Megan Thee Stallion has proposed the last word. Her debut album, Good News, is here, a week soon after she reported it with a gregarious message ("Through this rough ass year we've all been having I felt like we might all use a lil bit of good news."), And with it comes a slew of visitor features from folks like DaBaby, City Females, SZA, and more. Although the assignments opener, "S..

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By Lucas Villa Rauw Alejandro has been hard at work. The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter exists right now at a particularly key moment, right between the release of his debut album, Afrodisíaco, that dropped on November 13, and finding out if he'll take residence Best New Artist at this year's Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday. Getting to be a leading voice in the R&B wave taking o..

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Megan Thee Stallion won't be silenced — that much she made clear in her empowered "Rapper of the Year" profile in GQ, published on Monday (November 16). In it, the Houston rapper shared new specifics about the incident this summer wherein she was shot in both feet immediately after leaving a pool party and was, allegedly, suggested cash to cover it up. On the morning of July 12,..

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Christmas is only 46 days away, yet luckily, you won't have to wait that long for a gift from Lil Nas X. Yes, the "Old Town Road" artist and chart-history maker is back, and this time, he's got more than just the horses in the back. If the trailer for his upcoming new single "Holiday" is any indication, this time, he's got just about every present in the world, and also whichever els..

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You know "Roses," the song that catapulted Saint Jhn (who styles his name as SAINt JHN) into global renown, thanks to a pitched-up dance remix from Imanbek. Nevertheless you may not know the voice beyond that smash, likely because it's not actually Saint Jhn's usual voice. To get to know the particular timbre of his vocals, try "Gorgeous," a gigantic flex from his upcoming album, Whi..

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By Lucas Villa Think of your preference reggaetón track. Whether it’s a Wisin & Yandel cut from the genre's 2000s breakthrough, like “Abusadora,” or a contemporary hit, like “Yo Perreo Sola” or “Callaíta,” Tainy has likely had a hand in it. Whenever reggaetón was first rising up, the Puerto Rican producer was working under Luny Tunes, the duo du jour beyond the s..

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Despite a show-stopping year that saw her first pair of No. 1 singles as well as a culture-defining song (and video) that spawned a lucrative, amusing cycle of performative outrage from the usual talking heads, Megan Thee Stallion has endured her fair share of trauma in 2020. On Tuesday (October 13), she expounded on that trauma in a New York Times op-ed. "I was recently the victim o..

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It's an image of contrast: a soldier with dragonfly wings rendered in bleeding graffiti sprays, the literal personification of its title. On the very cover artwork of Linkin Park's masterful, ground-moving debut Hybrid Theory, the whole concept is there: loud guitars with hip-hop beats, rap verses between screaming melodic choruses, a test of duality. A hybrid theory. Supplemented wi..

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By Danielle Chelosky Over a length of five years, companions and bandmates pulled musician Bartees Cox Jr. Aside to tell him, You need to quit those bands you’re in and begin your own. “I had countless companions who were like, dude, what are you doing? You’ve got concentrate on your own stuff,” Bartees recalls as we talk on the phone early in September. “I was like, no, it..

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If the reports are true, Nicki Minaj just became a mommy! And although specifics are scarce now, TMZ reports that the rap queen and her partner, Kenneth Petty, welcomed a baby into the world, though no further data — including the baby's sex — has come through just yet. People and Us Weekly have also confirmed the news. Both report that Minaj gave birth yesterday, September 30, i..

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In the past month, we've heard Kanye West on two new songs and seen him donate $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We've also seen him announce (again) a 2020 presidential candidacy bid, despite reportedly filing no actual paperwork. Yet Kanye is Kanye, and with his Travis Scott group effort "Wash Us in the Blood" also came the announcement ..

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Yesterday (June 30), Kanye West dropped a little bit of a surprise: a new rap song that once again embraced the abrasive edge of his 2010s output. And today (July 1), he's kept that momentum rolling thanks to a featured appearance on a clubby new track from Ty Dolla $ign that wouldn't have sounded all of the way out of place on 2016's The Life of Pablo. It's called "Ego Death," and ye..

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