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10 Great Bill Withers Samples

It's one of the great disappearing acts in popular-music history. In 1985, Bill Withers, one of the greatest soul singers and songwriters of all time, got sick of the pressures and power struggles and demands of the pop-star career. He walked away from the music business completely, releasing no new music and playing no further … More »
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Zip it, Kim Kardashian – Taylor Swift is the Marmite we're all coming to love

It’s true the singer isn’t everyone’s favourite, but the online pasting she’s been subjected to leaves a very nasty taste in the mouthIn a way I’m glad that Kim Kardashian has reignited a four-year-old feud with Taylor Swift based on an 11-year-old feud with Taylor Swift that was all started by Kanye West, a man who has hardly been involved in it since about 2017. In a way, that’s good.It’s hard not to [gestures at current reality] be constantly thinking about, you know, rather more pressing mat...
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Kanye West likens backlash over support for Trump to racial profiling

Rapper says anger over his views reminds him of racial assumptions he once faced: ‘You’re black, so you’re a Democrat’Kanye West has reaffirmed his support for Donald Trump, whom he has previously called “his brother”, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal.West says people make assumptions about his political views because of his race, automatically assuming he would disagree with Trump’s views. Continue reading...
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Kanye West Is Planning A New Album, The Perfect Hoodie, And A “Urine Garden”

Kanye West doesn't give too many interviews, and when he does they usually feel out-of-date as soon as they drop. He's the subject of an extensive new feature in The Wall Street Journal, and it seems like journalist Christina Binkley got to spend a good deal of time with him over the last … More »
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Taylor Swift Says Kim Kardashian Framed Her In Kanye West Feud, Kim Responds

We can't go see live music. We can't go to the movies. We can't go to parties. We can barely go outside. But somehow, we can still immerse ourselves in the absolutely endless Taylor Swift/Kanye West public blood feud, which is still going after more than a decade. This past weekend -- four years after … More »
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Kanye West & Taylor Swift’s “Famous” Phone Call Leaks

The Kanye West/Taylor Swift feud will never die, but you will. Four years later, the full, unedited version of the infamous "Famous" phone call between the two celebs has finally leaked online. More »
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Teyana Taylor Celebrates Black Love with Self-Directed “We Got Love” Video

Featuring a spoken word piece by Lauryn Hill.
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ANOHNI Blasts Fashion Industry For Having Anything To Do With Kanye West

Kanye West's support of Donald Trump remains an ongoing issue, and not everyone is willing to laugh it off or hand-wave it off as mental illness. This morning, ANOHNI came out strongly against West and against any within the "fashion industry" who might continue to prop the man up. In an Instagram post, ANOHNI writes … More »
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Watch Justin Bieber Cover Marvin Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It” At Kanye West’s Sunday Service

Last year, Hillsong evangelical Justin Bieber said that he wanted to sing at one of Kanye West's Sunday Services, and today his dream came true. Bieber appeared at West's gospel day in Los Angeles this Sunday to cover Marvin Sapp's "Never Would Have Made It," as Billboard … More »
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How Nina Simone Became Hip Hop’s “Secret Weapon”: From Lauryn Hill to Jay Z and Kanye West

In 1996, the Fugees burst on the scene with “Ready or Not,” and most listeners were not ready: for the ominous, eclectic, Caribbean-inflected production, the smooth, sexy menace of Lauryn Hill’s hook (“you can’t hide / Gonna find you and take it slowly”), or the interplay of references in the breakout star’s rhymes. “Rap orgies with Porgy and Bess / Capture your bounty like Eliot Ness,” Hill raps, and then a few lines later, “So while you’re imitating Al Capone, I’ll be Nina Simone / And...
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yMusic Explore 'Ecstatic Science'

In addition to "Tessellations", Gabriella Smith is represented by the album's closing epic, "Maré", which was inspired by ocean tidal movements, but might conjure for some listeners the sound and feel of trains in the distance. Also, Ecstatic Science includes work by composers Missy Mazzoli, Caroline Shaw, and Paul Wiancko. The album's title track was commissioned by yMusic to Mazzoli, who is also one of the first female composers to be commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. "Ecstatic Scienc...
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Tame Impala's 'The Slow Rush' Is an Open Diary Set to Perfect Music

On the final track of The Slow Rush, "One More Hour", we are told time has passed. We are older now, together. Whereas the first track asked for one more year, now we ask for just 60 more minutes. Parker is at his most self-reflective here. There might not be another chance at connection, he warms. "Whatever I've done, I did it for love. I did it for fun. Couldn't get enough. I did it for fame but never for money!" Whether these are thoughts expressed tongue-in-cheek, they are also soaked in t...
Tags: Music, Rock, Tame Impala, Kanye West, Music Review, Neo-psychedelia, Parker, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop

We need music to be political, not just entertaining

Music has long played an essential role in the political fabric of cultures. Some fans want musicians to "shut up and sing," as if artists were not also citizens. Protest songs have been an important aspect of the Arts for centuries. When the Dixie Chicks criticized the Bush administration for planning to launch a war in Iraq nine days before the president did so in 2003, the Dallas-based band was ostracized, forced to play for smaller audiences for years afterward. Of course, today those that...
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‘There’s a Wide-Open Horizon of Possibility.’ Musicians Are Using AI to Create Otherwise Impossible New Songs

