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Florida Rapper SpotemGottem Survives Miami Drive-By Shooting

Rising Jacksonville, Florida, rapper SpotemGottem was shot in his hip while driving on a highway in Miami early Friday morning, September 17th. SpotemGottem — real name Nehemiah Lamar Harden — was driving a Dodge Charger on I-95 when the car was hit with gunfire, leaving 22 bullet holes on the …

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R. Kelly’s Ex-Assistant Recounts Singer’s Alleged Threat: ‘People Come Up Missing’

A former talent manager and assistant of R. Kelly’s testified that he threatened her after learning that her 17-year-old client planned to file a lawsuit against him, Buzzfeed reports. She quoted Kelly as saying at the time, “Generally around these situations, people come up missing.” Kelly is currently facing several …

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Charley Crockett Skewers the Nashville Star-Making Machine in ‘Music City USA’

“I shouldn’t have come here in the first place, cause folks in here don’t like my kind,” Charley Crockett sings in “Music City USA,” the title track of his new album. The video for the song underscores the cynicism of those lyrics and follows the throwback country singer as he …

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Drake Vs. Kanye: Is ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Better Than ‘Donda’?

In the latest episode of our weekly Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, we take on Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Kanye West’s Donda. Jeff Ihaza, who reviewed Certified Lover Boy, joins host Brian Hiatt for the discussion. (One key line from the review: “Drake’s much-publicized feud with Kanye West, to …

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Zac Brown Band Wreck Trucks, Smoke Weed in New Song ‘Fun Having Fun’

Zac Brown Band combine a message of living in the moment with a sense of humor and deft bluegrass picking in the new song “Fun Having Fun,” off the group’s upcoming album The Comeback. Set to a speedy tempo and propelled by choppy mandolin, Brown and his mates recount instances …

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Kanye West Floats Through the Sky in Affirming New ’24’ Video

Kanye West floats above the clouds and encounters his late mother, the namesake of his 10th studio album Donda, via video footage in his uplifting new “24” visual. The Nick Knight-directed video is a continuation of a theme West showcased during his second album listening party in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz …

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Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett Named 2021 CMT Artists of the Year

CMT’s Artists of the Year awards show will be back this fall in its usual form after hitting pause in 2020 to recognize pandemic frontline workers in healthcare, military, and education with the “CMT Honors Our Heroes” special. The 2021 CMT Artists of the Year ceremonies, set to air live …

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Kali Uchis Teams Up With Avant-Garde Pop Princess Amaarae for ‘Sad Girlz Luv Money (Remix)’

With their breathy, poised delivery and moody sensibilities, Kali Uchis and emerging Ghanaian American singer Amaarae are fitting bedfellows on the latter’s remix of “Sad Girlz Luv Money.” On the original, a cut from Amaarae’s first full-length project, The Angel You Don’t Know, she and Moliy — another artist with …

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Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert Lead Third Annual Posty Fest

Post Malone has announced his third annual Posty Fest, with Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Uzi Vert joining the rapper at the Arlington, Texas, event. Set for October 30th and 31st outside the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the two-day festival will also feature Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, $uicideboy$, Polo G, …

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