• Every Lana Del Rey Song, Ranked: Critic’s List

    Every Lana Del Rey Song, Ranked: Critic’s List
    Who is Lana Del Rey? Few new artists of the 2010s emerged so fully formed, with a voice and image beyond their years. To her devoted fans, she inspires near-religious fervor, like a millennial Stevie Nicks with the aura of Princess Diana. At her best, a Lana Del Rey song is intangible, like magic — a fully realized world that feels like it’s always existed.
    When her self-directed “Video Games” clip became a viral YouTube phenomenon in mid-2011, Lana Del Rey was an enigma.
  • Chemical Brothers Are Back With ‘The Darkness That You Fear’: Stream It Now

    Chemical Brothers Are Back With ‘The Darkness That You Fear’: Stream It Now
    Hey girls, hey boys, superstar DJs. Here we go, again.
    The Chemical Brothers return “The Darkness That You Fear,” their first release since 2019’s No Geography.
    Bros Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have mellowed with age, if “Fear” is anything to go by. It’s a summery tune, framed around soulful vocals and not a signature sonic boom in sight.The dynamic duo have four No. 1s on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, most recently with Born In The Echoes from 2015. No Geogr
  • RIP Shock G — Digital Underground Cofounder & Tupac Collaborator Passes Away at 57

    RIP Shock G — Digital Underground Cofounder & Tupac Collaborator Passes Away at 57
    Another rap legend has passed away. Shock G, cofounder of Digital Underground and Tupac Shakur collaborator, died today at age 57. Here’s a fun rap fact: Tupac Shakur first appeared in the Digital Underground video for “Humpty Dance,” which featured a comical big-nosed character Humpty Hump portrayed by Shock G. The raucous video was a […]
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  • Beartooth share anguished new single ‘Hell Of It’

    Beartooth share anguished new single ‘Hell Of It’
    Hardcore monoliths Beartooth have just dropped new single ‘Hell Of It’.
    The latest release from forthcoming album ‘Below’, singer Caleb Shomo said in a press statement, “‘Hell Of It’ is one of my favourites on the album. It’s meant to try and melt as much face as possible.
    “This song was really important for discovering the guitar tone for the album and the use of pedals to expand on parts. The breakdown in this might be my favourite of all.&
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  • Beartooth drop anguish-ridden new single ‘Hell Of It’

    Beartooth drop anguish-ridden new single ‘Hell Of It’
    Hardcore monoliths Beartooth have just dropped a sickeningly kinetic song by way of new single ‘Hell Of It’.
    The latest release from forthcoming album ‘Below’, singer Caleb Shomo said in a press statement, “‘Hell Of It’ is one of my favourites on the album. It’s meant to try and melt as much face as possible.
    “This song was really important for discovering the guitar tone for the album and the use of pedals to expand on parts. The breakdown i
  • Saweetie enlists Jamie, Chanmina for international remix of ‘Best Friend’

    Saweetie enlists Jamie, Chanmina for international remix of ‘Best Friend’
    Saweetie has teamed up with K-pop singer Jamie and Japanese rapper Chanmina on a new remix of ‘Best Friend’, also featuring Doja Cat.READ MORE: Saweetie and Cardi B in talks to collaborate: “We’re just kinda waiting for that right record”On the latest version of ‘Best Friend’, Jamie and Chanmina rework the song with new verses in Korean and Japanese, respectively. The duo drop braggadocious lines that reference everything from Justin Bieber to Jimmy Choo
  • Details of DMX’s official memorial services have been announced

    Details of DMX’s official memorial services have been announced
    The official memorial services for late rapper and actor Earl “DMX” Simmons will take place this weekend.
    Following hospitalisation on April 3 after suffering from a heart attack brought on by a reported overdose, DMX remained in intensive care and on life support until he passed away, age 50, on April 9 in New York.READ MORE: DMX, 1970 – 2021: hip-hop giant who shone brightest in the darknessIn a post to the musician’s official Instagram today (April 23), it was revealed
  • Meek Mill surprises grandmother with brand-new house

    Meek Mill surprises grandmother with brand-new house
    Meek Mill has bought his grandmother a new home.
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  • Justin Timberlake launches pipeline challenge on Earth Day

    Justin Timberlake launches pipeline challenge on Earth Day
    Justin Timberlake is speaking out against an oil pipeline proposed for Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Demi Lovato defends 'California sober' decision

    Demi Lovato defends 'California sober' decision
    Demi Lovato has talked about her recovery from substance abuse and why she still indulges in some drugs.
  • Cardi B blasts Republican politician for criticising Grammys performance

    Cardi B blasts Republican politician for criticising Grammys performance
    Cardi B has rallied against politician Glenn Grothman for discussing her music instead of police brutality.
  • The Chemical Brothers return with new single ‘The Darkness That You Fear’

