Cardi B has reportedly donated $5,000 worth of toys to a children’s charity for Christmas

The ‘Bodak Yellow’ hitmaker may have her own daughter to buy for this festive season, but she wanted to make sure kids less fortunate than 17-month-old Kulture have something to unwrap on December 25 as well so she splashed out the lump sum at a local Target. The 27-year-old rapper was spotted visiting the retail store in Miami, Florida, on Friday (20.12.19) where she bought games, dolls, car sets and many more sweet gifts. She then had all her purchases put onto a U-HAUL truck, which she had rented out for the day, with the help of the staff and shipped off to her chosen children’s charity. It’s not known where Cardi sent the toys but she has previously spoken about wanting to help out children in need in New York City, according to celebrity gossip website TMZ.com. The ‘I Like It’ hitmaker has no doubt spoilt her daughter Kulture, whom she has with her husband Offset, this festive season as she spent over $100,000 on her first birthday in July. Cardi and Offset reportedly commissioned celebrity jeweller Eliantte to create a pendant and chain inspired by little Kulture’s favourite TV show, ‘Word Party’, and the custom piece was made […]

Ariana Grande Releases New Live Album k bye for now

Ariana Grande has released a new live album from her 2019 Sweetener world tour. It’s called k bye for now (swt live)—give it a listen below. Grande announced the record earlier this month. The tour behind Sweetener, released in summer 2018, ended up spanning the campaign behind thank u, next, which arrived five months later. Sweetener won Grande her first Grammy, for Best Pop Vocal Album; thank u, next picked up several nominations for the 2020 awards. Since that record, Grande has served as an executive producer for the soundtrack to the Charlie’s Angels reboot. https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/1209006047874207744 Pitchfork RSS Feed

Terry Gilliam rips Black Panther: “I think the people who made it have never been to Africa”

Terry Gilliam doesn’t think Black Panther is worth the hype. In a recent interview, the former Monty Python member and director said the people behind the film “have never been to Africa” and claimed the movie’s ability to give “young black kids” something to believe in is “bullshit.” IndieWire sat down with Terry Gilliam to interview him about his new film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. When the subject of Marvel movies came up, he spewed out the above comments. And when they asked him if he thought Black Panther only received that much hype because of its commitment to “identity politics”, Gilliam replied that “it makes my blood boil.” “I hated Black Panther. It makes me crazy. It gives young black kids the idea that this is something to believe in. Bullshit. It’s utter bullshit. I think the people who made it have never been to Africa,” he said. “They went and got some stylist for some African pattern fabrics and things. But I just I hated that movie, partly because the media were going on about the importance of bullshit.” (Read: Top 20 Films of the 2010s by Black Directors) Strong feelings and strong claims! But in actuality, the team […]

The Front Bottoms share new single “Camouflage”: Stream

The Front Bottoms have released a new single called “Camouflage”. It’s the group’s first new music since releasing the 2018 EP Ann.  “Camouflage” is a crisply produced track that opens with radio feedback and isolated vocals before turning into a blown-out pop punk track about mental breakdowns, budding crushes, and trying to blend in. In its corresponding music video, a black-and-white clip directed by Mark Jaworski, The Front Bottoms trek the country in a van and start to lose track of where they are. In a press statement, the band explained the inspiration for the single, “We spent a lot of the last year reflecting. There was a lot to think about, a lot to stress about, and a lot to be happy about. We feel lucky about it all, but it’s getting hard to separate real life and the music, or tell which parts even belong to us and which parts belong to you. That’s the best though. We retreated for a while, learned some stuff, then came back and learned some more.” (Read: Top 50 Albums of 2019) Check out “Camouflage” below. While the single is not technically tied to an upcoming release, or at least one that […]

LadBaby scores second Xmas No.1 with fastest-selling download of the year I Love Sausage Rolls

LadBaby is officially on a (sausage) roll as he is crowned the UK’s Official Christmas Number 1 for a second year in a row and sets a new chart record, the Official Charts Company can confirm. YouTuber and dad blogger Mark Hoyle, along with his wife Roxanne and their two sons, proves that lightning CAN strike twice, taking the coveted festive top spot today with I Love Sausage Rolls – a playful twist on Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. Money raised from the single goes to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, who support a network of food banks across the UK and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. According to Official Charts Company data, I Love Sausage Rolls smashes last year’s total too, scoring a huge 93,000 chart sales this week (18,000 more than last year’s winning track We Built This City) – and with 85,000 of that total coming via digital purchases, LadBaby not only claims the festive chart crown, but also the fastest-selling download of the year, in fact the fastest-selling download since June 2017’s Artists For Grenfell chart-topping charity single. The YouTuber sets a new chart record today, becoming the first […]

