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No One’s Realer Than Flo Milli

The Alabama rapper on her new album, making fans happy, and the last time she got into a fistfight.
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Confessions of a Dinosaur Jr. Guy

What it means to be a fan lies somewhere in the fraught dynamic between these three men.
album review

Beyoncé’s Sequined Revolution

Renaissance, a love letter to Black queer innovators, comes at a precarious moment in history.
  1. in your area
    Blackpink Celebrates 6th Anniversary by Finally Dropping a Comeback DateSink your teeth into “Pink Venom” on August 19.
  2. remix city
    Beyoncé Drops New ‘Break My Soul’ Remix With MadonnaIt’s time to vogue!
  3. this friggin guy
    Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Stole Lyrics From an Incarcerated Folk-PoetHack Sparrow.
  4. my compilation album is dropping
    Eminem Is Giving Us Another Curtain Call… Featuring the previously unreleased Dr. Dre and 50 Cent collab “Is This Love.”
  5. comebacks
    Girls’ Generation, the Queens of K-pop, Are ‘Forever 1’SNSD is back with a new album after a long, five-year wait.
  6. my single is dropping
    Willow Smith Drops New Song, Innovates Capitalization“hover like a GODDESS” will have your soul feeling transparent.
  7. bts n double o p
    Benny Blanco Hoards BTS Merch in the ‘Bad Decisions’ VideoHis new collab with Jin, V, Jung Kook, Jimin, and Snoop Dogg,
  8. it’s the remix
    Beyoncé Released Her Remixes for ‘Break My Soul’By Honey Dijon, Terry Hunter, Nita Aviance, and … will.i.am?
  9. renaissance
    What’s Going On With Kelis, Beyoncé, and Pharrell Williams?Beyoncé is removing the “Milkshake” interpolation from “Energy.”
  10. king of surprises
    Drake Shows Off Virgil Abloh’s Maybach in ‘Sticky’ Music VideoA surprise music video from Honestly, Nevermind.
  11. heated
    Beyoncé Replaces Ableist Language on Renaissance“Blastin’ on that ass, blast on that ass.”
  12. dreaming of you
    Teenage Selena Will Sound Older on Her Posthumous Album, Moonchild MixesVocals from when she was 13 to 16 have been pitched down “to make her sound a little bit more mature.”
  13. renaissance
    Diane Warren Claims She ‘Meant No Disrespect’ to BeyoncéAfter making a seemingly shady tweet about the songwriting credits on Renaissance.
  14. the law
    Rapper Mystikal Arrested, Accused of RapeHe faces five criminal charges.
  15. the festival circuit
    Music Midtown Reportedly Canceled Over Georgia’s ‘Guns Everywhere’ BillThe festival was set to take place in a public park that allows concealed carry.
  16. utopia
    A Timeline of Travis Scott’s Post-Astroworld Public ReturnHe will perform a Las Vegas nightclub residency, “Road to Utopia,” beginning in September.
  17. c-ovo-id
    Drake Dueted With Nelly Furtado, Got COVID-19 at October World WeekendPostponing the long-awaited (and potentially cursed) Young Money reunion.
  18. the festival circuit
    ‘I’m Fully Prepared’: Inside J-Hope’s Lollapalooza PerformanceSpeaking with fans — and Hobi himself — ahead of his first solo festival gig.
  19. vulture sports!
    Peyton Manning Pivots to Hosting the 2022 CMAs With Luke BryanOn Wednesday, November 9 — meaning no football will be missed.
  20. eye scream
    Lil Durk Taking a Break From Performing After Lollapalooza InjuryHe managed to finish out his set, though.
  21. too sexy for this sample
    How Sexy Is Sampling Right Said Fred’s ‘I’m Too Sexy’?Beyoncé is the latest star to take a turn on the duo’s catwalk.
  22. ghosted
    Okay, Did Danny Gonzalez Ghost or Get Ghosted by Kevin Jonas?A resurfaced tweet may have the answer.
  23. chat room
    Kevin Aviance Was ‘Overwhelmed’ When He Heard Beyoncé Had Sampled His Music“Listen, it’s like someone heard me. That’s the only way I can explain it.”
  24. renaissance
    Kelis Probably Can’t Sue the Neptunes Over Beyoncé’s ‘Milkshake’ InterpolationThe 2003 track can be heard in “Energy” on Beyoncé’s album, Renaissance.
  25. renaissance
