Korean superstars BTS are set to kick off their Love Yourself world tour this August, opening with two dates in their home turf of Seoul.
After their August 25th and 26th shows in Seoul's Jamsil Olympic Stadium, BTS will continue their world tour across major cities in North America and Europe, starting with three nights in Los Angeles. North American tickets will go on sale
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Belgian electronic artist Stromae released his first new song since 2013's Racine carrée. "Défiler" stretches from breezy ambience to gritty hip-hop in a four-part structure.
The song begins with Stromae's velvety croon the beat shifts to a double-time groove, then to trap laced with rapid hi-hats and purring
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"Heaven is closed/And hell's overcrowded," Willie Nelson sings on his new album. "So I think I'll just stay where I am." Just one year after his unsuspecting opus God's Problem Child, Nelson, 84, is back with Last Man Standing, the latest in his series of late-career ruminations helmed by producer Buddy Cannon. Whereas last year's God's Problem Child found Nelson
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Willie Nelson's 'Last Man Standing' Warmly Satirizes the Slow March of Time
Rap Release of the Month
Saba, Care for Me
"I'm not mad at God, I just can't get out of bed," raps Saba on "Calligraphy," a highlight from his melancholy yet engaging Care for Me. The album falls squarely into the Young Chicago Authors wing of the Windy City rap scene: It mixes confessionals with seduction, inviting the
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 10 Best Rap Releases of the Month: April 2018
He’d slept three hours in the last two days and hadn’t had a moment to collect himself and wrap his head around the news that he was free. But the morning after his sudden release from prison, Meek Mill was at ease as technicians buzzed around him, hanging lights and setting up booms. We’d assembled at a
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Meek Mill Reflects on the Toll of Prison and Why His Upbringing Left Him 'Traumatized'
Mastodon envision a surreal dystopia in their sci-fi-styled "Clandestiny" video. Massive robot monsters, eerie rocket launches and a brooding, evil emperor populate the prog-metal band's retro animated clip.
Ariel Costa – who previously created visuals for
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer
A genre-dodging, pop-funk-rock-rap-avant-R&B tour de force, the Wondaland leader delivers a masterpiece that feels both of-the-moment and enduring. The anthems are empowered, the politics both sexual and intersectional – and impressively, she evinces no significant disconnect between preaching and partying.
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