XXXTentacion Signed $10 Million Album Deal Before His Death

XXXTentacion Signed $10 Million Album Deal Before His Death

XXXTentacion, a local of South Florida born Jahseh Onfroy, was in some ways essentially the most consultant artist — “the zenith point,” Mr. Shami stated — of the loose-knit SoundCloud rap scene. Though he was billed primarily as a rapper, XXXTentacion additionally dabbled in genres like punk and emo, favoring a lo-fi aesthetic that got […]

The Playlist: Christine and the Queens’ Clever Pop, and 8 More New Songs

The Playlist: Christine and the Queens’ Clever Pop, and eight More New Songs

Hear tracks by Future, Rayland Baxter, the Ophelias and others. ImageThe video for the brand new Christine and the Queens track “Doesn’t Matter” begins out playful however ends combative. Héloïse Letissier, the French songwriter who releases her digital pop as Christine and the Queens, usually makes simultaneous statements by way of songs and choreographed video […]

Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads

Drake: Platinum in a Day, however Still at a Crossroads

The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the most recent in pop music criticism, tendencies and information. The success of Drake’s “Scorpion,” which was launched final Friday, was virtually a self-fulfilling prophecy. Certified platinum on its release day, it’s more likely to be essentially […]

The Big Business of Becoming Bhad Bhabie

The Big Business of Becoming Bhad Bhabie

Kluger was initially towards the thought of getting again into the music enterprise, however he consented to some studio time to see how Bregoli sounded outdoors the automobile. At that first trial session, she felt painfully self-conscious. “I was like: ‘I don’t want to put these headphones on. I don’t want to get in this […]

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Is a Streaming Giant

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Is a Streaming Giant

If there was any doubt earlier than, it’s now official: Drake is the king of streaming music. When his 25-track new album, “Scorpion,” was launched on Friday, it instantly shattered one-day streaming data on the main companies. In its first 24 hours, the album had 170 million streams on Apple Music around the globe. On […]

For the First Time, Drake Runs From His Feelings

For the First Time, Drake Runs From His Feelings

But Drake is much less involved with totally polished songs right here — a number of really feel rushed, with lyrics a notch too plain — and although his last album, “More Life,” was marketed as a playlist, it felt extra albumlike than “Scorpion” does. The new file’s size — it is extremely, very, very […]

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. It is perhaps one coloured purple, white and blue. Or it is perhaps one spent prepping for a fireworks show or heading out on a highway journey. Whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, take a minute to bask in some very nice journalism. Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and 18 others […]

The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs

The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs

Hear releases by Chaka Khan, Mitski, Meek Mill and others. ImageThe John Coltrane file “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,” which was recorded in 1963 and stashed away, arrives on Friday.CreditGai Terrell/Redferns, by way of Getty Images By 1963, when he recorded “Both Directions at Once,” the long-lost album out Friday, John Coltrane was […]

Playboi Carti Conquers the Paris Runway

Playboi Carti Conquers the Paris Runway

The 21-year-old Atlanta rapper walks in Virgil Abloh’s first males’s put on assortment for Louis Vuitton. Playboi Carti earlier than he walked within the Louis Vuitton present in Paris.CreditMaxime La for The New York Times PARIS — The black Rolls-Royce Phantom reduce by Parisian streets like a hammerhead shark, circling the Arc de Triomphe, gliding […]

Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered

Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered

The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the newest in pop music criticism, developments and information. This 12 months’s Yeezy Season in music has lastly come to an in depth — Kanye West launched 5 albums in 5 weeks: his personal “Ye”; his collaboration […]