Baron Ahmon Has Places to Go

Rapper Baron Ahmon had a very New Orleans experience shortly after he moved here. He relocated from his native Mobile, Alabama in 2012 as a film student eager to be a part of the Hollywood South scene. At first, New Orleans opened up for him as it does sometimes and he got all the acting work he could handle, but when the Louisiana legislature restructured the state’s tax credits program to make it less lucrative, the city turned cold.

Thundercat, RTJ Have New in Time for Buku, and Steven Returns

Thundercat tours constantly and will return to Buku this year, but he found time to record a new album. On Wednesday, the bass god announced that Drunk will drop on February 24 with promising features from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Wiz Khalifa in addition to more surprising ones from Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. Given Thundercat’s decidedly futuristic aesthetic, the presence of the two aging pop crooners well past their glory days on “Show You the Way” raised many an eyebrow.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Refuses to Graduate from High School

My capacity for outrage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inductees has diminished exponentially over the years. Each year, at least one bland, banal act that changed nothing, affected nothing and put nothing at stake has been enshrined, further devaluing the hall the moment its name was called.

Buku 2017 Features Deadmau5, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Young Thug

Deadmau5, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Young Thug, Zhu, Tycho, Jauz, 21 Savage and Sleigh Bells are among the artists who’ll perform at the BUKU Music and Art Project March 10 and 11 at Mardi Gras World. Last year, BUKU focused on its core constituency—the electronic dance music audience—and had its strongest year yet.

Last Night: Chance the Rapper Held a Furry Convention at Mardi Gras World

Chance the Rapper has become America’s hip-hop sweetheart. From Kanye West to Rahm Emanuel to President Obama himself, everyone loves the guy. It’s not hard to see why. Chance is a positive (almost too positive) voice in a genre that often revels in violence and sexism. More importantly, he’s one of the only positive voices in hip-hop capable of actually connecting with an audience that's often skeptical of positivity.

Last Night: Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty Had Fun For Fun's Sake

When "No Flex Zone" came out in 2014, Rae Sremmurd seemed to enter that year’s lengthy canon of one-hit-wonders that also included OG Maco's “U Guessed It,” DeJ Loaf's “Try Me” and Bobby Shmurda's “Hot Nigga." Like those songs, it had a hot beat and catchy, repetitive lyrics, but not much else.

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