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Pusha T, Meek Mill Aim for Uplift on DJ Drama's 'Boyz in the Hood'

July 14, 2016 - 08:46
Meek Mill and Pusha T deliver tightly coiled verses about climbing out of poverty on DJ Drama's latest offering, "Boyz in the Hood." Meek opens the song rapping breathlessly about a cycle of drug dealing, violence and prison. But by the time the third verse rolls around, Pusha T is looking back on...

David Bowie's Art Collection Set for Exhibition, Auction

July 14, 2016 - 08:29
David Bowie's private art collection will be put on display around the world before heading to auction at Sotheby's in London in November, Reuters reports. The "Bowie/Collector" three-part sale will feature approximately 400 items from the late musician's collection, which, in all, is expected to sell for over $13 million. A selection of pieces...

Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsberry to Leave 'Hamilton'

July 13, 2016 - 21:30
Hamilton is losing two more principals. As AP reports, Daveed Diggs, who plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, and Renée Elise Goldsberry, who portrays Angelica Schuyler, are both leaving the wildly popular Broadway musical. Both actors won Tonys for their roles in the hit hip-hop musical. Diggs is slated to depart on...

Broken Social Scene Working on New Album

July 13, 2016 - 20:15
Broken Social Scene have announced that they are working on a new album. They revealed the news via a statement and also confirmed that they're penning new music on Twitter. "It's true, we're working on a new album," the group tweeted, adding that they would be performing in Chicago this week. While...

Watch Elle King Zap Ghosts in New 'Good Girls' Video

July 13, 2016 - 18:50
Elle King has unveiled the video for "Good Girls," her song contribution to Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. In the video, King sings her rousing, blues-tipped tune in a ghost-filled laundromat and also at a rowdy bar. "I do what the good girls don't," she grittily sings. "I do what the good...

Steve Young, of M/A/R/R/S' 'Pump Up the Volume' Fame, Dead

July 13, 2016 - 17:04
Steve Young, a founding member of influential acid-house trendsetters M/A/R/R/S and electro-pop group Colourbox, has died. Record label 4AD, which put out recordings by both groups, confirmed the news. "One of the label's true pioneers, Steven leaves behind an incredible legacy and will forever be in our hearts," the announcement reads....

Flashback: See Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell's Campy Beatles Cover

July 13, 2016 - 16:33
As two of the most influential female artists of the late Seventies, Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell both broke new ground in — and outside of — country music. While Parton made the successful crossover to pop music and starred with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the blockbuster 1980...

Jack White Named to Nashville Gender Equality Council

July 13, 2016 - 16:26
Nashville mayor Megan Barry named Jack White to a new Council on Gender Equality during an executive order-signing event Wednesday. The role of the 45-member Council will be to study gender equality in the Nashville metro area and report back their findings to the mayor. The rocker, who previously served on former...

Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys: How to Get Killed While Black

July 13, 2016 - 16:22
Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Chris Rock are among the stars to contribute to Mic's video listing the 23 reasons why black Americans have been killed, particularly in recent years since the launch of the Black Lives Matter movement. The video supports the We Are Here Movement and follows the viral murders of...

Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift Song Co-Write: Questions We Still Have

July 13, 2016 - 16:04
Taylor Swift's fans were right. The pop star was the infamous "Nils Sjoberg" named in the writing credits for Calvin Harris' Rihanna collaboration "This Is What You Came For," a representative for Swift confirmed.  Harris, Swift's ex, also confirmed that she wrote the lyrics and sang a bit on the song as well. However, the...

Hear Justice's Psychedelic First Single in Five Years, 'Safe and Sound'

July 13, 2016 - 15:47
French electronic duo Justice rev their funk engines with "Safe and Sound," their first new song in five years. "Man up, hold tight, driving dark/ Head up, foot down, speed of sound," voices chant on the track – a psychedelic disco epic built on finger snaps, synth-strings, spastic jazz-fusion synths...

Kool & the Gang Return With Funky New Song 'Sexy'

July 13, 2016 - 15:24
Kool & the Gang have released their new track "Sexy (Where'd You Get Yours)," the funk-soul legends' first new single in nearly a decade.  "Sexy" signifies a modernization of Ronald and Robert "Kool" Bell and company's unmistakable sound, right down to the dance floor-tailored bass grooves and the perfectly timed horns....

Andrew W.K. Celebrates 'Power of Partying' on 50-State Speaking Tour

July 13, 2016 - 15:22
From the beginning, Andrew W.K. has followed one mission: to party as hard as possible, as much as possible. Now the rocker is spreading that message across all 50 American states with his "Power of Partying" speaking tour. Presented by his anti-political party, the Party Party, the trek will launch September...

Songs of Black Lives Matter: 22 New Protest Anthems

July 13, 2016 - 14:21
Two years after the death of Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD officers, "I can't breathe" remains perhaps the most disturbing phrase in modern American history. Which makes it all the more courageous that Ellisha and Steven Flagg, Garner's siblings, refuse to let the tragic day they lost their brother...

El-P Selects Winner of Pokemon Freestyle Remix Contest

July 13, 2016 - 13:58
El-P has a complicated relationship with the Pokémon community. Over the weekend, he issued a series of tweets making fun of Pokémon Go players. Then he apologized with a half-hearted "freestyle" that professed his love of the franchise and challenged fans to a remix contest – with the winner earning a free...

Hit Reset

July 13, 2016 - 13:21
When feminist punk patron saint Kathleen Hanna launched her newest project, The Julie Ruin, in 2010 – after years spent out of the spotlight due to late stage lyme disease – expectations were high. Thankfully, the group's 2013 debut album Run Fast was triumphant, filled with the same searing energy and lo-fi DIY ethos...

Garth Brooks on Songwriting & Sentiment of New Album: The Ram Report

July 13, 2016 - 13:19
The first episode of Garth Brooks' new Inside Studio G social media video series will include a look inside what will be only the third photo shoot he's ever done with wife of 11 years, Trisha Yearwood. The pair will pose for the cover art to their upcoming Christmas duets...

Watch YG Dance, Spray Graffiti in Trippy 'Still Brazy' Video

July 13, 2016 - 12:04
YG dances and sprays graffiti in his trippy video for "Still Brazy," the title-track from his second LP. "I gotta keep guns with me/ Shit real, I ain't tryna be pretty," the rapper admits on the synth-propelled track. "Paranoia got this Henny in my kidney/ Cause I don't know if...

Beastie Boys' Mike D on Beats 1 Radio Show, 'Licensed to Ill' at 30

July 13, 2016 - 11:14
When Mike D phones up Rolling Stone on a Tuesday afternoon he gives a one-word answer as to what he's been up to: writing. "I'm taking a break to call you," he says. The MC is deep in the process of crafting a long-promised Beastie Boys memoir with co-founder Adam...

Taylor Swift Co-Wrote Calvin Harris' Smash Hit 'This Is What You Came For'

July 13, 2016 - 10:47
Taylor Swift co-wrote Calvin Harris and Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For," a representative for Swift confirmed to Rolling Stone. The singer-songwriter used the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg for the song. TMZ initially reported that Swift had penned the EDM hit, having been revealed by sources connected to the singer. Swift and Harris co-penned...