Pop, Lock And Recap 10/5 Edition

words and artwork by Badhaftu Kadir

 

Alexander Wang has created a celebrity dream team with Director X and created a debaucherous visual for the campaign.

SOLANGE KNOWLES has blessed us not only with a beautiful new album A Seat At The Table, she already has two visuals to accompany it. If anyone was wondering if she was still just Beyonce's little sister, this just ended that conversation.

Lady Gaga is on a roll. Earlier this year it was announced that she would perform at the Superbowl. Now she's taking her live show on the road with a few dive bar shows where she'll play her album Joanne. The shows will allow her to get back to her roots when she used to play in places like the word famous Pianos in New York.

This past Sunday, Kanye West stopped his Meadows festival set because of a family emergency. It was later found out that Kim was held up by gunman dressed in police uniforms who tied her up and stole over 10 million dollars worth of jewelry. Of course people took this as an opportunity to complain that there were more important news stories. Or in the case of the NRA, to talk about how useless background checks are? However you feel about the Kardashian family she is a human who was scared for her life and that is real.

The Sremmlets are always entertaining and they didn't disappoint on their latest stint on Highly Questionable talking Beyonce, hand me downs, and partying. 

Chance The Rapper further cemented his indie darling role getting invited to perform at the White House Christmas Tree Lighting Concert.

Irish toy company Smyths understands the greatness of Beyonce and made a commercial featuring remix of her hit song "If I were a boy," replacing boy with toy. Many are applauding them for not perpetuating gendering of toys.   

What is technology if not conforming. Facebook announced that they would be adding a “stories” feature, like Snapchat and Instagram to their messenger app.

A shook white mom took to the internet and made a video of herself crying and reading the lyrics of Vince Staples Norf Norf. The mom was appalled to hear this on top 40 radio and thought it her duty to warn the rest of us. SMH.

Lil Bibby has been quiet in the music sphere for a little bit. Recently he announced that he would be going to college to study computer engineering.

 

Articles

UNDERSTANDING THE APPEAL OF THE ‘CAREFREE’ AESTHETIC TO BLACK MALE MUSICIANS FROM YOUNG THUG TO CHANCE THE RAPPER

The Internet Win Alone, Together

How Luke Cage uses the N word

Meet Saucelord Rich, the Hip-Hop Producer You Didn’t Know You Already Knew

SOLANGE KNOWLES IN CONVERSATION WITH TAVI GEVINSON ABOUT “A SEAT AT THE TABLE"

 

Music Picks

Trust Nobody - Cashmere Cat ft Selena Gomez & Tory Lanez

Godspeed - dvsn (remix) 

New Globe - Plum

Ballin - Bibi Bourelly

 

Horoscope

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