How Ms. Lauryn Hill Became One of 2018's Most Sampled Artists

Ms. Lauryn Hill, as she’s now officially known, has famously released only one solo studio album, 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. But artists including Kanye West, J. Cole, JAY-Z and DJ Khaled have kept her sound — and that of her original group, the Fugees — alive over the years by sampling her music in their own songs. In 2018,

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Lorde Covers Frank Ocean's 'Lost' at Primavera Sound

Lorde fit a soulful Frank Ocean cover into her set a Primavera Sound Saturday night (June 2). Pacing the stage, she sang a stripped down rendition of “Lost” from Ocean's Channel Orange album at the Barcelona festival. “Lost” is the second Ocean song she's covered as of late. In March, “Solo” was a part of her

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'Blonde' Producer Om'Mas Keith Countersues Frank Ocean Over Songwriting Credits

Frank Ocean filed a lawsuit against Blonde producer Om'Mas Keith earlier this year after the producer requested to be credited on 11 Blonde songs. Now, Keith has filed a countersuit against the singer and claims to have written and produced a slew of the songs on Blonde. In the court document obtained by Billboard, Keith claims he struck a deal with

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Frank Ocean Countersued By Om’Mas Keith Over Songwriting Credits

Source: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Back in February, Frank Ocean sued producer Om’Mas Keith over the producer’s claims he wrote some tracks for Ocean’s second solo album, Blonde. Keith has since countersued Ocean, claiming that a deal the pair made for the Odd Future singer’s debut album, Channel Orange, did not carry over to the

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A$AP Rocky Returns With 'Testing,' His Most Experimental Album to Date

Back in 2011, A$AP Rocky shook the industry down with the release of “Peso.” The brooding production, throbbing bass line and Rocky’s lyrical style forced everyone to reconsider how New York rap was supposed to sound. A$AP Rocky was the future and everyone was prepared to hop in his stylized DeLorean and see where the

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Stream A$AP Rocky's 'Testing' LP

After stringing listeners along with teasers and new music since January, A$AP Rocky has finally delivered his new LP Testing, which you can hear in its entirety right now. Arriving today through RCA Records, Testing runs 15 tracks in length and features (in order of appearance) Kid Cudi, Moby, FKA Twigs, Skepta, Kodak Black, Playboi Carti, Smooky Margielaa,

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Listen to James Bay's New Album 'Electric Light'

Led by the groovy “Pink Lemonade,” and the slow-building “Us,” James Bay’s highly-anticipated sophomore album has finally arrived. The 14-track Electric Light demonstrates a different rock and roll sound for the Grammy-award winner, a sound he says was inspired partially by Frank Ocean. Bay is currently in the midst of his European tour, with his next performance set

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