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The Complete History of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Controversial Career

Including the sexual misconduct case that almost landed him in prison.
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From slick ’70s drug rap to vital California storytelling, and everything in between.
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A Brief Comedy History of the Beastie Boys

“Our main goal was really just to crack each other up.”
  1. yandhi watch
    Okay, Yeah, Kanye Realizes Black Friday Is a Little Soon to Drop His Next AlbumGet ready for Yandhi Watch 2019.
  2. honors
    Elvis Presley, That Hound Dog, Is Receiving the Presidential Medal of FreedomAnd so is a Republican megadonor. Talk about synergy!
  3. politics
    BMI Informs Trump Campaign They Can No Longer Play Rihanna’s MusicThe organization reportedly removed the singer’s work from the Trump campaign’s blanket music license.
  4. tv review
    Netflix’s Westside Is an Instagram Ad Made FleshThis jumbled mishmash of reality TV drama, making-of doc, and music video briefly coalesces into something greater than the sum of its parts.
  5. posthumous albums
    Posthumous XXXTentacion Album Coming Next MonthIt’s titled Skins.
  6. timelines
    The Complete History of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Controversial CareerIncluding the sexual misconduct case that almost landed him in prison.
  7. deep dives
    A Deep Dive Into Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’’ VideoThere’s a lot you can learn from a breath.
  8. music
    There’s a New Smashing Pumpkins SongSee? Everything’s okay.
  9. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap MusicFrom slick ’70s drug rap to vital California storytelling, and everything in between.
  10. funny games
    A Brief Comedy History of the Beastie Boys“Our main goal was really just to crack each other up.”
  11. please don't! stop the music!
    Rihanna Reportedly Sends Cease and Desist to Trump Over Music Used During RallyPlease. Don’t. Stop the music.
  12. music
    This Is Not a Drill: 80 Percent of the Spice Girls Are Reuniting for a TourIt’s happening! Well, mostly.
  13. recovery
    Demi Lovato Is Out of RehabShe’s looking happy and healthy.
  14. you spelled like u
    Ariana Grande Is Hyping Up Her Next Album, Thank U, NextConsider it her new mantra.
  15. album review
    On Vince Staples’s FM!, Everybody DiesThen it sets about making its characters’ trip through the pearly gates as much of a riot as possible.
  16. weddings
    Girl Talk Was the DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wedding, a.k.a. Every 2010s Frat PartyThe former mashup king played “‘80s jams,” natch.
  17. comedy
    Mike Judge on Loving Funk Music and Reviving King of the Hill“We’ve been talking about it over the last year, and I think we might have a way to do it.”
  18. theater
    How Imogen Heap Created Her Magical Tracks for the Harry Potter PlayAnd why “Hide and Seek” makes an appearance.
  19. christmas carols
    You’d Better Believe Yodel Boy Is Out Here Covering Christmas CarolsHe’s loved “White Christmas” ever since hearing it in Home Alone.
  20. best of 2018
    The Best Songs of 2018 (So Far)Including Cardi B, the Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Beach House, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
  21. music
    Your Guide to Maggie Rogers, SNL’s Next Musical GuestJam band reverence, unexpected covers, and very good originals.
  22. what is real?
    Maybe Poppy’s Self-Aware Pop Music Is Too Self-AwareWhat’s real and what’s another trendy toy in Poppy’s postmodern playpen?
  23. music videos
    The Blaze Are Making the Best Music Videos AroundFor the past few years, the Blaze have been making incredible music videos to accompany their songs, and now they’re playing live.
  24. mac miller
    Lil Xan Is Making a Mac Miller Tribute AlbumThe album title comes from their last conversation.
  25. where's the beef?
    Oh Yes Indeed, Mariah Carey’s New Song ‘A No No’ Samples Lil’ KimAnd is that a diss to her ex-manager?
  26. best of 2018
    The Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)Including Janelle Monáe, Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Sleep, Kacey Musgraves, and more.
  27. where's the beef?
    The Ultimate 50 Cent Super-Villain TimelineAll the times the rapper caused trouble for his own amusement.
  28. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap MusicFrom underground vets to Washington, D.C.’s hometown hero, and everything in-between.
  29. music
    Terrence Malick Is Making a Documentary About Lil PeepHe’s a friend of the family.
  30. numbers game
    Hip-Hop’s Obsession With Numbers Goes Way BackAnd it’s pretty weird if you think about it too much.
  31. exclusive
    The Story of the Hardcore Concert That Birthed the Beastie BoysHear Mike D and Ad-Rock read from their new audiobook.
  32. feuds
    Cardi B Just Issued a 10-Part Dressing Down of Nicki Minaj on Instagram“Do you wanna be the victim, or do you wanna be the gangster?”
  33. powerhouse nyc 2018
    Tekashi 6ix9ine Does Surprise Performance Days After Avoiding Jail TimeIt got the biggest crowd reaction of the night.
  34. posthumous releases
    New XXXTentacion Song Released Days After Confession Tape SurfacesLil Pump has released a posthumous collaboration with X co-produced by Skrillex.
  35. right click
    BTS Release Their First-Ever English Song, With Help From Steve AokiTheir third collaboration is their biggest yet.
  36. last night on late night
    Charlamagne Says He Canceled Kanye Interview Because Kanye’s Off His Meds“I think he needs to figure that out.”
  37. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap MusicFrom internet obsessives to underground introspection and budding megastars, you’re bound to find something to love.
  38. lawsuits
    Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj for Never Clearing That Sample“Sorry” interpolates “Baby Can I Hold You.”
  39. money
    Cardi B’s “Money” Announcement Deserves Its Own, Well, AnnouncementHer first solo release since Invasion of Privacy will reportedly drop Thursday.
  40. butt news
    Diane Warren Reaffirms A Star Is Born’s Ass Song Is Supposed to Be Great“It can be a serious song, it can be a pop song, it can be a song about an ass.”
  41. videology
    Watch Travis Scott and Drake’s Surreal ‘Sicko Mode’ VideoEver wanted to watch Drake watch a woman twerk on his eyelid? This one’s for you.
  42. music
    Britney Spears Announces Another Vegas Residency Without Speaking a WordBecause she’s Britney, bitch.
  43. soundtracked
    Why Doctor Who Went Back to Basics With Its New Theme Song“I wanted to go back to the original,” composer Segun Akinola says.
  44. bts
    BTS Renews Contract With Management Company, Will Be Here ForeverOr, at the very least, the next eight years.
  45. halloween
    John Carpenter on Halloween and the Long Con of His Legendary CareerThe original Halloween director talks about his legacy and scoring the new sequel to his classic horror film.
  46. cat mom
    French Artist Commissions All-Star Album to Mourn Her Dead CatFeaturing Bono, Pharrell, the National, and more names you won’t believe.
  47. music videos
    T.I. Made Another Song About Good TimesThe video also features a poorly-thought-out heist concept.
  48. politics
    Chance the Rapper ‘Probably Won’t Be Ever Running’ for Mayor of ChicagoHe announced who he’ll be supporting instead.
  49. album review
    Quavo Could Stand to Learn a Few Things From UsherOne artist released a good album disguised as a nonevent, the other released an event album that’s sort of inessential.
  50. new albums
    Mariah Carey’s Album to Drop Just in Time for You to Be Grateful at ThanksgivingNow when your family goes around the table asking one thing you’re thankful for, you won’t have to lie in a panic.
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