Atlanta rapper SahBabii has released a new project tonight called Barnacles. The project follows 2019’s three-track 3P and 2018’s full-length Squidtastic. Barnacles includes March’s “Double Dick” and the new song “Tongue Demon.” Hear SahBabii’s Barnacles below. Read more about SahBabii in “Why Is Rap Obsessed with Naruto?” on the Pitch. Barnacles: 01 Barnacles02 Ready To
South Carolina singer Mario Winans got a taste of fame when his smooth vocals and shirtless music video for his single, “I Don’t Wanna Know,” took the public by surprise in 2004 and even hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts … opening the doors for his debut album, “Hurt No More.” Bad Boy
What do you get when you combine the love for Prince and all things 80s music with a modern R&B and hip-hop track? Singer and songwriter Brandon Agustus shows his sensitive side and confident side in “Let Your Heart Break” out now via his new record Days of Wasted Youth. Agustus is a Florida-born, New
John Mulaney has signed a deal with Comedy Central to produce two new comedy specials. Mulaney will headline and executive produce both specials, which will be continuations of John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch, Mulaney’s children’s musical comedy special released on Netflix last December. In a statement on the deal, Mulaney wrote, “I was
Charlie Daniels — a country and Southern rock legend known for his hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” — has died after suffering a stroke … according to his website. The Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday morning at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was
Undisputedly as captivating and visually-stimulating as anything you would see in a conventional music video, the imagery found in the new lyric video for Johnnie Mikel’s single “Nothing to Lose” definitely presents us with a fun take on the intriguing pop song. In more ways than one, Mikel’s vibrant personality bleeds into this unique video
The Roots’ Black Thought has announced a new EP. Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel is produced by Sean C and features appearances from PUSHA-T, Killer Mike, Swizz Beatz, Portugal. The Man, ScHoolboy Q, and more. The EP is out July 31 and its first single, “Thought vs. Everybody” will arrive July 10.
Exclusive 40 Glocc is finally on the path to putting his prostitution ring bust behind him, and the first step is checking into jail to serve his sentence … nearly 3 years after his arrest. The rapper turned himself in to Blue Earth County Jail on June 30 in Minnesota where he’ll do one year
Elton John has been honored with his very own official UK coin. The Royal Mint announced the accolade, marking the second installment of their “Music Legends” collection (the first coin was minted in honor of Queen). “It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” Elton John said in a press release.
Breaking News It’s happening (or so it seems) … Kanye West is running for President, and he says he’s doing it sooner than later — as in RIGHT NOW!!! At least that’s how it sounds, anyway. Ye made the announcement out of nowhere Saturday on Twitter, saying … “We must now realize the promise of
Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist NNAMADÏ has released a new album. KRAZY KARL follows his previous 2020 releases: April’s full-length BRAT and June’s Black Plight EP. In a press release, NNAMADÏ describes the sound of the record as “untethered,” “deranged modern compositions,” and “when your brain tries to leave your skull, but you keep mashing it
Exclusive Pop Smoke‘s closest friends are getting iced out before his debut album drops … with some custom jewelry honoring the slain rapper. Pop’s inner circle reached out to New York City’s Benny The Jeweler for some special commemorative bling … according to our sources, and it was just in time for Friday’s posthumous release.
David Gilmour has released “Yes, I Have Ghosts,” the Pink Floyd guitarist’s first new music in five years. The song is a collaboration with his daughter, harpist Romany Gilmour, and his wife, the author and lyricist Polly Samson. The song was previously part of the audiobook version of Samson’s latest novel, A Theatre for Dreamers.
