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The Crowd Went Wild For Hatsune Miku, The Virtual Anime Pop Star

I’ve seen a massive crowd line up around the block to watch an internet-fueled hologram of an anime girl sing. I’ve seen a packed auditorium erupt into a wild cheer for a text-to-speech voice that said: “Hello Seattle.” I’ve seen our present day, in all its bracing cyberpunk wonder, at Hatsune Miku’s live concert at…

Drake's Views (From the 6) Is Out, Let's Chat About It

After a somewhat harrowing promise that Views would debut on Beats 1 Radio at 10 PM, a delay, and its actual appearance on Apple Music an hour later while OVO Radio was playing Rae Sremmurd’s “Look Alive,” we have so much to talk about. While it’s not exactly the frenzy that Lemonade conjured—it’s 20 songs long, my…

M.I.A. Advocates Recycling With H&M by Dancing Atop a Pile of Magazines Headed to the Bin

World Recycle Week begins April 18, and M.I.A. has teamed up with H&M for a song, “Rewear It,” advocating recycling, as well as the general specter of climate change. In the accompanying video/advert, a selection of cool people around the world are seen to be essentially waking up to the concept of recycling, jamming…

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