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YNW Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 while in a Florida jail, the Florida rapper’s official Instagram account claims. He’s currently awaiting trial in a Broward County jail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The rapper’s team announced plans to file a motion for restricted release. Pitchfork has reached out to YNW
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Ellis Marsalis, the New Orleans jazz pianist and patriarch of an accomplished family of musicians, has died. The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music confirmed his death to NBC News. Branford Marsalis said his father died of COVID-19 complications. He was 85. Marsalis was the father of renowned musicians Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis; his
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The San Francisco based band REVOLUSHN is releasing their highly infectious new song and music video for the single “Electric” on April 1, 2020. (April Fool’s Day) REVOLUSHN consists of NO Mansfield on fire guitar and vocals, drummer and lyrical prodigy DEKAY (David Kendrick), the visionary Neil Nyberg on bassist/vocals, vocal wizard Kim Aston on
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Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and co-host Jake Longstreth have started running weekly episodes of their Beats 1 show Time Crisis via FaceTime. During this week’s episode, regular TC guest Cazzie David called in to the show. During her call, her father Larry David—the icon behind Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld—barged into his daughter’s room, told
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Nils Frahm has released an eight-track album called Empty for Piano Day 2020. Listen to it below via Erased Tapes. Empty was conceived before Frahm broke his thumb a few years back (the injury resulted in his 2012 record Screws). The new album is comprised of eight solo piano pieces, originally recorded for a short
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Note: This article discusses sexual assault allegations. French Montana has been sued for sexual battery, The Blast reports. A woman under the pseudonym Jane Doe filed the lawsuit against the rapper, his employee Mansour Bennouna, and his label Coke Boy Records. Jane Doe’s lawsuit claims that she was invited by French Montana to his home
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Nine Inch Nails have surprise-released a new album. Ghosts V-VI arrived suddenly this morning, available as a free download from their website. It comprises Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts. “Hours and hours of music,” Trent Reznor tweeted. “Free. Some of it kind of happy, some not so much.” Listen below. Parts I-IV in
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Today (March 25) is Big Sean’s 32nd birthday, and, to celebrate, he’s revealed the title of his next album: Detroit 2. The record, which does not yet have a release date, will arrive via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. Check out Sean’s new Detroit 2 trailer below. Big Sean released his Detroit mixtape back in September
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