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When the GOOD Music Isn’t Good: The Sad, Crappy Demise of Kanye West’s Maximalism

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For several years, Kanye West has mastered the dark art of publicity and prestige. He fancies himself hip-hop’s dark, bizarro Beyoncé—a grand marshal of popular culture, a one-man showstopper. In music, Kanye’s grand design played out as a proud bureaucratization of his albums; his songs sounded bigger, if not always better, and the albums grew…

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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s newest release shows how Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale

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At 5:30 pm EDT on Saturday, the Tidal high-fidelity music streaming service was suddenly the center of attention. Just weeks after Kanye West dropped his Ye album on all streaming services—underscoring the dissolution of his once-exclusive contract with Tidal—Jay-Z and Beyonce shocked the world with a surprise collaborative record titled Everything is Love. And the…

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XXXTentacion Shot Dead at 20

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XXXTentacion Dead at 20 … Shot in S. Florida EXCLUSIVE 6:00 PM PT — The Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. tweeted it’s offering a reward up to $3,000 for anyone who might have a tip that leads to an arrest in the XXX shooting.  4:07 PM PT — The Sheriff’s Dept. just released a statement saying…

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Slash Sets Tour, New LP ‘Living the Dream’ With Myles Kennedy

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Slash will take a month-long break from Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime Tour this fall to hit the road with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The guitarist also detailed the September 21st arrival of his new album Living the Dream, the first Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators LP since 2014’s World on…

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XXXTentacion, controversial rapper who broke out amid legal troubles, dead at 20

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“When I was younger, it was hard on my mom, because she didn’t have my father around or her mother around to even remotely help her,” the rapper said in press notes for “17.” “When she would sing, I saw how her mood changed. During work, she used to leave me with people to take…

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Drill music videos banned: 1011

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THE music videos often feature gangs, weapons, violence and threats of revenge attacks — and now the artists have been banned from even making them. The unprecedented move against west London “drill” group 1011 comes as the United Kingdom deals with a rising knife crime problem, that has seen almost 50 fatal stabbings in the…

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Shakes Up Summer Music : NPR

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Shakes Up Summer Music Jay-Z and Beyoncé shook up the music world with past weekend with a surprise release of their first collaborative album Everything Is Love. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Christopher Polk/Getty Images Jay-Z and Beyoncé shook up the music world with past weekend with…

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Tchami and Malaa Release “Kurupt” Music Video ft. Kanye West, Drake + More

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Pardon My French fam Tchami and Malaa have unveiled unsettling imagery for their brooding bass house hymn “Kurupt.” The song was originally released on Tchami and Malaa’s joint effort, No Redemption EP,last March. Footage stems from a paparazzi’s point of view, as public figures Drake, Kanye West, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber and Caitlyn Jenner react to the press’ voyeuristic nature. By…

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Miguel Announces ‘The Ascension’ North American Tour

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Miguel will continue to showcase his 2017 album War & Leisure on his newly announced The Ascension North American tour. After wrapping up the War & Leisure trek in April, the latest slate of 26 dates kicks off late summer with an August 23rd show in Boston and works its way westward before ceasing September 28th…

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