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D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' is a Transcendent Comeback Album

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 20
Earlier this week, R&B genius D'Angelo shockingly released his third album "Black Messiah" with little warning. Not only did it surprise the world, simply because it exists, but it also turns out to be one of the best records since his 2000 opus "Voodoo."

PopUps: Madonna Compares Album Leak to 'Terrorism' & 'Rape'

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 18
In a now deleted Instagram post, Madonna compared the leak of her upcoming album to "terrorism" and "rape."

PopUps: Madonna's Album Leaks Months Ahead of Release

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 17
Madonna's upcoming 13th studio album doesn't even have a title yet, but it appears the record has leaked in full.

PopUps: Sam Smith is No Longer Single But Wants to Get Dumped?

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 16
British soul singer Sam Smith revealed this week that he is no longer single, but may want to breakup with his current beau in order to put out a new record.

Jimmy Somerville: A Grander Scale of Thoughts to the Beat

By Bill Biss | Dec 15
The days of "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it" are still here. Yet for Jimmy Somerville, his lyrics still must have to have some sort of personal meaning to make his songs speak for him.

Member of Indie Band DIIV Under Fire for Alleged Anti-Gay, Racist Remarks

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 14
The bassist for the critically acclaimed indie band DIIV came under fire this weekend after a blog discovered he allegedly made anti-gay, racist and misogynist comments on the the message board 4chan.

US Co-opted Cuba's Hip-Hop Scene to Spark Change

By Desmond Butler, Michael Weissenstein, Laura Wides-Munoz, and Andrea Rodriguez | Dec 13
In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana's most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

Police Demonstrations Inspire New Protest Songs

By Lisa Leff | Dec 12
Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Release 'Winter Wonderland'

By EDGE | Dec 11
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga warm up the holidays with a brand new studio recording of "Winter Wonderland,"

Sam Smith Tops MTV's 2014 Best Artist List

Dec 11
This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

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