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Pop Smoke’s Murder Is a Brutal Loss for Brooklyn Drill and Rap Crossing Borders

In just over a year, he’d become perhaps the most unmissable young rap star in New York City.
album review

Tame Impala and Justin Bieber Return 5 Years Later Changed Men

The Slow Rush and Changes are dispatches about married life, each from different vantage points.
close reads

Thank God High Fidelity Fixed Rob

By casting Zoë Kravitz as its music-savvy lead, the new Hulu adaptation upends the novel’s and the film’s most infuriating gender bias.
  1. right click
    Ozzy Osbourne Very Confidently Casts Jason Momoa to Play Him in New Music VideoFor the track “Scary Little Green Men.”
  2. irony
    Alanis Morissette’s New Single ‘Smiling’ Might Make You Sad, Isn’t That Ironic?Don’t you think?
  3. my single is finally dropping
    Selena Gomez Drops Song of the Summer ‘Feel Me’ Four Summers Too LateThe unreleased track is finally out.
  4. last night on late night
    Justin Bieber Gets the Truth About Cats From James Corden“I don’t regret doing it at all …”
  5. new music
    BTS Unleashes Map of the Soul: 7 Onto the WorldListen to the album and watch their kinetic manifesto film “Come Prima.”
  6. crime
    Everything We Know About Pop Smoke’s DeathThe 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper was killed at a home in Los Angeles, but police are still looking for a motive.
  7. a long talk
    How Zoë Kravitz and Nick Hornby Became High Fidelity Playlist BuddiesThe star of the Hulu series loved the novel that inspired it, so she reached out for the author’s blessing — and wound up with a collaborator.
  8. obits
    Pop Smoke’s Murder Is a Brutal Loss for Brooklyn Drill and Rap Crossing BordersIn just over a year, he’d become perhaps the most unmissable young rap star in New York City.
  9. haters and enemies
    Snoop Dogg Swears Lovers & Friends Isn’t Another Fyre Fest Despite How It LooksAnyone got eyes on Ja Rule?
  10. obits
    Rapper Pop Smoke Killed in Home InvasionThe Brooklyn rapper was just 20 years old.
  11. from the ashes
    Making the Band Is Coming Back, and This Time Diddy’s Kids Are in ChargeLaurieAnn Gibson will join the Combs sons on the judging panel.
  12. extremely online
    The 1975’s New Meme-Heavy Video Will Make You Feel 1,000 Years OldTheir latest for “The Birthday Party.”
  13. a heart of rage
    Neil Young Declares His Biggest Fan, Donald Trump, a ‘Disgrace to My Country’He’s an American now.
  14. album review
    Tame Impala and Justin Bieber Return 5 Years Later Changed MenThe Slow Rush and Changes are dispatches about married life, each from different vantage points.
  15. my single is dropping
    The Weeknd Gets Spooky and Sad on New Single ‘After Hours’The title track off his new album.
  16. britposting
    Billie Eilish Performs Bond Theme at the BRIT Awards With Hans ZimmerShe also won the Best International Female Solo Artist award.
  17. britposting
    Harry Styles Floods the Stage During Emotional Performance at the BRIT AwardsWatch Harry Styles perform “Falling” from Fine Line.
  18. britposting
    Lizzo’s BRIT Awards Medley Has Us Dreaming of a Lizzo Pop OperaA Lizzopera?
  19. respect the classics
    Joni Mitchell Is Making New Music Again, According to James TaylorShould we believe him?
  20. yum
    Lizzo Arrived at the 2020 Brits Lookin’ Like a SnackCome get a taste of this chocolate.
  21. close reads
    Thank God High Fidelity Fixed RobBy casting Zoë Kravitz as its music-savvy lead, the new Hulu adaptation upends the novel’s and the film’s most infuriating gender bias.
  22. the catchiest commercial
    The Strokes Are Making ‘Bad Decisions’ in Some Glorious Retro SuitsThe Billy Idol–inspired song is the second single from the New York City band’s forthcoming album, The New Abnormal.
  23. thank god
    Adele Leaked Her Own Album-Release MonthWe love a talkative queen.
  24. tours
    Ozzy Osbourne Cancels North American Tour While Seeking Medical TreatmentThe singer revealed earlier this year that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
