influences

Yola Had to Break Music History’s Rules to Make Stand for Myself

“I didn’t have, ‘You are exploring the depth of your musical life and being an exponent of extreme music freedom, and we’re totally cool with that.’”
album review

Billie Eilish Has Only Gone Quieter and More Unpredictable

So much of her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, is a ruse.
essay

I Don’t See an End to This

DaBaby’s vile remarks about gay sex and AIDS mixed with the furor over Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” have made for the eye of a perfect shitstorm.
  1. apologies
    Justin Bieber Apologizes for Briefly Being a Fan of Morgan Wallen“I had no idea that the guy’s music I posted was recently found saying racist comments,” Bieber wrote in his IG stories.
  2. influences
    Yola Had to Break Music History’s Rules to Make Stand for Myself“I didn’t have, ‘You are exploring the depth of your musical life and being an exponent of extreme music freedom, and we’re totally cool with that.’”
  3. trailer mix
    Adam Driver Is So Adam Driver in the New Annette TrailerWe love an original movie musical.
  4. all i see is dollar signs
    All That Money You Give to Rihanna Officially Made Her a BillionaireAnd we’d do it again.
  5. verzuz
    New York Won the Lox and Dipset’s Verzuz BattleNext up, the crews take the show on the road with a joint tour.
  6. it’s tequila time
    Miranda Lambert Is Drunk in Love on ‘Tequila Does’ Remix“He don’t love me like tequila does.”
  7. album review
    Billie Eilish Has Only Gone Quieter and More UnpredictableSo much of her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, is a ruse.
  8. switched on pop
    Mark Ronson Is Still in Awe of Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ and Its Influence on MusicHe’s also grateful for the time Paul McCartney snapped him out of his laziness.
  9. my single is dropping
    Tony Bennett Celebrates 95th Birthday by Announcing Love for Sale With Lady Gaga“I Get a Kick Out of You,” the lead single from the collection of Cole Porter covers, is out today.
  10. the festival circuit
    DaBaby Pulled From Festival Lineups After Homophobic CommentsDaBaby has been dropped from Austin City Limits and iHeartRadio Festival after making another apology.
  11. music videos
    Bad Bunny and Aventura Marry Reggaeton and Bachata on ‘Volví’Warm up those hips.
  12. love
    Diddy Says He’s ‘Coming Back Into Music,’ Wants to Start an R&B Label“We have a chance to — and I’m going to make sure that … we own R&B.”
  13. my single is dropping
    The Weeknd Announces New Single, ‘Take My Breath’Out this Friday!
  14. lollapalooza
    Limp Bizkit Brings Woodstock ’99 to LollapaloozaIntroducing “Dad Vibes.”
  15. coachella
    Frank Ocean to Headline Coachella 2023The festival’s co-founder Paul Tollett confirmed the news in an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Times.
  16. venom
    The Weeknd Quits Hard Drugs, Presumably Can Feel His FaceLadies and gentlemen, the Weeknd.
  17. my single is dropping
    Listen to the Weeknd’s Sneak Peek of New MusicThe dawn is coming, the dawn is … here?
  18. virtual concerts
    Ariana Grande to Headline Fortnite Concert SeriesThe Rift Tour runs August 6–8.
  19. lollapalooza
    Tyler, the Creator and His Alter Egos Put On a Lollapalooza Set Like No One ElseThe Call Me If You Get Lost era continues to give.
  20. lollapalooza
    Machine Gun Kelly Did a Surprise Parkour Set at LollapaloozaHe also played music.
  21. donde esta donda
    Kanye West Announces Yet Another Donda Listening EventOne day ahead of Donda’s new release date, August 6.
  22. #metoo
    Chinese Canadian Pop Star Kris Wu Detained on Suspicion of RapeAccusations of sexual misconduct from more than 24 of Wu’s alleged victims have sparked a major Me Too moment in the Chinese entertainment industry.
  23. essay
    I Don’t See an End to ThisDaBaby’s vile remarks about gay sex and AIDS mixed with the furor over Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” have made for the eye of a perfect shitstorm.
