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Wolf Eyes' John Olson Tells Exclaim! How He Became the King of Instagram Memes

In 2015, veteran Detroit noise outfit Wolf Eyes announced plans to release a new album on Jack White’s Third Man Records imprint. To celebrate the unlikely alliance, the group did a takeover Third Man’s Instagram account that ultimately ended in some chaotic shitposting. While it was a funny stunt to be sure, it was also

Five Gifts to Get a Tragically Hip Fan This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, the rush to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones looms ever closer. That’s why we’re back with our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve previously given our suggestions for box sets, vinyl reissues and cassettes, and keep this page bookmarked for the rest our seasonal suggestions. Canada’s still mourning the loss Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie,

​Big K.R.I.T. Seeks Happiness on '4eva Is a Mighty Long Time'

Big K.R.I.T. will likely win over throngs curious new fans with “Keep the Devil Off,” the gospel-infused single from his latest album 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, his first in three years. Meanwhile the LP’s other recent single, “Confetti,” has enough car references and braggadocio to satiate the Mississippi wordsmith and beatmaker’s longtime fans.

​James Franco: Inside the Making of 'The Disaster Artist'

It’s virtually impossible to exaggerate when describing Tommy Wiseau. His dyed black hair evokes a costume pirate wig and his eyes are almost always wrapped in enormous, out-dated sunglasses. For an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Wiseau swoops in with the swagger a Johnny Depp impersonator, complete with flowing silk shirt and his

0 to 100: The 101 Best Drake Songs, Ranked

A wise man once said, “I love lists…to do lists, top 10 lists…any type list is entertaining to me” — and who are we to disagree?   So, in honour Drake’s 31st birthday, eight Exclaim! writers got together to compile a list the 101 Best Drake Songs his career so far, ranked. Each us submitted

Nicki Minaj Shares on Helping ‘Monster’ Remain on ‘MBDTF’

We can agree that Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a classic album right? Would it still be such if it was missing a key single? Let’s say “Monster.” That was almost the case as detailed by Nicki Minaj on Instagram. If you happen to lose your hip-hop mind and forget, “Monster” brought

Chance The Rapper Takes Aim At Joe Budden During Recent Show

Chicago artist Chance The Rapper proves ‘you dont want no problems with me’ is not just a catchy line on one his most popular songs. Recently, Chano and Joe Budden have gone back and forth with one another, sending light jabs to each other about career paths and egos. Originally, Budden had a less than

Jhene Aiko Targets Young People & Launches New #PennysPen Campaign

For people who have been following the talents and missions Jhene Aiko over the years, we’ve grown to know and learn just how multifaceted she is. Being very instrumental, a huge piece behind all the talent that she has shared with us over the several years is the singer’s monumental love for writing. Displayed through

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Lil B Squash Their Issues Following Rolling Loud Altercation

This past weekend, the folks from Real Dope ENT. threw another epic Rolling Loud event that took place in The Bay in Northern California. From Travi$ Scott, to Young Thug, the performances were incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. However, the biggest headline that came out Rolling Loud weekend was the unfortunate fight that went

Justin Timberlake To Headline at Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

It has ficially been confirmed. Superstar entertainer Justin Timberlake will perform during the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show serving as the headlining act. The NFL confirms so tonight. Taking place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, JT returns to the Super Bowl halftime stage and once again joins a special

DJ Khaled Throws Baby Asahd An Epic 1st Birthday Party In Miami

It seems just like yesterday that DJ Khaled was on Snapchat celebrating the birth his first child. Making it an event for anyone that tuned in, baby Asahd has reached a major milestone by hitting the 1 year mark in age. For most us, Asahd’s presence over the past several months has been a pleasure

Justine Skye Takes A Knee Before Brooklyn Nets Home Opener

The Brooklyn Nets invited Justine Skye to sing the national anthem at their home opener game and she took the opportunity to make a bold statement. During the end the anthem, she took a knee. Shortly after, the singer took to her Instagram account to say: “Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty

Miguel to Headline #SchoolsNotPrisons Adelanto Concert

This Friday (Oct. 20th), Grammy-winning R&B artist Miguel will be headlining a free arts and music festival titled, ‘#SchoolsNotPrisons’ out in Adelanto, California. Considered to be the home the state’s largest immigrant prison, the festival was created to shine a spotlight on the ways for-prit immigrant prisons harm the health and safety California communities. Set

Keeping It Civil With Karen: Episode 5 – Ty Dolla $ign

After a quiet month, Karen Civil is back with the fifth episode her “Keeping It Civil With Karen” podcast and in light Free TC coming on November 13th, the guest is none other than Ty Dolla $ign. Karen and Ty Dolla $ign discuss the first time that they interacted with each other, the other big