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Oklou's Impeccable Pop Experiments Are Truly Like No Other

Somewhere in the vast depths of the internet (after seapunk and vaporwave made their mark on the hyperreal, post-internet landscape), Oklou was brought into the world with a keyboard, found sounds from her world wide web womb, a microphone, and music production software. A couple of decades before, Marylou Mayniel was born in the countryside […]

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Brandy's 'B7' Album Proves She's Still the Queen of R&B: Stream

Brandy — the R&B songstress and 90’s icon (and the one true Cinderella) — is back with her first album in eight years, B7. Brandy Norwood dropped off her 15-track offering last night and Twitter is already touting it as her most personal album yet, lauding her impressive range and artistic metamorphosis. “I’ve completely evolved as […]

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Beyoncé Serves Black Excellence With 'Black Is King'

Beyoncé has released her new visual album Black Is King, via Disney+. The film is described as “a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience” in a press release, and fans agree that Bey definitely delivered on that promise. Black Is King is written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, and features a notable cast such […]

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Post Malone Says He's Seen Multiple UFOs

Post Malone appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, this week as the two discussed all things extraterrestrial. Shortly after the four-hour-long conversation began, Post confessed that he’s seen UFOs on multiple occasions. “I’ve seen one. I was probably 16. I was in upstate New York,” he said at the 20:20 minute mark. […]

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Highsnobiety Soundsystem Co-Signs… Kenny Mason

As music fans, we’re always on the hunt for new sounds and creators. Through Highsnobiety Soundsystem Co-Signs, we’re connecting with the next generation of artists that we’re excited about. These are the origin stories of those pushing boundaries and shaping the future of music culture. Where: Atlanta For fans of: J.I.D, Juice Wrld, Lil Tracy […]

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Founding Member of The Roots, Malik B. Has Passed Away

Malik B., the rapper, singer, and founding member of The Roots has passed away, as confirmed by the group’s official social accounts. Bandmates Black Thought and Questlove have also shared touching tributes on social media. “It is with heavy hearts and tearful eyes that we regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member […]

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Issey Miyake's Menswear Line Is Being Discontinued

Japanese brand Issey Miyake has announced the end of Issey Miyake Men. The menswear line was launched in tandem with the women’s line in 1976 and debuted at Paris Men’s fashion week for FW85. The news is unsurprising as the brand has been slowly pulling back on its menswear line to focus on the arguably more successful, elasticated, […]

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Rick Ross & 2 Chainz Set for Next 'Verzuz' Battle, Timbaland Already Puts Up Call for the Following One

It’s settled: Rick Ross and 2 Chainz will go head-to-head in the next Verzuz battle on Thursday, Aug. 6. The VerzuzTV Instagram account announced the latest pairing Tuesday (July 28) with a sleek black-and-red poster of a two-seater Verzuz-branded sports car. But mega hip-hop producer and Verzuz co-starter Timbaland is already asking frequent viewers and music lovers […]

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Spotlight: How Interscope Records’ Caroline Diaz Helped Make DaBaby a ‘Rockstar’ & Became an A&R VP at 25

"I'm just a girl from the hood who loves music." This time last year, Caroline “Baroline” Diaz was beginning her sixth month as senior director of A&R at Interscope Records. She was also collaborating with the label’s newest hitmaker, DaBaby, whose Baby on Baby debut had landed at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 earlier […]

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Five Burning Questions: DJ Khaled and Drake's 'Popstar' and 'Greece' Collabs Debut in the Top 10

After scoring both a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and a No.2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart earlier this year — and with another, more official LP supposedly still on the way this summer — Drake took a quick detour earlier this month with his longtime collaborator DJ Khaled, and […]