Music

Man Tasked to Recover R. Kelly Sex Tapes Slammed During Cross Examination

Chicago, IL — Charles Freeman claimed R. Kelly and his team made a verbal agreement to pay him $1 million to secure videos of the singer allegedly sexually assaulting a minor during his testimony on Tuesday and detailed a timeline and plan on how he claimed he did so during R. …

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Offset Goes to War for His Solo Career, Sues Migos’ Longtime Record Label

Offset has filed a lawsuit against his longtime record label, Quality Control Music, accusing the label of trying to stake a claim on his solo career, despite the rapper allegedly paying “millions” for the rights to his own music.  The dispute stems from Offset (real name Kiari Cephus) dropping his …

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BTS’ RM: Global Pop Star and Budding Art Aficionado

BTS’ RM discussed the serendipitous origins of his love of art and finding inspiration in his own collection of mostly Korean artists in a new interview with The New York Times.  Over the past few years, the 27-year-old singer/rapper has established himself as an avid art fan, astute collector, and …

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Capitol Records Drops Its First Virtual Rapper After Just Over a Week

Eleven days ago, Capitol Records, the 80 year-old music institution, announced that it had broken into the metaverse by becoming the first major label to “sign” a virtual rapper named FN Meka. Today, it has ended its partnership with the A.I. emcee after major online backlash against him, who many …

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Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie Parties a Little Too Hard with Pete Wentz in ‘Sugar Soaker’ Video

Life of the Party The video also features cameos from his Viva Las Vengeance collaborators Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola Panic! at the Disco wants to be the life of the party. But with Brendon Urie as their only representing member in the music video for “Sugar Soaker,” the band’s …

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Fixer Says R. Kelly Hired Him to Recover Tape That Showed Singer ‘With a Young Lady Having Sex’

Jurors in R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago heard testimony from a fixer and lie detector test administrator Tuesday, Aug. 23, as prosecutors attempted to show how the disgraced singer and his associates allegedly tried to cover up and subvert previous sexual assault and child pornography allegations and investigations. As …

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‘I Just Remove Myself:’ Kendrick Lamar on Dealing with Fame and Staying Off Social Media

For Kendrick Lamar, dealing with both his public persona and personal identity is a balancing act. Speaking to Citizen Magazine for a rare cover story interview, the rapper opened up about his approach to fame and why he takes long breaks out of the spotlight. “I’m so invested in who …

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MoFi Sued Over Claims Its All-Analog Albums Were Actually Made With Digital Mastering Tech

A music fan has filed a class action lawsuit against Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi), the record label at the center of an audiophile controversy over the nature of its supposed hi-fi releases.  MoFi had long been known in record collector circles for its release series, “Original Master Recording” and …

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Jerry Allison, Drummer and Songwriter for Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Dead at 82

Jerry “JI” Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly and the Crickets and co-writer on some of their biggest hits, has died. He was 82. The official Facebook page for Holly announced Allison’s death, though no cause or date of death was given. “JI was a musician ahead of his time, and …

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Bad Bunny Time Travels to the Nineties and Pays Homage to Elvis Crespo in Delightful ‘Neverita’ Video

Y2K Throwback The electro-pop song is one of the standouts on the Puerto Rican artist’s album Un Verano Sin Ti. One of the most upbeat, unexpected songs on Bad Bunny’s record-shattering album Un Verano Sin Ti is “Neverita,” a bright, electro-pop bop. On Monday, the Puerto Rican superstar released a …

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