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In the wake of Quibi shuttering, HBO Max has picked up Lil Yachty’s dramedy series Public Figures. The show will be re-developed by HBO along with Quality Films—the film and TV division of Yachty’s label home Quality Control records. This marks the first scripted project for Quality Films. Lil Yachty will star as himself in
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Brooklyn-based singer and producer KeiyaA has shared a new video for “I! Gits! Weary!”—a track off her excellent 2020 debut album Forever, Ya Girl. Directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa, the video follows KeiyaA in parks and in train stations. It features the Jazzy Jumpers Family—a professional double dutch jumprope crew from Brooklyn. She ends the video
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Tonight marked the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards. During the ceremony, countless artists performed including Lil Baby, City Girls, Burna Boy and Chris Martin, and more. Beyond the performances and cyphers, very few actual awards were presented during the broadcast. Most of them—including Best Hip Hop Video, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip
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Vivien Goldman—the post-punk musician who’s also a music journalist, reggae scholar, and “Professor of Punk” at NYU—hasn’t released a new song as a solo artist in decades. With Election Day approaching, Goldman is breaking that silence. “I Have a Voice” is out this Friday (October 30) via Youth Sounds/Cadiz Music. Goldman’s “I Have a Voice”
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Rina Sawayama appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (October 26). Making her U.S. television debut, she performed “XS,” the single from her debut album SAWAYAMA. Watch it happen below. Earlier this year, Sawayama opened up about being ineligible for the Mercury Prize and domestic categories of the BRIT Awards due to
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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angelo De Augustine has shared a new song, “Blue,” featuring Sufjan Stevens, who contributes vocals, piano, and guitar. The track will appear alongside their April collaboration “Santa Barbara” on a forthcoming double A-side 7″ single. Check out the video for “Blue,” directed and shot by De Augustine on Super 8 film, below
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A Planned Parenthood virtual benefit festival called Village of Love is airing tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight Eastern. The festival will feature performances from Angel Olsen, Mac DeMarco, Kathleen Hanna, Bright Eyes, Phoebe Bridgers, Weyes Blood, Perfume Genius, Brittany Howard, Tenacious D, Kevin Morby, Margo Price, Devendra Banhart, and others. Eric Andre is also
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Viola Smith, the trailblazing drummer once heralded as the “fastest girl drummer in the world,” has died, The Washington Post reports. She was 107 years old. According to the Post, Smith died October 21 at her home in Costa Mesa, California. The cause of death was revealed to be complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Smith grew
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Though Adele stuck to her hosting duties on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, she did sneak in a few of her hits in one sketch. While playing herself in a version of The Bachelor, she sang excerpts of her songs “Someone Like You,” “When We Were Young,” “Hello,” and “Rolling in the Deep.”
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Adele hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend, returning to the show on October 24 for the first time since she performed in 2015. H.E.R. was the show’s musical guest, performing her new songs “Damage” and “Hold On.” Watch clips below. After an opening sketch recapping Thursday’s presidential debate, Adele began her
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s new album Letter to You is out tomorrow (October 23), and, in anticipation of the new album and accompanying film’s release, Springsteen sat down for an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Speaking with Colbert, Springsteen discussed the inspirations behind his new album. He also named
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Quibi, the streaming service started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is shutting down six months after launching, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, the decision to shutter the company was made in an attempt to return as much capital to investors as possible. Read WSJ’s full report here. Quibi cost $4.99 a
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Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon has announced his first memoir, as Rolling Stone points out. The Story of Raekwon is slated for publication in 2021 via Gallery Books. The memoir was co-written by Raekwon and music journalist Anthony Bozza, who has written books on Eminem and AC/DC. In a statement viewed by Rolling Stone, Raekwon wrote
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The Right Girl, a new musical based on (and co-written by) the real-life story of former screenwriter Louisette Geiss and the sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein she says ended her film career, will be presented in a film version to a live audience for the first time next month. The production features music by 11-time
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