Music

Young Thug Arrested in Georgia on Gang-Related Charges

Young Thug was arrested Monday afternoon in Georgia on gang-related charges, according to online jail records. The “Go Crazy” rapper, legal name Jeffery Lamar Williams, is accused of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity. According to the Atlanta …

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Prosecutors Want to Use Young Thug’s Lyrics Against Him in RICO Case

Federal prosecutors appear ready to paint Young Thug as a key figure in a sprawling criminal operation, and they’re relying heavily on his music to do so.  The rapper, real name Jeffrey Williams, was one of 28 members or associates of the alleged Young Slime Life “criminal street gang” arrested …

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Florence + the Machine’s ‘Dance Fever’ is an Ecstatic Prayer for Post-Pandemic Redemption

When Florence + the Machine made their debut a little more than a decade ago, the U.K. music scene was awash in the retro-soul typified by Amy Winehouse and Adele. Florence Welch looked backward, too. But her influences were at once more ancient and more modern, marrying a goth melodrama …

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Bono Finds His Calling in First Excerpt From Upcoming Memoir ‘Surrender’

When Bono turned 18, he found himself in the purgatory of being good but not great, or at least not as great as the people around him. As he recalls in the first excerpt shared from his newly-announced memoir Surrender, out Nov. 1, he had a self-awareness that it wasn’t …

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‘No Bullshit and Be Honest’: Camila Cabello Talks ‘Familia,’ Roe v. Wade, and Real Friends

Met Gala: slayed. New album: dropped. Mental health: under control. Camila Cabello’s 2022 has been filled with healing and highs as she continues to reel in the success of her third album, Familia. The Spanglish LP was a mix of reggaetón, mariachi, and pop perfection, and it served as a …

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Nick Cave’s Eldest Son, Jethro Lazenby, Dead at 31

Nick Cave’s son, Jethro Lazenby, has died at the age of 31.  Cave confirmed his son’s death in a statement, although did not provide any cause of death. “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” the musician said. “We would be grateful for family …

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‘I Give a Fuck So Much’: How Becky G Made Her Most Confident Album Yet

Becky G is only 25, but she’s already lived a few different lives in the music industry. After starting out as a precocious teen star, she morphed into a full-blown Latin music sensation — “a reverse crossover,” as she calls it. In between, she’s faced major difficulties, including a complicated …

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Olivia Rodrigo Keeps the Dream of the ’90s Alive, Belts No Doubt’s ‘Just a Girl’

Days after appearing alongside Gwen Stefani at the Met Gala, Olivia Rodrigo added a cover of No Doubt’s classic “Just a Girl” to her setlist over the weekend.  Rodrigo performed the song during her two shows at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia on May 6 and 7. A fanshot …

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Jack Harlow Takes His Pop-Rap Victory Lap on ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’

What does Jack Harlow want to say? It’s an unresolved question at the heart of his second major-label album, Come Home the Kids Miss You, a fifty-minute affair that unfurls with buffered surfaces and seductive vibes. He imagines himself as the Most Interesting Man Alive, frequently touts his appeal with …

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Review: Travis Scott Makes Official Post-Astroworld Return at Miami Club

Close to four o’clock in the morning on Sunday, Travis Scott stood atop a speaker on the stage at Miami nightclub E11even. “I’m sorry nobody can be higher than me,” the 31-year-old rapper shouted at the sold out crowd packed into the two-story venue. As dry ice and dollar bills …

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