  25. covers
    Please Enjoy Lizzo’s Harry Styles TributeA beautiful friendship continues to blossom before our eyes.
  26. the law
    Rick James Estate Sued Over 1979 Rape of MinorAn anonymous victim filed an affidavit last week.
  27. going viral
    Jalaiah Harmon, Creator of the Renegade, Brings Her Moves to NBA All-Star GameThe 14-year-old Fayetteville teen originated the viral TikTok craze. Now, she’s getting credit for it.
  28. this really must be the place
    Twice in a Lifetime: David Byrne’s American Utopia Will Return to Broadway!Dreams do come true.
  29. friendship
    Justin Bieber Doesn’t Want Billie Eilish to ‘Lose It’ Like He DidHe cried while offering his help.
  30. respect the classics
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s ‘Karn Evil 9’ Turning Into FilmThe lyrics will fuel the sci-fi adventure.
  31. last night on late night
    Justin Timberlake Fondly Recalls Time When Boomers Pelted Him With Urine Bottles“It wasn’t always good times for me, you guys.”
  32. the art of lyricism
    All the Horny, Sappy, and God-Fearing Lyrics on Justin Bieber’s ChangesThe Biebs only has two moods: in love and in love with God.
  33. joy levels 1000%
    Harry Styles Covering Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ Will Melt Your Icy HeartStyles loves a cover.
  34. wife guys
    14 Wife Guy Anthems to … Celebrate? … Valentine’s DayPlay these at your own risk.
  35. umg fire
    Universal Confirms Nirvana, Elton John Recordings Were Damaged in Warehouse FireMaster reels of Sonic Youth, Jimmy Eat World, Sheryl Crow, Les Paul, and more were also destroyed.
  36. song review
    Billie Eilish and James Bond Are a Perfect Marriage“No Time to Die” is possibly the quietest Bond song ever, and one of the few times you get to hear Eilish raise her voice to a shout.
  37. my single is dropping
    YG and Kehlani’s ‘Konclusions’ Has So Much We Didn’t Need to Know About ThemThe couple dropped a Valentine’s Day vibe.
  38. tv review
    High Fidelity Is a Great Cover of the OriginalThe similarities between Hulu’s take on the Nick Hornby novel and 2000 film are unmistakable, but its changes to the source push it in new directions.
  39. fifty shades of yellow
    Dakota Johnson’s Directorial Debut Is a Love Story Set to ColdplayWatch the “Cry Cry Cry” video now, but single people beware.
  40. explainers
    All Hell Has Broken Loose Within the GrammysThe abrupt dismissal of Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan could become one of the biggest stories in the music industry since the Me Too era began.
  41. my (ai) single is dropping
    Don’t Freak Out But a Digital Agency Created an AI Version of Travis ScottIntroducing Travisbott.
  42. egot futures
    Listen to Billie Eilish’s James Bond Song, ‘No Time to Die’The name’s Guy. Bad Guy.
  43. fame
    Billie Eilish Tells a Bot About the Time She Disguised Herself As a NormieHuman interaction hits different when you’re famous.
  44. nme awards 2020
    Taylor Kissing Joe and Everything Else You Missed at the Chaotic 2020 NME AwardsJust, y’know, some casual PDA and misogyny.
  45. vulture lists
    The 100 Greatest Emo Songs of All TimeA sweeping look at rock’s most misunderstood genre.
  46. extremely online
    The Best Songs TikTok Has RediscoveredDigging up TikTok’s hidden gems.
  47. wig
    Sam Smith Announces New Album To Die For By Opening a Wig ShopThe single “To Die For” from the album To Die For will be available to buy for on Valentine’s Day, which is this Friday, which is tomorrow.
  48. acting
    Camila Cabello and DaBaby Invent Sync-Sound in ‘My Oh My’ Music VideoCamila really said, “Steamboat Willie who?”
  49. respect the classics
    Sweet Conclusion: Aerosmith Reinstates Their Estranged DrummerJustice for Joey Kramer!
  50. oscars 2020
    Even Eminem Can’t Fully Explain Why He Performed at the Oscars“It was presented to me that way, and I said, ‘Oh, that’s kinda dope to not even announce it.’”
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