Beyoncé Demands Justice for George Floyd’s Death: “We’re Broken & Disgusted, No More Senseless Killings”

Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against the death of George Floyd at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. In a rare move, the singer took to Instagram Friday night (May 20) and shared a personal video message of her demanding justice for Floyd’s death. “We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain,” Beyoncé said in the minute-long clip. “I’m not only sp...
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Mugshot Madness: Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin’s Booking Photo Released After He’s Arrested for George Floyd’s Murder

This is the face of a murderer. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s mugshot was released Friday night (May 29) just hours after the killer cop was arrested for murder in the death of George Floyd. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said that Chauvin, 44, of Oakdale, was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension early Friday afternoon around 11:45 a.m. There had been speculation that Chauvin had fled the state to a home in Fl...
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Mr. Hyde – “Destroyer of Worlds”

The Beast Man aka Mr. Hyde is back with a new hard hitting single during this pandemic, “Destroyer of Worlds“.
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BodyBagBen & M.O.P. – “Lord Body”

Oxnard, CA producer BodyBagBen delivers one of the hardest tracks of 2020 so far with “Lord Body,” his riot-causing new single co-piloted by the legendary M.O.P. This absolute haymaker of a track is brimming with everything you’d want from the legendary Brownsville rap duo, including their signature adlibs, trademark bully raps, and larger-than-life sh*t-talk. Lil Fame and Billy Danze have truly found a new partner in crime with Ben. “Lord Body” is available now through all major digital retail...
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Lil Wayne Taps Conway & Benny the Butcher for “Russian Roulette”

Off the deluxe edition of Funeral, out now.
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Here’s The Legal Contract For Grimes’ Selling Of Her Soul

Grimes is selling her soul as part of an online art exhibition called Selling Out. In the show's titular work, the highest bidder will receive a legal document conveying ownership of a percentage of Grimes' soul. "I really wanted to collaborate with my lawyer on art," Grimes said in an interview. "The idea … More »
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George Floyd Autopsy Claims He Died From “Underlying Health Conditions,” No Evidence of Strangulation

CNN reports that a preliminary autopsy has revealed that George Floyd didn’t die due to strangulation, despite former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being seen on video with his knee on the man’s neck as he begged for his life and said: “I can’t breathe.” Citing a preliminary autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, a criminal complaint for Chauvin released Friday (May 29) after his arrest stated that Floyd’s underlying health conditions, including coronary artery dis...
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments … More »
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High School Wrestling Coach Fired Over “Not Dead Yet” Facebook Post Mocking George Floyd’s Murder Says He’s “Not a Racist Man”

A wrestling coach at the Bethel School District in Washington has been fired after a Facebook post that appeared to mock the tragic death of George Floyd that was caught on video earlier this week. Dave Hollenbeck, who was a first-year wrestling coach at Bethel High School in Spanaway posting a picture of himself smiling as another person pressed their knee into his neck. The imagery is similar to the nature that officer Derek Chauvin killed the unarmed Floyd. “Not dead yet”: @BethelSD says it’...
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Max Perry – “Turned Into Sumthin” Ft. Flipp Dinero

Renowned 3x Grammy Nominated and multi-platinum record producer, engineer, composer, and musician Max Perry drops off phenomenal new single premiere, “Turned Into Sumthin.” Finding his own musical voice Max Perry is due to drop his debut EP this summer, kicking off with the first single “Turned into Sumthin” featuring one of New York’s hottest MC’s, Flipp Dinero, on his imprint, The Elevation, due out May 29th.
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Lyrically Twisted – “Ballin” | MIC SESSION

Known for his boom bap style music with his live band Dope By Design, Pomona, Ca native Lyrically Twisted stops by the HQ and laces an exclusive Mic Session performing his single, “Ballin”.
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Texas Mom Arrested After Leaving 4 Kids Under the Age of 7, Including Twin Infants, Home Alone While She Got Her Hair Done

Texas mom Gabrielle Robertson has been arrested on several counts of child abandonment after leaving four children alone at home while she got her hair done. The 28-year-old mother of four has been charged with four counts of child abandonment after leaving her 3-month-old twins and a 1-year-old in the care of her 7-year-old who has special needs for several hours. Police were called to Robertson’s home and found the four children. Authorities called the mom and confirmed she intentionally left ...
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Protesters Swarm Killer Cop Derek Chauvin’s Florida Home Amid Reports That He Fled Minnesota Following Backlash to George Floyd’s Death

Despite officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on video earlier this week suffocating the late George Floyd, being arrested for murder, residents in Florida continue to protest outside what is believed to be his vacation home. The address of Chauvin’s Windermere, Florida residence was posted online with the message, “That is Derek Chauvin’s address,” according to reports. “Don’t let that man eat. Don’t let that man sleep.” Derek Chauvin fled to florida, here's the address: 7330 brightland ...
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Watch Robbie Williams Reunite With Take That For A Virtual Concert

