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Chicago rapper FBG Duck was shot and killed in downtown Chicago on Tuesday (August 4), the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed. Born Carlton Weekly, he was shot on the 100 block of East Oak Street and pronounced dead at 5:06 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was 26. In a press
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Talib Kweli has been “permanently suspended” from Twitter after “repeated violations” of the site’s rules, according to a report from Jezebel’s Ashley Reese. Kweli’s suspension, confirmed in a statement from Twitter, follows his alleged harassment of a 24-year-old activist named Maya Moody, who claims the rapper incessantly tweeted at her, sometimes for “12 hours straight.”
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Cardi B has announced a new collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. It’s called “WAP.” Check out the artwork below. It marks Cardi’s first new track as lead artist since 2019’s “Press” and 2018’s “Money.” Earlier this year, Meg released the new album Suga. Cardi has steadily released collaborations with artists like Bruno Mars, Post Malone,
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308 Ghost Train are trying to accomplish a lot with their music, but one thing they aren’t interested in – even slightly – is keeping up with the trends of a jaded mainstream rock sound. Their latest single, “Bleed Over Me,” ushers the band into 2020 with a balladic sound stylized around a vocal-powered hook
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Lianne La Havas is the next guest on Pitchfork’s “Listening Club.” The episode takes place this Friday, August 7, at 4 p.m. Eastern and it will be hosted by Pitchfork’s Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel, Managing Editor Amy Phillips, and News Editor Matthew Strauss. “Listening Club” is a live streaming show celebrating new music. Each show will
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Earlier this month, Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, and Team ROC helped secure legal representation for 227 inmates at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison, enabling them to file a class action lawsuit against the new Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain and prison healthcare provider Centurion, alleging subpar living conditions at Parchman. According to documents viewed by
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Arrow de Wilde said she was told that the incident was orchestrated by Brooks Nielsen and cost the band “a few hundred bucks,” calling it “a pretty expensive joke.” Starcrawler guitarist Henri Cash corroborated de Wilde’s story in a statement to Pitchfork. “Everything Arrow said in her statement is true,” Cash wrote. “We were locked
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Detroit producer/DJ Black Noi$e has revealed the tracklist for his new project Oblivion, which comes out August 14 via Earl Sweatshirt’s Warner imprint Tan Cressida. The 13-track release has guest spots from Earl, Danny Brown, duendita, ZelooperZ, MIKE, Liv.e, and more. Below, check out a new song featuring BbyMutha called “Mutha Magick.” Check out Pitchfork’s
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Beyoncé has released her new visual album Black Is King, via Disney+. The project is written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, and features appearances by JAY-Z, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lupita Nyong’o, and more, in addition to Bey herself. Black Is King is based on the music of The Lion King: The
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Billie Eilish has released her new single “my future.” She wrote and recorded the track (produced by her brother FINNEAS) during the coronavirus lockdown. “It’s a song that’s really really personal and special to me,” Eilish wrote in a statement to fans. “When we wrote this song, it was exactly where my head was at—hopeful,
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We recently caught up with Ronnie Ferguson, one half of the Michigan father/son duo STREAKING IN TONGUES. Each day for the past two weeks the band has released a new song/video on Youtube for their latest, Live from Lockdown. The new album was captured in the duo’s living room with one microphone in early May. All
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Rock’s greatest legends have typically found their fame working with the simplest of foundations – Delta blues, amplified guitars, heavy riffing, and a whole lot of percussive punishment. King Falcon seem to be interested in joining the club with the release of their debut single “Shake! Shake! Shake!” this season, and if you give it
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British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith has shared a new song called “By Any Means.” The track is the lead single from Roc Nation’s forthcoming Reprise project—a collection of songs curated by the label, the proceeds from which will go to funding organizations that support victims of police brutality, hate crimes, and other violations of civil rights.
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Nashville’s Metro Council has lifted restrictions on home recording studios that were put into place back in 1998, as Billboard points out. The new bill was partly created in response to the financial stress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the bill, the original regulations created “a hardship on residents seeking additional income
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