Chiraq Rapper B.Bandz Brings “Swag” To Augmented Reality

Tech This Out recently interviewed a young rapper named B. Bandz whose revitalizing the music industry by using technology in an innovative way. B. Bandz has been making music since he was a little kid performing for his grandma’s church but he started gaining recognition when he began releasing music in high school. His first single “Y.R.N” dropped back...

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...

Should XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class Be All Female?

Every year XXL magazine stirs up a fiery debate when they drop their annual freshman cover to the Hip Hop masses. J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller and Travis Scott are just few of the artists previously featured on the list that went on to have huge careers but the road to finding the next...

PornHub: The New Home To Gangsta Rap

Sex sells. Whether selling a luxury car, bottle of expensive perfume or even a double bacon cheeseburger, sex appeal somehow finds its way to many advertisements to entice consumers to purchase a product or follow a brand. While companies have been utilizing the concept of selling sex appeal for decades, conservative groups have also tried hiding the improper parts...

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...

BTS Mobile Game ‘BTS World’ Drops Tomorrow

  BTS is the most popular band in the world, period. Whether you live in the U.S. or you’ve been a day one stan in South Korea determining your bias (favorite member) when the seven member band were still in their training stage, it’s hard to deny the success that Burn The Stage has gained since making the international leap...

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...

Noah Centineo And Camila Mendes Star In A Netflix Rom-Com: See The First Look

Noah Centineo And Camila Mendes Star In A Netflix Rom-Com: See The First Look
Getty Images Netflix is taking actors from two of our favorite things (To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Riverdale) and giving us another one of our favorite things (a new romantic comedy). That's right: Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes star in The Perfect Date, and here's your introduction to and first look at…