    The Chemical Brothers return with new single ‘The Darkness That You Fear’
    The Chemical Brothers have returned after two years with new single ‘The Darkness That You Fear’.READ MORE: The Chemical Brothers: “Dance music has always been the sound of Glastonbury”The new track marks their first single since 2019 album ‘No Geography’, with the duo briefly teasing the new effort in a video shared online.
    “Let your heart see the colours all around you / And the darkness that you fear will disappear,” a female vocalist chants on
  • Max Leone shares new single ‘untitled’, ahead of his debut EP ‘Malleable’

    Max Leone shares new single ‘untitled’, ahead of his debut EP ‘Malleable’
    LA-based singer-songwriter Max Leone returns today with a new single, the acoustic-driven ‘untitled’.
    The latest in a string of singles from the pop artist, ‘untitled’ is lifted from the Leone’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Malleable’.READ MORE: Max Leone: The anti-pop prodigy fusing mind-boggling creations with raw emotionIn a press release, Leone spoke of the background to the cathartic offering, saying, “Writing ‘untitled’ felt like unloadi
  • Tributes paid to rapper Shock G of Digital Underground, who has died aged 57

    Tributes paid to rapper Shock G of Digital Underground, who has died aged 57
    American rapper Shock G of hip-hop outfit Digital Underground has died at the age of 57.
    The rapper born Gregory Jacobs also had the rap alter ego Humpty Hump, who was immortalised on the group’s hit ‘The Humpty Dance’. News of his death was confirmed on social media today (April 23), when bandmate Chopmaster J shared a tribute post to the outfit’s late founder.
    “34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world through
  • The Weeknd Drops ‘Save Your Tears’ Remix With Ariana Grande: Stream It Now

    The Weeknd Drops ‘Save Your Tears’ Remix With Ariana Grande: Stream It Now
    The Weeknd and Ariana Grande made sure their fans got their tissues ready and saved their tears for Friday (April 23) when they released their “Save Your Tears” remix.
    Earlier this week, both superstars teased an eight-second audio snippet on Twitter of their breathy vocals harmonizing the lyric “I don’t know why I run away” on the song from The Weeknd’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album After Hours. “Save Your Tears” is
  • Ariana Grande adds a fresh verse to The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ on new remix

    Ariana Grande adds a fresh verse to The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ on new remix
    The Weeknd has released the remix of his song ‘Save Your Tears’ featuring Ariana Grande.READ MORE: The biggest moments from The Weeknd’s Super Bowl half-time showRumours of a remix to the Canadian singer’s hit single had been floating around for a while, and last week (April 19) he shared what appears to be a snippet of the song with new vocals from Grande.
    A new post from The Weeknd has now confirmed the new remix, which has arrived with an accompanying animated video. T
  • Kehlani disappointed family members weren't shocked when she came out

    Kehlani disappointed family members weren't shocked when she came out
    Kehlani was underwhelmed by her family's response to her coming out moment.
  • Shock G Dies at 57: Celebs Remember Rapper as a ‘Total Original’

    Shock G Dies at 57: Celebs Remember Rapper as a ‘Total Original’
    The hip-hop community is in mourning following the death of Shock G, at the age of 57.
    The rapper (real name Gregory Jacobs) formed Digital Underground with Chopmaster J and Kenny-K in Oakland, Calif., back in 1987, and charged into the charts on several occasions in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
    The group enjoyed four top 40-charting hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including “The Humpty Dance,” which also spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart
  • Digital Underground’s Shock G Dies at 57

    Digital Underground’s Shock G Dies at 57
    Shock G, the bombastic rapper who fronted late ’80s/early ’90s hip-hop collective Digital Underground, has died, according to an Instagram post Thursday (April 22) from his onetime groupmate Chopmaster J. He was 57.
    The group was best known for their 1990 hit “The Humpty Dance,” and Shock G (real name: Greg Jacobs) was front and center for the song’s MTV-favorite video as his alter ego Humpty Hump.
    “34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a
  • Shuttered Venue Grant Applications to Resume Over the Weekend

    Shuttered Venue Grant Applications to Resume Over the Weekend
    The Small Business Administration will reopen the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operator Grants program this Saturday, the organization announced on Thursday (April 22). The portal has been down since April 8 when it failed to launch.
    News of the Saturday date dew criticism from struggling venue owners over the short notice given and since local government, lawyers, accountants needed for the complex applications will likely not be available on the weekend.“We have completed r
  • SoundCloud Exclusively Expands Hip-Hop Show ‘The Lookout’ Onto SiriusXM

    SoundCloud Exclusively Expands Hip-Hop Show ‘The Lookout’ Onto SiriusXM
    SoundCloud has exclusively expanded its The Lookout playlist, which showcases emerging hip-hop acts, into a SiriusXM program. Berlin-headquartered SoundCloud and New York City-based SiriusXM unveiled their collaboration on The Lookout today, in a formal release that was shared with Digital Music News. Under the deal, new episodes of the playlist-inspired show will air on SiriusXM’s […]
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  • EDC 2021’s Failure to Launch: How a Plan to Bring 200,000 People to Las Vegas Fell Apart

