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YG Continues the Hype for ‘Still Brazy’ by Dropping Title Track

YG has released the title track from his upcoming album, Still Brazy, a day after tweeting its blurred and abrasive cover art. Over grimy West Coast-style production, YG…
Brian Josephs / June 3, 2016

Vic Mensa’s ‘There’s Alot Going on’ EP Is Your Latest Surprise Release

When Vic Mensa tweeted a provocative political statement of an mixtape cover earlier this week, a lot of people assumed his new project was coming soon.
Brian Josephs / June 3, 2016

Download Rihanna’s New Single With Mike WiLL Made-It, ‘Nothing Is Promised’

Now that Gucci Mane's out of prison, producer Mike WiLL Made-It (SPIN's 2013 Artist of the Year) has resumed his Ransom 2 campaign, releasing the mixtape's first…
Brennan Carley / June 2, 2016

Melanie Martinez’s ‘Cry Baby’ Fright Fest Continues With ‘Alphabet Boy’ Video

Dark-arts pop singer Melanie Martinez has a new self-directed video for "Alphabet Boy," a song from last year's album Cry Baby. As karaoke-style videos with pink backgrounds go,…
Anna Gaca / June 2, 2016

Former Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin Arrested for Public Intoxication

Farrah Franklin, unfortunately known for being in Destiny's Child for six months, was arrested for public intoxication early on Thursday morning, according to TMZ. Police said she…
Brian Josephs / June 2, 2016

ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West Wild Out in Their ‘THat Part’ Video

ScHoolboy Q's "THat Part" featuring Kanye West hasn't made much of a commercial impression since its release, but it now has a video to boost its…
Brian Josephs / June 2, 2016

Primavera Sound Livestream: LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Tame Impala, and More

It's a sunny 22 degrees Celsius (that's 72 degrees Fahrenheit) in Barcelona today, and it's also the first day of the Primavera Sound festival's 2016 edition. Thankfully…
Anna Gaca / June 2, 2016

Greet Summer Properly With Martin Solveig and Tkay Maidza’s New ‘Do It Right’ Video

The best electronic producers carve out distinct sounds, the types of shiny melodies and angular drops that make them instantly recognizable to the ear. French…
Brennan Carley / June 2, 2016

Beck Says ‘Wow’ a Lot on Skittering New Single

Update: Beck will also drop a new album, the follow-up to 2014's Grammy-winning Morning Phase. The still-untitled album arrives on October 21 via Capitol Records.
Rachel Brodsky / June 2, 2016

Law Enforcement Confirms Prince Died of an Opioid Overdose

A law enforcement official has confirmed that Prince died of an opioid overdose, according to the Associated Press. Although an overdose had been investigated in the weeks after his death,…
Brian Josephs / June 2, 2016

PJ Harvey Travels to Afghanistan for ‘The Orange Monkey’ Video

After dropping videos for "The Wheel" and "The Community of Hope," PJ Harvey has released the video for the droning Hope Six Demolition Project cut "The Orange…
Brian Josephs / June 2, 2016

Turn Up and Hear Diarrhea Planet’s ‘Turn to Gold’ in Full

Nashville garage-rock hooligans Diarrhea Planet have come a long way since 2013 and their third album, Turn to Gold, is out next Friday, June 10. The record begins a little slowly…
Anna Gaca / June 2, 2016

Stream Brandy Clark’s Excellent New Album ‘Big Day in a Small Town’ Now

Longtime Nashville songwriter and solo musician Brandy Clark has a stunning new record out at the end of next week, but NPR is streaming Big Day in…
Brennan Carley / June 2, 2016

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Announce New Album, ‘Skeleton Tree’

Nick Cave, whose storied career extends back to the '70s, will release another studio album on September 9 with the Bad Seeds. The new effort, their…
Brian Josephs / June 2, 2016

Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie Is Seeking Donations for His Wife’s Cancer Treatment

Only four months after Geneviève Castrée (who has recorded as Woelv and Ô Paon) gave birth to her daughter with Phil Elverum (of Mount Eerie…
Dan Weiss / June 2, 2016

Vince Staples, YG, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller Irving Plaza Shows Canceled in Shooting Aftermath

In the aftermath of last week's fatal shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza concert, which left one dead and three injured, Live Nation has canceled or…
Rachel Brodsky / June 2, 2016

The Avalanches End Their Long Absence With ‘Frankie Sinatra’

After 16 years of praise and false alarms (but mostly silence), acclaimed Australian group the Avalanches have returned with their first official release since their…
Brian Josephs / June 2, 2016

New Jersey School District Officials Aren’t Feeling Fetty Wap’s ‘Wake Up’ Video

Fetty Wap's return to his old high school for the rapper's new "Wake Up" video has turned into a minor headache. Paterson, New Jersey school district…
Brian Josephs / June 1, 2016

Young Thug Gets an Assist From Ty Dolla $ign for ‘Friend of Scotty’

Young Thug's 2016 has been on the ascent ever since he dropped the not-quite-great I'm Up back in February. After Thugger welcomed June with "Gangster S**t," the…
Brian Josephs / June 1, 2016

M.I.A. Just Dropped ‘POC THAT STILL A RYDA’

M.I.A. just dropped "POC THAT STILL A RYDA," a video that she says incorporates several bits and pieces of her upcoming new album. "This song…
Brennan Carley / June 1, 2016
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