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New York Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed in Apparent Home Invasion Robbery in Hollywood

Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper out of New York, was murdered Wednesday morning (Feb. 19) in an apparent home invasion robbery at a house he was renting in Hollywood Hills, California. The Los Angeles Police Department said a shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. PST at a home in Hollywood Hills. Officials said the home is an Airbnb owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, and Pop Smoke was renting the property at the time of the shooting....
Tags: New York, Celebs, Hollywood, Shooting, Guns, California, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Airbnb, Party, Lapd, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Gun Violence, Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Hills


Boosie Goes Off on Dwyane Wade for Supporting 12-Year-Old Transgender Daughter: “You’ve Gone Too F**king Far, Don’t Cut His D**k Off!”

Boosie Badazz wants the world to know that he is NOT here for Dwyane Wade’s public support of his transgender daughter. Wade made headlines last week when he spoke out in support of his 12-year-old transgender daughter Zaya on Ellen. And while most celebrities have applauded the retired NBA star for showing the world what unconditional love for your children looks like, Boosie wants Wade to know that he is all the way on the other side of the fence. The Louisiana rapper took to Instagram Tuesday...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Sports, Transgender, Hip Hop, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lgbtq, Ellen, Louisiana, Boosie Badazz, Don, Wade, Dwyane Wade, Boosie


This new Travis Scott track is actually completely artificial intelligence (video)

You wouldn’t be alone if you heard this and thought that Travis Scott has a new song out but he hasn’t actually been anywhere near this track. We’ve talked about artificial intelligence and music creation a bit on the blog before. We’re all seeing the leaps in capabilities that AI technology can do on the internet and making music is possibly one of the more underwhelming parts of that. Well perhaps not anymore, as this digital company have just created a pitch perfect sounding Travis S...
Tags: Music, US, Rap, Fun, Artificial Intelligence, Hip-hop, Algorithm, Ai, Adweek, Travis Scott, Scott, Lampert, Algorithmic, Computer Generated, New Track, Travis Bott


Bionic synthesis: artists make music with a prosthetic arm, eye motion

Accessibility in music can mean expanding expression beyond what is normally physically possible. For one artist, that means jacking a prosthesis as CV – for another, overcoming paralysis to make music with eyes alone. Bertolt Meyer was already producing and DJing, even with a birth condition that left him without the lower portion of one arm. But he hacked his arm prosthesis to jack control voltage straight into his modular – connecting to synthesis more directly than most before would even ...
Tags: Music, France, Tech, Accessibility, Software, Hip-hop, Kate Bush, Kate, CV, Als, Ableton-live, Music Tech, Cyborg, Koma-elektronik, Ashley Elsdon, Pone


Jennifer Hudson & Common Perform Emotional Kobe Bryant Tributes at 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Chicago natives Jennifer Hudson and Common opened up the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago on Sunday (Feb. 16) with emotional tributes to basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Before tipoff, Hudson took to the stage on the court to sing a beautiful rendition of the classic “For All We Know” as images of Kobe and his daughter Gianna (aka “Gigi”) were displayed on a massive screen behind her. Prior to taking center court, Hudson was introduced by NBA icon and businessman Magic Johnson, who said he wan...
Tags: Videos, TV, Celebs, Sports, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Chicago, Gigi, Hip Hop, Basketball, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Staples Center


Kodak Black Professes His Love for Zendaya From Jail With Valentine’s Day Poem

With Valentine’s Day season in full swing, people all across the country are searching for love, but few are doing it quite as publicly as rapper Kodak Black, who apparently has it bad for actress/singer Zendaya. Rather than sliding into Zendaya’s DMs, Kodak decided to let everyone in the world know his intentions with a public Instagram post featuring a poem he wrote specifically for his Hollywood crush. “Zoolin in a ice box frozen in time,” Kodak wrote. “But mentally you’re my Valentine. Hope ...
Tags: Hbo, Celebs, Hollywood, Instagram, Kodak, Valentine's Day, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lol, Zendaya, Valentine, Kodak Black, Tom, celebs on Instagram, Tom Holland Zendaya


