Hell Yah or Hell Nah?

Music things that sucked or blew our minds this week.

Hell Yah!

Ignore the rumors. R. Kelly won’t be performing at Trump‘s inauguration. Although it would have been a fitting combination, given that both Trump and R. Kelly (purportedly) like pee, the artist issued this statement on Twitter refuting the claims. (Note the “piss yellow” coloring of the note.)

Angel Olsen, Whitney, How To Dress Well, Mitski, Toro y Moi, Mountain Goats, and a ton of other musicians will take part in the anti-Trump project, Our First 100 Days. For a $30 minimum donation, you’ll get one song per day from one of the artists or bands involved in the project, and the proceeds will be donated to organizations that are threatened by the new administration.

A stash of 67 gold bars worth nearly $1 million was found in Prince‘s estate. The Purple One also owned 12 properties worth an estimated $24.5 million, and had four different bank accounts.

Atlanta, the FX show created by and starring Donald Glover, the rapper known as Childish Gambino, will see a second season in 2018.

Aaliyah‘s greatest hits are now on Apple Music and iTunes for the first time ever. They’re packaged in an album called Ultimate Aaliyah and will be the first new collection of the singer’s music to hit streaming and purchasing sites since 1994’s Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.

The Urban Myths episode featuring White British actor Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson has been cancelled. Even the trailer has been removed from YouTube. Victory!

Ice Cube has a 3-on-3 basketball league called Big 3 for retired NBA players, and Allen Iverson just joined.

Bonnaroo announces its full lineup for the summer of 2017, and though it’s random as fuck, it’s stacked as fuck, too. Acts like Flume, Lorde, the xx, U2, the Red Hot Chile Peppers, the Weeknd, and Chance the Rapper will perform. There’s never been a better excuse to visit Manchester, Tennessee then now.screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-9-15-46-am-1484144214-640x982

Speaking of festivals, more than 500 bands will perform at this year’s South By Southwest. Newly added acts include Sad13, Open Mike Eagle, White Reaper, Pill, and Maggie Rogers.

You can download three tracks from S U R V I V E (the synth-based Austin band who does the soundtrack for Stranger Things) for free, here!

Hell Nah!

Ew, “Bad and Boujee” by Migos and Lil Uzi Vert is the No. 1 song in America, according to Billboard. Thanks a lot, Donald Glover, for calling it “the best song ever” at the Golden Globes.


Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, and Jennifer Holliday will perform at Trump’s inauguration. Darn, we were hoping no one would take up the president-elect’s offer to perform, but alas, the country singer, popular rock band, and Dreamgirls singer have taken the bait.

Marta Del Plata becomes the second Argentinian city (in addition to Buenos Aires) to ban electronic music events. They cite the dangerous overuse of recreational drugs at these events, which led to the deaths of two people over New Year’s Eve.

Japandroids called Migos “our generation’s Beatles” in an AMA Reddit session. We strongly disagree with this statement.

Norway eliminates FM radio, becoming the first country to do so. They’re switching to digitized radio called Digital Audio Broadcasting because the cost of FM radio is 8 times more than digital radio in Norway.

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