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Adele and Saturday Night Live have come under fire for a controversial sketch on October 24 in which the pop singer and series regular Kate McKinnon played white divorcees lusting over African men. During her hosting debut on the popular programme, the singer performed a three-minute sketch in which she, McKinnon and later Heidi Gardner, […]

Kevin Morby has dropped a new standalone single, ‘US Mail’, as well as a live performance of the song. Morby originally premiered the track in the encore of his ‘Sundowner’ album launch livestream last week. Watch it below: Advertisement [embedded content] In a statement, Morby said the song was about a mother communicating with her […]

Empress Of has teamed up with New York singer Amber Mark for her new upbeat pop track ‘You’ve Got To Feel’. The track was released on Empress Of’s newly-launched label, Major Arcana. Arriving one week out from the US election, the track encourages listeners to make their voices heard. ‘You’ve Got To Feel’ places Mark’s […]

Melvins frontman King Buzzo has covered Kiss‘ “Shock Me” on his new Gift of Sacrifice album. Buzzo’s acoustic take on the Ace Frehley-sung 1977 Love Gun song is the latest in a long line of Kiss tributes from the Melvins, who have previously recorded tracks such as “Goin’ Blind” and “God of Thunder,” and in 1992 […]

Tonight marked the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards. During the ceremony, countless artists performed including Lil Baby, City Girls, Burna Boy and Chris Martin, and more. Beyond the performances and cyphers, very few actual awards were presented during the broadcast. Most of them—including Best Hip Hop Video, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip […]

During tonight’s BET Hip Hop Awards, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Teyana Taylor, and H.E.R. teamed up for the “Ladies First” cypher. The artists freestyled and sang over a beat from Brandy’s 1994 classic “I Wanna Be Down.” Check it out below. “I Wanna Be Down” originally appeared on Brandy’s self-titled debut album. In late August, Brandy […]

Tonight at the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards, Nigerian artist Burna Boy gave a politically-charged performance of “Monsters You Made,” his single with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Burna Boy was backed by a full band while Martin sang his parts remotely. During the performance, Burna Boy sang in front of protest footage while his band […]

Vans have launched a Christmas-themed range of Simpsons footwear – check out the images below. READ MORE: 50 things you didn’t know about The Simpsons Back in August, the iconic skate brand announced its ‘Simpsons x Vans’ collection of shoes, clothing and accessories, which boasted “depictions and references that diehard fans will appreciate”. Viewers are now able […]

Alice Cooper has officially released HorrorBox, a horror-themed party game, ahead of Halloween. HorrorBox sees players mix and match question and answer cards, scoring points for funny combinations à la Cards Against Humanity. The base game comes with 420 cards but several expansion packs have already been released, including a Slasher Pack, Monsters Pack, Aliens […]

Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn has once again teased a collaboration with Tame Impala for a potential second season of ‘Song Machine’. In an interview with Australian radio station Double J, Albarn confirmed that he had been working with Kevin Parker, alluding to the teaser photo shared by Gorillaz guitarist Noodle on Instagram in February. The […]