Music

9 Overlooked Hip Hop Albums That Deserve More Recognition

The last 15, or even 20 years, saw real Hip Hop gradually lose ground to mainstream rap music. Generic – and often negative and dumb – rap music …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Tao of Kurt Cobain: 12 Great Quotes From the Nirvana Frontman

Today, Kurt Cobain would have celebrated his 50th birthday. The Nirvana singer, guitarist and songwriter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in …

Kurt Cobain

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite in the Studio

Last night, Ringo Starr posted a picture from the studio with his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, as <i>Billboard</i> points out. The two were recording together for Ringo’s upcoming solo album, the follow-up to 2015’s <i>Postcards From Paradise</i>. “Thanks for coming over man and playing Great bass,” …

Albums

Drake Wants Distance From Kanye West & The Grammys, So No New Friends For Real

Drake has made it clear he isn't into new friends but right now, he's feuding with some old ones.<p>Drake spoke out about Kanye West's criticism of his radio appeal in a new interview with Beats 1's OVO Sound Radio.<p>According to <i>Us Weekly,</i> Drake was confused about West's rant at a concert last year …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Eagles' Timothy B Schmit interview: ‘Tensions ran very deep'

<b>They created sublime melodies, but the iconic rockers were often at war with each other, their bassist</b><b>Timothy B Schmit</b> <b>tells Neil McCormick</b><p>‘It seems like people are just dropping off the Earth,” says Timothy B Schmit. “I suppose that happens when you get older. It’s part of life. No one’s getting …

Glenn Frey

Drake’s Extensive Interview With DJ Semtex on OVO Sound Radio

Drake sat down with UK’s DJ Semtex for an exclusive one-on-one interview covering everything from his relationships with Kanye West and Jay Z, to his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Alex Trebek Raps Kanye, Drake, Kendrick Lamar Lyrics on “Jeopardy!”: Watch

A category on tonight’s “Jeopardy!,” which is in the middle of its collegiate tournament, was called “Let’s Rap Kids!” and featured rap lyrics to some recent hits. That meant that host Alex Trebek was forced to recited the lyrics to Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” Kanye West’s “Famous,” Lil …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cardi B and Offset’s Single “Lick” Definitely Proves Love Is Real

Also, Cardi B might be bringing New York rap back?<p>Here are some things that are objectively great:<p>– Reality TV star Cardi B is really, seriously pursuing her music career, and so far the results have all been quite a bit better than they have any right to be, especially given the way these things …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Stole the Show at the NBA All-Star Game

This is the second weekend in a row that Blue Ivy has stolen the spotlight from everyone in the vicinity.<p>It was just eight days ago that <b>Blue Ivy Carter</b> stole the spotlight from an arena full of celebrities at the Grammys. Nevertheless, <b>Beyoncé</b> and <b>Jay Z’s</b> five-year-old daughter was already back to …

Beyoncé

Watch Migos Perform “Bad and Boujee” on “Ellen”

Migos were the musical guests on a recent episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” They performed their hit single “Bad and Boujee,” from their No. 1 album <i>Culture</i>. Watch the performance below. This was the second appearance by Migos on Ellen's show over the past few days: Last week, the trio cameoed …

Entertainment

Let’s Analyze Desiigner’s Energy Levels in this Hot 97 Freestyle

Supernova.<p>Below, you can watch a video of Brooklyn rapper Desiigner on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 show. Specifically, you can watch Brooklyn rapper Desiigner freestlying a capella for two full minutes. What you will notice is that Desiigner has a lot of energy.<p>But how much energy does Desiigner have? …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch the otherworldly video for Lana Del Rey’s ‘Love’

The surprise visual sees the singer perform across past decades and magical galaxies<p>Lana Del Rey has dropped the video for her latest track “Love”, a dreamy visual directed by Rich Lee.<p>The singer talked to fans on an Instagram live stream, where she answered questions and promised that her fifth …

Entertainment

Jay Z Is Ready For Jay Electronica To Release His Album

Despite being signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label since 2010, Jay Electronica has yet to release his debut album. However, it’s looking like Hov is …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Weeknd's Mysterious Producer Prince 85 Made Us a Mix of French Electro and Hip-Hop

Photo courtesy of artist<br>This post ran originally on THUMP Canada.<p>While everyone collectively lost their minds to the Weeknd's chart-chewing, 80s-referencing behemoths "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming" last year, Daft Punk weren't the only French producers on the Canadian R&B singer's third album. …

