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JAY-Z Continues Reign Over Billboard Album Chart

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:34:58 PST

JAY-Z was once again on top of the Billboard 200 this week. It's the second straight week 4:44 has topped the albums chart. It wasn't a particularly challenging week for Hov, who only had to fight off one Top 10 debut — French Montana's Jungle Rules entered the chart at number three. Elsewhere


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Shabazz Palaces Talk “Quazars…” Double Release

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:24:06 PST

For 30 years, Ishmael Butler has been dominating the sounds and minds of the hip hop world. From his time as part of Digable Planets through his current Shabazz Palaces project, the rapper-artist has continued to be at the forefront of the music scene. And with Shabazz's new double album Quazarz:


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Music World Reacts To Death Of Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:49:49 PST

Yesterday, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died. The news came early Thursday morning that the singer had hung himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California. He is survived by his second wife Talinda Bentley and six children. Only two months ago, Bennington had lost his


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Jaira Burns Shares Musical Memories Behind “Ugly”

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:40:47 PST

Jaira Burns discovered her singing voice the old fashioned way: She was nine years old and singing in the shower when the love of song struck her. Since then the 20 year old star in the ascendency has put in the hard yards of practice, honed her songwriting skills, performed countless industry


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Nine Inch Nails, Foster The People & Lana Del Rey Lust For Life In Top Albums Of The Week - July 21

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:37:32 PST

We are dead in the middle of summer and yet some of the year's best records are dropping. This week's set of new tunes sees some of the sharpest works of the year so far. Artists from hip hop to indie to pop delivered their strongest efforts to date. Avey Tare takes music to other senses, while


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Chance The Rapper, Nine Inch Nails, Dan Auerbach & Roger Finley Go Bang Bang In Top Songs Of The Week - July 21

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:33:12 PST

Everyone now seems to be hitting their summer stride. The beach has become an expectation, pool parties are the norm, and the smell of barbecue in the late evening is constantly wafting through the air. Artists, too, are firing on all cylinders, with hotter tracks coming out each week. Chance the


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Demi Lovato, Coldplay & The War On Drugs Aren't Sorry In Top Music Videos Of The Week - July 21

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:26:03 PST

This past week has been hot, even by July standards, but it wasn't only the sun heating up our summer days. Artists from across the music map dropped new videos that reminded us why summer is our favorite season for both music and video. Coldplay got together with Big Sean and unveiled a beautiful


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Rihanna, Paul McCartney, & Katy Perry Let Loose Summer Feels In Top Instagrams Of The Week - July 21

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:42:28 PST

From ocean adjacent pools to family love to summer blockbusters, artists were hitting the hottest spots all over the globe this week. Thanks to the lovely gift of Instagram, the stars kept us up to date with all their ongoing life events. Rihanna showed that she doesn't need an invitation to take


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Free Download: Meek Mill - Meekend Music 2

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:18:31 PST

Robert Rihmeek Williams, aka Meek Mill, dropped his highly anticipated new album Wins & Loses today, but earlier this month the Philadelphia rapper unveiled an EP of free new sounds titled Meekend Music 2. Over the course of the four-track EP, Mill works with four different producers. It gives a


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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Has Died

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:14:22 PST

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, has died at 41. Police officials believe the cause of death was suicide. Law enforcement sources are reporting that the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. His body was discovered Thursday just


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Atlanta Gave Killer Mike His Own Day

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:38:59 PST

Killer Mike has been promoting Atlanta for years as a rapper, business owner, and political activist, and now it seems like all of his hard work is finally being rewarded. On Monday, the Georgia capital declared July 17th, 2017 Michael "Killer Mike" Render Day. The Atlanta City Council recognized


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Watch Demi Lovato Party With Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx & Wiz Khalifa In "Sorry Not Sorry"

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:56:28 PST

Demi Lovato has just dropped a wet and wild video for her new hit "Sorry Not Sorry". The track is the singer's first solo release of 2017. She teamed up with Cheat Codes for "No Promises" back in May. For the video, Demi gathered friends such as Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx, and Wiz Khalifa for a raging


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Radiohead Finally Plays Israel Concert, And It Was Their Longest Set In 11 Years

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:39:26 PST

For the last few months a steady stream of words has been flung back and forth between Radiohead leadsinger Thom Yorke and Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Thurston Moore, and more. Roger Waters and the others supporting the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement protesting Israel's policies


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Miles Mosley Shares the Sounds Behind “Uprising”

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:57:45 PST

Miles Mosley’s debut album Uprising was released in April via Verve records. The collection confirmed what close-watching music fans have known all along, the producer, composer and songwriter was ready to step out into the light. Having worked with everyone from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Lauryn Hill


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Ed Sheeran Is Using Instagram To Help A 7-Year-Old Girl Find A Stem Cell Donor

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:34:03 PST

Ed Sheeran has taken to Instagram to try and help a 7-year-old girl find a blood stem cell donor. The ginger haired balladeer is using his account to attempt to help young Jasmi Hill, who is in need of a bone marrow match. Sheeran posted to instagram saying, "7 year old Jasmi urgently needs a blood


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Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber's "Despacito" Is Now The Most Streamed Song Ever

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:08:45 PST

It's only been six months since Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" hit the airwaves, and it has already become the most streamed song of all time. The hit original song and its remix featuring Justin Bieber have accumulated more than 4.6 billion streams across all platforms. The track, which is


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Kenny Rogers Announces Farewell Show Featuring Dolly Parton, Flaming Lips & More

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:42:33 PST

Kenny Rogers is set to perform one final show near the end of October. He is currently on the final stage of his world global farewell tour and announced he will be taking the stage one last time with Dolly Parton. The show is set for the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on October 25th.


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Spoon, Broken Social Scene & More Joining My Morning Jacket For One Big Holiday

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:18:28 PST

Back in February, My Morning Jacket held their One Big Holiday festival at Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. It seems like the band certainly enjoyed themselves because they have just announced the event will return next year, but with a slight change in destination. The 2018 iteration of the


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Madonna Files Request To Stop Auction Of Tupac Letter

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:57:23 PST

Just a couple weeks ago it was reported that a long forgotten letter from Tupac Shakur to Madonna was going to auction; however, it may never see bidding. Madonna has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against the auction house, Gotta Have It Collectible, included in the requested


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Meg Mac Talks “Low Blows”

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:57:19 PST

Australian singer-songwriter Meg Mac has a voice that stops people in their tracks. Gary Clarke Jr. commented, "I heard this voice. I was like "I gotta go check this out." I was blown away by how powerful her voice was and how cool she was. It blew my mind. She's amazing." when the two shared a


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