Missouri Governor Says Concerts Can Resume Monday

While many states are staying firmly locked down, some are already beginning the gradual process of reopening their economies. In accordance with Missouri Governor Mike Parson's Show Me Strong recovery plan, Billboard reports, retail stores in the state will be able to serve customers in-store at limited capacities starting Monday, 5/4. More »
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Tony Allen, Drummer Who Created the Beat of Afrobeat, Dies at 79

With the Nigerian bandleader Fela and later on his own, he merged West African styles with American jazz and funk, reaching listeners worldwide.
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Black Midi Are Performing Radio Plays Now

We're all dealing with the monotony of quarantine in our own special ways. Some of us are taking up new hobbies, like crocheting. Some of us are watching a lot of movies and TV. Some of us are drinking heavily. Black Midi are out here performing radio plays. More »
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Broot McCoy – “Apocalypse Later” (EP Review)

Broot McCoy is an upcoming West Palm Beach Florida area rapper caught a buzz with his latest EP release titled “Apocalypse Later” which introduces us to 6 amazing and influential tracks.  A product of his environment, Broot McCoy’s subject matter tells many stories of growing up in the city of West Palm Beach. Backed by a strong local fanbase, Broot McCoy unveils a high talent level and clearly separates himself for the ever-hungry East Coast underground scene. This new project is a 6-track eff...
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Angolan Polygamist Who Fathered 281 Children From 47 Wives Dies of Cancer at 73 Years Old (PHOTOS)

A 73-year-old man in Angola who fathered 281 children from 47 wives has died. Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo, a popular Angolan polygamist also known as “Big Dad” or “Pai Grande,” reportedly passed away on April 14th from prostate cancer at the age of 73. Reports out of Africa noted that at least 1,000 people attended the funeral at Mungongo Island in Angola on April 19th in direct defiance of President João Lourenço’s order banning large gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Accord...
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Ruggo – “Gifted” (Album Review)

Recently covering Ruggo‘s latest video “Camisado” which dropped last month, it gave us increased interest on his new 11-track album, “Gifted“.  When you think of Sylmar, CA (suburb North of Los Angeles), Hip Hop doesnt really ring the bell, but Ruggo’s mission is to change that.  He is a young up-coming emcee who in my opinion is a bar heavy type rapper mixed with a dope vocalist when it comes down to hooks.  We will be covering a few of the songs off the project and giving it score below. Even...
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Texas Hippie – “Prana”

Up and coming North Texas duo, Texas Hippie (JForte and RG) releases their latest smoke-friendly single titled “Prana“.  Follow them on Instagram @forte_88 @rodneygil. 
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TeaMarrr – “Temperature”

From the 'Insecure' season 4 soundtrack.
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Wi-Fi the Webbslinger – “(Vol.1ne) Rootimentary” (Album Review)

Harlem holds a special place for Hip Hop when it comes to legendary music with names like Big L, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock.  With the old wave paving the road for new music in 2020, we will be covering Wi-Fi the Webbslinger aka SpideR-$tyleZ and his new project, “(Vol.1ne)Rootimentary” slated for release on all platforms on Sept. 20th, 2020.  Produced mainly by Anno Domini Nation with exception to “Alpha” and “Fish ain’t Bitin’” , this 9-track project is a ...
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Watch Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Eat Spicy Food And Debut “Letting You Go” In Trisha Yearwood’s Kitchen

Love it when some wholesome pre-pandemic content pops up! Before everything went on lockdown, husband and wife singer-songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires dropped by Trisha Yearwood's house to film an episode of her Food Network cooking show Trisha's Southern Kitchen. They drank spicy drinks (hatch chili watermelon spritzers), ate spicy food (tamale pie, wild … More »
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Jhené Aiko – “Lotus”

The opening track from 'CHILOMBO' gets animated.
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Watch Metallica Play “Blackened” Together From Their Homes

Metallica have joined the ranks of bands recording new social distanced versions of their songs from the comfort of their own separate homes. "Here’s a little something we cooked up over the last few days," the band wrote alongside a splitscreen performance of "Blackened" from their 1988 album ...And Justice For All. "Hope you’re all … More »
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Thurston Moore – “May Daze”

Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore has been spending much of quarantine throwing unreleased music up on Bandcamp. So far, we've gotten two tracks from his post-Sonic Youth band Chelsea Light Moving and "Instant Transcendent Conjecture," a 2016-vintage outtake from the Thurston Moore Group. And now we're getting another. More »
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Gorillaz – “How Far?” (Feat. Tony Allen & Skepta)

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen passed away this week. And now his longtime friend and collaborator Damon Albarn, who played with Allen in the supergroups the Good, The Bad & The Queen and Rocket Juice And The Moon, has paid tribute with a new song. "How Far?" features Tony Allen and … More »
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WATCH: Teaser for Remotely Filmed “RHOA” Season 12 Reunion Released & the Ladies Are Holding Nothing Back

The time has finally come! After it was unclear if we would even get a reunion special, the first teaser for the three-part Real Housewives of Atlanta season 12 reunion has been released. The entire cast joined Andy Cohen via video chat to wrap the season, and despite filming remotely from their own homes, there was epic shade and the ladies went all the way in on each other. The 45-second clip shows Kenya Moore spilling the tea that NeNe Leakes and someone else (possibly Marlo Hampton) were sle...
Tags: Videos, TV, Celebs, Greece, Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kenya, Rhoa, Andy Cohen, Eva, Cohen, Nene, Nene Leakes

Sia – “Saved My Life”

Sia has dropped a new song. She debuted "Saved My Life," which was co-written by Dua Lipa and produced by Greg Kurstin, during her performance on Americare's COVID Is No Joke comedy benefit livestream last night. Proceeds from the track will go to Americares and CORE Response. Listen to … More »
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Stream Couch Slut’s New Album Take A Chance On Rock ‘N’ Roll

Couch Slut are a quartet of New York musicians who make pummeling, pissed off metallic noise-rock. We named their last album, their 2017 sophomore LP Contempt, one of the best metal albums of the year. And now, at a time when you might be in desperate need of some catharsis by way of … More »
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Mick Jagger and Will Smith to perform in India Covid-19 concert

International and Indian celebrities to take part from home in fundraising eventCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMick Jagger and Will Smith will be among dozens of international and Indian celebrities performing from their homes in a four-hour concert to raise funds for the battle against coronavirus in India, where the number of cases is surging.The country’s cricket captain Virat Kohli, actors Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan are some of the top domestic names bill...
Tags: Music, Film, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Mick Jagger, Will Smith, Virat Kohli, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Jagger, Coronavirus outbreak

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