  24. q&a
    Isaiah Rashad Was Always TDE’s Secret Weapon — Now, He’s Ready to Own It“There’s no shame in starting over.”
  25. roll clip!
    Put Some Respect on Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin in This Respect ClipPerforming what else? “Respect.”
  26. videology
    Billie Eilish Gets Flooded With Emotion in Her ‘Happier Than Ever’ VideoOff her album of the same name, out today.
  27. summer hits
    How Jack Antonoff Found That Magical Moment of Musical Clarity“One day you wake up and you’re like, Oh my God, we’re in this.”
  28. backstories
    Welcome 2 Prince’s AmericaAs told by the band who helped make the late legend’s “lost” album Welcome 2 America over a decade ago — never released until now.
  29. my single is dropping
    Mickey Guyton Releases Huge New Single ‘Remember Her Name’As if you could forget.
  30. my music video is dropping
    Skepta Takes You to ‘Nirvana’ in New Single Featuring J BalvinFrom his new EP, All In.
  31. my music video is dropping
    Slide Into Summer With Silk Sonic’s ‘Skate’Smooth as ever.
  32. my album is dropping
    We’re Happier Than Ever That Billie Eilish Dropped Her New AlbumShe broke her own record for most Apple Music pre-saves.
  33. review
    We’re Still Getting Woodstock ’99 WrongHBO’s Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage documentary feels drunk on chaos.
  34. videology
    Pop Smoke and Dua Lipa’s ‘Demeanor’ Video Gives Bridgerton RealnessOff the late rapper’s second posthumous album, Faith.
  35. cancellations
    The X-Factor Voted Off ITV in the U.K. After 15 SeasonsThe series that brought the world Little Mix, Leona Lewis, and One Direction will not return.
  36. splits
    Kelly Clarkson Owes Brandon Blackstock Nearly $200K a Month in DivorceHe reportedly wanted more than double the amount in spousal and child support.
  37. bennifer
    The Complete 19-Year Timeline of the Bennifer SagaThey kissed!
  38. switched on pop
    Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ and the Unending Relevance of ’70s SoulYola discusses the song’s influence on her work as well as “the Mary Poppins philosophy of music.”
  39. obits
    Joey Jordison, Founding Member of Slipknot, Dead at 46The drummer’s family has asked fans to “respect our need for privacy and peace.”
  40. the law
    Lynne Spears Joins Britney in Demanding Jamie’s Removal From ConservatorshipIn new court documents, both Lynne and Britney’s new team detail Jamie’s alleged reign of “fear and hatred” over her conservatorship.
  41. rich people things
    Cash Rules Everything Around Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale(C.R.E.A.M.S.W.T.C.A.S.)
  42. birthday gifts
    Well, Look Who Else Is Vacationing in Saint-TropezAnd may have been closer to J.Lo than we thought.
  43. tiny desk
    Young Thug Goes Punk in Tiny Desk With Travis BarkerPromoting his new album Punk, out October 15.
  44. instant classics
    Caitie Delaney’s Music Engineer Videos: The Complete CollectionDeleted from Twitter, but forever present in our hearts (and on TikTok).
  45. extremely online
    Go on a NYC Dream Date With Lorde As She Answers 73 QuestionsFanfics do come true.
  46. respect the classics
    Man, the New York City Homecoming Concert Is a Hot OneSantana, the guy from Matchbox 20 … and other musicians … will be there.
  47. covers
    BTS Hits Those Faith Evans High Notes in the BBC Live LoungeCovering “I’ll Be Missing You,” by Evans, Diddy, and Sting.
  48. respect the classics
    Paul McCartney Gives Us the One Good Deep Fake With His ‘Find My Way’ VideoDrop the de-aging technology.
  49. respect the classics
    Steely Dan’s Fall Tour Is a Thrill You Can BuyAnd two new live albums.
  50. rolling loud miami 2021
    Travis Scott and Bobby Shmurda Roll Out New Songs at Rolling Loud MiamiHeadliner Scott had previously teased new track “Escape Plan.”
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