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Op-Eds

Ebro Was Right to Ask Kodak Black the Hard Questions

Yesterday, Kodak Black walked out of an Ebro in the Morning interview after the host mentioned his sexual assault case.
Kristin Corry
a day ago
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How 2018 Became the Year '20GAYTEEN'

Hayley Kiyoko came up with the nickname on 1st January, and looking back, it's easy to concede she was right.
Daisy Jones
12.5.18
Brits Critics' Choice Award

Please Let Mahalia Win the BRITs Critics Choice Over Two Guitar Lads

Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi are absolutely fine, but Mahalia's already shown she means so much to listeners in the UK and beyond.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.29.18
Op-Eds

Mariah, Our Living Meme, Deserves More Credit for Her Songwriting

Yes, she wrote a Christmas banger, but these underrated cuts show that she's got lyricism, harmony and genre-play sorted too.
Jeffrey Ingold
11.16.18
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Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events

Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.2.18
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Wireless Festival's New 'No Swearing' Restrictions Are So Shallow

A neighbourhood group wanted the London festival moved to another location, but the compromise they've reached instead is ridiculous.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.25.18
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The Long-Awaited M.I.A. Doc is Messy and Intimate, Just Like Life

It’s called ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’ because there are so many different sides to her story.
Daisy Jones
9.27.18
Essays

Young Thug's 'On the Rvn' Is the Rapper Near His Best, but Is That Enough?

Despite mounting pressures, the rush of a ticking clock is mostly imagined by fans and critics alike. Thug is home, and he has plenty of time.
Paul Thompson
9.27.18
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The World Is Ready for a Lady Gaga Renaissance

Gaga's turn in 'A Star Is Born' is said to be career-defining – will it put her back on top?
Lauren O'Neill
9.11.18
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Big Red Machine Is the Next Logical Step in Justin Vernon's Evolution

The Bon Iver frontman’s collab with Aaron Dessner from the National is the first big release from their new publishing and festival arm PEOPLE.
Ryan Bassil
9.5.18
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Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big – but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
8.21.18
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Tracking Music’s Embrace of Living Clean Over Living Fast

Musicians no longer seem to be ashamed of appearing to take care of their own health, and that's a good thing.
Jeremy Allen
8.13.18
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