Music

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Why has Hip Hop become the Most Popular Genre in the 21st Century?

American music has always been and will always be synonymous with Black music. Every single genre of music that originated on American soil, whether it be minstrel, jazz, blues, rock in roll, yacht rock, country, or disco, was all created or inspired by Black artists. Before Black music, white people in America only really listened to classical music imported from Europe.

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Kanye West Finally Ends Contentious Partnership with Gap

Although Gap still plans to complete the projects which are already in production, an email sent out Thursday by Gap CEO Mark Breitbard has confirmed that their partnership with the famous rapper and designer, Kanye West has effectively ended. “While we share a vision of bringing high-quality, trend-forward, utilitarian design to all people through unique omni experiences with Yeezy Gap, how we work together to deliver this vision is not aligned,” Breitbard wrote.

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The Best Songs Playing during New York Fashion Week, straight from Spotify’s Playlist

September has arrived, which can only mean one thing: New York Fashion Week has begun! The shows began on Wednesday, September 7, and will continue until September 14, allowing fashion enthusiasts to see the fabulous new collections from the world’s top designers. Even if your name isn’t Anna Wintour, you can watch Michael Kors, Lafayette 148, Vivienne Westwood, and other household names debut their latest collections—and get some killer wardrobe inspiration.

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3 Songs About Queen Elizabeth II

For decades we’ve heard songs on the radio that reference the queen and her reign. But often we fail to actually connect the song to Queen Elizabeth herself, opting instead to translate lines about her majesty as being metaphorical. However, in light of her passing, many people have begun re-listening to these songs and hearing them in a different way. In reference to the individual that was Queen Elizabeth II, rather than the politics she represented.

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How Elton John Became the First 75 Year Old Musician to Break Records and Make Hits

Elton John has found a solution to a problem every single artist that has come before him has had to face. At 75 years of age, he has been able to maintain relevance in popular culture, and even more impressive; his new music continues to be a hit. Unlike Elton John, Paul McCartney, who gained extreme amounts of fame in the 1960s and 70s, has continued to come out with music, yet this music has seldom been streamed on music platforms or played in nightclubs or on the radio. His old music continues to outperform his new music.

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Why Britney Spears Says She’ll “Probably Never Perform Again”

Yesterday the iconic Britney Spears shared a post to her Instagram account with a caption that had many people reading more than once. Said post has since been deleted, but those who saw it, can not unsee it. In the caption of this post Bitney said that she will “probably never perform again.” But why would the popstar make such a bold announcement?

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Harry Styles Honors Queen Elizabeth at His Concert After Her Passing

After Queen Elizabeth II died earlier that day, Harry Styles took a moment to honor her during his New York concert at Madison Square Garden on September 8.
Harry told the crowd from the stage before leading a round of applause, “From my homeland, there was some sad news today, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Please, join me in a round of applause for 70 years of service.”

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Duran Duran, Elton John, and More React to the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Everyone from Elton John and Duran Duran to Ozzy Osbourne and Marren Morris has taken to social media to express their sympathies for Queen Elizabeth II, who died at age 96 on Thursday, September 8.

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Harry Styles Talks Acting and Music at Venice International Film Festival

Oliva Wilde’s highly anticipated film, “Don’t Worry Darling,” will be released to the public in theatres on September 23. The psychological thriller stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Chris Pine, and director Olivia Wilde. “Don’t Worry Darling,” popularly known as “DWD,” surrounds an “unhappy housewife in the 1950s [who] discovers a disturbing truth, while her loving husband hides a dark secret,” according to Deadline.

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The Rise in Alternative Music Explained

Recently you may have noticed a large emergence of new artists in mainstream media. Indie and Alternative musicians like Cave Town, Conan Gray, Lemon Demon, Mitski, Lana Del Ray, Marina and the Diamonds, etc. have been popping into people’s feed and radio stations more and more.

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Everything We Know so far about Taylor Swift’s New Album Midnights

After Taylor Swift’s Instagram grid became aligned (a move all Swifties have been trained to recognize as a signal of a new album), Swift’s fans have long been speculating about the potential release of a new re-recorded album. Yet, fans were shocked when Taylor Swift announced the release of a brand new album in an acceptance speech Sunday night at the VMAs. The album, named Midnights, is set to be released on October 21st this fall. Here is what we know so far.

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Nicki Minaj Honors Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston in VMAs Speech

Nicki Minaj paid a loving tribute to all of the artists that have inspired her when she was presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Aug. 28).

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