In November, the musician Grimes made a bold prediction. “I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she said on Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast . “Once there’s actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they’re gonna be so much better at making art than us.” Her comments sparked a meltdown on social media. The musician Zola Jesus called Grimes the “voice of silicon fascist privilege.” Majical Cloudz frontman Devon Welsh accused her of taking “the bird’s-eye view of b...
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Meet SuperM, the K-Pop Supergroup That Skyrocketed to the Top of the Billboard Charts

A palette of hair colors — aquamarine, silver, shades of gold — popped against monochrome clothing as the seven members of SuperM filed into a backstage room at Madison Square Garden. In a matter of minutes, the group from South Korea would take the stage for the first time at one of the biggest venues in the biggest city in the U.S. Outside on this Tuesday evening in November, enthusiasm buzzed for the newly formed K-pop supergroup, comprised of artists considered to be some of the best p...
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Eminem Breaks Record For Most #1 Albums In A Row, Surpassing Kanye

Eminem's surprise-released new album Music To Be Murdered By has officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 279,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending 1/23. As Billboard reports, that makes it Em's 10th #1 album in a row, breaking his tie with Kanye West … More »
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Kanye West's New Sunday Service Choir Sings... A Lot

The record is solid, perhaps even better than that. Many of the songs include dramatic breaks or shifts in tone and rhythm, and they're effective. The vocal performances are tremendous, and Kanye deserves a great deal of credit for assembling the choir, writing the music, and getting it to wax. Standout songs include the ragtime opener, "Count Your Blessings", and the epic-operatic, "Back to Life". Kanye and the Choir also reinterpret familiar soul-pop jams, like Ginuwine's "So Anxious", into ...
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The Game Released The Documentary 15 Years Ago

The Game released The Documentary 15 years ago today. Beforehand, The Game released an independent album Untold Story and a couple of mixtapes. After signing with Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit Records, he appeared on countless projects. Before The Documentary dropped, The Game was on countless G-Unit mixtapes, plus the debut albums from Lloyd Banks and Young Buck. The Documentary debut #1 in the country after selling over 500,000 copies the first week. The Documentary had a plethora of gu...
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Nick Cave Says Kanye Is Our Greatest Artist Right Now

Nick Cave respects insanity. These days, for reasons obvious to anyone who knows anything about his live, Cave has been exploring emotions of deep pain and grief in his music. But for most of his career, Cave's greatest subject has probably been human perversity. He's written songs and novels and screenplays empathizing with murderers, reprobates, … More »
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Ken Jennings Misses Tool, Courtney Love, Kanye West Clues In Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time Tournament

For the past week, the only sport I care about, Jeopardy!, held its first-ever Greatest Of All Time showdown, pitting three all-time contestants -- Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter -- against each other. I hope that you know by now that Jennings took home the prize last night after winning 3 … More »
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070 Shake – “Guilty Conscience”

070 Shake, the talented young rapper and singer from New Jersey who rose to fame after her memorable verse on Kanye West's "Ghost Town," is finally about to release her debut album. Modus Vivendi is out next Friday, and she's already shared a few tracks from it like "Morrow," "Nice To … More »
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The 2020 State Of Pop Address

The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »
Tags: Music, Zach Braff, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele, America, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Harry Styles, Wiz Khalifa, North West

Kanye West Releases Jesus Is Born

Kanye West has a released Christmas album today ‘Jesus Is Born’. The album is a a 19-track collection of songs performed with his Sunday Service Choir. This marks his second gospel effort.
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Stream Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir’s New Album Jesus Is Born

All this year, Kanye West has been putting on his Sunday Service shows and his various operas with a choir in tow. His come-to-Jesus moment has already resulted in a proper full-length album, Jesus Is King, and today he's putting out another album with the Sunday Service Choir called Jesus Is … More »
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Kanye West, EMI Back In Court After Failing To Finalize Settlement

The legal dispute between Kanye West and EMI may again become live thanks to a failure to finalize the terms of a settlement agreement. On Monday, the music publisher asked a federal judge in New York to reopen a case. West began the year by seeking his contractual freedom by turning to California's statute limiting … More »
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12 of the biggest acts and surprises to happen at KROQ’s Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

KROQ/106.7 FM’s Almost Acoustic Christmas turns 30 this year and the Los Angeles area rock station is celebrating the occasion with two nights at Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. Night one will include sets by Beck, Cage the Elephant, Jimmy Eat Word, Young the Giant, Angels and Airwaves, Cold War Kids, The Head and the Heart and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Night two features Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, The Raconteurs, Of Monsters and Men, The Interrupt...
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Kanye West premieres debut opera ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ at Hollywood Bowl: Here’s what it was like

Kanye West premiered his debut opera “Nebuchadnezzar” at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday with rapper Sheck Wes in the title role — and it was as strange and occasionally awesome as you can imagine. This, mind you, was not an opera that most people even knew existed a week ago. But when Kanye gets an idea, he goes for it, and so here we were for an opera based on the Old Testament Babylonian king with whom Kanye apparently feels a great affinity. In an interview last month, West compared himself to ...
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Livestream Kanye West’s Nebuchadnezzar – An Opera

Kanye West's first-ever "opera" is debuting today at the Hollywood Bowl, right on the heels of his Christian rap album Jesus Is King. It's called Nebuchadnezzar, named after the Babylonian King, and the event was directed by performance artist Vanessa Beecroft and the performers include Peter Collins, Infinity’s Song, and Kanye’s … More »
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