Melbourne's Hiatus Kaiyote blew minds right out of the gate with their 2013 debut Tawk Tomahawk, filled to the brim with (as they put it) "multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster shit." After earning endorsements from everyone from Prince to Pharrell, a Q-Tip remix, and a Grammy nod, the quartet returned to Australia to work on their sophomore album.
Hip-hop newcomer Jidenna and his debut solo single “Classic Man” have already begun summer-radio domination, and with good reason. The longtime collaborator of Janelle Monae and one-fifth of her record label, Wondaland, has a musical palette that is as crisp as the three-piece suits you will usually find him wearing.
Two months after Kendrick Lamar notched his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with To Pimp a Butterfly, the rapper has landed his first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart — and it’s all thanks to Taylor Swift.
After yesterday's trio of leaks, there's more new music from The Weeknd -- this time, though, it's official. "The Hills," a track that Abel had previously performed at both SXSW and Coachella, received suitably dark and mysterious visuals along with its studio release.
Toronto music festival NXNE has issued a statement reminding fans there are plenty of other acts to go see if one doesn't like New York-based rapper Action Bronson and that his show at Yonge-Dundas Square June 21 will go on as planned. He played the same public space in 2012.
Not quite three months ago, back on March 3, the world found out that Chris Brown was a dad, and the singer has been making up for lost time since. He's had plenty of daddy-daughter time with the soon-to-be 1-year-old Royalty, including their date to the Billboard Music Awards on May 17.
Beefs over love can get ugly and petty pretty quickly. Chris Brown got caught up in his feelings this past weekend after seeing an Instagram photo of ex-girlfriend Karrueche with model Tyson Beckford while out in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend.
Baton Rouge, LA., hometown hero Boosie Badazz (formerly Lil Boosie) has always rapped with palpable urgency. His voice, arguably his most distinctive feature, is a piercing drawl that demands attention and drips with pathos. But after finishing a five-year prison sentence for weed possession in 2014 (and dodging a murder charge in 2012), he has a new fire in his belly. The 32-year-old rapper, born Torrence Hatch, recorded his first verse as a free man before his ride home from the Louisiana State Penitentiary was even finished.
Apparently, working out with the stars can actually be detrimental to your health. While hiking with "close friend" Kanye West in Hawaii, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and West were nearly blown to bits in an abandoned military minefield. Then there was the time Pasternak bicycled alongside Alicia Keys across Vancouver Island with a broken ankle and full leg cast. Only slightly less intense are basketball standoffs with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Frank Ocean's long awaited new album is scheduled to drop this July -- rumored to be called Boys Don't Cry, there haven't been many other details disclosed (at least officially) about the highly anticipated release.