Bill & Ted Face the Music First Look Photos Show Kid Cudi in New Film

Bill & Ted Face the Music, the long-awaited third film in the series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, is coming out on August 21. Today, the film’s first look photos have been shared. They show Reeves and Winter in the iconic time traveling telephone booth. Another photo shows Kid Cudi, who stars in the film, hanging out with Bill and Ted’s daughters. Check them out below. It’s been a big year for Keanu Reeves franchise news as it was revealed that a fourth Matrix film is in the works. A new game that he stars in, Cyberpunk 2077, is set to feature music from Grimes and Run the Jewels. Read “How Randall Park’s Rap Song About Punching Keanu Reeves Ended Up in Always Be My Maybe” on the Pitch. Loading Loading Pitchfork RSS Feed

Shining a Light on Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante’s Decade Out of the Spotlight

The Red Hot Chili Peppers came close to breaking the Internet on Sunday by suddenly announcing a shakeup of their current lineup. For fans of the band, this wasn’t particularly surprising. The band has had over a dozen members in its lifetime, with over half of that coming from guitarist turnover alone. What made this announcement particularly newsworthy is that the band were welcoming back the guitarist who led the charge on their most celebrated records and during their most successful periods. John Frusciante is back. It’s still difficult to believe considering the semi-reclusive nature the prolific musician enjoys. In fact, fans wondered if the announcement was even true at first, with many speculating the band’s Instagram had been hacked by an overzealous fan. But it’s true: John Frusciante is in and Josh Klinghoffer, the band’s guitarist since 2009, is out. This return will be Frusciante’s third stint with the band as he previously joined in 1988 after the death of Hillel Slovak and recorded Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik with the band before departing amidst the band’s rocket to stardom and his own descent into troubled drug addiction. He would rejoin in 1998 and become a major […]

Selena Gomez weeds out fame-hungry suitors with ‘organic’ approach to dating

Selena Gomez has adopted a “natural, organic” approach to dating so she can weed out any potential suitors solely interested in her fame. The singer was being interviewed on Britain’s Capital FM when she was surprised by a pre-recorded message from Jason Derulo, who asked her for tips on the world of dating. “So what is your best advice to a man coming up to meet a woman for the first time?” he questioned in his message. “How do you like to be approached? What’s the best approach a man can give?” Admitting she’d “never really been asked this question before”, Selena thought hard before answering, and revealed she is a fan of being introduced to potential boyfriends by her closest pals. “I like group situations. So, I find that that’s what makes me comfortable. If they’re someone maybe I know of someone I know,” she said. Insisting one of the most important things is that a man is “genuine”, the 27-year-old added: “I feel like in the first five seconds, I can tell if I’m meeting someone that just wants one thing. And then I can tell when it’s a good group of guys and they’re cool. I love […]

10 Progressive Rock Concept Albums Every Music Fan Should Own

Crate Digging is a recurring feature in which we take a deep dive into a genre and turn up several albums all music fans should know about.  Released in late November 1979, progressive rock pioneer Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio LP, The Wall, was a creative triumph. In a nutshell, it’s a semi-autobiographical rock opera — mostly conceived and written by bassist/vocalist Roger Waters — about an insecure and reclusive musician whose childhood traumas and rock star excesses force him into complete psychological and physical isolation. True, its largest themes and inspirations (loneliness, insanity, mortality, war, fatherlessness, classism, totalitarianism, and, of course, the tragic departure of founding frontman Syd Barrett) were previously investigated on classics like The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals; however, The Wall saw the quartet tackle it all at once within their sole narrative sequence (that is, unless you count its follow-up, 1983’s The Final Cut, as a pseudo sequel). (Read: 40 Reasons We Still Love Pink Floyd’s The Wall) Commercially and culturally, The Wall — their last album to feature founding keyboardist Richard Wright as an official member until 1994’s The Division Bell — fared just as well. For one thing, […]

Harry Styles: ‘The craziest part about the whole ‘X Factor’ thing, is that it’s so instant’

Harry Styles has joked that he could wake up in his forties with deferred mental health problems from his dizzying ascent to fame with One Direction. Buy tickets below. The 25-year-old singer shot to fame in the boyband alongside Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik after they were handpicked by Simon Cowell on ‘The X Factor’ in 2010 and Harry admitted One Direction’s success came so quickly that he never had time to process it. Speaking to The Guardian’s Weekend magazine, he said: “The craziest part about the whole ‘X Factor’ thing, is that it’s so instant. The day before, you’ve never been on telly. Then suddenly… You don’t think at the time, ‘Oh, maybe I should keep some of my personal stuff back for myself.’ Partly because, if you’re a 16-year-old who does that, you look like a jumped-up little sh*t. Can you imagine? ‘Sorry, actually, I’d rather not comment…’ You don’t know what to be protective of.” “We didn’t get to dip in a toe. But, listen, I was a kid, all I knew was: I didn’t have to go to school any more. I thought it was f**king great. Maybe it’s something I’ll have […]