Music

Jonas Gwangwa—the South African anti-apartheid activist, composer, and jazz trombonist—has died, NPR reports. The news was confirmed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. “A giant of our revolutionary cultural movement and our democratic creative industries has been called to rest,” Ramaphosa wrote in a statement. “The trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally
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Three New York-area ticket resellers have been fined by the FTC under the BOTS Act, as Engadget reports. It is the first case to be brought under the Obama-era anti-scalping legislation that was passed in 2016. Three companies—Just in Time Tickets, Inc., Cartisim Corp., and Concert Specials, Inc.—and their principals—Evan Kohanian, Simon Ebrani, and Steven
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Exclusive Miley Cyrus has some bad luck when it comes to burglars … we’re told someone broke into another one of her storage units. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Miley’s L.A.-area storage unit was broken into a few weeks ago, and someone made off with clothes, family photos and other mementos. There’s no dollar
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Exclusive Details The wait is finally over, Gigi Hadid has revealed the name of her daughter with Zayn Malik … Khai. Gigi made the not-so-subtle announcement Thursday, updating her Instagram page bio to include “Khai’s mom.” Fans were quick to notice the change, and went crazy for the news. A source close to the couple
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Madlib and Four Tet have shared another single from their forthcoming album Sound Ancestors. Listen to “Dirtknock” below. Four Tet and Madlib announced Sound Ancestors last month. The album will feature previously released singles “Road of the Lonely Ones” and “Hopprock”. Sound Ancestors is due out January 29 via Madlib Invazion. Four Tet has mentioned
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Lil Wayne received a full presidential pardon and Kodak Black received a commutation from Donald Trump in the president’s final hours in office, CNN and Reuters report. The two rappers’ reprieve comes amid a flurry of pardons as some of the outgoing president’s final acts. Other names on the presidential pardon and commutation list include
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It looks like Lil Wayne could be let off the hook in his federal gun case by none other than President Trump … who’s reportedly expected to pardon the rapper before his term ends. Trump’s believed to have a pretty lengthy list of names for his final round of commutations and pardons — an estimated
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Smino has shared a new song titled “MLK Dr” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the animated video, the St. Louis rapper assists an extraterrestrial version of Dr. King with a flat tire and the pair share a joint before driving down Martin Luther King Blvd. Watch the visual, which is
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Phil Spector, the “wall of sound” producer famous for his work in 1960s pop and rock music, has died, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed. In a post on their website, the CDCR wrote that Spector “was pronounced deceased of natural causes” yesterday (January 16), at an outside hospital. His official cause
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Sheer Mag has shared a new song called “Crushed Velvet.” The song appears on the soundtrack for Hulu’s forthcoming original film The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, which is out tomorrow (January 15). Check out “Crushed Velvet” below. Sheer Mag’s last LP was 2019’s A Distant Call. Later that year Vermont Senator—and then presidential candidate—Bernie Sanders
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On January 4, Dr. Dre was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm. Dre, who updated fans on his well-being shortly after news of his hospitalization surfaced, was kept at Cedars-Sinai’s intensive care unit for 11 number of days. Now, Dre has been released from the hospital to return
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Los Angeles local Hope Sandoval burst onto the scene in the mid-’90s as the melancholy singer and founder of the indie dream pop band Mazzy Star … they released their sophomore album So Tonight That I Might See on Capitol Records in 1993 and their track “Fade Into You” landed on the Billboard Hot 100
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Rico Nasty brought “OHFR?” from her debut studio album Nightmare Vacation to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night (January 14). Watch her performance below. Following her 2018 mixtape Nasty and a 2019 collaboration with producer Kenny Beats, the Maryland rapper released Nightmare Vacation at the beginning of December. Singles “Own It,” “iPhone,” “OHFR?,”
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