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters died after going into cardiac arrest … TMZ has learned. The Grammy-winning Motown artist’s cause of death is listed as cardiopulmonary arrest … this according to her death certificate obtained by TMZ. Bonnie — real name Patricia Eva Pointer — died on June 8 at 3:37 AM. The doc
Andrew Bird was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. From his home, he performed “Manifest,” from 2019’s My Finest Work Yet, accompanied by members of his family. “Got the Bird Family Band together,” he wrote on Twitter. Check out their performance below. Following the release of My Finest Work Yet, Andrew
Jay-Z and his social justice team are going all out to get a Wisconsin cop fired and charged in the killings of 3 men of color — they’ve posted a full-page ad demanding it. Jay’s Team ROC took out the ad Thursday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, calling for the immediate prosecution and termination of
JAY-Z’s Team Roc published an open letter in today’s issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calling for Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to prosecute and fire Wauwatosa Police Department officer Joseph Mensah. In the five years he’s held his job, Mensah reportedly shot and killed Alvin Cole, Antonio Gonzales, and Jay Anderson, firing 19
Breaking News The NFL is planning to make a huge statement when the season kicks off … with the league reportedly deciding to play the Black National Anthem before every Week 1 game. “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing” — which is often referred to as the Black National Anthem — will be played before the
Lucinda Williams has contributed to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series. She did “A Man Without a Soul” from her new album Good Souls Better Angels. Watch below. Williams released her 14th studio album, Good Souls Better Angels, in April. Back in March, she released her song “Lost Girls” from the recent Netflix
Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Public Enemy still wants people to “Fight the Power” … but now Chuck D says it’s time to let younger people handle that fight, because time’s literally running out for most political leaders. We talked to the legendary MC on ‘TMZ Live’ to get his thoughts on the upcoming election
Duma, the Nairobi-based grindcore duo of Sam Karugu and Martin Khanja, have announced that their full-length debut is coming next month. They’ll release Duma on August 7 via Nyege Nyege Tapes. Check out the project’s track list and watch a video for “Lionsblood” below (via Resident Advisor). Read about “9 Must-Hear Albums from Nyege Nyege
In their latest album, titled simply Gravity, Paul Mark & the Van Dorens prove that they’ve yet to lose their touch in a dozen of tracks drawing as much from the discographies of Tom Waits and Warren Zevon as they do contemporary life. Right out of the gate in “Gravity is Failing,” Mark makes it clear
Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Cops in Aurora, CO targeted Elijah McClain‘s violin vigil to make an example out of nonviolent musicians … so says a famous violinist who saw it all play out. Lee England Jr. — who Michael Jordan calls “the Michael Jordan of the violin” — tells TMZ … Aurora police made
The late John Prine, who died earlier this year of COVID-19, has received an unprecedented posthumous honor. He’s the first person to be named Illinois’ honorary poet laureate. “John Prine leaves behind an unparalleled musical legacy and was beloved by family and millions of fans who hope that in Heaven he finds Paradise waitin’ just
Pop Smoke‘s fans have spoken — loudly and clearly — the cover art designed by Virgil Abloh for the rapper’s posthumous album is trash … so a change is coming. Pop’s highly anticipated album, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon” is set to release July 3, but when the cover art was revealed
Sad13 (aka Speedy Ortiz frontperson Sadie Dupuis) has announced a new album. It’s called Haunted Painting and it arrives September 25 via her own label Wax Nine. Check out the first single “Ghost (of a Good Time)” below. Scroll down for the album artwork, made by Sadie’s mother Diane Dupuis. “I worked on Haunted Painting
Exclusive Chase Rice isn’t letting criticism of his packed Tennessee concert slow down his mid-pandemic tour, but there are gonna be changes … for the artist and his venues. The country music star took a lot of flak — even from fellow country musicians — after his Saturday night gig demonstrated no regard for coronavirus
Pop Smoke’s posthumous new album is coming out this Friday, July 3. Today, Steven Victor—head of the Victor Victor label imprint who worked closely with Pop Smoke—has revealed the still-untitled new album’s artwork. The cover and its accompanying limited edition shirt were designed by Virgil Abloh. Victor said it was Pop Smoke’s specific request to
Breaking News The coronavirus pandemic is keeping the curtain closed on Broadway … at least through the end of the year. The Broadway League announced Monday all Broadway performances in New York City are on hold for the next 6 months and beyond due to COVID-19. While there is no exact date for the curtain
Marc Orleans, the prolific guitarist and pedal steel player who was a member of the long-running experimental Boston collective Sunburned Hand of the Man, has died. Tom Carter, the Charalambides guitarist who made music with Orleans in the group Eleven Twenty-Nine, confirmed the news in a statement. Some of Orleans’ earliest recording came as a