EDM

Nevermind forever: Kurt Cobain would have turned 50

What would have happened if Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain hadn't killed himself at the age of 27? One thing is clear: He wouldn't be part of the "27 club" of young musicians who died at the height of their careers.<p>"F**k you all; this is the last song of the evening," Kurt Cobain said into the …

Entertainment

The Roots Picnic 2017: Pharrell, Solange, Lil Wayne, More

The Roots have announced the lineup for their 10th annual Roots Picnic festival in their hometown of Philadelphia. Pharrell and the Roots (a “joint headline set”), Solange, Lil Wayne, Thundercat, and 21 Savage are all set to perform, in addition to Pete Rock, Noname, and a “live mixtape” …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen to Lana Del Rey’s angelic track ‘Love’

Two years since her album Honeymoon, the singer dropped the tune with little fanfare<p>After mysterious posters featuring Lana Del Rey appeared around LA at the weekend, the singer dropped a band new track, titled “Love”.<p>It’s been two years since Del Rey’s <i>Honeymoon</i> album, released in 2015. Recently …

Entertainment

John Oliver tries to warn Trump about Putin — through horrible techno music

Throughout campaign season and since winning the election, President Donald Trump has asked, “Wouldn’t it be great if we actually got along with Russia?”<p>John Oliver isn’t so sure. “It would also be nice if you could walk right up to a bear and hug it,” the “Last Week Tonight” host said on Sunday’s …

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Tool chip away at completing album

Photo: Press<p><b>Given that it’s almost 11 years since the release of their last album, 10,000 Days, news that Tool’s frontman Maynard James Keenan is</b> …

Entertainment

‘The album is a love letter to men’: meet feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique

A collective of female stars including Angélique Kidjo, Mariam Doumbia and Nneka is singing out against gender inequality in west Africa over a soundtrack of funk, blues and dub<p>‘We are sick of seeing women suffer because of violence,” says Pamela Badjogo, Afro-jazz and blues singer. “In the family, …

Entertainment

Nirvana Frontman Kurt Cobain Would Have Been 50 Years Old Today

In April of 1994, Nirvana frontman and grunge pioneer Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27 at his time of death. And though …

Nirvana

You Can’t Compare ’90s Hip Hop Stars to Today’s Rappers

Breaking down the beef between hip hop’s millennial and Gen X.

Rap & Hip-Hop

Drake "Doesn't Want" His 2017 Grammy Awards

Drake walked away with two Grammy Awards last weekend for “Best Rap/Sung Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for “Hotline Bling.” However, the 6 God …

Grammy Awards

Aww, Soulja Boy Thinks Chris Brown is Too Scared to Fight Him

"He ain't wanna see these hands. Facts."<p>The two very big boys Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are, in case you didn't know, extremely beefing. It all started over a comment Soulja made on an Instagram post by Brown's ex Karrueche Tran and the pair had since planned to take their quarrel to the boxing …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Future Works Alone

After a year out of the spotlight, Future is back to do it all by himselfContinue reading on The Ringer »

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listening to Christina Grimmie’s new song “Invisible” will bring out every emotion you have

The pain of losing Christina Grimmie is still incredibly fresh. The young talent, who was only 22, passed away after being murdered following a show …

Entertainment

15 photos tracing the history of electronic music in France

<i>Voyage Dans Le Paysage</i> <i>Électronique Français</i> is a touring exhibition curated by Ben Osborne and Red Gallery that traces the history of electronic …

EDM

Lisa Leone: the Photographer Who Captures Hip-Hop Royalty

Towards the tail-end of last year, a phenomenal exhibition came through Berlin titled <i>How You Like Me Now?</i> that, for any music-lover, was …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Tribe Called Red Collides Cultures In The “Indian City” Music Video

Take in some new visuals before the group heads out on tour.<p>The etymology of Canada is linked with its first peoples: hundreds of locations across …

First Nations

Kid Skips School To See Bruce Springsteen, Ends Up Performing With Him

He got educated in rock instead.<p>An Australian teen got the rock-and-roll lesson of a lifetime when he was tutored by none other than Bruce Springsteen on stage in front of thousands of people.<p>Nathan Testa, 14, was at The Boss’ show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last Thursday when he held up …

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