Tag: Music

Houston’s Mayor Is The Latest Person To Criticize Bow Wow For His Massive, Unmasked Concert

As the coronavirus pandemic persists, many venues and clubs have been shuttered for nearly eleven months in order to curb the virus’ spread. There are some businesses, however, that have decided to skirt social distancing protocols and go forward with throwing live events. Over the weekend, Bow Wow was under scrutiny for being at the […]

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Apple Could Be Looking To Launch A Podcast Subscription Service

Right now, the podcasts you access from Apple are pretty much free. However, to better compete with Spotify and to attract more podcasters to its platform, it seems that Apple could be planning on launching their own podcast subscription service, according to a report from The Information (paywall). Advertising Apple has long offered users the […]

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Kota The Friend Dropped His Fifteen-Minute Mixtape, ‘Lyrics To GO Vol. 2’

There must be something in the air tonight, because both Smino and Brooklyn rapper Kota The Friend (born Avery Michael Johnson Jones) decided to drop new music on a Sunday night instead of the standard late Thursday release. It’s always good to keep fans on their toes, and after a few empty weeks early in […]

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Trey Songz And Fabolous Had A Houston Event Shut Down Due To COVID-19 And Overcapacity Concerns

Though COVID-19 cases are higher than they’ve ever been, a number of venues across the country continue to hold music events, with often maskless people crammed into tight spaces. One recent example came Saturday in Houston, when Trey Songz and Fabolous visited Club Spire for the event “The Black Affair.” According to Houston Fire Marshall’s […]

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Rapper Duke Bootee, Who Co-Wrote The Hip-Hop Classic ‘The Message,’ Is Dead At 69

Duke Bootee, born Edward Fletcher, died this past Wednesday at the age of 69 following end-stage congestive heart failure. His wife Rosita confirmed the news as well as his cause of death to Rolling Stone. Fletcher was best known for co-writing and appearing on Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s classic record, “The Message,” a […]

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Here’s Why Some Fans Think Conway The Machine Is Leaving Griselda Records

Griselda is coming off an extremely strong 2020 thanks to projects like Westside Gunn’s Pray For Paris, Amani Caesar’s The Liz, and Benny The Butcher’s Burden Of Proof. The group is already off to a good start in 2021: They recently shared their film, Conflicted, which arrived after the movie’s official soundtrack that saw contributions […]

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Sylvain Sylvain of the Proto-Punk Band New York Dolls Dies at 69

The band made a quick splash but within a few years had dissolved, leaving only two albums from its heyday, “New York Dolls” (1973) and the prophetically titled “Too Much Too Soon” (1974, the title borrowed from the autobiography of the actress Diana Barrymore). It produced no radio-friendly hits, but its fame grew after the […]

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Bow Wow And Meek Mill Held A Packed-Out Show In Houston And People Are Not Happy

It’s been ten months since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States, and one aspect of our life that we lost is large gatherings, including live concerts and festivals. Unfortunately, many artists have continued to hold shows in very unsafe environments, with often maskless attendees crowded together. On Friday night Meek Mill and Bow […]

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Kanye’s Yeezy Brand Is Suing A Former Intern Who They Say ‘Maliciously’ Violated His NDA

A former Yeezy intern is in hot water — to the tune of $500,000. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kanye’s fashion brand is suing their summer intern, Ryan Inwards, for breaking an NDA that includes a liquidated damages clause he might have to pay the tune of half a million dollars. A filing today in […]

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Lil Wayne Released Another Green Bay Packers Anthem Called ‘Green And Yellow’

Though the Green Bay Packers haven’t yet clinched a spot at Super Bowl LV, they’ve already won Lil Wayne’s heart. The southern rapper has an affinity for Green Bay, as he’s revealed before in multiple versions of a song called “Green And Yellow,” which usually incorporates elements of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow,” a song […]

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BRS Kash’s ‘Throat Baby (Go Baby)’ Remix Will Feature DaBaby And City Girls

Tonight BRS Kash’s record label LVRN (Love Renaissance) posted on Instagram about some remix guests on the rapper’s song “Throat Baby (Go Baby)” remix that have been anticipated for a while now but not confirmed. After stopping by Uproxx Studios recently for a live performance of the song, which can be comfortably typified as an […]

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Will Averno Become a ‘Marvel Universe’ for Musicals?

The start of the musical partnership between Morgan Smith and Sushi Soucy may not have been very Rodgers and Hammerstein, or even Pasek and Paul, but it certainly was very 2020. “This past summer, Morgan and I became mutuals on Instagram and TikTok,” Soucy, 18, said in a video conversation from Savannah, Ga. Direct messages […]

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Gallant Tries Desperately To Win His Woman Over In The Heartfelt ‘Comeback’ Video

Gallant released his sophomore album, Sweet Insomnia, in 2019 to critical acclaim and now, the singer is returning to usher in a new era of music. Sharing his first single of 2021, Gallant teases his forthcoming EP Neptune with a video alongside the swooning single “Comeback.” Drawing from R&B’s heyday in the early aughts, Gallant […]

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Joe Biden And Kamala Harris’s Sprawling Inauguration Playlist Was Curated By Issa Rae’s Record Label

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s inauguration will be one of the most hopeful days many of us have had in a long time. To acknowledge the optimistic outlook of their first term, the president and vice president-elect have commissioned a sprawling inauguration day playlist full of hopeful songs from across seemingly every genre imaginable. To […]

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Shamir, How Are You So Hot?

Collage by Cathryn Virginia | Images from Getty Images and Shamir It’s not a set of rules—it’s a state of mind. The interview series “How Are You So Hot?” is a thirsty journey into fascinating people’s attractions, peculiar charismas, and every other thing we want to copy about them.  On a clear, warm day in […]

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Sincere, Outdoorsy, Trippy, a Music Festival Breathes Los Angeles

Answering the phone and having the person on the other end sing softly for 10 minutes, just for you. Another vocalist, this one stationed outside your house for a five-minute concert. A piano recital stretching from dawn to dusk. An hourlong piece built from field recordings of the wind roaring through bristlecone pines. A guided […]

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In Ireland, Lifting a Veil of Prejudice Against Mixed-Race Children

While helping her mother work merchandise tables at some of Dublin’s most respected venues, Jess Kavanagh first got a taste for the music scene. When she started doing gigs herself — a petite singer with a belter of a voice — people would come up after to tell her she sounded “like a Black person,” […]

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