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The Life of Kalief Browder, Subject of New Documentary Produced by Jay Z, Is an American Tragedy

Kalief Browder took his own life in 2015, at 22 years old, in his home the Bronx. He had spent three years of his short life…
Andy Cush / February 28, 2017

Franz Ferdinand Announce North American Summer Tour

Franz Ferdinand have announced a new North American tour consisting primarily of mostly club and amphitheater dates. Their main festival stops will be in New…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 28, 2017

The Oscars Fuck Up Saved Us From One More Joke About Jimmy Kimmel’s Fake Matt Damon Feud

In his Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue last night, Jimmy Kimmel gave a first-hand account of the what went wrong during the disastrous Best Picture award presentation Sunday…
Taylor Berman / February 28, 2017

Jay Z to Co-Produce Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights

Before blowing up with his overpriced masterwork Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a musical called In the Heights. Focused on the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, the play was…
Brian Josephs / February 28, 2017

SoundCloud Launches Cheaper Subscription In Effort to Boost Revenue

After recent struggles to bring in revenue, SoundCloud has launched a new mid-tier subscription feature.  For $5, the offer will remove ads and allow offline streaming, arguably…
Geena Kloeppel / February 28, 2017

State Department Tweets, Then Deletes Congratulations to Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi After Oscars Win

Hours after Asghar Farhadi criticized Donald Trump’s attempted Muslim travel ban as "inhumane" in his acceptance speech for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards,…
Taylor Berman / February 28, 2017

U2 Sued for Allegedly Stealing From British Guitarist Paul Rose on Achtung Baby’s “The Fly”

Prodigious British guitarist Paul Rose can shred, but it seems like that's no longer enough for him. He is now seeking royalties for a 26-year-old U2…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 28, 2017

Here’s The-Dream Singing “Bed,” as Heard at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 Show

The initial word was that no new music premiered at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 fashion show earlier this month, but it appears that's not strictly…
Anna Gaca / February 28, 2017

The TLC Kickstarter Album You Don’t Remember Is Finally Coming Out (Probably)

Back in January 2015, the two surviving members of TLC announced that they would record their first album since's 2002's 3D, and that they would be…
Jordan Sargent / February 27, 2017

Donald Trump Has Turned Conspiracy King Alex Jones Into a Government Bootlicker

This afternoon, Alex Jones's InfoWars had an occasion to boast: according to a post on the right-wing conspiracy theory clearinghouse, a source at the White…
Andy Cush / February 27, 2017

You Better Believe Donald Trump Had Some Thoughts About the Oscars

Donald Trump, who is the literal president of the United States, had a pretty fiery take about last night's Best Picture fiasco at the Academy…
Jeremy Gordon / February 27, 2017

PWC Accountant Tweeted Backstage Photo of Emma Stone Three Minutes Before Fucking Up the Oscars

The mystery over who was responsible for last night’s Best Picture fiasco at the Oscars has been solved. TMZ and the Wall Street Journal report…
Taylor Berman / February 27, 2017

A SXSW Showcase Will Feature Artists from Countries Targeted by Trump’s Immigration Ban

SXSW has announced a new showcase called "Contrabanned: #MUSICUNITES @ SXSW," which will feature only artists from the seven countries affected by Donald Trump's recent,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 27, 2017

The Car In Which Tupac Was Shot Is Being Auctioned

The car that Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in is on sale for $1.5 million, according to the Associated Press. Several photos of the 1996…
Taylor Berman / February 27, 2017

Oscars 2017: Watch All of the Performances from Last Night’s Show

This year's Academy Awards will always be remembered for the La La Land/Moonlight Best Picture fiasco, but there were also some entertaining performances by some of the music industry's…
Geena Kloeppel / February 27, 2017
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