Hear J. Cole Rap Over Drake’s “Pipe Down” Beat On New Single “Heaven’s EP”

It’s only been four months since J. Cole dropped his latest album The Off-Season, but he’s already back with a new single tonight. It’s called “Heaven’s EP,” and it finds Cole rapping over the “Pipe Down” beat from Drake’s recent blockbuster Certified Lover Boy, which in turn sampled Lil Wayne’s 2007 mixtape track “Pussy Money Weed,” which sampled OutKast’s “Jazzy Belle” from 1996’s ATLiens, which sampled “Prelude” by Lamont Dozier, “Cell Therapy,” by Goodie Mob, and “It’s Yours” by T La Rock & ...
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The Weeknd, Nicolas Jaar, & Frank Dukes Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off “Call Out My Name”

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange have become the latest musicians to accuse the Weeknd of ripping them off, joining the likes of Yeasayer, , and some UK blokes.
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On 10th Anniversary Of R.E.M.’s Breakup, Michael Stipe Declares “We Will Never Reunite”

Sept. 21 may be a great day for Earth Wind & Fire fans, but for R.E.M. fans it kinda sucks. Ten years ago today, the band announced that they were calling it a day. And on this Sept. 21, Michael Stipe insisted that the breakup was permanent.
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The Fugees will reunite with a Forum show and reunion tour for 25th anniversary of ‘The Score’

The influential hip-hop group the Fugees announced Tuesday it will reunite for the 25th anniversary of their classic album “The Score” with a brief tour that plays the Forum in Inglewood in November. The 1996 album “The Score” was the second and final album by the group that included Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel. “The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” Hill said in a written statement. “I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my...
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Watch The Rolling Stones Debut Chi-Lites Cover At First Show Without Charlie Watts

In the two months since the Rolling Stones announced their rescheduled North American stadium tour, their legendary drummer Charlie Watts passed away. Before his death, the Stones had already planned to have Steve Jordan sub in for Watts while he recovered from a medical procedure, so the tour is moving forward as scheduled. And although it technically begins this Sunday in St. Louis, the band played a warmup show last night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
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What’s In Those Swag Bags? Here’s A Look At The Goodies Gifted At This Year’s Emmy’s Celebrity Giving Suite

Backstage Creations Giving Suite™ at the 73rd Emmy® Awards was a celebrity-filled evening of giving and receiving backstage at the show just steps off the red carpet.
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Annie Blackman – “Glass House”

Annie Blackman has been releasing singles all year, most recently the very good “Glitch” last month. Today, she’s back with another one, “Glass House,” a strummy and melodic soarer with some cutting lines: “But who’s to say that I got fucked/ A game’s a game and luck is luck/ I’m not a loser/ I’m a winner in a rut.”
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For Your Information: Johnson & Johnson Says One-Dose Booster Vaccine Is 94% Effective Against COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson says new one-dose booster vaccine will provide 94% COVID-19 protection
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Mom & Daughter Charged With Murder After Sex Worker Dies From Botched Plastic Surgery At Their Residence

Mother and Daughter duo Libby Adame, 51, and Alicia Galaz, 23, were arrested after 26-year-old Karissa Rajpaul was pronounced dead at a local hospital following a botched surgery that was being performed in the duo's home in Encino California.
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Riiiiiiight: Jake Gyllenhaal Claims His Musty Mysterio Musings About Not Bathing Were ‘Sarcastic And Ironic’

"I don't know what it was," he said during a screening of his upcoming Netflix film, The Guilty. "I answered a question where I was being sarcastic and ironic, and it's followed me around."
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FOX’s CGI Singing Contest Alter Ego Forges Boldly Into A Ridiculous Future

Who needs live music, anyway? ABBA’s going on tour in . Travis Scott brought Astroworld into Fortnite. Artists keep offering “virtual experiences,” livestreams, and festivals over screens — maybe in-person performance is passé in pandemic times.
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Agents On Horseback, Whips And American Apathy: The Real Haitian Immigration Crisis

U.S. border agents in Del Rio, Texas, are on horseback and using what appear to be whips while rounding up Haitian migrants who fled their nation, which suffered a massive earthquake that decimated its infrastructure leaving countless human beings without food, water or power, and putting them on flights back.
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Crack Was Smoked: Uncultured Swinelings Debate If 2021 Drake Is Bigger Than Prime Michael Jackson, Get Shamone-Stomped Into Certified Lover Bits

We compiled the best (and funniest) reactions to the blasphemous 2021 Drake vs. prime Michael Jackson debate fueling hilarious backlash across social media
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‘Social Society’ Exclusive: Pastor John Gray Sanctifiedly Shuts Down Cheating Allegations Again & Talks ‘Trust Equity’ With His Wife

A Relentless Church leader's relentlessly clearing the air. Amid previous rumors that he was cheating on his wife, megachurch leader Pastor John Gray is speaking out on building trust, and we've got an exclusive look. On this week’s episode of ALLBLK's "Social Society", host Kendall Kyndall along with a lineup of experts dig into "church hurt", the concept that one's religious beliefs may have affected their personal or professional life.
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Full Of Hell – “Eroding Shell”

Full of Hell are returning next Friday with their new album Garden Of Burning Apparitions, the follow-up to 2019’s Weeping Choir. The grindcore band have already shared two tracks from the record, “Industrial Messiah Complex” and “Reeking Tunnels.” And today, they’re sharing a third, a 52-second blast of pulverizing death metal called “Eroding Shell.”
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Watch Lil Nas X Cover Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

