Black-ish spent its 100th episode honoring the legacy of Prince

On Tuesday, Emmy winning sitcom Black-ish celebrated its 100th episode with a tribute to late musical legend Prince. Throughout the episode, each member of the Johnson family came sporting their best recreations of the award-winning musician’s iconic looks while performing such hits as “Kiss,” “Purple Rain,” and…

The 30 most-anticipated albums of September

Okay, so we don’t know for sure that Donald Glover’s fourth (and reportedly final) album as Childish Gambino will arrive this month, but the prospect looms large as we turn the corner into fall. What we do know is we’re getting big new albums from Chicago MC Noname, French synth-pop phenom Christine And The Queens,…

PSA: A purple-hued ton of Prince albums are now available for streaming

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Prince fucking hated the idea of letting his music be streamed online. The reason was simple: money. “I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else,” he said. “They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.”

What Wikipedia views can tell us about how we process celebrity deaths

The death of a celebrity has always been big news, but nowadays it’s maybe best described as all-encompassing. Tributes and thinkpieces flood every site, while your social media feed turns into a battle of competitive grieving. This can be cathartic for some, who, in the wake of the loss, want to immerse themselves in…

The 28 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2018’s second half

A couple of weeks ago, we ran down our list of the year’s best albums so far, already a lineup that makes for a solid year in music. But there’s still a whole six months’ worth of releases coming our way. In addition to the records we were anticipating at the beginning of the year that still haven’t come to pass—like…

A mysterious album of unreleased Prince music is coming in September

According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Prince’s estate are set to release a full album of unreleased music in September, with caretaker Troy Carter implying that it will be some kind of cohesive work like a concert or—as Variety theorizes—“thematically linked songs.” Carter doesn’t say much, but he notes that it’s…

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.…

So that's why Janelle Monáe's new single sounds so much like Prince

The funky, sensual rhythms of Janelle Monáe’s “Make Me Feel” single, off the upcoming Dirty Computer, are so reminiscent of Prince that fans have been bopping along like it’s 1999. As it turns out, the song (and ridiculously sexy video) is more than just an homage to the Purple One—according to Monáe, she was…

Justin Timberlake might bust out a Prince hologram at the Super Bowl

In what could potentially turn out to be the rare instance of a verified musical superstar being upstaged by a glowing column of light, there are rumors going around today that Justin Timberlake might pull out a hologram of Prince at tomorrow’s Super Bowl half-time show. The news comes courtesy of TMZ—hence why we’re…

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