eva Is A Mighty Long Time,' Track By Track

Big K.R.I.T. is well-versed in the dual nature of man. His entire discography is packed with lyrics that split the difference between the carnal and the spiritual. Balanced between strip club rituals and Sunday morning salvation, the man born Justin Scott carved a space for himself among Southern …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Migos Graciously Release That Cardi B And Nicki Minaj Collaboration We’ve All Wanted

<b>Update:</b> And just like that, “Motor Sport” from Migos, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B is now available to stream. Give it a spin below.<p>It looks like we get to hear the two reigning queens of hip-hop on a song together sooner than expected. At New York’s Power 105.1 Powerhouse, Migos took a moment during …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beach House 3 by Ty Dolla $ign

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Ty Dolla $ign