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Why Do People Hate Kings Of Leon So Much?

On this day in 2008, "Sex On Fire" debuted at number one on the UK singles chart, and now everyone hates Kings of Leon. Why?

Kings of Leon have taken a lot of (arguably well-earned) flack over the years, but criticism aside, the Nashville family quartet was modern rock's last great act.

On this day in 2008, "Sex On Fire" debuted at number one on the UK singles chart, where the band had reigned supreme long before receiving any stateside recognition. But soon that would all change. "Sex On Fire" and "Use Somebody" off Only by The Night catapulted the band to stardom. Both tracks' howling choruses and rhythmic garage rock aesthetic placed them along the other kitschy indie hits that defined 2008, such as The Killers's "Mr. Brightside" and Arctic Monkeys's "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor."

The band was already an indie commercial darling, but Only by the Night mutated Kings of Leon into a different kind of beast. With their "whoa-oh" singalongs and sleek production, the band purposefully trimmed their garage hedges in favor of a more crisp and refined aesthetic. They had chosen to be a pop crossover hit in a deliberately calculated way.

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On "From King to A GOD," Conway The Machine Is Eager To Lead His Community

The rappers debut album was finally released today.

When Buffalo emcee Conway The Machine was shot in the back of the head in 2012, it paralyzed the right half of his face and left him grief-stricken.

"I just got into this shell, and I was just f*cked up," he recently told Complex. "I didn't want to come out of the house or come out of my room. I thought people were going to be looking at me crazy." But in his eyes, this depressive episode wasn't due to the life-altering trauma he experienced, but due to "in a sense, [caring] what people [thought] for a small moment."

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Hip-Hop's Most Annoying Fanbases

Stan culture is just thee worrrrrrrstttt

Travis Scott fans went insane across the country when the famous rapper debuted his collaborative McDonald's meal earlier this week.

On the day of the launch, Scott arrived at Mickey D's oldest location in Downey, California, to greet fans as they waited in line for the coveted burger–which is merely a quarter pounder with bacon, shredded lettuce, fries, and BBQ sauce. Videos show that the fans, who (mostly) wore masks but otherwise did not maintain social distancing, immediately swarmed the rapper.

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