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Cash Money Docuseries New Cash Order Debuts on Spotify’s RapCaviar Playlist

Cash Money Records cofounder Birdman New Cash Order, a four-part docuseries that highlights the history and growth of famed record label Cash Money, has made its exclusive debut on Spotify. Subscribers can enjoy all four parts of the program by navigating to the aptly named RapCaviar playlist, which boasts over 12.5 million followers. Cash Money founders […]

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City of Philadelphia Officially Names a Street After The Roots

A Philadelphia street has officially been named after The Roots— a few months earlier than expected. The Roots formed in Philadelphia around 1990, and to commemorate the band’s three decades of success and unfailing devotion to their home city, a Philly street has been named in their honor. Questlove, The Roots’ longtime drummer, took to Instagram to […]

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Rock Band Yeasayer is Suing The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar for Black Panther Copyright Infringement

Brooklyn-based rock band Yeasayer is suing The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for copyright infringement over “Pray for Me,” which was created for and featured in 2018’s Black Panther. Brooklyn-based rock band Yeasayer is suing The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for copyright infringement over “Pray for Me,” which was created for and featured in 2018’s Black Panther. In a filing submitted to […]

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Metallica Cancels Two Festival Performances as James Hetfield Continues Rehab

Kreepin Deth (CC by 3.0) To provide frontman James Hetfield with additional time to proceed through rehab and recover, Metallica has canceled scheduled performances at the Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival and the Louder Than Life Festival. In a statement addressed to the “Metallica family,” Hetfield regretfully informed fans of the news. The 57-year-old cited “critical […]

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Believe, Nuclear Blast Launch ‘Blood Blast Distribution’ — Specializing in ‘Extreme Music’

Blood Blast Distribution (l to r): Bryce Lucien, Jérôme Riera, David Kaiser, Myriam Silberstein double down on brutality. Is genre-specialized music distribution next? Believe and Nuclear Blast Records are cutting the ribbon on Blood Blast Distribution — for those that prefer the more brutal side of things. Nuclear Blast Records has long been a force […]

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Spotify, Pandora Could Be Allowed to Stream Directly on the Apple HomePod

Photo Credit: Unsplash A new report suggests Apple is considering opening its HomeSpot speaker to rivals like Spotify and Pandora. Bloomberg reports that Apple is discussing letting users choose third-party applications as their defaults. The move is likely a response to a Spotify suing Apple in Europe for favoring apps from its own ecosystem. Microsoft […]