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The 9 Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes to Watch on Turkey Day

Celebrate thanksgiving by hiding from your family and watching these fictional families enjoy turkey day!

Celebrating Thanksgiving usually entails a day of eating, answering uncomfortable questions from your family about your career and romantic life, hearing about your grandma's bunion surgery, and, if you're lucky, a well-earned doze in front of the TV. This year, given the social distancing guidelines, you may bypass the family time and go straight to the couch.

Regardless of your plans for Turkey Day, when that second helping of turkey starts to settle in your belly and your eyelids start to feel heavy, it's time to shove your cousin (or cat) over on the couch, settle in, and turn on one of these classic Thanksgiving-themed episodes.


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Review: Ty Dolla $ign Gets Coy About His Success on "Featuring"

The 25-track project features 22 of hip-hop's most prominent musicians, and every track finds Ty cruising in his comfort zone merely because every zone is his comfort zone.

Ty Dolla $ign has always known his worth.

The R&B lothario frequently totes his cultural stance as a sex icon and never shies away from praise he's inevitably received over his decade-plus career. "Many people have said that when you see a song that says, "featuring Ty Dolla $ign," you know it's gonna be fire. As humbled as I am when I hear that, I can't say I disagree," he wrote on Instagram when he announced the tongue-in-cheek title of his third studio record, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

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"Hit Different" Shows SZA Won't Be Tamed

The singer's new song was born in a moment of protest.

SZA is always striving for balance.

The beloved 29-year-old TDE has threatened to quit music on more than one occasion, and despite the comforts that come with 5 Grammy nominations, a platinum record, and abundant fame, has remained humble and continued to nourish her personal growth. "This is a space where I feel like I'm growing and having a good time," she told Glamour. "I'm learning a lot, but sometimes it gets to be a lot and I feel like I can't grow in this space. Like, I have to do something different to grow."

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Megan Thee Stallion and Maxo Kream Take Us Back to the 2000s in "She Live"

The video is a hilarious and satirical take on reality TV.

In an ode to the ridiculous reality shows of the aughts, Maxo Kream and Megan Thee Stallion parody the obscene and hilarious shenanigans of shows like Flavor of Love and I Love New York in the new "She Live" video.

Maxo Kream - She Live (Official Video) ft. Megan Thee Stallion www.youtube.com

"Yellowbone Tina, dark skin Keisha, hood b*tch, she gon' set it off like Latifah," Kream raps as the contestants are introduced. Meanwhile, Megan hosts a competition of her own. "I need a boss, I need a kingpin, I need designer pajamas to sleep in," she raps to the camera as the male contestants fight for Stalli's affection.

As the song bounces along, the video satirically captures the blatant objectification that took place in those early aught reality shows. From women stripping behind a curtain as Kream sits and watches to men taking off their shirts and winking to Megan's delight, the rappers don't even spend one-on-one time with any of their perspective lovers. What results is a hilarious catfight, and neither Stallion or Kream end up choosing anyone. It's a clever, entertaining video that once again proves Megan's star will only continue to rise.

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After More Than Two Decades of Music, Destructo Will Not Slow Down

The dance music pioneer talked with Popdust about his inspirations and co-headlining a show with Shaq.

"I always felt like I could have been a cop or an attorney," said the 48-year-old techno-Trap guru Gary Richards, otherwise known as Destructo.

Destructo - Dare You 2 Move (feat. Problem) www.youtube.com

"I know that may sound kinda weird, 'cause I want people to party, but I'm pretty thorough." Destructo, the LiveStyle North America President, and one of EDM's most decorated DJs, is an astute perfectionist and says the key to success in the dance world is exactly as demanding as it sounds. "You gotta be relentless and original. We all have the same tools and everybody copies everybody," the DJ said frankly before taking the stage at Electric Zoo. "You gotta create something new that we haven't heard, and then you gotta just pound down every door."

Destructo's meteoric rise doesn't come as a shock considering the DJ's work ethic. He is the godfather of North America's EDM scene, and everyone from Deadmau5 to J.U.S.T.I.C.E. rose to fame in part thanks to Destructo's impact on dance music. "Honestly, my greatest skill is just that I've just been around for a long time," Destructo said. "If I was entering dance music now, I don't know what I'd do. A lot of people make really good electronic music now, so to be great is really tough. I would have probably become a lawyer."

The producer also recently supported DJ Diesel⁠—otherwise known as Shaquille O'Nea⁠l—at Brooklyn Mirage. They also conquered the Hollywood Avalon back in December. Needless to say, Destructo is a huge fan. "Shaq is legit," Destructo said. The duo performed at Brooklyn Mirage after Ezoo. "I saw a video of him DJing way back when he played basketball at LSU. He had the same set up that I had back then, and currently, he's playing some of the gnarliest riddim out there."

Additionally, Destructo recently released "No Retreat" and "Rubberband," and willl return to LA for his annual All My Friends festival in October. "I have a really odd process, 'cause I'm not in the studio all day, every day anymore. I've always got so much stuff goin' on, so that's why I always collab with people. "I can't just sit in a room by myself and come up with a masterpiece, so my collaborators really help me bring that extra level to whatever it is I'm working on."

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Caroline Kole Makes it Look 'Easy'

With an EP due out October 4th, Popdust presents the latest offering from Nashville's rising star.

Caroline Kole has been making waves this year...

With multiple song drops, including the single "Missing Each Other" just last month, she has been keeping her wheels turning in between a steady set of live appearances. She has an EP slated for release on October 4th titled Freaking Out!, and critics are already clamoring to say good things about it. Popdust is pleased to announce that we have the exclusive on the next single drop from that EP. Check out what Kole has been cooking up below!

The track opens with a low-fi, post-processed beat. Its hook is immediately catchy and turns the track into a true earworm. Kole is vocally commanding and hits a rhythm and flow that makes it feel like she's leveled up her already impressive abilities.

Overall, Kole's offering here is strong. Lyrically, the track finds Kole having an argument with a disgruntled lover, fighting to reclaim steady ground in a turbulent relationship. The song captures the frustrations of long-term relationships and staying true to your personal goals and dreams while maintaining a steady partnership. You can dance to this track, sing along to its chorus, but also sit down and let it speak to your past. Kole has a natural voice and feel for pop music, and this song sits right in the sweet spot of catchy beats and emotive storytelling. Keep an ear out for Kole's EP in October!


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