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Jasmine Williams

NEWS ROUNDUP: Venues, Videos, New Releases & More

Venues, Videos, New Releases & More By Jasmine Williams RIP Webster Hall, hello Arc! New York City – well, to be specific, Long Island City – is getting a new venue next year. The Arc will have a capacity...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Nas, A Sony Payout & More

  Nas, A Sony Payout & More By Jasmine Williams The Internet’s Hip-Hop Hypocrisy Last night Kanye West was involved in yet another livestream event. He produced the new Nas album, Nasir, which debuted via a listening party in...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Hateful Policy Haters, R. Kelly Lawsuit & More

Hateful Policy Haters, Lawsuits & More By Jasmine Williams Spotify Walks Back Spotify’s new ‘Hateful Content and Conduct’ Policy has a whole lot of haters. Following outcry from a number of industry heavyweights and rumors of internal conflict, Spotify...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Alice Glass, YouTube & More

Alice Glass, YouTube & More By Jasmine Williams The Indomitable Ms. Alice Thanks to #MuteRKelly the #MeToo floodgates have opened in the music industry with more stories of rampant sexual abuse and harassment coming out every day. Just this...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Kelis, Avicii & More

Kelis, Avicii & More By Jasmine Williams Kelis Opens Up About Abusive Marriage Compared to the film industry, the music has been slow to acknowledge the #MeToo movement. While the rock and rap blares, sexual abuse accusations against major...

NEWS ROUNDUP: The Return of Kanye West & More

Kanye West, The Latest Releases & More By Jasmine Williams The Return of Mr. West Kanye West has been largely silent since the end of 2016, when he was hospitalized for a mental health emergency following a series of...

NEWS ROUNDUP: LGBTQ Love Songs, Cardi B & More

NEWS ROUNDUP: Gender Bending Love Songs, Cardi B & More By Jasmine Williams Wedding Dances For All! What do Bob Dylan, Kesha, St. Vincent, Kele Okereke, Ben Gibbard, and Valerie June have in common? All six musicians contributed gender-reversed...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Killer Mike’s NRA Interview, New R. Kelly Doc & More

NEWS ROUNDUP: Killer Mike, R. Kelly & More By Jasmine Williams Killer Mike ❤’s the NRA While country musicians are distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association, the pro-gun lobby is getting support from an unlikely ally – Killer Mike....

NEWS ROUNDUP: Gender Equalizers, Night Mayors & More

NEWS ROUNDUP: Gender Equalizers, Night Mayors, & More By Jasmine Williams An App for Gender Equality:  On Thursday, in honor of International Women’s Day, Spotify and Smirnoff partnered together to launch the Smirnoff Equalizer, a tool that reveals the...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Warped Tour, Bowie in Brooklyn & More

Warped Tour’s Goodbye It’s the end of an era for pop-punks, emo kids, and sk8er bois – Warped Tour just announced their final cross-country lineup and it’s going to be a very grand finale! The show will hit the...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Sade, The BRITs & More

The Return of Sade! It’s been eight years since Sade released Soldier of Love, but on Tuesday the sultry singer’s return to music was revealed in a very 2018 way – via Twitter! Movie director Ava DuVernay announced that...

NEWS ROUNDUP: Black Panther, The Recording Academy & More

Black Panther Controversy Black Panther doesn’t hit American screens until today, but Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the film is already dominating music news for its star-studded collaborations and a copyright controversy. The album, which will soon be released on...

NEWS ROUNDUP: #GrammySoMale, The Superbowl, Sh*tholes & More

#GrammySoMale Despite a bombastic performance from Kendrick Lamar, a rallying #MeToo speech from Janelle Monae, and an incredibly emotional Kesha moment, last Sunday’s Grammys disappointed in a giant way. Hip-hop got shut out from the major categories again (this...