Long ago, Beyoncé decided to let her music speak for herself. “I’m grateful I have the ability to choose what I want to share,” she told Harper’s Bazaar last year, in a brief, extremely rare interview that reads as if it may have been conducted via e-mail. “One day I decided I wanted to be like Sade and Prince. I wanted the focus to be on my music, because if my art isn’t strong enough or meaningful enough to keep people interested and inspired, then I’m in the wrong business. My music, my films, my art, my message – that should be enough.” Accordingly, Beyoncé has hardly said a word about her excellent new album Renaissance , which hasn’t prevented its lead single, “Break My Soul,” from becoming her first Number One hit in 14 years. It also hasn’t kept the album from dominating the musical discourse for weeks, both with exegeses of its thicket of references to the history of dance music and news stories generated by the twists and turns of a seemingly … [Read more...] about How Does One Song Have 24 Writers?… and Other ‘Renaissance’ Controversies
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TMZ.com R&B visionary Steve Lacy has a permanent reminder from the last time he hung with Kanye West -- a matching arm tattoo they got with Lil Uzi Vert . The trio of Geminis inked arms with the phrase “We here forever technically” last week -- a slogan Steve told TMZ Hip Hop at LAX Tuesday, speaks to the longevity of their music -- even after they pass away. Steve says he's excited reminiscing on last week’s ink-spilling moment … but tells us he’s not locked in the studio with Kanye whatsoever at the moment, he just enjoys being in his presence as their friendship continues to build. Even without a scheduled collaboration, Steve has already earned Ye’s respect -- via a public praising of his latest album “Gemini Rights.” Kanye West praising Steve Lacy pic.twitter.com/eak87Jneo3 — NFR Podcast (@nfr_podcast) July 15, 2022 @nfr_podcast Ye recently also tapped Steve to model for the new line of his Yeezy Gap … [Read more...] about Steve Lacy Says He and Kanye Are Friends, No Planned Collaborations Yet
TMZ.com Nipsey Hussle got a ton of love for what would've been his 37th birthday, an honorable gesture ... but YG wishes the rapper could've seen the honor for himself. TMZ Hip Hop caught up with YG at Nip’s Hollywood Star unveiling , which also included the announcement of August 15 as Nipsey Hussle Day in Los Angeles. The Compton rap superstar acknowledged the amount of love Nip received is more than warranted, considering he was a leader to so many he touched, but says he'd do anything to have Nip back on earth. YG and Nip were thick as thieves on multiple levels. Together, they set positive examples within the Los Angeles gang culture while collaborating on several hip hop staples including "Last Time That I Checc’d" from Nip’s breakout "Victory Lap" album. YG has kept The Marathon continuing in his own right since Nips’s death … having expanded his portfolio into his own fashion house and signing a joint venture deal with Epic Records and his … [Read more...] about YG Salutes Nipsey Hussle Day, Wishes Rapper Was Still With Us
No one would mistake Doug Mastriano — the Trump-endorsed candidate for governor in Pennsylvania — for a moderate. He tried to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, participated in the events of Jan. 6 (where he was slated to be a speaker ), and has endorsed a no-exceptions abortion ban, dismissing the notion of “my body, my choice” as “ ridiculous nonsense .” But in a radio interview in 2018, the former Army colonel let the mask slip all the way down, revealing himself as an extremist who would block equality for LGBTQ+ couples, who denies global warming, and who believes Islam is “not compatible” with the United States Constitution. Mastriano made the extreme remarks during an interview in February 2018, as he announced a campaign for U.S. Congress. Mastriano spoke to hosts for WEEO News Talk 103.7, a conservative FM channel with a studio in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, near the Maryland border. After Mastriano declared himself a House candidate, … [Read more...] about Ban Gay Marriage, Deport Dreamers: Doug Mastriano’s Extreme Views Caught on Tape
The success of President Joe Biden ’s climate bill, which he’s slated to sign Tuesday, will not be judged by polls, or by the price of gas at the pump, or by the ferocity of the next hurricane that hits the Gulf Coast. It will be measured in the clear air high above the Pacific Ocean at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In 1958, when scientist Charles Keeling began measuring CO2 in the atmosphere at Mauna Loa, the level was 316 parts per million (250 years ago, before the industrial era, it was 280 ppm). Today, 63 years later, the CO2 level is 416 ppm, an increase of roughly a third over pre-industrial levels. It’s the accumulation of this molecule that’s trapping heat in the atmosphere, causing oceans to rise, forests to burn, and extreme heat waves to cook cities. By measuring CO2, Keeling began what amounts to a diary of our march toward climate chaos. What’s most remarkable about The Keeling Curve , as the chart of atmospheric CO2 levels is called, is it’s unbroken … [Read more...] about The Biden Climate Bill: Will It Save Us?