Fresh off the successful release of his debut album Montero, Lil Nas X stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and to perform a cover of Dolly Parton’s classic “Jolene.” Now he has something else in common with Montero closer guest Miley Cyrus. Lil Nas X’s take on the track is understated but lively, and he did it while his mic stand was wrapped with flowers and butterflies. Check it out below.
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Julie Doiron – “You Gave Me The Key”

Julie Doiron has had a hand in many music projects over the past decade — most notably, perhaps, her 2019 team-up with Mount Eerie, Lost Wisdom pt. 2 — but she hasn’t released a proper solo album under her own name since 2012’s So Many Days. That’ll change this November when she puts out her new full-length I Thought Of You, which she’s introducing today with the rousing and twangy “You Gave Me The Key.” “This is a song about a new beginning,” Doiron said in a statement. “It’s the first one we r...
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The Month In Jazz – September 2021

Just as live music is starting to come back, one of the most important figures in live music history has departed. George Wein (pronounced ween), the producer of the Newport Jazz Festival and many, many other events, died September 13 at 95.
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Watch Demi Adejuyigbe’s Annual 21st Day Of September Viral Video

Do you remember? The 21st night of September? Demi Adejuyigbe sure does. Every year, the writer, comedian, and occasional mashup creator celebrates the date referenced in Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 classic “September” by making increasingly elaborate videos of himself dancing to the song. It might be Earth, Wind & Fire Day, but it’s Demi’s day too. Watch his latest masterpiece below.
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Lotic – “Emergency”

Lotic is releasing a new album next month, Water, the followup to her 2018 full-length debut Power. We’ve heard “Come Unto Me” already and today Lotic is sharing another single, the chaotically beautiful “Emergency,” a blend of gliding vocals and understated, sweaty club thumps. “‘Emergency’ is me fully owning my sexuality for the first time,” Lotic explains. “I transitioned a few years ago and it taught me that men really have way too much testosterone flowing through their bodies. It makes the...
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Back To Being THAT Girl: Amber Rose Slams Haters Hung Up Over Her Forehead Tattoo & Declares She’s Back To Her Regular ‘Hoe Life’

Amber Rose is back to her old self again she says, after sharing a series of posst to seemingly address the chatter while she took an Instagram hiatus.
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Watch: Meek Mill & Lil Uzi Vert Perform Their “Blue Notes 2” Collab On ‘Fallon’ [Video]

Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert are taking their chemistry to The Tonight Show, performing their collaboration "Blue Notes 2" live on the late night stage. 
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Cuffing Chronicles: The Shade Room x Facebook Watch Debut ‘Love Locked’ Reality Dating Competition Show

The Shade Room has announced the debut of their new unscripted dating competition show called "Love Locked." The series will follow 12 sexy Black singles as they venture on a journey to find their ideal match.
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Superstar Violinist Nigel Kennedy Reinvents Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”: Watch Two Dynamic Performances

Violinists don’t often make the news these days, but when one does, you can be reasonably assured either that a musical controversy is afoot, or that the violinist in question is Nigel Kennedy. This time, both of those are the case: Kennedy, as The Guardian‘s Dalya Alberge reports, “has pulled out of a concert at the Royal Albert Hall with only days to go after accusing the radio station Classic FM of preventing him from performing a Jimi Hendrix tribute.” At issue is his intent to perfo...
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The Fugees Return With New Tour & Pop-Up Show In NYC To Celebrate 25 Years Of ‘The Score’

Surprising everyone, The Fugees have announced a return to the national stage with a new tour to celebrate 25 years of 'The Score'.
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Happy Earth, Wind & Fire Day!

It is the 21st of September so you know what that means? Earth, Wind, & Fire Day! If there’s a better band, I don’t know who it is. I hope your 21st of September is memorable. “Do you remember, 21st night of September?”
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Machine Gun Kelly & Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Are Now Arguing Online Over A Failed Collaboration

On Sunday night, Iowa metal institution Slipknot and rapper-turned-pop-punker Machine Gun Kelly headlined the two biggest stages at Riot Fest. The two acts played at the same time, and MGK took the opportunity to direct some snark at Slipknot: “Hey, you all know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing? Being 50 years old, wearing a fuckin’ weird mask on a fuckin’ stage. Fuckin’ shit.” But this wasn’t a garden-variety case of one festival act shit-talking the festival act performing at the same ...
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Richard H Kirk, co-founder of Cabaret Voltaire, RIP

Groundbreaking electronic musician Richard H Kirk, co-founder of Cabaret Voltaire, has died at age 65. From his earliest work in the early 1970s to the present, Kirk was a massive influence on countless artists and genres, from New Order, 808 State, and Scanner to acid house, EDM, and dub techno. — Read the rest
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Porsha’s Peach Passed?! Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross Reportedly Joins #RHOA Season 14

LoveBScott who previously broke the news of Phaedra Parks' firing, is reporting that Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross will join RHOA's franchise's 14th season. B. Scott reports that the four-time gold medalist is preparing to film with the cast and "production has every intention of offering her a full-time Housewife position if she does well." Sanya who's married to former NFL cornerback Aaron Ross starred on WE tv's "Sanya’s Glam & Gold" reality show on WE TV.
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Chelsea Wolfe – “Green Altar” & “Woodstock” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

Just over two years ago, Chelsea Wolfe released her most recent album, Birth Of Violence. She’s popped up several times since, with the new project Mrs. Piss, a team-up with Emma Ruth Rundle, and most recently with “Diana,” from a soundtrack for DC Comics. Today, she’s returned once more with two outtakes from the Birth Of Violence sessions.
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