#TrackoftheDay: “Orovela”

Tsinandali ChoirGeorgia (1989) One of the reasons I want to listen to as much music from as many places as possible is that there are gems freaking everywhere. My major gateway to “world music” (the catch-all genre used to describe anything that’s not from the USA or an English-speaking country) was Real World Records, the label spawned by Peter Gabriel. And one of the best ideas they had was putting out compilation records so you could get a sample platter of good stuff. Thus in...
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Morgan Freeman Announces New 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode 2

21 Savage became a star largely on the strength of Savage Mode, his 2016 team-up with trap super-producer Metro Boomin. It was a hell of a project, so it pleases me to report that the duo has just announced Savage Mode 2 for release this Friday. I am even more pleased to inform … More »
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Jeezy To Host Talk Show Worth A Conversation With Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins

Today is Jeezy's 43rd birthday. Happy birthday Jeezy! You're still Young to me! … More »
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Lil Yachty Arrested For Driving 150+ MPH

Lil Yachty was recently arrested for driving more than 150 MPH on an Atlanta interstate, as local news station WSB-TV reports. The arrest happened last week on 9/21. Yachty was pulled over driving a white Ferrari and taken to jail, where he was charged with reckless driving and speeding in excess of maximum … More »
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Tyler, The Creator Will Vote For The First Time And Wants You To Join Him

We knew Tyler, The Creator was evolving, but it turns out the man is a full-blown responsible adult! We've already seen the one-time Odd Future ringleader welcomed into the halls of prestige with Grammys and other awards from the likes of Kodak and the Wall Street Journal. More »
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Deerhoof Cover 43 Songs In 35 Minutes On Free Surprise Album Love-Lore

Deerhoof have released a dizzying new covers album called Love-Lore that finds the art-rock band covering 43 songs over the course of 35 minutes. The album is available now as a free download over on Deerhoof's website. It comes on the heels of the band's latest original album, Future Teenage Cave Artists, which … More »
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Deerhoof Cover 35 Songs In 43 Minutes On Free Surprise Album Love-Lore

Deerhoof have released a dizzying new covers album called Love-Lore that finds the art-rock band covering 35 songs over the course of 43 minutes. The album is available now as a free download over on Deerhoof's website. It comes on the heels of the band's latest original album, Future Teenage Cave Artists, which … More »
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How Wagner Became Part Of Our Baseline DNA

Ross demonstrates how the city you live in, the government you live under, the culture you consume (high and low) and the way you consume it very likely has Wagner molecules in its DNA. – Los Angeles Times
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LHHATL’s Tommie Lee Reportedly Arrested After “Illegally Twerking” on Random Man’s Car (VIDEO)

Tommie Lee is the definition of crazy and ghetto… The former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star, who is no stranger to run-ins with the law and has fifty eleven umpteen mugshots, was allegedly arrested recently for illegally twerking on a random man’s car. In video footage of the incident, Tommie who clearly appears drunk and high out of her mind dances on the man’s car and then swings at him when he attempts to get her to stop. Bystanders recorded Tommie on their cell phones as she demonstrated her ri...
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16 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Year

After having its 45th season derailed by the pandemic, Saturday Night Live returns to Studio 8H this weekend for its first in-person broadcast since March. The host will be SNL alum Chris Rock, there to promote his starring role in the new season of Fargo, which I am anticipating far more feverishly than the new … More »
Tags: Music, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Bastille, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Zayn Malik, Saturday Night Live, Demi Lovato, Run The Jewels, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Mandy Moore, Keith Urban

Will Smith Ready to Divorce Jada Pinkett After Her Entanglement With August Alsina (Report)

Will Smith may be on the way to ending his marriage with Jada Pinkett-Smith. Ever since August Alsina revealed his deep love for and relationship with Jada and their whole entanglement went viral on the Internet, members of Will’s camp say that he has been distancing his self from Jada. The sources also say Will is ready to divorce his wife Jada and move on with his life. Evidence supporting these allegations are said to be backed up by the fact Will hasn’t talked about or posted Jada in months ...
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Q&A With Los Angeles, CA Based Rapper Orb Nox (2020 Edition)

Hey Orb Nox! Been a while since that last time we chatted since 2019! Congrats on your latest single “They Can’t Catch Me”! How has 2020 treated you so far? 2020 has been a tough year with lots of surprises as we all know. But when you’ve gone through tough challenges throughout life, is like you’ve been trained for years like 2020 Since the beginning of this year, tell us how has your music career been progressing? This year I got to realize what works and what doesn’t for me in marketing. ...
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Broadcast Share Unreleased Demo “Where Are You?” On Trish Keenan’s Birthday

