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The Real Valerie Who Inspired Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” Reflects On The Song’s Legacy

Jun 7, 2019, by Chris Mench @Chris_Mench Winehouse’s track is a cover of UK band The Zutons, who wrote it about the lead singer’s ex. The late Amy Winehouse left behind a small but vital catalog of music, including signature songs like “Rehab,‘” “Back to Black,” and “Valerie.” In a new Vice article, the real …

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Danny Brown Says Sada Baby Is “The Best Rapper In Detroit”

Danny Brown Says Sada Baby Is “The Best Rapper In Detroit” Jun 8, 2019, by Grant Rindner @DontGetIt Sada Baby released his breakout mixtape ‘Bartier Bounty’ in January. Detroit is in the midst of a true rap renaissance, with artists like Tee Grizzley, Molly Brazy, Peezy, and Sada Baby all developing strong fanbases. Danny Brown, …

Hip-Hop’s Love For ‘Street Fighter’ Jun 7, 2019, by Eddie Fu @eddiefu by JacquesMorel @JacquesMorel by Jer Paulin @JerRobertPaulin by Tia Hill @tortiachips There are few games with as many lyrical mentions. Capcom Games launched its Street Fighter franchise in 1987. The video game spans dozens of individual titles, and hip-hop first name-dropped it as …

Tee Grizzley Says He Runs Detroit & Name-Drops Eminem On “No Talkin”

Jun 7, 2019 by Eddie Fu @eddiefu He previously called Em “a pioneer from the city.” Artists ranging from Young Thug to Justin Bieber to Sada Baby have all recently questioned Eminem’s dominance in hip-hop. With his new song “No Talkin,” Tee Grizzley seems to add himself to the list. The track is taken from …

A Rare Interview With The Reclusive Inventor of FruityLoops

Jun 6, 2019 by CalHx @CalHx by Jacques Morel Jr. @JacquesMorelJr by Jer Paulin @JerRobertPaulin by Tia Hill @tortiachips Didier “Gol” Dambin got on Skype with Genius for his first ever on-camera interview. A couple weeks ago we published an in depth look at the history of FruityLoops and it’s reclusive inventor, Didier “Gol” Dambin. …

Read All The Lyrics To Avicii’s Posthumous Album ‘TIM’

Jun 6, 2019 by Caitlin Kelley @purrmudgeon All of the proceeds from the album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation. Avicii’s estate just released a posthumous album, TIM, by the late artist. The 12-song album was taken from a trove of demos recorded before the Swedish DJ’s passing in April 2018. The full-length was …

Kid Cudi Has Been Sitting On An Unreleased JAY-Z Remix Of “Wild’n Cuz I’m Young” For Years

Jun 5, 2019, by Chris Mench @Chris_Mench JAY-Z Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager Wild’n Cuz I’m Young “Gonna try to release that someday.” Kid Cudi spent a portion of his flight back from Japan answering fan questions about his music, and he dropped some interesting bits of knowledge …

Scamming Singer Allegedly Funded His Music Career With Over $4 Million In Fraudulent Credit Card Charges

Jun 5, 2019 by Chris Mench @Chris_Mench Chad Focus He spent money on boosting his streams, buying tickets to his own shows, and putting up billboards. The success of Baltimore-based singer Chad Focus may not have been what it appeared. Pitchfork and The Baltimore Sun report that the singer, who has collaborated with T-Pain and …

Chance The Rapper Teases A New Song For The ‘All That’ Reboot Soundtrack

Chance The Rapper Teases A New Song For The ‘All That’ Reboot Soundtrack Jun 4, 2019, by Chris Mench @Chris_Mench Chance the Rapper The new show will still use TLC’s original theme song. While fans are mostly concerned about getting Chance the Rapper’s long-awaited debut album, the Chicago MC has multiple projects in the works. …