Voodoo News: Post Malone Gets Paid Like a Rockstar

In a world where Lil Uzi Vert and Migos call themselves rock stars, does that make Post Malone the 2017 Pat Boone? In The Atlantic, Spencer Kornhaber breaks down the contemporary hip-hop use of the phrase “Rock Star” in part because Malone just topped Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Rockstar,” his collaboration with 21 Savage.

Kanye West Was and Wasn't Wrong at the Grammys

Who knew that the Grammys would spend almost all of its energy in the first hour? After AC/DC's opening number and Miranda Lambert's "Little Red Wagon," there was a power outage, and Lambert aside, the telecast was as sexy as a dental exam. If you only paid attention to music once a year, you'd think its primary use was to help the downtrodden deal fight the brave fight. Madonna's song seemed very familiar for her, but at least her performance with dancing minotaurs briefly dispelled the air of dreary, well-meant glumness that weighed the night down.

Pell's Floating from the Ground Up

[Updated] Pell doesn’t sound like a New Orleans rapper. His new album lives up to its title, Floating While Dreaming, with an ethereal defined by airy keyboard textures and spare, comparatively small drums and bass in the mix. He’d like to think his music would have been the same had he gone through his formative years in New Orleans, but Hurricane Katrina forced his mom to leave the St.

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