A few years ago, Broadcast's James Cargill shared on what would have been Trish Keenan's birthday. Today, he's done it again. Keenan would have been 52 today -- she passed away in 2011 -- and Cargill has uploaded a 4-track demo from 2002 called "Where Are You?" to … More »
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Apple have acquired, a voice-powered podcast discovery startup

As streaming services like Spotify double down on their podcast offerings, Apple’s new purchase looks like they’re expanding theirs as well. Apple have announced the purchase of, a unique startup that has been enhancing the increasing popularity of podcasts by providing personalised streams of them. The company essentially created radio stations out of podcasts by taking in listeners tastes, normally through asking a few questions through a smart speaker. An Apple spokesperso...
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New album from pioneering all-woman 1960s band, Ace of Cups

Carla and I have been friends with Denise Kaufman for almost 30 years, but being the humble person she is, she never told us she had been the bass player for an incredible all-woman Haight Asbury rock band, Ace of Cups. — Read the rest
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beabadoobee – “How Was Your Day?”

Bea Kristi, the London bedroom-pop phenom who records as beabadoobee, is a few weeks away from releasing Fake It Flowers, her full-length debut. beabadoobee is a viral star whose sound is explicitly influenced by lo-fi '90s indie-pop and who has serious industry muscle behind her, so it'll be fascinating to hear what happens when that … More »
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Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Taylor Simone Ledward Reportedly Pregnant

It has been exactly one month since the passing of beloved actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman died on August 28th from colon cancer and now sources close to him are saying that his wife Taylor Simone Ledward may be pregnant with their child. “Chad wanted kids, and so did Taylor. Since they knew he was leaving us, I wouldn’t be surprised if he got her pregnant, so she can carry his seed,” a source told MTO News. The source also said that Taylor has gained a noticeable amount of weight. “Yeah, she lo...
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Lazarus – “Medical Marijuana” Ft. Redman

Detroit emcee & physician Lazarus recruits Redman to discuss the importance of “Medical Marijuana” The post Lazarus – “Medical Marijuana” Ft. Redman first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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Halcyon Digest Turns 10

Do you remember what a thrill it was to immerse yourself in Halcyon Digest? I remember it well -- or at least I think I do. More »
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Rapper Logic say’s Universal Music block him from streaming his own music on Twitch

The retired rapper has built a huge following during Lockdown streaming himself on Twitch but has been denied playing his own music by UMG. Logic announced his retirement from music earlier this year, stating that he wanted to focus on being “a great father”. He has since become a prolific streamer on Twitch and seems to have found himself part of the community and is now calling out his major label, Universal Music Group, for not allowing use of his music on streams. In a tweet he s...
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Beethoven Was A Revolutionary. Aren’t We In Revolutionary Times?

There is something incongruous about the attendance of the lavishly dressed, moneyed elite at public concerts of Beethoven symphonies or concertos, given his music’s expression of such a revolutionary, democratic, humanitarian spirit. Such are the ironies that result when the historical specificity of art is denied or forgotten and all that is left is a vague feeling of aesthetic enjoyment. Still, even the pure aesthetic enjoyment is significant. – Dissent
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Idle Hands Changing Name Due To Trademark Law

The Portland metal band Idle Hands, who we named one of the Best New Bands based on last year's Mana, have announced that they are changing their name due to trademark law. "We are no longer able to perform or record music under the name IDLE HANDS," bandleader Gabriel Franco wrote … More »
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Judge blocks Trump’s TikTok download ban in the U.S.

Trump’s controversial download ban on the TikTok app in the United States has been blocked for the time being by a judge. TikTok and Trump have been butting heads for the past few months and it’s come to a head recently with the U.S. president threatening to ban downloads of the social video app. Trump had ordered that it would be banned from download today whilst they arrange a possible sale. A judge has ruled that the download ban will not go into effect today. It will remain availa...
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Bat For Lashes – “We’ve Only Just Begun” (The Carpenters Cover)

Just over a year ago, Bat For Lashes released the lovely and evocative album Lost Girls. Shortly afterward, Natasha Khan followed the album up with a live EP that featured her cover of Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer." Today, Khan releases another cover of another decades-old pop song. This time, … More »
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Weekly Dope: Spillage Village, eLZhi, Action Bronson & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
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Thailand Princess Connect CM Full of Cosplay, Singing & Dancing

A Thailand CM for smartphone game Princess Connect! Re:Dive has been amassing notoriety for its strong otaku vibes, as actresses can be seen dressed as the main three females of the series as they sing and dance, likely boosting positive opinions of the country. The Thai CM has a regular male being introduced to the […]
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