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The Girls Are Winning: A Willow Smith x Avril Lavigne Collab Is Here

Willow Smith new album, "lately I feel EVERYTHING," is here with the ultimate Pop Punk cosign: Avril Lavigne

Willow Smith, whipping her hair, but in a pop-punk way

via W Mag

Update July 16 2021:

Willow Smith just released her pop-punk album, lately I feel EVERYTHING and it's a 2000s teen dream.

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Listen to 'Pose FX' Star Michaela Jaé's First Single, "Something To Say"

She's not just Blanca from Pose, MJ Rodriguez is stepping into the music industry as Michaela Jaé with her first single

As the FX phenomenon Pose airs its third and final season, audiences are saying goodbye to some of the most vibrant characters on television. But the show has made its stars as beloved off screen as on screen.

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This Haunts Me: Justin Bieber Hoped Anne Frank Was a "Belieber"

8 years ago today, Justin Bieber, while in the midst of a European tour, stopped by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and left a shudder-inducing note in the museum's guest book.

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Taking shots at Justin Bieber these days feels cheap.

This publication in particular has done a number on the Biebs over the years. But from his long-standing association with an anti-LGBTQ church to his white-washed calls for unity, his tokenization of Black struggles, and his hushed marginalization of women, it's hard not to criticize the singer when his actions have long been so blatantly problematic.

Now, yet another recent front-page profile via GQ has attempted to dissect Bieber's past actions and justify his "struggle," bringing back memories of a time when pop culture's Bieber-related vitriol was primarily self-inflicted. 8 years ago today, Justin Bieber, while in the midst of a European tour, stopped by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and left a shudder-inducing note in the museum's guest book. "Truly inspiring to be able to come here," he wrote. "Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a 'Belieber.'"

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Hip-Hop Trailblazer DMX Dies at 50

The rapper was on life support after suffering a heart attack.

Earl Simmons, the pioneering hardcore rapper better known as DMX, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," the rapper's family said in a statement. "Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized."

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Why Rebecca Black Is the Voice of a Generation: The "Friday" Remix Represents the Millennial Experience

For the 10 year anniversary of "Friday," Rebecca Black has released a startling new remix.

Rebecca Black at 13 (left) Rebecca Black at 23 (right)

If you're a millennial or older Gen-Z, chances are your cerebral wiring was at least temporarily short-circuited by the unshakeable refrain: "It's Friday, Friday / Gotta get down on Friday."

It was everywhere. Everyone you knew was singing it in the cafeteria and laughing. It was on the radio. Frankly, it was probably stuck in your head for the entirety of junior high.

And it was all because in 2011 a girl named Rebecca Black released a maddeningly catchy song with an accompanying music video called "Friday."

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Brent Faiyaz and Tyler, the Creator Drop New Song "Gravity"

Brent Faiyaz, DJ Dahi, and Tyler, the Creator are the perfect trio in their new collaboration.

Brent Faiyaz is back and he is not playing games with us.

His new song, released on Youtube today, is produced by DJ Dahi, who is known for producing songs like "Worst Behavior" by Drake, "Money Trees," by Kendrick Lamar, as well as music by Dr. Dre, Mac Miller, and Childish Gambino, amongst others.

Titled "Gravity" (feat. Tyler, The Creator), the track came with the pre-title "Songs from Scratch" or "SFS," leading fans to whisper about the possibility of an upcoming project.

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