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Amazon ends creepy program that sent samples based on purchase history

It's normally a bad thing when companies take freebies away, but you might not mind quite so much in this case. Amazon is ending a Product Sampling program that sent free samples of cosmetics, protein

Chinatown Slalom: Where U At?

Off Liverpool-based Chinatown Slalom’s debut album, Who Wants to Be a Millionare? comes “Where U At?,” a collage-like highlight reel of the band’s sound. The four-piece (Liam Nolan, Jake Brettell,

Blarf: Banana

Starting off with a sample from Jorge Ben’s “Vendedor De Bananas,” “Banana” by Blarf (aka comedian Eric Andre) soon embraces utter chaos. The track appears on Andre’s debut album under the Blarf

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From dark post-pop to bouncy disco and classic hip-hop, our favorite new tunes this week Purple Disco Machine: Emotion Purple Disco Machine (aka Tino Piontek) has been touring his one-man show since
Chance the Rapper’s “Juice” Absent on ‘Acid Rap’ Streaming Re-Release, Replaced by Charity Message

Chance the Rapper’s “Juice” Absent on ‘Acid Rap’ Streaming Re-Release, Replaced by Charity Message

Chance the Rapper recorded a replacement track for "Juice," with all streaming proceeds going to his nonprofit SocialWorks.
Chaka Khan on Kanye West Sampling Her on "Through the Wire": 'I Thought It Was Stupid'

Chaka Khan on Kanye West Sampling Her on "Through the Wire": 'I Thought It Was Stupid'

Kanye West's debut single "Through the Wire" is a fan favorite, but Chaka Khan isn't convinced.
Lil Wayne Joins Fat Joe and Dre for Marvin Gaye-Sampling "Pullin"

Lil Wayne Joins Fat Joe and Dre for Marvin Gaye-Sampling "Pullin"

Weezy's co-headlining run with blink-182 begins later this week.
Fans Think Future Sampled Ciara's "Promise" on His New 'Save Me' EP

Fans Think Future Sampled Ciara's "Promise" on His New 'Save Me' EP

People are pointing out the similarities between Future's "Shotgun" and Ciara's "Promise."
Kanye West Requests Dismissal of "Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)" Lawsuit

Kanye West Requests Dismissal of "Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)" Lawsuit

Court documents reveal Kanye didn't believe he had to get permission.
'The Office' Sample Used in Billie Eilish Song Was Personally Cleared by the Cast

'The Office' Sample Used in Billie Eilish Song Was Personally Cleared by the Cast

Eilish's song 'My Strange Addiction' got the seal of approval from Agent Michael Scarn himself.
Nearly All of Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" Songwriting Royalties Are Going to Rodgers & Hammerstein

Nearly All of Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" Songwriting Royalties Are Going to Rodgers & Hammerstein

The composers control 90 percent of the record's songwriting royalties, as it samples their 1959 song “My Favorite Things.”
NASA is finally going to study Moon samples it gathered 50 years ago

NASA is finally going to study Moon samples it gathered 50 years ago

NASA has been to the Moon several times, but it's been a while since the last visit. When astronauts explored the lunar surface during the Apollo missions they hauled back a whole bunch of Moon
Why Ariana Grande Fans Think "Ghostin" Is About Mac Miller and Pete Davidson

Why Ariana Grande Fans Think "Ghostin" Is About Mac Miller and Pete Davidson

"Ghostin" appears on Ariana Grande's just-released new album 'Thank U, Next.'
Lil Pump Accused of Using Unauthorized Sample in 'Deeply F**king Sexist Song'

Lil Pump Accused of Using Unauthorized Sample in 'Deeply F**king Sexist Song'

English musician/producer Geoff Barrow blasted the rapper over the newly released "Racks on Racks" track.
Tyga Sued for Allegedly Failing to Pay Artist Sampled on "Swap Meet"

Tyga Sued for Allegedly Failing to Pay Artist Sampled on "Swap Meet"

Tyga has allegedly been sued by female rapper Pretty Maw for failing to compensate her for sampling her song "17th" in his 2018 track 'Swap Meet.'
Amazon wants to use AI to send you the perfect free sample

Amazon wants to use AI to send you the perfect free sample

Amazon is getting into the free samples game to get its users to buy even more products. According to two job postings in the last…
I Just Want To Be Her House Husband

I Just Want To Be Her House Husband

The Culture Kings Jacquis and Edgar are joined by Original King, Carl Tart.
Kanye and Drake's Latest Drama Brought Out Some Hilarious Fan Reactions

Kanye and Drake's Latest Drama Brought Out Some Hilarious Fan Reactions

Kanye sent out a flurry of tweets directed at Drake on Thursday.