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Listen to This New FKA twigs Banger, 'Figure 8,' Inspired By Voguing

The UK’s baddest performer, FKA twigs, is set to drop a new EP soon, and Monday on Zane Lowe, she previewed the first song, “Figure 8,” which she says in the subsequent interview was inspired by the method by which one creates hand illusions in voguing. » 8/03/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Bomba Estéreo's New Video for 'Somos Dos' Is a Dream of Beach Frolics

Bomba Estéreo, the Colombian electro cumbia group propelled by the vocals of Li Saumet, just dropped this gem of a late-summer banger, depicting Saumet falling for some dude HER REAL-LIFE FIANCÉ!!! on the coastal of Parque Tayrona, near her hometown of Santa Marta. Endless summer vibes abound, and you’ll wanna get… » 7/31/15 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

'Happy Birthday' May Soon Be Yours to Sing Without Fear of a Lawsuit

There’s a reason that fine restaurants such as The Olive Garden don’t sing the traditional “Happy Birthday” to their guests, and you can thank the fact that the song is under copyright for the non-traditional embarrassment you feel while three to five disaffected servers remind you that it’s your “happy, happy… » 7/29/15 11:45pm Wednesday 11:45pm

Take Me to School and Church, Jill Scott

Jill Scott has that unmistakable big brass voice, and it’s even eerier to listen to now, just months after watching a biopic about blues legend Bessie Smith. Scott’s voice is similarly cocky and demands you to be entranced. It woos, wails and does sick intonations. It makes you forget that the vocally untouchable… » 7/29/15 11:26am Wednesday 11:26am

How to Craft the Perfect Sex Playlist (Plus Some Song Recommendations)

The right soundtrack has the power to elevate sex from good to mind-boggling. But if you’ve ever hooked up with someone who put on what was obviously a meticulously-arranged “sex playlist”, you also know that music has the potential to make your encounter a bit awkward. Here’s how to achieve the former rather than the… » 7/29/15 9:58am Wednesday 9:58am

Drake Has Some Words For Meek Mill on New Single 'Charged Up'

Last night, Drake dropped “Charged Up”, the single is a direct response to Meek Mill’s insistence that the Degrassi star of our hearts hires a ghostwriter. Drake never mentions anyone by name (as you do), but some of the lyrics likely reference Meek Mill’s relationship with Nicki Minaj: “No woman ever had me star… » 7/26/15 11:00am 7/26/15 11:00am

Did Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Copy K-Pop Superstars 2NE1?

Last night, as Taylor Swift pulled a classic derail on Nicki Minaj’s very important VMA tweets, Twitter user @chaelinfenty brought up an interesting point: “can we talk about how taylor’s video isn’t original and was copied from a group of four WOC, 2NE1,” she wrote, not a question but a declaration.
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Ty Dolla Sign Parties Hard On Major Lazer's 'Lean On' Remix

Ty Dolla Sign is on the remix of Major Lazer and MØ’s rapturous single “Lean On,” adding a dose of entertainingly trashy realism that only he can, with a verse about fuzzy memories of Percocet, Xan and other numbing remedies on a random night (“I don’t know how I’m getting home from this bitch,” he raps). Uh, way too… » 7/18/15 12:45pm 7/18/15 12:45pm

MIA's New Video Elevates Badass South Asian Warrior Women

Though MIA’s 2013 album, Matangi, was generally well received, it was not well understood. This was, in part, because of many Western music critics’ lack of curiosity about cultures outside their own, and specifically the music within; Matangi was an assertion of MIA’s globality, but also centered specifically on a… » 7/15/15 10:50am 7/15/15 10:50am

Here's Lana Del Rey's Ghostly New Love Song 'Honeymoon'

It’s been just over a year since Lana Del Rey released her sophomore album Ultraviolence, the Dan Auerbach-produced “desert rock” album that was a dark and dreary departure from her baroque pop debut Born To Die. Today she just released the first song from her third album, the Mark Ronson-produced Honeymoon. The title… » 7/14/15 1:30pm 7/14/15 1:30pm