Many musicians may have an issue with the pitiful amount Spotify pays to license their music, but that hasn’t stopped the public from streaming their favorite artists more than ever before. The company released a year-end list of their most-streamed artists and tracks, and we’ve got the full list, plus three things we learned from it. More
“But what am I going to do when the rage is gone/ and the lights go out in this trailer park,” rapper Eminem wonders on “Guts Over Fear,” released earlier this week. Perhaps lost in the shuffle of high profile releases – did you know Taylor Swift has a new song out?—“Guts Over Fear” is a shockingly conflicted single from an artist increasingly comfortable with generating pop hits like “The Monster.” In fact, while many have dismissed Marshall Mathers for being past his prime (and perhaps rightly so), “Guts Over Fear” demonstrates he’s still capable of genuine pathos at times. More
Chris Pratt – former bumbling fat guy from “Parks & Rec” and current wiseacre hunk from “Guardians of the Galaxy” – is swiftly proving that he can do no wrong.
Riff Raff has been an Internet mainstay for at least two years and his artistic credibility has been defended and derided. His Warhol-esque skin, with pop culture references from the BET logo to Slimer the ghost tattooed on his body, Riff Raff has become the poster child for the new age of sardonic Internet-based hip-hop. More than that he is pioneering new ground for white rappers. How exactly does Riff Raff fit in to the history of white rappers? Before hip-hop’s fastest rising and most divisive star releases his most anticipated album, “NEON iCON,” on Jan. 28 on Mad Decent, we take a look. More
It’s 2013 and yet, homophobic slurs are still all over hip-hop, with Eminem and Tyler, the Creator at the forefront. It’s time to stop it. More