The All Valley Tournament at the conclusion of Cobra Kai ’s fourth season culminated with broken noses, unexpected eliminations, brutal technique combinations, and referee bribes. Now, the lingering tensions are coming to a head in the newly-released season 5 trailer. “This is what we’re up against. This is how everyone sees him: as some kind of philanthropist out to save the kids of the Valley,” Daniel LaRusso says in the preview, laying out the force of his competition with longtime villain Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith is reviving his role from the poorly received 1989 film The Karate Kid Part III). The Valley’s young generation of karate enthusiasts are working hard to rebuild themselves following the tournament, but Silver is scheming to dominate the field by establishing the Cobra Kai empire as the end-all-be-all of karate institutions – with an emphasis on the aggressive “No Mercy” technical approach. While Daniel had joined forces with Johnny Lawrence last … [Read more...] about Tensions Mount Following Heated All Valley Tournament in ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 5 Trailer
Earlier this month, poliovirus was discovered in wastewater in counties outside New York City late last month, signaling the first domestic outbreak since the 1970s of that potentially deadly and crippling virus. Covid . Monkey Pox. Now polio . If it seems like infectious diseases are coming at us faster, spreading more widely and persisting longer than they have in generations—well, it’s because they are, health experts say, largely because one thing that we can do to reliably prevent an outbreak of infectious disease—get vaccinated—is the one thing millions of people in the United States and across the developed world are failing to do. For the first time since the early 1990s, life-expectancy is actually dropping for many groups in the U.S. A fifth of Americans have refused the Covid vaccines for themselves or their children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And just 65 percent of residents of some counties outside New York … [Read more...] about Polio Is Making a Comeback. Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers!
Better Call Saul ended last night with a wonderful episode that brought the entire Breaking Bad universe to a satisfying conclusion. We recapped the finale and spoke with Saul co-creator Peter Gould , but we’re not ready to say goodbye to the classic AMC drama just yet. So here are 10 moments from across the series’ run that remind us why a spinoff no one — including Gould and co-creator Vince Gilligan — seemed to think was a good idea at the start turned out to be as beloved in its own way as the adventures of Walt and Jesse. “I broke my boy!” (From Season One, Episode Six: “Five-O”) Saul Season One is filled with a lot of trial and error. It’s always watchable because of the sheer craft level of Gould, Gilligan, and company, but with more of a meandering air to it than the deliberate-but-focused quality that would typify later seasons (and Breaking Bad , for that matter), as the creative team gradually realized that they liked Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill and … [Read more...] about The Most Memorable Moments From ‘Better Call Saul’
Getty Ezra Miller is finally addressing what many have believed were significant mental health issues ... this after months of erratic behavior and run-ins with the law. The 'Flash' star apologized Monday for their bizarre antics and confirmed they're getting help for some significant problems. Ezra says, “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment." Ezra goes on, “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.” MEGA Ezra has had a mountain of legal troubles of late ... getting arrested several times in Hawaii and Vermont. Ezra's latest brush with law enforcement came just last week when they were accused of burglarizing a Stamford, VT, home, from which they allegedly swiped several bottles … [Read more...] about Ezra Miller Getting Help for ‘Complex Mental Health Issues’
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Whether you’re having a movie night under the stars or trying to watch the next F1 race on the big screen with your friends, a good projector is a must. Anker’s Nebula Capsule projector is one of our favorites and right now it’s on sale for just $221.99, down from $299.99, saving you $78 — the last time we saw this price was during Prime Day 2022. Amazon Buy: Anker NEBULA Capsule at $221.99 This mini projector has a cylindrical design that features a 360-degree speaker, allowing sound to flow all around you as you stream your favorite movies and TV shows. It also offers a 100-inch wide picture even at its small, compact size. There are multiple connectivity options too, including a USB and HDMI input as well as options for AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity, meaning you can stream home videos directly from your … [Read more...] about RS Recommends: This Palm-Sized Projector Is On Sale At Prime Day Pricing