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Coachella and Lollapalooza Have Banned Selfie Sticks

If you’re already getting things ready for Coachella starting in two weeks, one thing you won’t be able to take is your selfie stick (we’re hoping at this point you don’t own one as well). Their... Read more »

Björk Collaborator The Haxan Cloak Says Tidal Ripped Him Off

As the music streaming wars heat up, one common story is that of artists being ripped off. From producers and songwriters, we’ve heard nightmare stories about bad deals and a business model that leaves a lot to be... Read more »

Action Bronson’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Tour Kicks Off in April

When it comes to rap shows, not many do it better than Action Bronson. Between hurling fans off the stage and passing out flat-screen TVs during the show, you never know exactly what’s possible, but it’s... Read more »

EMERGENCY ILLUMINATI MEETING: #TIDALFORALL

It’s Sunday March 29th, and an Emergency Illuminati Meeting is being held in a penthouse of the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Oprah, Jay Z, Eagle-Eye Cherry, James Van Der Beek and Kanye... Read more »

“I Hate My Biggest Songs”: A$AP Rocky on His New Album and Moving Forward

With the death of A$AP Yams still hanging heavy over hip-hop’s head, the A$AP Mob has been trying to regain some sense of normalcy. A tough task for anyone, but it gets tougher when a new... Read more »

A Preview of SBTRKT’s New Creative Installation

Miami Music Week has its fair share of distractions, from ULTRA Music Festival to a range of side-parties, showcases, and industry events. Over the weekend I went to Red Bull Guest House, and while I got to see... Read more »

Drake Apparently Inspired Former One Direction Member Zayn Malik’s Solo Career

Zayn Malik’s departure from the infamous One Direction sent many teen girls directly to Vine in tears, without even passing Go—but what of the heartthrob himself? Well, a solo career, naturally. And unluckily for us, because... Read more »

Boots Reveals New Details About FKA Twigs’ Upcoming EP

Genius is quickly becoming the place for behind-the-scenes music scoops. After the site published insights from The-Dream and Rick Rubin on everyone from Bey to Jay to Bieber, verified super-producer Boots has gone to work adding information on his own productions.... Read more »

The Week On Twitter With Allan Kingdom, Bjork and Lil B

This week on Twitter: – Allan Kingdom gives advice on how to deal with haters – Bjork thanks Arca – Lil B prays for One Direction in the wake of their tragedy Here is the week... Read more »

The Bards of Bard: Das Racist’s ‘Shut Up, Dude’ Turns Five

Hip-hop looks nothing like it did in 2010. The story of that evolution would be incomplete without the burned-too-bright whirlwind career of Das Racist. For a trio who used comedy and the ugly truth to address... Read more »