Hollywood Loves ‘Black Panther’ After Debut Screenings

“Incredible” and “kinetic” are just a few of the loving words that people are using to describe and praise Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The film from director Ryan Coogler had its first screenings Monday night and a premiere in Los Angeles. Official reviews won’t go out until Feb. 6, but audiences at the select screenings were able to share non-spoiler reactions...

Thanks To Big Data: Porn Hub Has Now Added An Awards Show

Pornhub is expanding out of cyberspace to IRL, and its tens of millions of users are going to be giving it a hand. The popular porn site beat ESPN, Paypal, Yelp, CNN, even Pinterest. None of them come anywhere near PornHub in terms of views. The mega clip site, which has been the bane of the legacy porn industry since it launched...

Kendrick Lamar Was Only Going to Do a Few Songs for Black Panther… Until He Saw the Movie

Black Panther is one of the most-anticipated superhero films to date, so it’s no surprise it also has an equally hyped soundtrack. This weekend will see the release of Black Panther: The Album, curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar. This was a collaboration dreamed up years in advance, but only became what it was after Lamar got a sneak preview of...

Big Data Confirms: Streaming Music Is Now 75% Of U.S. Music Consumption

  Here's why Apple Music surpassing the number of paid subscribers on Spotify in the United States is a big deal! There were 403 billion on-demand music streams (video + audio streams) in the United States in the first half of 2018, according Nielsen’s 2018 Mid-Year Music Report. Using the industry standard of 1500 streams equals one album sold,  that means nearly...

Truth Is Scary: Your Smart TV Is Watching You Watch TV, Consumer Reports Finds

Testing found the televisions were also constantly tracking what their owners were watching and relaying it back to the TV maker and/or its business partners, using a technology called ACR, or "automated content recognition." ACR helps the TV recommend other shows you might enjoy watching, but can also be used to target your families with advertising. The data can also...

As Asian Hip Hop Rappers Rise, So Does The Problem of Race

In a 2016 reaction video to Indonesian rapper Brian Imanuel’s “Dat $tick,” Wu-Tang Clan member Dennis Coles, who raps as “Ghostface Killah,” couldn’t believe the then 16-year-old’s grasp on the type of Southern hip-hop popular online. But not everything about Imanuel’s debut and subsequent success, including 10 singles and multiple tours, has been positive. He has been criticized for cultural appropriation, stirring up controversy to...

Drake Will Command The Summer With Scorpion Album

Whenever Drake releases an album it’s a momentous event. The internet runs rampant with tweets critiquing where the Toronto native is musically. The undeniable lines of tracks like “Energy” and “Fake Love” for example become Instagram captions and memes. Any publication or interviewer that gets a coveted interview with Drake, receive millions of views as the hip hop star...

‘Hater In The Building’: Black Panther’s Receives Its First Bad Review — and people are mad as hell

One negative review has broken "Black Panther's" 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The review criticizes the film for not showing its hero beat up enough bad guys. People are not happy. On Thursday, "Black Panther" got its first and only negative critic review so far. It was inevitable. Not everyone can like all the same movies. (With the special exception...

Back To The Future: Migos & Drake Show Homage to Don Cornelius Soul Train with “Walk It Talk It” Video: Watch

Migos may be at the forefront of all that’s hot in modern hip-hop, but they still have a fondness for the history of the culture. That’s why their video for the Culture II track “Walk It Talk It” pays homage to the iconic TV dance program Soul Train. The ATL trio perform on a fictionalized show called Culture Ride, hosted by none other than Jamie Foxx as Ron...

Kendrick Lamar to Start Banning Smartphone Photos at His Shows

Kendrick Lamar has joined an ever-growing list of musicians who have banned attendees from taking photos at their shows. He’s also banning professional photographers from taking pictures at his show, except for a few official photogs that have been approved. via The Guardian: After Jack White, the former White Stripes frontman, decided last month to stop the use of smartphones at gigs, hip-hop...