Bone Crusher Never Scared for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at Thursday and it’s been a long and hectic week. Like always, I had the chance to listen to a good amount of music. For my Throwback Thursday, we’re going back to the year 2003. We’re going to stay in the south for this classic. The summer of 2003 produced a lot of great club music and this particular track is probably at the top of lists. He put out his crazy anthem, Never Scared and it featured Killer Mike and T.I. Never Scared was such a crazy record that he had...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Killer Mike, Throwback Thursday, T.i, Blog Hops & memes, Bone Crusher, Never Scared, Jadakiss Never Scared


Koosen, Green Bull & Fets find Spotify success with Lo-Fi Jack Johnson cover

Released by Strange Fruits & Lofi Fruits, Better Together is a super chilled Lo-Fi cover of Jack Johnson. The track has been featured on two of Spotify most followed playlists. Lo-Fi Beats (2.7 million followers) & Impulso Creativo (592k followers), amassing the track almost two million streams on Spotify alone. Most major streaming services online feature curated playlists. This push is exactly what can help independent artists find success in a streaming age. Once uploaded thr...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streams, Hip-hop, Streaming, Stores, Cover, Artist / Label News, Playlist, Routenote, Better Together, Jack Johnson, Curated, Lo Fi, Chill, Playlisting


MC Hammer Please Don’t Hurt Em Dropped 30 Years Ago

Who remembers MC Hammer? MC Hammer will never be considered the greatest rapper ever or anything close to it. If you’re a true hip hop or music head, you know that MC Hammer has the best selling rap alum ever. Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em dropped 30 years ago today. Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em was his second major label project and follow-up to Let’s Get It Started. Let’s Get Started went on to sell over two million records. Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em went on to sell over 18 million copies wor...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, MC Hammer, Chi Lites, MC Hammer U Ca, Wet Black


Sampling culture: How has it evolved and how much of modern music uses samples?

Sampling has developed as an art-form in itself and laces genres and artists through evolving patchworks of music; but when the paintbrush is sodden in legal and ethical questions how does it prevail and where does it stand? The art of music sampling is a storied and mostly modern tale. It’s evolution is found in the essence of all autered creation: to take inspiration from the creators and artists who came before and wield that power to paint your own picture with the methodology and visi...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Rap, Copyright, Hip-hop, Ariana Grande, Rights, MCS, Kanye, Trent Reznor, Break, Digital Music News, Samples, Producers, Sampling, Old Town Road


Beanie Sigel Feel It in the Air for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday which brings us closer to the weekend. This week was full of classics that were on my playlist. Ready to Die, Smif-N-Wessun debut album and my personal Jay-Z Greatest Hits Volume 1 were amongst those played. For my Throwback Thursday, we’re going in another direction and it’s from a classic album. Beanie Sigel released his third album, The B. Coming almost 15 years ago. The B. Coming had crazy features like Snoop Dogg, Beanie Sigel, Grand Puba, J...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Air, Beanie Sigel, Sigel, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Feel It in the Air


Future’s 17-Year-Old Son Reportedly Arrested for Gang Activity, Could Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

Future is often in the blogs due to the constant legal battles with his alleged baby mamas. Unfortunately, this time it’s one of his children that’s gotten the attention of law enforcement. The rapper’s oldest child, Jakobi Wilburn, 17, was arrested on several charges last month due to gang activity. According to Georgia newspaper The Covington News, Wilburn was arrested on January 19th and charged with criminal use of an article with altered ID mark-possession of a firearm and giving a false na...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Future, Georgia, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jessica Smith, Wilburn, Celebrity Kids, Jakobi, Jakobi Wilburn, Bossip Wilburn


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Spoken-word, space jazz, '90s-style R&B and more new music Kate Tempest: Unholy Elixir In June 2019, British spoken-word artist Kate Tempest released The Book Of Traps and Lessons, an album featuring the sharp, powerful single “Holy Elixir.” After extensive touring, Tempest returns with “Unholy Elixir,” an even more enrapturing rendition that incorporates things she learned about the song while on the road. The video comes …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Rock, Pop, Soul, Hip-hop, House, Indie, Jazz, Little Dragon, Listenup, Collaborations, Josh Homme, Kate Tempest


