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HALSEY HAS HARSH WORDS FOR IGGY AZALEA

For years, Iggy Azalea has faced criticism for being a white Australian woman who affects a Southern rap accent on her music. Critics call that cultural appropriation; Iggy maintains that her sound is authentic and inspired by the Atlanta rappers who helped shape her. During an interview with The Guardian, Halsey decided to re-litigate the matter with some […]

JANET JACKSON’S PRODUCER SHARES UPDATE ON MOTHERHOOD & MUSIC

“Janet Jackson became a mother early this year, announced her impending divorce and began to regroup for a world tour. That’s a lot of change to stimulate creativity. Legendary producer Jimmy Jam spoke to reporters at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards and shared some great news: Janet’s doing well and “excited to get back to her day job.” “She’s so happy…I […]

DEADMAU5 GOES AFTER THE CHAINSMOKERS

The Chainsmokers generate as much heat as they do hit singles. Their most recent album is ranked among the worst of the year by critics — though it does have its boosters — and even their fellow musicians seem to take glee in trashing the band. That’s more than a wide-enough opening for dance music’s […]

DEMARIO JACKSON: “I’M DONE WITH ‘BIP'”

“DeMario Jackson — the guy who had oral sex with Corinne Olympios during filming of “Bachelor in Paradise” — is done with the show.  Sources close to DeMario tell TMZ he’s suffered from anxiety over the scandal after living under a cloud of suspicion for a week. He’s even started seeing a therapist. And, he’s upset […]

ADAM LAMBERT TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC THIS MONTH

“Adam Lambert shocked his fans this morning (June 22), when he took to social media to reveal he will be releasing new music June 30. Lambert didn’t detail if the music would be a stand-alone single or a taste of an upcoming fourth studio album. The artist has been relatively quiet so far this year […]

CHANCE THE RAPPER APOLOGIZES TO DR. DRE & AFTERMATH

Chance the Rapper took to Twitter today (June 22) to formally apologize to Dr. Dre and Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label. On his Be Encouraged tour this year, Chance took jabs at major record labels with visual content during his shows. He mocked Aftermath Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records and Epic Records, where he reimagined […]