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Fergie performed a jazzy rendition of the national anthem. It did not go well.

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Alright, where do you even start with a performance like this.

Pop star and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie opened the NBA All-Star game with her rendition of the national anthem, and by goodness, it was an interesting rendition to say the least.

While other singers may have opted for a straight-up, no fuss performance; Fergie gave the anthem a jazzy twist, which is incredible in both its braveness and repugnance for the ear. 

There’s no saving jazz this time, folks.

Throughout the performance, Fergie wildly shifts between different keys for some reason.  Read more…

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Watch Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright freestyle a ‘Black Panther’ inspired rap

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The best freestyle rapper in Wakanda is clearly Letitia Wright.

Celebrating the release of the already-smash-hit Marvel superhero movie Black Panther, co-stars  Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright decided to share a few impromptu bars. 

The Black Panther lives… and so does Troublemaker! Introducing MC Underbite (@LetitiaWright), best freestyler in Wakanda. All cred to my girl @RobynHoodmusic for the original inspiration and my bars
Happy #BlackPantherDay! #BlackPanther 🎵🎶 @travbryanmusic pic.twitter.com/pIwO9DNBfP

— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 16, 2018 Read more…

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Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Is A Half-Hearted Blip on the Radar

From the outset, Justin Timberlake’s new record Man of the Woods is strange, no matter how you look at it: pop-R&B musician tries to make (what seems to be) a country-blues album. Unless you followed the former N*SYNCer’s music closely, there was no indication that Justin Timberlake was going to pull off something like this. The only clue was […]

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Beyonce and Kanye West Are Bringing Back Long Music Videos

Inspired by music videos of the past, artists have been releasing long-form videos once again. Some are made for one song while others are used to promote an entire album and can be as long as one hour. This gives the artists a chance to share their full vision with a visual album. One that […]

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These Are the Best K-Pop Groups You Should Know About

K-pop — the broad name for the musical genre produced within South Korea’s notorious music-making factories — is one of the most successful genres in the world, fostering a seemingly endless stream of new talent and mobilizing millions of fans on social media daily. In turn, those fans fill stadiums from Chile to China to…

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LAEM Sessions: Holly Throsby performs her song Aeroplane on the Lost At E Minor rooftop

Holly Throsby, the artistic genius behind five solo albums, collaborative project Seeker, Lover, Keeper, a children’s album of original music, and a novel, Goodwill, stopped by our Sydney office for … Read more

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Cool dad Will Smith recreates his son Jaden’s clip for ‘Icon’

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Will Smith has quickly become really good at the internet.

In celebration of his son Jaden reaching 100 million Spotify streams on his album SYRE, Smith decided to recreate the clip for the single “Icon,” posting on Instagram late on Tuesday.

Here, Smith appears complete with denim jacket, grills, gold chain and blonde-dyed hair, near-identical to his son’s outfit in the video.

Well, except the fact that Smith is wearing slippers instead of pricey sneakers.

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Feb 6, 2018 at 7:16pm PST

“J-diggy, I’m proud of you baby,” Smith said in the video. “100 million streams. Congratulations man, hundred million, congrats. I love you.” Read more…

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