British pop star Robbie Williams reunited with his old boy band Take That for a virtual concert from their homes tonight. Williams, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, and Howard Donald -- missing only Jason Orange from the original lineup -- performed songs like "Back For Good," "The Flood," "Pray," and "Never Forget" together for the first … More »
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How Verdi Evolved To The Next Form Of Opera

“At the Paris Opéra, there were many colleagues to deal with and only the institution’s most successful composers had enough clout to impose their will on a piece. It makes sense that Verdi’s triumph came at the end, when he was no longer just a successful foreigner, but a living legend and someone who had a work history with the company. For Don Carlos, he was the ultimate authority, like a modern movie auteur.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
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Opera Of The Web (Not Just On It)

“In our first performance one of our actors froze in the middle of her big solo. But, fortunately, we had planned for and built that into the piece, so what we did is skip to the next cue, and then when she unfroze she joined up with us again, just as you would do if you were doing a live play or musical or opera.” – American Theatre
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
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Kelsey Lu – “Morning Dew”

Classically trained cellist and singer Kelsey Lu contributed vocals to Yves Tumor's recent Album Of The Week honoree Heaven To A Tortured Mind. And today she's sharing a new song of her own, "Morning Dew," a beautiful fingerpicked reverie featuring Onyx Collective's Isaiah Barr on saxophone. "Love can cure us, Love can destroy … More »
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Stream Lucki’s New Album Almost There

The Chicago rapper Lucki (formerly Lucki Eck$) is a man who operates within his own lane. Lucki raps in a sort of cracked mutter, talking about his own failures and heartbreaks and addictions over dazed, druggy minimal beats. He doesn't often work with other rappers, or with producers outside his immediate circle. He's built an … More »
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Stream Four Tet’s Surprise New EP Under His Wingdings Alias

Bon Iver doesn't have a monopoly on completely unintelligible song titles! Every so often, Four Tet mastermind Kieran Hebden releases a few tracks with a bunch of wingdings for titles under the name, uh, "⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ." And today, he's done it again, dropping an extremely lovely new EP whose name I am not … More »
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Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juni freuen

Mittlerweile haben wir so viele Monate in der Selbst-Isolation verbracht, dass wir kaum noch wissen, welcher Wochentag gerade ist – geschweige denn welches Datum wir schreiben. Und die vielen Feiertage machen die Sache auch nicht gerade leichter... (nichts gegen lange Wochenenden, natürlich!) Aber eines wissen wir ganz sicher: Der Sommer vor der Tür!Stück für Stück werden immer mehr Lockerungen vorgenommen und so haben an vielen Orten auch bereits die Freibäder wieder auf. Wenn du willst, kannst...
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Drakeo The Ruler – “GTA VI” & “Backflip Or Sumn”

A couple of years ago, Drakeo The Ruler looked like the future of West Coast rap. Drakeo had made a huge impact on the LA underground with his weird, sidelong half-muttered flow and with his cutting sense of gallows humor. Right now, though, Drakeo is in jail, awaiting trial for murder -- a crime for … More »
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Impressive four minute mash-up of 50 music videos from 1988

The Hood Internet cut up bits of 50+ music videos from 1988 and mashed them into a four minute video. It would make the perfect soundtrack to a montage of 80s movie montages. (via Laughing Squid)
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Sham1016 Drops ‘It’ll Make Sense Later’ EP

The South Central emcee returns with a quickstrike slapper.
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Fired Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Arrested for Murder in Death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the White Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd—an unarmed, handcuffed black man who died in custody after saying that he couldn’t breathe—was arrested Friday (May 29). Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter after their office gathered enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Chauvin was fired on Tuesday (May 26) after the release of cellphone footage that ...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Police, Jazz, Arrested, Breaking News, Trending, Floyd, Hennepin County, Mike Freeman, Bad Cops, Chauvin, George Floyd

No Rome – “Hurry Home” (Feat. beabadoobee & Jay Som)

Manila-born, London-based artist No Rome shares more than just a label with his Dirty Hit companions and frequent collaborators the 1975. He also has a similarly omnivorous approach to his polished, eclectic pop music, taking inspiration from both sides of the indie/pop divide, and you can hear that on his new single "Hurry Home." … More »
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Kamaiyah – “Extravagant”

Kamaiyah's going on a run! Earlier this year, after a long wait, the Oakland rapper put out the smooth, underrated album Got It Made. Since then, she hasn't been sitting around. Last week, she released the tough, confident single "Go Crazy." Now, just seven days later, she's got another one that … More »
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Saya Gray was born into a musical family: Her father is a composer and trumpet player who has worked with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, and her mother founded Toronto music school Discovery Through The Arts. She spent her childhood developing prodigious bass skills that earned her a gig in R&B upstart … More »
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