WATCH: Roddy Ricch Honors Kobe Bryant While Performing “The Box” on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’

Roddy Ricch has already taken over 2020 and we’re barely a month in. Fresh off his first Grammy win, the Los Angeles rapper/singer took to the stage on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to perform his hit single “The Box,” which is currently the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for the the third week in a row. Roddy Ricch, who performed inside of (you guessed it!) a box, also made sure to honor the late Kobe Bryant by rocking a purple and gold No. 8 Lakers jersey during his late-night TV debu...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, Roddy


Obie Trice We All Die One Day for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday, which we’re closer to the weekend. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going back to the year 2003. Obie Trice was signed to Eminem and his Shady Records debut was called Cheers. Cheers were a really good album and it eventually went gold. The album had hits like Shit Hits the Fan, Average Man, Lady, The Set Up and the featured track. We All Die One Day is the title and it was a straight classic when it dropped. We All Die One Day featured...
Tags: Hip Hop, Eminem, Jazz, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, G Unit, Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Shady, Obie Trice, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes


New Couple Alert: Rihanna & A$AP Rocky Really Are Dating, Reportedly Shared an NYC Hotel Suite Earlier This Month

There’s a new Hollywood couple getting hot and heavy and the two aren’t exactly keeping their relationship private. After being spotted together at several major events over the past few months, it seems Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are officially a thing … just weeks after Rihanna broke up from her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel. A reporter for The Sun reports they can confirm that Rihanna and Rocky are dating, but the relationship is very casual at the moment. The two were spotted earlier this ...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Hollywood, Rihanna, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Stockholm, A$ap Rocky, Hassan, Jameel, New Celebrity Couples, New Couple Alert, Hassan Jameel, Kylie Jenner Kendall Jenner Chanel Iman Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea Rihanna


Leven Kali feat. Smino + Topaz Jones: Homegirl

From Dutch singer Leven Kali’s upcoming EP, High Tide, “Homegirl” is influenced by ’90s R&B and hip-hop, but tweaked for the current day. Highlighted by feature spots from Smino and Topaz Jones, the track is lighthearted and fun, despite the complicated relationships each vocalist details in their lyrics. Atop piano chords, a deep bass line and funky drums, each artist offers their personal style without …
Tags: Design, Music Videos, Culture, Hip-hop, Rb, 1990s, Listenup, Collaborations, Smino, Topaz Jones, Leven Kali, Smino Topaz Jones








Nipsey Hussle 2020 Grammys Tribute Brings Together Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, YG, DJ Khaled, John Legend & Kirk Franklin

Given that the Grammys takes place in Nipsey Hussle’s turf, Los Angeles, it should have been no surprise that a slot was carved out to pay tribute to the late West Coast rapper. Meek Mill, who seemingly has recovered from his near altercation with Nicki Minaj’s husband, opened up the tribute with a heartfelt verse. John Legend banged on the ivory keys and DJ Khaled hollered like he was MCing the baddest party in heaven. Nipsey’s presence, as expected, played out on screen and through a recording...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Yg, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, John Legend, West Coast, Grammys, Nipsey Hussle


Tyler, the Creator Performs “Earfquake” & “New Magic Wand” at 2020 Grammys With Charlie Wilson & Boyz II Men

Tyler, the Creator just made his Grammy performance debut, and let’s just say he made a memorable impression. The rapper was joined on stage by Charlie Wilson (singing lead vocals) and Boyz II Men harmonizing as Tyler performed “Earfquake” while donning his now-iconic blond bob wig He then transitioned to “New Magic Wand” and embraced his inner rocker, shrieking into the microphone with erratic movements. Similarly-dressed professionals dancers (also rocking blonde bob wigs) then joined in. Tyle...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Grammys, Tyler The Creator, Boyz Ii Men, Tyler, Charlie Wilson, Performances, EARFQUAKE, Grammys 2020


Usher Pays Homage to Prince With Inspired Grammys Tribute Performance Featuring Sheila E. & FKA Twigs

