Remember the old days when yelling “Rihanna’s impact!” didn’t mean another queen is delaying their album? We’re old now. And so weary. And yet, SZA told Rolling Stone her highly anticipated sophomore album might not even be an album. “Music is coming out this year for sure,” she said. “An album? Strong words.” Okay, technically, […]

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How many of us woke up on January 1 empty-handed, robbed yet again of a chance to luxuriate in Rihanna’s elusive new album? Oh, that’s right — all 7.8 billion of us. It’s a new decade and the same old story: Artists will do as artists do, which in the ’20s, just as it was […]

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The Grammy Award for Best New Artist recognized Adele, Mariah Carey, and the Beatles before they became stars, but it carries a level of infamy for gaffes like Christopher Cross’s subsequent disappearance after his 1981 win and the rescinding of Milli Vanilli’s after they faked their way to the award in 1990. Taffy Danoff of […]

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Fayetteville, NC – J. Cole’s first-ever Dreamville Festival was slated to occur final weekend (September 15), however was cancelled as a result of Hurricane Florence. Scheduled performers included his KOD Tour mate Young Thug, in addition to SZA, Big Sean, and naturally, Cole himself. On Thursday night (September 21), the Dreamville Foundation, Cole’s nonprofit, launched […]

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What’s a little New York City music festival without a whole lotta rain? This year, the Panorama Music Festival faced the wrath of Mother Nature and came out the loser. 2018’s abbreted festival — headlined by Janet Jackson, the Killers, and, ultimately, not the Weeknd — was by all accounts a wash, with forced cancellations […]

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There’s a moment in the grainy trailer for Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Jay Rock’s new album Redemption, which is shot like a record label’s vintage VHS electronic press kit, that speaks plainly to the Watts rapper’s unusual role in his crew. “Rock went out there and took all the punches,” TDE’s in-house engineer MixedByAli says. […]

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After SZA was temporarily removed from TDE’s Championship Tour due to swollen vocal chords, the CTRL singer has provided a somber update. Earlier this week, SZA tweeted that her voice has been “permanently injured.” The reveal was made in a series of since-deleted tweets. “My voice is permanently injured. Great!!!!!!!!!” she wrote. The tweet came after SZA made her […]

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A few days ago, SZA had to take time off from the TDE tour due to swollen vocal chords. And now, according to her posts on Twitter, her health issues might be more severe than previously thought. Last week, when TDE announced she would miss an indefinite number of tour dates, the singer posted the […]

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Here’s something you didn’t know you needed, Nick Cannon has put his own spin on SZA’s hit single “The Weekend” and it’s surprisingly not bad.     The track is part Cannon’s upcoming three-song EP Singing With Dream Girls. Besides his SZA cover, he also covers songs by Kehlani and H.E.R. “I’m so excited about the buzz generated […]

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