    The Bey Hive Came Through With Renaissance MemesIt’s the Memeaissance.
  26. try everything
    Shakira Could Face More Than Eight Years in Prison for Tax Fraud in SpainThe singer has rejected a settlement deal, opting instead to go to trial.
  27. new music friday
    Taylor Hawkins Plays Drums on King Princess’s New Track, ‘Let Us Die’From Hold On Baby, her sophomore EP, out now.
  28. renaissance
    Raise a Glass, Beyoncé’s Renaissance Begins NowBut we won’t be getting visuals for a while. Here’s why.
  29. b7
    Countdown to Beyoncé’s The Renaissance: Act I (Non-Leaked Version)The Beyoncé rapture is upon us.
  30. film is a losing game
    Yes, Another Amy Winehouse Biopic Is in the WorksAnd eyeing Industry’s Marisa Abela as its Amy.
  31. into it
    Beyoncé Really Did Change the Game With That Digital DropThe tectonic shifts initiated by her 2013 self-titled album are still reverberating, music journalist Danyel Smith explains.
  32. switched on pop
    Doja Cat’s ‘Vegas’ Is a ‘Hound Dog’ History LessonHer single borrows from Big Mama Thornton, Elvis, and others who have recorded the classic.
  33. the festival circuit
    How to Stream Lollapalooza 2022 From Your Air-Conditioned HomeDance along to J-Hope from the comfort of your home!
  34. this song is about you
    Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett Spotted Tolerating Each OtherBut how does Jesse Tyler Ferguson figure into all of this?
  35. free britney
    Britney Spears’s Father, Jamie Spears, Ordered to Sit for DepositionAnd turn over any documents related to electronic surveillance during her conservatorship.
  36. so lonesome i could cry
    To Capture the Spirit of Elvis, One Must Bully Austin ButlerLurhmann enlisted hecklers for Butler’s first recording session as the King.
  37. release the sample
    So You Want to Sample a Beyoncé Song. Now What?Five producers and artists tell us how they managed to clear a track by the queen.
  38. my single is dropping
    Young Dolph Sees Himself in the ‘Hall of Fame’ on His First Posthumous SongOut now, on what would’ve been the late rapper’s 37th birthday.
  39. cancellations
    Shawn Mendes Cancels Wonder World Tour for His Mental Health“I need to take the time I’ve never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger.”
  40. disrespect the classics
    Bruce Springsteen’s Team Doesn’t Care How Much Your Tickets Cost“That is a fair price to see someone universally regarded as among the very greatest artists of his generation.”
  41. trailer mix
    Freak Out! Over New Bowie Footage in Moonage DaydreamThe first estate-approved David Bowie film featuring his music is out September 16.
  42. superlatives
    Usher on His Most Enduring and Misunderstood Music“It’s a sore spot for me. I ain’t even lying.”
  43. dance for you
    A Brief History of Beyoncé Making Dance MusicFrom “Mi Gente” to “Mood 4 Eva”
  44. vmas 2022
    Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar Lead 2022 VMA NominationsThe ceremony takes place August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
  45. flower power
    Post Malone and Doja Cat Are Best Buds in ‘I Like You’ Music VideoFeaturing some strategically placed flowers.
  46. movie music
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Drops a Prologue SoundtrackFeaturing Tems’s cover of “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley, heard in the new trailer.
  47. it’s joni mitchell
    At Least We Have Joni MitchellJoni singing in 2022 is an uninterrupted conduit to every good and powerful and terrible feeling from the past few years.
  48. adele’s palace
    Adele’s Las Vegas Residency Is Actually, Finally HappeningWeekends With Adele are rescheduled for November.
  49. surprise!
    Watch Joni Mitchell Sing ‘A Case of You’ With Brandi CarlileDuring her first live set since 2002 at the Newport Folk Festival.
  50. casting drama
    Kid Cudi Walks Off Stage During Rolling Loud MiamiCudi left after the crowd threw things at him, and then Ye showed up anyway.
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