BET and MTV will air Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer short film ahead of album release

Janelle Monáe heralded the arrival of her third studio album, Dirty Computer, with a teaser for an accompanying “emotion picture” featuring Afrofuturist themes and her pal Tessa Thompson. The clip has whet the appetite for the 44-minute sci-fi short, just as her gorgeous videos for the singles “Make Me Feel” and…

Prince's estate is hiring someone to hang out, eat fish, and catalog Prince artifacts 

Prince was a prolific artist, so much so that Warner Bros. and Universal got into a bit of a feud over which company would get to control the contents of his vault of unreleased recordings, but Prince’s estate is now looking to get all of his stuff organized by hiring a dedicated “archives supervisor” at Paisley Park.…

Kanye West's mind-expanding tweets are actually his philosophy book "in real time"

Over the last week, Kanye West has come roaring back into the public eye, first with an announcement that he’s writing a philosophy book called Break The Simulation that partly involves the weird artificiality of taking photographs and then with some proper brain-blowing tweets about how “some people have to work…

Here's a brief history of celebrities trademarking their kids' names, in honor of DJ Khaled and his "toddler mogul" son

Internet celebrity and music producer DJ Khaled made headlines this week—the non-getting-dunked-on-by-Jack-White kind, for once—with his announcement that he intended to trademark the name of his 18-month-old son, Asahd. And while promises of Asahd-branded “cosmetics, clothing, video games, children’s books, pacifiers…

The new, insane A Perfect Circle video memorializes dead celebrities with footage of purple dolphins

A Perfect Circle has just released a new “music video” set to help this MTV generation of ours open up our minds, question our culture, and really think about what matters most. The track, “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish,” is taken from the forthcoming Eat the Elephant, which marks the band’s first LP in 14…

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Janelle Monáe turns trash talk into empowerment on "I Like That"

As the videos for “Make Me Feel” and “Pynk” so amply demonstrated, Janelle Monáe knows how to prime her fans for her new album. First, the Electric Lady artist paired a Prince homage (which the Purple One actually had a hand in creating) with the swagger of “Django Jane,” which she followed up with an ode to the all…

Kick back and enjoy some of the easy-going soft-rock stylings of David Koresh

Though David Koresh is best known as the leader of the Branch Davidians—the apocalyptic Christians who gained infamy during the 51-day government siege of their ranch outside of Waco, Texas—he didn’t just spread his message by speaking. No, prophesying, demanding work that it is, can’t be confined just to preaching…

Destiny's Child reunited last night during Beyoncé's Coachella set

Not everyone is cool enough to have gone to Coachella this weekend, but those of us who weren’t there didn’t miss out on anything too spectacular—except, of course, for what sounds like a huge headlining performance from Beyoncé. As reported by Spin, she got an assist from JAY-Z early on for “Déjà Vu” and Solange…