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If you’ve been paying attention to the Billboard charts at all this year, you know that Lil Baby has been a constant presence on them. My Turn, the latest album from the 25-year-old Atlanta rapper born Dominique Jones, was just named the most popular album in the U.S. for the first half of 2020, according […]

“Criss Cross” is one of several unheard tracks on the new edition of the 1973 album By Matthew Strauss The Rolling Stones are reissuing their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. The reissue features a new stereo mix of the original album. The 4xLP box set edition of Goats Head Soup also comes with rarities and […]

Jon Pennington · I love music, any kind of music… According to a January 1968 interview in the Village Voice titled Zappa and the Mothers: Ugly Can Be Beautiful . Zappa mentioned it was easier for him to get club gigs in the post-British Invasion context of 1965 if he told or implied to promoters […]

This week we gave the house to Louie Vega, in a career spanning more than two decades he has produced anthems which have defined the scene and resulted in a cult status, multiple Grammy nominations and a place in house music history. Shop: defected.com/store/brands-labels/glitter-box.html

Pop singer-songwriter Emmanuel Kelly appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show today (July 8) to share with host Kelly Clarkson his full-circle American Idol moment. Kelly’s story about becoming the “first differently-abled pop star” has touched many. He was abandoned in a box as an infant in his war-torn birthplace of Iraq before nuns from a Mother Teresa orphanage brought him in. They raised him with […]

By Evan Minsker and Jazz Monroe With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson, Westside Gunn, Boris, […]

It’s perhaps never been more daunting to be an emerging artist. Gigging is out of the question while temporary lockdown means that plenty of new bands have had to slam the brakes on any momentum heading into this summer. Constant self-promotion and half-baked video sessions are the norm – many unable to make a penny. […]

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Weyes Blood has shared a psychedelic new video for her Titanic Rising track “Wild Time.” In a note, Natalie Mering writes that the video was “shot on 16mm pre-Pandemic, then edited together during isolation.” “Felt like the right time to let this video out into the world,” she continues, “seeing as we’re all getting saddled down by some […]

Williams spent nearly four decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. If there’s one thing you can count on from America’s Got Talent it’s a few genuinely moving moments packed in between the dancing pigs, card tricks, lame rollerskaters and jokey acts clearly just trying to steal some airtime. All of those things happened on […]


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