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Cam’ron Previews Upcoming Emoji App

People love emojis, but Cam’ron says the “[traditional] emojis are done.” Following in the footsteps of Lil B, Killa Cam has his own emoji app on the way, and he’s released awesome previews of the app... Read more »

Nicki Minaj Says “Anaconda” is About “Taking Back The Power”

Nicki Minaj made waves when she released “Anaconda” earlier this year. The cover and the subsequent music video wowed audiences, but did she have a message behind the song and/or its visuals? Nicki spoke with GQ... Read more »

Download Dillon Cooper’s “X:XX” Mixtape

Just more than a year after the release of his debut mixtape Cozmik, Dillon Cooper is back. X:XX is fifteen tracks of new material with features from Azizi Gibson, Denzel Curry, and A La Sole. The... Read more »

Watch How FKA Twigs Uses Google Glass in Her #throughglass Video

Thus far, Google Glass has often been stigmatized as an invasive tool reserved for the Silicon Valley elite—users have been affectionately referred to as Glassholes. But there’s no denying that wearable tech devices, like smartphones before... Read more »

See The Bigger Picture Behind Famous Album Covers

Although the increase in streaming and move towards digital instead of physical music sales has taken the focus away from album covers somewhat, it remains impossible to talk about some albums without their classic covers immediately coming... Read more »

Lorde’s “Royals” Banned From Radio in San Francisco

There are a lot of Lorde haters. The New Zealand pop star’s ascent has been rapid, and with all the positive attention has come plenty of negative. Now, in one city, she’s banned from local radio, but the reason... Read more »

What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Part-Time Music Blogging

Yesterday was my three-year anniversary at Pigeons & Planes. Three years ago yesterday, Confusion sent an email to the rest of the team to introduce me. My first post was about R.E.M.’s last song. Since then,... Read more »

Could This Invention Stop People Using Their Cellphones at Concerts?

Phones. Phones everywhere. We’ve all experienced it before, and now it just seems like part of the concert experience. It’s not just fellow concert goers that are getting annoyed by it, though, as musicians are also... Read more »

The Week on Twitter with ScHoolBoy Q, Lorde, and Kanye West

This week on Twitter: – ScHoolboy Q finds himself in a life or death situation (kind of) – Lorde discovers Steve Carell and The Office – Kanye West clarifies something Here is the week on Twitter.... Read more »

BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah Announce Collaborative Album, Listen to “Gunshowers” Now

When BADBADNOTGOOD dropped “Six Degrees” featuring Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown, it was presented as a 10″ single, a one-off, which seemed a shame since it was so damn good. Well, turns out Ghostface and BADBADNOTGOOD... Read more »

I Don’t Forgive You, Bono

I love surprises. When I was younger, I dreamed my family would throw some elaborate surprise party and I’d walk down my stairs and Hanson would be sitting at our dining room table with an ice cream cake,... Read more »

Snoop Dogg’s New Album Entirely Produced By Pharrell, Features Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder

Two legends reunite for Snoop Dogg’s new album, which Billboard confirm is entirely produced by Pharrell and will be released via his i am other imprint and Columbia Records. Also confirmed (as teased by the i am other... Read more »

Sam Smith Announces 2015 Tour

Not even a month ago, Sam Smith tweeted an apology to Toronto for having to cancel his show at Kool Haus due to tonsillitis, promising to make it up to his Canadian fans. Staying true to... Read more »

Download the Full Version of South Park & Sia’s “Lorde Song” Parody

South Park began spoofing Lorde a few weeks back, telling the tale of how the New Zealand pop star is actually middle-aged, moustached geologist Randy Marsh. The story played out as a heartfelt lesson in acceptance:... Read more »

Pigeons & Planes Presents: Deniro Farrar, Denzel Curry, Remy Banks, Kevin Abstract, D.R.A.M. & JK The Reaper in NY

The CMJ Music Marathon goes down in New York next week (October 21 to 25), and we had to get involved. Partnering with Move Forward Music, we’re happy to present a show at Webster Hall on October... Read more »