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Red Aunts Bassist Debi Martini Has Died

Red Aunts bassist and backup vocalist Debi Martini has died, her bandmates announced today on Facebook. The group wrote that her passing was "sudden and unexpected." Martini's cause…
Tosten Burks / January 17, 2019

Video: Lil Skies – “Real Ties”

Pennsylvania rapper Lil Skies has released a new single, "Real Ties." The track is a characteristically hook-y tribute to the strength of his clique with an up-tempo beat produced by Etrou and Taz Taylor,…
Tosten Burks / January 17, 2019

Jack Dorsey Denies Mailing Beard Shavings to Azealia Banks

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has denied one of the better rumors in recent memory: that he once mailed beard shavings to rapper/witch Azealia Banks so she could…
Tosten Burks / January 17, 2019

Chicago Officials Find Evidence R. Kelly’s Studio Used as Residence

Chicago officials yesterday found multiple building code violations during an emergency inspection of R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence that the property is being used as a residence,…
Tosten Burks / January 17, 2019

Grimes and Azealia Banks Ordered to Preserve DMs in Elon Musk’s “420” Lawsuit

Grimes and Azealia Banks must preserve their Twitter, Instagram, and text messages about the circumstances surrounding Elon Musk's "420" tweet, according to a subpoena request granted in court…
Tosten Burks / January 17, 2019

The Germs Bassist Lorna Doom Has Died

Germs bassist Lorna Doom, born Teresa Ryan, has died. Her former bandmate Don Bolles confirmed the news in a Facebook post. "She left this mortal coil today around 1,"
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2019

Gangster Doodles Announces New Album, Shares Quelle Chris Single “Brain of the Ape”

Marlon Sassy, the illustrator known professionally as Gangster Doodles, has announced a 27-track compilation album entitled Gangster Music Vol. 1, due March 2 via Irish label All…
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2019

Mariah Carey Sues Ex-Assistant Over Alleged Blackmail Threat Involving “Intimate Videos”

Mariah Carey claims her former assistant Lianna Shakhnazarian attempted to blackmail her with "intimate videos" in a new lawsuit filed today against the ex-employee, according to legal…
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2019

6ix9ine Told His Friend “69” Means Sex But Also Something “Mysterious”

Rolling Stone has published a thorough profile of New York rapper 6ix9ine's controversial rise to fame that includes new insight into the artist born Daniel Hernandez, courtesy…
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2019

Mustard – “Pure Water” (ft. Migos)

The Migos have united so to speak on a new single by the Los Angeles super-producer Mustard, who you know as once having had "DJ" affixed to his name. "Pure Water" features a Quavo…
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2019

Travis Scott Consulted Colin Kaepernick About Super Bowl Performance: Report

Travis Scott spoke at least once with exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick about the rapper's scheduled halftime performance with Maroon 5 at this year's NFL Super Bowl, Variety reports. A source…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2019

Gauche Announce Debut Album, Share Alex Jones Diss Track “Conspiracy Theories”

Merge today announced its signing of D.C. post-punks Gauche and released "Conspiracy Theories," a riotous standalone single from the group that rails against Texas tin hat Alex Jones. The…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2019

Live Nation’s Chicago Takeover Hits a Snag

Live Nation's attempt to control several live entertainment venues in a proposed $5 billion mixed-used development on Chicago's North Side has drawn protests from local club owners and their allies,…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2019

Earl Sweatshirt Is Leaving Columbia Records to Do “Riskier Shit”

Earl Sweatshirt's latest album Some Rap Songs will be his final release through Columbia Records, according to a new Pitchfork profile of the rapper born Thebe Kgotsile published today. Kgotsile…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Hits No. 1 With 823 Albums Sold

The melodic New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie topped this week's Billboard 200 with his latest album Hoodie SZN, an achievement that further exposed the chart's peculiar…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

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