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Four Tet – “Teenage Birdsong”

Four Tet has released "Teenage Birdsong," his second solo single since his 2017 album New Energy. Built around looped flute, fuzzy synth hums, and kettle drum patter, the track falls on the producer born Kieran…
Tosten Burks / April 17, 2019

Here’s Who a Bunch of Musicians Donated to in the 2020 Democratic Primary

Presidential candidates have filed fundraising reports for the first three months of the 2020 campaign! This information has presumably inspired heated debate about each candidate's momentum and viability…

Jussie Smollett Cut From Broadway Play Take Me Out: Report

Jussie Smollett has lost a starring role in the forthcoming Broadway reboot of the Tony-winning play Take Me Out, sources tell the Daily Mail. The actor was reportedly…
Tosten Burks / April 16, 2019

Danny Brown Stars in Open Mike Eagle’s First New Negroes Sketch

Comedy Central has released the first musical sketch from Open Mike Eagle's forthcoming series with comedian Baron Vaughn, The New Negroes. The show, which Eagle and Vaughn…
Tosten Burks / April 15, 2019

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Breaks Record for Most Streams in a Single Week

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the second straight week, boosted in part by a record-breaking number of…
Tosten Burks / April 15, 2019

Supreme Court Declines Mayhem Mal’s Rap Lyrics Case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a Pittsburgh rapper's case regarding the use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence. The rejection follows an amicus brief…
Tosten Burks / April 15, 2019

SOB x RBE and Marshmello Release Joint EP Roll the Dice

Bay Area rappers SOB x RBE have released a surprise three-song EP titled Roll the Dice with EDM powerhouse Marshmello (the one with the marshmallow mask). The DJ meets…
Tosten Burks / April 12, 2019

Stream Anderson .Paak’s New Album Ventura

Anderson .Paak has released his fourth studio album Ventura. The project, executive produced by Dr. Dre, follows last November's Oxnard as the singer and drummer's second release on Dre's Aftermath…
Tosten Burks / April 12, 2019

Watch Stevie Wonder Perform “Rocket Love” and Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” at Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial

Moving tributes from Nipsey Hussle's family members and friends during the late rapper's memorial service today at Staples Center in Los Angeles culminated quite beautifully with a…
Tosten Burks / April 11, 2019

Rap Monthly: Tree Traces His Comeback, Plus Chief Keef, Doja Cat, and More

Spin's Rap Monthly column interviews an artist making waves, reviews selections from the past month, and holds some lame shit accountable.
Tosten Burks / April 11, 2019

Radiohead Call Verdict on Drum Technician’s Death “Frustratingly Insufficient”

The Ontario chief coroner delivered a report yesterday on the 2012 stage collapse that killed Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson. The report ruled Johnson's death accidental…
Tosten Burks / April 11, 2019

Deadly Radiohead Stage Collapse Investigation Issues Recommendations

The Ontario coroner's inquest into the 2012 stage collapse that killed Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson has issued 28 recommendations for preventing future deaths at temporary performance…
Tosten Burks / April 10, 2019

Avicii – “SOS” (ft. Aloe Blacc)

Avicii's first posthumous single "SOS" has been released. The song features Aloe Blacc, who sang on the late DJ's 2013 hit "Wake Me Up." The drop comes with a video…
Tosten Burks / April 10, 2019

Coachella 2019 Set Times: Tame Impala, Weezer, Ariana Grande, More

Let the planning and arguments begin: Coachella has announced this year's set times. You can view the full schedule for all seven stages below. To this writer,…
Tosten Burks / April 10, 2019

Nile Rodgers, Babyface, Dozens More Songwriters Sign Open Letter Criticizing Spotify

Dozens of pop music's most prominent songwriters have published an open letter criticizing Spotify's attempt to undercut increased songwriter payments. The letter, published by Billboard, defends last year's Copyright Royalty Board…
Tosten Burks / April 9, 2019

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