The news and headlines about Usher have been so focused on herpes cases and messy divorces and the like that it’s easy to forget that underneath the drama, there’s a very talented artist. Usher, thankfully, decided to remind us of his talents and not his genital warts by donning a ruffled suit and booting up a few of Prince’s greatest hits in a tribute to the legendary Purple One. The performance was effortless as Usher exuded confidence, swagger and libido as he ran through “Little Red Corvette...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Usher, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Fka Twigs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Prince, Grammys, Sheila E, Performances, Grammys 2020, Little Red Corvette Kiss


Lil Nas X Performs Global Remix of “Old Town Road,” Swaps Nas for Cardi B on Surprise “Rodeo” Remix at 2020 Grammys

While 2019 definitely belonged to Lil Nas X, his Grammys debut turned out to be a family affair as he opted to make it a Lil Nas X & Friends moment. As we know, “Old Town Road,” perhaps better known as “Horses in the Back” by your lil’ nieces and nephews, was the song that could not and would not stop streaming last year. Part of the reason for that is because Lil Nas X kept remixing the damn song over and over again. The original remix featured the iconic Billy Ray Cyrus. After that, he saddled...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Entertainment, Nas, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Grammys, Bts, Young Thug, Cardi B, Cardi, Barb, Billy Ray Cyrus


Lizzo, Beyoncé & Nipsey Hussle Win Grammy Awards During Grammys Pre-Show

The 2020 Grammy Awards are just kicking off, hosted by Alicia Keys. However, with so many categories and nominations on music’s biggest night, some of the awards have already been handed out. Here is a glimpse of the winners announced during the pre-show at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Best Pop Vocal Album Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Best R&B Album Anderson .Paak – Ventura Best Urban Contemporary Album Lizzo – Cuz I Love You Best R&B Song PJ Morton – “Say S...
Tags: Music, TV, Celebs, Beyonce, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Alicia Keys, Pop Culture, Jazz, Nipsey Hussle, Lizzo, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Roddy Ricch, 2020 Grammy Awards, Lizzo Beyoncé


Lizzo, Beyoncé & Nipsey Hussle Win Grammy Awards During 2020 Grammys Pre-Show

The 2020 Grammy Awards are just kicking off, hosted by Alicia Keys. However, with so many categories and nominations on music’s biggest night, some of the awards have already been handed out. Here is a glimpse of the winners announced during the pre-show at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Best Pop Vocal Album Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Best R&B Album Anderson .Paak – Ventura Best Urban Contemporary Album Lizzo – Cuz I Love You Best R&B Song PJ Morton – “Say S...
Tags: Music, TV, Celebs, Beyonce, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Alicia Keys, Pop Culture, Jazz, Grammys, Nipsey Hussle, Lizzo, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Roddy Ricch, Grammys 2020


Lost Boyz Renee for Throwback Thursday

Once again, it’s Thursday meaning we’re one step closer to the weekend. For Throwback Thursday, we take this back to the mid-90s. During this time, we had a plethora of movie soundtracks that were really dope. I’ll be honest; this was a period where those soundtracks were must haves like a regular album. When you think of classic soundtracks, Above the Rim, Waiting to Exhale, Murder Was the Case and many others come to mind. Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the H...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Don, Boyz, Renee, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Boyz Renee, Freaky Tah Renee


Juice WRLD died of accidental oxycodone and codeine overdose

Rapper died last month at age 21 after reported seizure following landing at Chicago airportThe rapper Juice WRLD’s official cause of death has been ruled an accidental overdose. The Cook county medical examiner’s office cited toxic levels of codeine and oxycodone in Juice WRLD’s system in the ruling, released on Wednesday.“Higgins died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity,” the office wrote in a statement. “The manner of death is accident.” Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Cook, Rap, Chicago, Culture, Hip-hop, Higgins, Juice WRLD




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From a two-sided trip-hop tune to an electro oddity, a few of our favorite tracks from this week U.S. Girls: Overtime Technically a rework of a 2013 release, “Overtime,” as it appears now, is a single from U.S. Girls’ forthcoming seventh album, Heavy Light, out 6 March via 4AD. The soulful experiment by the band (led by multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy) employs choral vocals as …
Tags: Design, Drama, Music Videos, Pop, Soul, Albums, Hip-hop, Indie, Rb, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Dan Deacon, Meg Remy, Soko, Dvsn