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A new collaboration from the Toronto rappers By Allison Hussey July 23, 2021 Smiley and Drake, photo courtesy of Warner Records Drake makes a guest appearance on a new song by Smiley—a rapper from his home city of Toronto. The track is titled “Over the Top” and it’s released via OVO Sound. Listen to it below. Drake has […]

By Jason Lipshutz 7/23/2021 Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond. This week, Camila Cabello and Khalid both preview their next album eras, Lil Nas X pops bottles […]

By Billboard Staff 7/23/2021 A decade ago today (July 23), the music world was rocked by the news that Amy Winehouse — the powerhouse singer/songwriter whose incredibly soulful, uncomfortably personal songs had a seismic impact both stateside and in her native U.K. — had died at the age of 27. While Winehouse’s artistry was often overshadowed towards the […]

The Brooklyn rapper’s second posthumous record also has contributions from Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Future, Bizzy Banks, and others By Noah Yoo July 16, 2021 Pop Smoke, December 2019 (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images) The next posthumous album from late Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke, Faith, is out now. Contributors to the album include Kanye West, Pusha T, Dua Lipa, Kid […]

By Stephen Daw 6/30/2021 “It’s just a joke,” he assures fans who didn’t like Madonna comparing his onstage kiss to hers with Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV VMAs. Lil Nas X has been hard at work since Sunday night’s BET Awards, from announcing his debut album to trolling critics of his viral performance. Now, he’s […]

By Russell Spear:- 80s music sounds so fresh and enthusiastic compared to the music of today because the 1980s were a much more enthusiastic, upbeat time compared to today. In the 1980s people were feeling enthusiastic because the economy was turning around. In the late 1970s inflation was high, interest rates were at 18% and […]

By Katie Bain 6/29/2021 27 days ago, DJ Minx changed her life with an Instagram post. The Detroit techno legend — who’s been active in the scene since the early ’90s — had been thinking of what to write in her caption for months. Ultimately, on June 2, 2021, she got a big message through in […]

By Stephen Daw 6/29/2021 At Sunday night’s BET Awards (June 27), Lil Nas X once again made headlines for living his truth. Dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh and paying tribute to Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” music video, the rapper powered through his single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” before turning to a backup dancer on his left and making out with […]

By Russell Spear:- Is Layne Staley the best rock / grunge vocalist of 90’s era? Layne Staley was certainly one of the best grunge vocalist of the 90s era. The album Dirt is one of the best grunge albums there is. I think Layne Staley was excellent. I just don’t think he was as good […]

By Russell Spear: – What is the greatest guitar solo ever that is under 30 seconds long? Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar solo in Dreams is the one. His solo in Dreams features ingenious use of a volume pedal. He uses it to make the notes swell in volume after he plucks them instead of getting quieter. That gives […]