summer music

Childish Gambino's "Feels Like Summer" Music Video Features Some Incredible Hip Hop Cameos

Following the July 11 release of his Summer Pack, which includes tracks "Summertime Magic" and "Feels Like Summer," Childish Gambino has finally released a visual to accompany one of the anthems. That's right — Childish Gambino's "Feels Like Summer"…
By Ashley Rey

Childish Gambino Drops *Another* New Song With A Very Powerful Meaning

He's already blown the music world's mind once this summer, but why stop there? Childish Gambino released two new songs on Wednesday, because apparently the dude is incapable of just sitting back on his laurels and soaking up praise. The…
By Alexis Rhiannon

Wireless Will Have An All-Female Stage Hosted By Julie Adenuga & The Line-Up Is SO Good

Earlier this year Wireless faced a barrage of criticism from both celebrities and the press due to their paltry representation of female artists on this year's line-up. It seems, however, that they've taken those thoughts on-board — and come back…
By Lara Williams

Here's What It's Really Like To Work With Justin Timberlake, According to Brian McKnight

It was clear within the first ten seconds of Justin Timberlake's debut solo album, Justified, that something had changed about the then 21 year-old singer. There was the bright, strutting piano of "Señorita," and it's bombastic spoken word intro,…
By Amy Roberts

Spotify’s Song Of The Summer Is Exactly What You’d Expect, But For Good Reason

Every summer comes with its own soundtrack that perfectly captures the season's carefree vibes. And according to Spotify, one specific track dominated all of our sun-drenched antics this year, and you likely already know what it is. That's right,…
By Amy Roberts

JAY-Z Recasts 'Friends' In This Music Video

JAY-Z's newest music video for "Moonlight" enlisted the help of a few big names in Hollywood when he created the music video for "Moonlight" which was featured on his recently released album, 4:44. The video is a re-imagining of Friends made with…
By Danielle Jackson

How To Follow Nicki Minaj On Snapchat

It's a good day to be a Barb, as Nicki Minaj has officially joined Snapchat. For anyone wondering what Nicki Minaj's Snapchat name is, you can add the rapper/singer on the platform @nickiminaj — but you might just have to wait until after she learns…
By Danielle Jackson

Here's How To Download JAY-Z's Album On Your Phone

The wait is officially over: JAY-Z released his new album 4:44 on Friday, June 30. Considering it's currently a TIDAL exclusive, you may be wondering how to download JAY-Z's 4:44. Because sometimes, you may not have internet access and want to…
By Jamie Primeau

All The Beyoncé References From JAY-Z's ‘4:44’

With the release of his latest project on Friday, all eyes are on JAY-Z, and fans are particularly interested in any and all Beyoncé references on JAY-Z's 4:44. Some wondered whether the rapper's 13th studio album would feature his superstar wife,…
By Alexis Rhiannon

You Might Not Have To Wait Long For JAY-Z's Album On iTunes

With the release of his latest album, fans are wondering when JAY-Z's 4:44 will be on iTunes. As of its June 30 release, the rapper's 13th studio album was a TIDAL exclusive, which is hardly a surprise, given JAY-Z's stake in the streaming platform.…
By Alexis Rhiannon

Drake Has Another Summer Hit On His Hands

Proving he's ready to dominate the charts once again this summer, Drake debuted a brand new song "Signs" on Friday, and it's already making waves on the internet. The song's sound echoes much of what the rapper recently released on his latest…
By Danielle Jackson

Lorde May Have Had A Secret Instagram — UPDATE

We know Lorde for her luminous melodies and even her tight friendship with Taylor Swift, but nothing could have prepared anyone for Lorde's allegedly brutally honest onion ring critiques. No, really. Rumors began flying after Lorde's management…
By Lakecia Hammond

Why I Still Care About The Taylor Swift & Katy Perry Feud

On Thursday night, the world was intrigued, outraged, and amused to find out that Taylor Swift was releasing her music to streaming sites again. Mainly because this was happening at midnight — the same time that Katy Perry's new album, Witness, was…
By Alexis Rhiannon

Those 4:44 Ads Could Mean New Jay Z Music — UPDATE

On June 6, Twitter exploded with speculation after a 4:44 ad was pushed through to all major hip hop music sites, TIDAL (Jay Z's premium streaming site), NYC billboards, and even taxis. And, if you ask me, there are a number of signs that the 4:44…
By Lakecia Hammond

The 'All Eyez On Me' Soundtrack Is A Must-Hear

The new biopic about Tupac Shakur is set to come out on June 16, and once you leave the theater, you'll have a soundtrack to bob your head to in the days that follow. The All Eyez on Me soundtrack pays homage to the controversial yet indisputably…
By Lakecia Hammond

Why Childish Gambino's Next Album Could Really Be His Last

On Sunday, June 4, Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, performed his Bootsie Collins reincarnation album, "Awaken, my love!," at the Governor's Ball in New York City. He wrapped the set with "Redbone" while announcing his love for fans and finished…
By Lakecia Hammond

Fifth Harmony Releases Their First Single Without Camila Cabello

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Fifth Harmony's first single without Camila Cabello is lacking that extra something, in my opinion. "Down" was released on Friday, and, while it does have that same signature 5H sound, it's definitely missing…
By Alexis Rhiannon

Spotify Predicts The 2017 Songs Of The Summer

Summer calls for hip to hip rides with friends to distant places, and Spotify just made things a lot easier for you. The streaming site has released their 2017 Song Of The Summer predictions in a playlist that would make a great soundtrack for your…
By Lakecia Hammond

The 'Everything, Everything' Soundtrack Is So Nostalgic

The moment I heard the tender, soulful sounds of BADBADNOTGOOD on the soundtrack for Everything, Everything, I knew love was the centerpiece to this neo-vintage tracklist. The movie, out on May 19, is about a young girl who lives a sheltered life…
By Lakecia Hammond

Could Harry Styles' "Carolina" Be About T. Swift?

Harry Styles put out a new song, and since I am nosy and know you're all wondering, let me go ahead and say what's on everybody's mind — is Harry Styles' new song "Carolina" about Taylor Swift? The short answer is that it doesn't seem to be, based…
By Alexis Rhiannon