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The NFL Is Using Jay Z to Avoid Accountability

The partnership frames solutions to racial injustice as charity, takes the burden of responsibility away from the league's owners, and further casts Colin Kaepernick as a pariah.
André Carlisle
7 hours ago
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It's Time for MTV to Rename the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

It's complicated to cancel someone like the King of Pop; it's also essential.
Kristin Corry
8.15.19
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White Country Fans Need to Stop Hating on Lil Nas X's Wrangler Collaboration

Cowboy culture isn't rooted in white culture, so let the "Old Town Road" singer sell some jeans.
Alex Zaragoza
5.31.19
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21 Savage Is a Person, Not Your Meme

While everyone gets their jokes off, the supposedly British rapper is set to be deported and separated from his children.
Ryan Bassil
2.4.19
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Weezer Have Always Been the Goofy Band You Think They Are

This week they released the 'Teal Album', covering TLC, a-ha and more – and of course, some hate it. But isn't their kookiness their charm?
Marianne Eloise
1.25.19
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Ebro Was Right to Ask Kodak Black the Hard Questions

Yesterday, Kodak Black walked out of an Ebro in the Morning interview after the host mentioned his sexual assault case.
Kristin Corry
12.13.18
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Mariah, Our Living Meme, Deserves More Credit for Her Songwriting

Yes, she wrote a Christmas banger, but these underrated cuts show that she's got lyricism, harmony and genre-play sorted too.
Jeffrey Ingold
11.27.18
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This Is What Indigenous Artists Think of Your Hipster Headdress

Spoiler: They think you’re an asshole.
Devin Pacholik
10.29.18
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The Long-Awaited M.I.A. Doc is Messy and Intimate, Just Like Life

It’s called ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’ because there are so many different sides to her story.
Daisy Jones
9.27.18
Essays

Young Thug's 'On the Rvn' Is the Rapper at His Best, but Is That Enough?

Despite mounting pressures, the rush of a ticking clock is mostly imagined by fans and critics alike. Thug is home, and he has plenty of time.
Paul Thompson
9.26.18
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The World Is Ready for a Lady Gaga Renaissance

Gaga's turn in 'A Star Is Born' is said to be career-defining – will it put her back on top?
Lauren O'Neill
9.11.18
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Tracking Music’s Embrace of Living Clean Over Living Fast

Musicians no longer seem to be ashamed of appearing to take care of their own health, and that's a good thing.
Jeremy Allen
8.13.18
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