August Brown covers pop music, the music industry and nightlife policy at the Los Angeles Times.
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On ‘Auntie Diaries,’ Lamar explores his relationship with his trans relatives ‘in a way that holds truth... to the transphobia and homophobia in hip-hop.’
The 18-track album features an eclectic mix of guests, including Ghostface Killah, Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Kodak Black, Summer Walker and Sampha.
Rap star Young Thug is at the center of a case brought by Georgia prosecutors that alleges that his rap crew, YSL, is actually a violent criminal gang.
Prosecutors allege that Young Thug’s violent boasts in song help prove his participation in criminal activity. His attorney calls the charges ‘baseless.’
Young Thug was charged in a 56-count indictment that identified him and 27 other people, including rapper Gunna, as members of a criminal street gang.
Charlie Minn, director of ‘Concert Crush,’ on Travis Scott, Live Nation and the catastrophic failures that led to the deaths of 10 festivalgoers in November.
A slew of acts have canceled tour dates as COVID cases rise once again, casting a pall over what was shaping up to be a record-setting concert season.
A pre-set video acknowledging the leak of a sex tape featuring Rashad and other men was the first time that the TDE rapper has addressed the matter.
Which sets you should see, where you should eat and what you do and don’t need to bring to this year’s festival.
There was something for everyone at this year’s Grammys, from socially uplifting R&B to teen singer-songwriter melodrama to smooth-as-silk ‘70s soul.