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The Zoë Kravitz-starring TV reboot of High Fidelity has been canceled after one season by Hulu, Variety reports. The show, based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel, aired in its entirety earlier this year and featured Kravitz in the lead role as Rob. John Cusack played the part in the 2000 film. The series also starred
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Chicago rapper FBG Duck was shot and killed in downtown Chicago on Tuesday (August 4), the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed. Born Carlton Weekly, he was shot on the 100 block of East Oak Street and pronounced dead at 5:06 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was 26. In a press
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Talib Kweli has been “permanently suspended” from Twitter after “repeated violations” of the site’s rules, according to a report from Jezebel’s Ashley Reese. Kweli’s suspension, confirmed in a statement from Twitter, follows his alleged harassment of a 24-year-old activist named Maya Moody, who claims the rapper incessantly tweeted at her, sometimes for “12 hours straight.”
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Late Saturday night (August 1), a group called Renegade hosted a free “secret” rave underneath the Brooklyn side of the Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City. Featuring sets from Pictureplane and DJ Mazburate, the party—like many underground events in New York—was technically illegal, unsanctioned by the city or state. Several videos depicted partygoers in close
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Lianne La Havas is the next guest on Pitchfork’s “Listening Club.” The episode takes place this Friday, August 7, at 4 p.m. Eastern and it will be hosted by Pitchfork’s Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel, Managing Editor Amy Phillips, and News Editor Matthew Strauss. “Listening Club” is a live streaming show celebrating new music. Each show will
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Detroit producer/DJ Black Noi$e has revealed the tracklist for his new project Oblivion, which comes out August 14 via Earl Sweatshirt’s Warner imprint Tan Cressida. The 13-track release has guest spots from Earl, Danny Brown, duendita, ZelooperZ, MIKE, Liv.e, and more. Below, check out a new song featuring BbyMutha called “Mutha Magick.” Check out Pitchfork’s
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Earlier this month, Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, and Team ROC helped secure legal representation for 227 inmates at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison, enabling them to file a class action lawsuit against the new Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain and prison healthcare provider Centurion, alleging subpar living conditions at Parchman. According to documents viewed by
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Arrow de Wilde said she was told that the incident was orchestrated by Brooks Nielsen and cost the band “a few hundred bucks,” calling it “a pretty expensive joke.” Starcrawler guitarist Henri Cash corroborated de Wilde’s story in a statement to Pitchfork. “Everything Arrow said in her statement is true,” Cash wrote. “We were locked
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Beyoncé has released her new visual album Black Is King, via Disney+. The project is written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, and features appearances by JAY-Z, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lupita Nyong’o, and more, in addition to Bey herself. Black Is King is based on the music of The Lion King: The
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Alanis Morissette was the musical guest on the latest episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!, and so was her daughter. Morissette performed the television debut of her new single “Ablaze” remotely from her home library while holding her daughter, who sang along and asked Morissette questions about the lyrics she was singing. Morissette’s
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British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith has shared a new song called “By Any Means.” The track is the lead single from Roc Nation’s forthcoming Reprise project—a collection of songs curated by the label, the proceeds from which will go to funding organizations that support victims of police brutality, hate crimes, and other violations of civil rights.
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