Los Angeles, CA – To celebrate Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival turning 20 this year, YouTube Originals will release a documentary titled Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert. Made in partnership with Coachella, the full-length feature film will premiere on March 31, just ahead of the annual festival beginning on April 10. The documentary explores Coachella’s […]


DJ Akademiks called out Meek Mill for “hypocritical messaging” after the Philly rapper tweeted his empathy towards soldiers sent to war by comparing their experience to people in the “trenches” back home. “This is pretty much the most self-indulgent, narcissistic tweet you could probably have about this situation,” Akademiks said on his YouTube channel. “Because […]


Some people are born queer icons, others have queer iconicity thrust upon them. And then there are those who do the most to become one, including a surprise drop-in acoustic set at Stonewall Inn during pride month and a music video that’s positively chockablock with queer-squad fuel from Hayley Kiyoko to “Same Parts” poet laureate […]


Lennie Moreno, Hip-Hop & RnB artist has already established his position in the music scene as an excellent songwriter and talented producer. The Montreal-based musician kicks off the year with a brand new mixtape 50/50. He takes his artistry to a higher place and divides the mixtape into two parts: dark and bright sides where […]


There was a lot to unpack on Christmas Eve (December 24) when Drake dropped the freestyle “War.” The song was produced for a new project El-Kuumba Tape Vol. 1. which is also spearheaded by Oliver El-Khatib, the co-founder of OVO Sound. Drake took to his Instagram Story on Sunday (January 5) to clarify what he and the rather […]


Atlanta, GA – G Herbo has avoided jail in the battery case involving his son’s mother Ariana Fletcher. According to TMZ, the Chicago-bred rapper pleaded guilty on Monday (January 6) but won’t serve any time behind bars. Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 150 hours of […]


Lizzo is taking a Twitter sabbatical. The crossover star announced her break from the social media platform on Sunday (January 5). Lizzo, who didn’t deactivate her account, cited trolling as the reason for her Twitter detox. “Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls,” she wrote. “I’ll be back when I […]


The online battle between French Montana and 50 Cent has claimed a new victim: people trying to avoid Power spoilers. After trading insults with 50 on social media over the past week, Montana upped the ante by leaking a clip of the G-Unit boss’ hit show ahead of its midseason premiere on Sunday (January 5). […]


Detroit’s own Tee Grizzley dropped off his first collaboration of 2020 by way of the Hit-Boy-produced “Red Light” visual. With a fiery display of unapologetic aggression, the new video captures Grizzley moving about Los Angeles with a sense of belonging as if he were at home in the Motor City. The clip features added support from […]


Former DONDA art director Joe Perez has revealed the original name for Kanye West’s 2013 album Yeezus was initially Thank God For Drugs. The revelation came as Perez was posting old concept designs from his tenure at the Kanye-led design firm to Instagram. “3.2.2013 – Pre-Yeezus gif concepts – Round 2,” he captioned the post. “Before naming the […]


Host Page Kennedy has returned with a new episode of The Breakdown titled “Are Rap Crews Dead?” During the roughly 13-minute episode, Kennedy explores if rap crews still exist in the new year or if they really are part of a bygone era. The enthusiastic rapper/actor starts by defining what exactly a rap crew entails. He explains […]


The surviving members of the Beastie Boys — Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond — have been more visible in recent years thanks in part to the roughly 600-page Beastie Boys Book and subsequent book tour. Luckily for their fans, it looks like 2020 will entail more Beasties mania.  Longtime collaborator Spike Jonze, who […]


Miami, FL – DaBaby — real name Jonathan Kirk — was officially arrested in Miami on Thursday (January 2) and now, the details surrounding his arrest have surfaced. According to the Miami-Herald, the North Carolina native was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center by Miami police on a battery charge. He and his entourage […]