Macklemore Protege Travis Thompson on 'Tonight Show' Performance: 'I Had Hella Fun'

Thompson came up through Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Seattle-based music mentorship program The Residency. Imagine making your network TV debut on The Tonight Show. Now imagine doing it alongside multi-platinum hip-hop star Macklemore, who took a chance on you when you were just a cocky teen from the small Seattle suburb White Center. That's basically Travis Thompson's origin story, except […]

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Jaden Smith Releases Debut Album 'SYRE'

Jaden Smith released his debut album, SYRE, on Friday (Nov. 17). The project's title is actually inspired by the artist's middle name. Following up his 2015 EP, Smith delivers 17 tracks ranging from a variety genres spanning the 70 minutes with eccentric sonics and diverse flows. The 19-year-old recently appeared in the animated Netflix series Neo-Yokio, which also included Desus Nice, The Kid […]

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Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dies at 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder legendary rock band AC/DC, died Saturday (Nov. 18) after a three-year battle with dementia. He was 64. AC/DC confirmed the news on its website. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing Malcolm Young,” the group wrote in a statement. Young founded the AC/DC alongside his brother, Angus, in […]

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Billboard Touring Conference: Lil Dicky Explains Stumbling Into Rap With a Two-Month Plan

David Burd’s rap persona Lil Dicky had less than 30 followers on Facebook when he posted his first music video online.  “I had been working on this stuff for a year-and-a-half behind the scenes by myself, not showing anybody. All my friends and my parents had thought I had gone crazy,” Burd told the audience during the “Pressional Rapper: A […]

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Meek Mill's Controversial Case: Activist Carmen Perez on His Prison Sentence & Mass Incarceration Reform

“This isn’t just about Meek Mill. This is about the hundreds thousands young black and brown men and women that are incarcerated.” News surrounding Meek Mill’s recent two to four year prison sentence for probation violation has evoked a range emotions: disappointment, confusion and flat out rage. In the midst it all, though, are organizations and people working to protect future generations […]

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Here Are the 16 Rappers Who Scored Their First Hot 100 Top 10 Hits in 2017

Thanks to streaming, 16 acts have broken the top 10 barrier, including No. 1s from Migos, Chance the Rapper, Daddy Yankee, Cardi B and Post Malone! A whopping 16 rap acts have earned a career first in 2017: a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The class is a mix newcomers who have navigated their way from underground […]

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50 Cent & Jeremih Reunite For 'Still Think I'm Nothing': Listen

50 Cent and Jeremih are back on the music scene with some new heat. The duo recently dropped their new single, “Still Think I’m Nothing” on Nov. 16, and it’s quite the departure from their past club bangers. The 3-minute track starts f rather slowly, before Jermih comes in with st vocals on the hook. The beat sounds similar to […]

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Lil Uzi Vert Is Giving Up Drugs After Lil Peep's Death

Lil Uzi Vert is among a number artists paying tribute to Lil Peep following the young singer and rapper's untimely death. Beyond posting his condolences, though, he's looking to better himself in reaction to the tragic news. “We Would love 2 stop ….. But Do You Really Care Cause We Been On Xanax All Fucking Year,” Uzi wrote Thursday (Nov. […]

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Belly Dominates Hot 97 Who's Next Performance in NYC With The Weeknd & Jadakiss as Surprise Guests

Hot 97 radio station’s Who’s Next series show at S.O.B.’s is typically where promising musical newcomers parade their cosigns and perform for NYC’s ten brutal audience music aficionados. Last night (Nov. 14th), 30 minutes after the proposed showtime, the DJ dropped Belly’s instrumental to his recent tape’s title track, “Mumble Rap.” Now enthralled, the venue’s attendees became so boisterous, brawny […]

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6 Ways Diana Ross Has Earned Her Gay Icon Status

At this year’s American Music Awards (Nov. 19), Diana Ross will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to music. It goes without saying that the self-monikered “Boss” deserves the title after slaying the game for nearly 60 years starting with the iconic girl group The Supremes before becoming a magnetic solo act and all-round superstar.  As a […]

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