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Death Cab for Cutie are set to release their new album, Thank You For Today, this Friday, August 17th. In anticipation, NPR is streaming it in full over on their website. Listen in here. Thank You for Today marks the group’s ninth full-length to date and the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Kintsugi, from 2015. Its 10 […]

Taraji P. Henson and Will Packer have reunited for the R-Rated comedy What Men Want, the reimagining of the 2000 film What Women Want with a special, hilarious twist. Henson plays Ali Davis, an ambitious sports agent trying to break the glass ceiling of the old boys club and make partner. Davis is struggling to […]

Aretha Franklin is reportedly in serious condition while being housed in a Detroit hospital this evening (August 12). The Queen of Soul is currently surrounded by friends and family and they’re asking for prayers and privacy at this time. According to Showbiz 411, she’s in a “gravely ill” state as those around her are preparing…

Finally after a five week reign, someone has toppled Drake at the summit of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart. Unsurprisingly, it was Travis Scott who pulled off the feat, unseating Drake by a wide margin. Travis’ Astroworld sold 537,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with Drake falling to 2nd with a performance of 117,000 units […]

Pries has been around for a minute, but we haven’t seen an album or mixtape from him in years. Not since 2015. But now, with “Icee,” comes the return of “mixtape Pries.” The new track, which riffs off the classic frozen drink (which, coincidentally, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) might be controversial if you’re […]

Dave East premieres his video for “No Stylist” featuring BlocBoy JB. Reflective colors are all the rage in Dave East’s new video for “No Stylist.” The Harlemite proves himself versatile yet again, assimilating yet another memorable flow into his expanding repertoire. The BlocBoy JB’s spot is just as surprising as his inclusion on the XXL list, […]

On Twitter, a guy named Kgopolo Mphela broke the news of the 18-year-old’s most recent child, saying “18 year old rapper NBA Youngboy expecting 5th child from his 4th baby mama.” Mr. NBA couldn’t help but correct him, it’s actually his fourth child, presumably still from his fourth baby mama: The smile emoji is reminiscent […]

The chorus on “Let’s Play” feels a little disjointed, like a wardrobe getting patched together: “the show must go on.” Thankfully Tracy (formerly Lil Tracy) and Lil Uzi Vert are at their very best. It’s hard to say exactly what the song is trying to communicate at the fulcrum, but there are moments of true reflection that […]

Most people have been chattering about “Barbie Dreams,” where the Queens rapper goes after Meek Mill, Drake, and DJ Khaled, however another track has her ex Safaree Samuels in his feelings. Nicki’s “Come See About Me” isn’t explicitly about Safaree, however it was so powerful to him, it apparently made him cry. The Jamaican-born rapper…

While you continue to enjoy Trippie Redd’s Life’s A Trip, Nicki Minaj’s Queen, Tobi Lou’s tobi lou and the Juice & more, let’s get you up to speed with what’s set to drop this week. Here’s what to expect this week: Ariana Grande, Sweetener (8/17) Child actor turned popstar, most of America has seen Ariana Grande grow up right […]


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