    EDC 2021’s Failure to Launch: How a Plan to Bring 200,000 People to Las Vegas Fell Apart
    For 12 days, it appeared as though Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas — the world’s biggest dance music festival — would be the first major live music event to happen since the coronavirus pandemic shut down live concerts last March.
    That excitement proved short-lived when Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of EDC producer Insomniac Events, announced late Tuesday night that the festival would have to be postponed until October, citing an added provision to Clark County&rs
  • Megan Thee Stallion Announces She’s Taking a Break From Music & ‘Recharging’

    Megan Thee Stallion Announces She’s Taking a Break From Music & ‘Recharging’
    Megan Thee Stallion announced a temporary musical hiatus on Thursday (April 22), letting fans know that Thee Hot Girl is taking a hot minute to unplug and recharge.
    The “Savage” rapper posted two sci-fi photos of herself on Instagram, where she’s wearing a chrome-plated respirator while submerged in an aquatic tank. Although the newspaper-printed bodysuit fits with her Good News album aesthetic, fans think the “What’s New” artist is ready to enter a
  • Machine Gun Kelly Shows Off Gruesome Razor-Sharp Neck Tattoo

    Machine Gun Kelly Shows Off Gruesome Razor-Sharp Neck Tattoo
    Machine Gun Kelly is his own bloody Valentine with his latest razor-sharp tattoo.
    The rapper, who turned 31 on Thursday (April 22), not only viciously sliced through a candy-filled birthday cake Wednesday night, but he also got some new ink that looks like someone sliced his neck. He showed off photos and a video of himself getting a gruesome vertical line tattooed in red ink down his neck, right above his tattoo of the title of his Billboard 200 No. 1 album Tickets to My Downfall.
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  • Latin Artist on the Rise: Duki on Finding His Space in Music & Delivering a More ‘Mature’ Album

    Latin Artist on the Rise: Duki on Finding His Space in Music & Delivering a More ‘Mature’ Album
    Duki’s writing process is simple. “I only need a microphone,” the Argentine rapper says. “I start improvising and from then I just start building. But I’m writing in my head as I freestyle.”
    A self-described melómano (music lover) who grew up listening to Luis Miguel and The Beatles, the 24-year-old artist, who last year scored a Latin Grammy nod for “Hablamos Mañana” with Bad Bunny and Pablo Chill-E, started his career freestyli
  • Reservoir Releases Financial Statements Ahead of Becoming Publicly Traded

    Reservoir Releases Financial Statements Ahead of Becoming Publicly Traded
    Reservoir Media earned $11.5 million in net income on $64 million in revenue in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, according to financial details in an investor presentation for the company’s plans to become publicly traded later this year.
    The reverse merger with Roth Acquisition II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), was announced April 14. According to these documents, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, Roth Acquisition II shareholders woul
  • Here Are 5 Celebrity-Owned, Eco-Friendly Brands

    Here Are 5 Celebrity-Owned, Eco-Friendly Brands
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    As the climate crisis continues to worsen, it’s important now more than ever to take steps toward making environmental change.
    A number of celebrities, including Rihanna, Selena Gomez and more have begun taking responsibility and making efforts within their brands to keep their products as mindfully sourced and eco-friendly as possible.
    In honor of Earth Day (
  • Universal Music Group Posts Q1 Earnings Growth Ahead of Fall IPO

    Universal Music Group Posts Q1 Earnings Growth Ahead of Fall IPO
    Universal Music Group (UMG) experienced a more than two percent year-over-year increase in revenue during 2021’s first three months, as well as a 9.4 percent boost “at constant currency and perimeter.” French conglomerate Vivendi – which is preparing to take Universal Music Group public – revealed these and other noteworthy performance specifics today, in its […]
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  • Farina on Her Joint EP ‘FloWres’ With Arcangel: ‘We’re Flourishing as People & Artists’

    Farina on Her Joint EP ‘FloWres’ With Arcangel: ‘We’re Flourishing as People & Artists’
    Earlier this year, Farina dropped the Arcangel-assisted “La Boca,” a catchy reggaeton song that was born almost two years ago and marked the beginning of her joint EP with the Puerto Rican artist, out Thursday (April 22).
    Dubbed FloWres, the album is home to six tracks, including sultry traps (“Comas y Ceros”), Latin R&B (“Pegate”), and even malianteo (“Montoya”), to name a few.
    “Every song is so different,” Farina tells Billbo
  • The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ Tops Pop Airplay Chart Ahead of Ariana Grande Remix

    The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ Tops Pop Airplay Chart Ahead of Ariana Grande Remix
    The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” hits No. 1 on Billboard’s mainstream top 40 radio-based Pop Airplay chart (dated April 24).
    The coronation occurs ahead of the release of the song’s remix with Ariana Grande, due Thursday night (April 23) at midnight ET.
    “Tears” is The Weeknd’s fourth Pop Airplay leader and the second from his most recent studio album, After Hours, after “Blinding Lights” dominated for six nonconsecutive weeks between

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