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Singles Club: Stefflon Don and Skepta sample The Simpsons and turn up the heat on ‘Ding-A-Ling’

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, Stefflon Don and Skepta get raunchy on ‘Ding-A-Ling’, while Diplo and MØ attempt to ‘Get It Right’ on their new collaboration. Elsewhere, Miguel is back with upbeat jam ‘Pineapple Skies’, DRAM and Playboi Carti

Troy Ave – Smile (Official Music Video)

Video After The Jump Troy Ave continues to promote his “Album the Summer” by dropping an ficial music video for “Smile.” You can pick up “Album the Summer” now on iTunes:–the-summer/id1266848915

Mel Tillis, Longtime Country Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a Florida native who defined the word e”ntertainer” in the field country music, died Sunday (Nov. 19) after a long illness in a Florida hospital. He was 85. One the most colorful personalities the music business has ever seen, the Country Music Hall Fame member enjoyed success as a writer, actor, and performer,

Tyler, the Creator Ignites Sold-Out NYC Terminal 5 Show With Help From A$AP Rocky

Tyler, the Creator didn’t thank his sold-out crowd at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Monday night (Nov. 13) for the sake formality — he did it because they helped restore his faith in his own songwriting. The 26-year-old rapper born Tyler Okonma revealed that he thought he only had “three good songs” prior to releasing his latest

Remy Ma & Lil Kim Unleash 'Wake Me Up' Visual

After throwing barbs at her detractors in the Lil Kim-assisted track “Wake Me Up,” Remy Ma and Lil Kim returned on Thursday (Nov. 16) with the visual for the gritty cut, f Rem's upcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers.  The dreary visual finds the two fashionably dressed emcees in several settings throughout New York City, including a

How Rihanna's ‘Love On The Brain’ Became the Most Subtly Influential Pop Single of the Past Year

On May 22, 2016 at the Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna stood poised in an ‘80s-style Thierry Mugler fitted-pantsuit, captivating audiences with her unorthodox cool-gal swagger while belting the track at the epicenter her recent Anti LP, “Love on the Brain.” Despite her captivating wardrobe, it was Rihanna’s tantalizing voice that stole the show — arguably 

Red Velvet Talks 'Perfect Velvet' Album, Changing Up Their Style for 'Peek-A-Boo'

After kicking f the year by falling in love with a “Rookie” and then giving Korea a summer hit with “Red Flavor,” Red Velvet is back with the most Perfect Velvet side themselves yet with their second full-length album and a brand new single, the taunting “Peek-A-Boo.” Released on Friday (Nov. 17), the 9-track Perfect Velvet presents a

Katy Perry Pays Tribute to Warped Tour As It Enters Final Year: 'Can't Skip the Steps, Gotta Pay Your Dues'

Katy Perry got right ot the heart Warped Tour's rich history with her throwback photo posted to Instagram early Friday (Nov. 17). Back in 2008, Perry sang on the same stage as many pop punk's greatest acts during Warped Tour, a move which many artists consider to be the first step in the career an

Red Velvet Drops 'Perfect Velvet' Album: Watch the Haunting 'Peek-A-Boo' Music Video

Two years after dropping their first full-length album, the poptastic The Red, Red Velvet returned today with Perfect Velvet and an eerie music video for the lead single “Peek-A-Boo.” Perfect Velvet is the girl group’s third album the year, following Rookie and The Red Summer EPs, both which topped the World Albums chart. The new release's

Remy Ma & Papoose Announce <i>A Merry Mackie Holiday</i> TV Special

Remy Ma and Papoose are sharing their Black Love experience for Christmas. The couple have just announced an upcoming VH1 holiday special. Building from their very well-received casting on Love & Hip Hop: New York, our favorite Rap husband and wife are letting fans see how they will spend their family time pending Santa’s arrival. Remy

Young Dolph tells The Breakfast Club that Yo Gotti beef is over a girl and he will never squash it

Young Dolph recently sat down with The Breakfast Club and they touched on various topics. One topic that stood out most was the Yo Gotti beef. Dolph revealed that the beef started over a Girl and since then has escalated to something serious which many think was the main reason why Young Dolph was shot

Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to 3 counts Sexual Misconduct with 13 year old Minor-

Brooklyn rapper ZillaKami posted pictures this past summer which exposed Tekashi 6ix9ine being with a 13 year old girl. Once the attention was put out the feds jumped in. As a result Tekashi just plead guilty to 3 counts sexual mixconduct. One the photos included Tekashi grabbing the 13 year olds breast. Genius obtained documents

Level Up: Horror master John Carpenter on his 20-year Sonic The Hedgehog addiction

Level Up is our new series where we speak to musicians about their favorite video games. Next up, legendary horror maestro John Carpenter recalls how the frustrating-but-addictive Sonic the Hedgehog inspired a twilight career in music. There are few auteurs as deserving the title “Master Horror” as John Carpenter. The 69-year-old director, writer, composer, editor

Ty Dolla $ign's Beach House 3 is lush but lackluster, eclipsed by the return of 112

As the past and the present continue to co-mingle throughout R&B, Claire Lobenfeld takes a side-by-side look at Bad Boy’s boy band 112’s comeback album Q Mike Slim Daron and the latest entry in Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House series. October saw the release two albums that sampled early hits from R&B group 112. ‘Ex’

Mattel Debuts Hijab-Wearing Barbie, Racists Trolls Lose It Online

Ibtihaj Muhammad, a member the United States fencing team who made waves for wearing a hijab during the 2016 Summer Olympics, inspired a new Barbie doll wearing the traditional Muslim garb, the hijab. The announcement at this year’s Glamour magazine’s “Women the Year” summit the doll made many positive waves for it celebrating diversity, but racist