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Annie Clarke in an orange leotard holds her signature ernie ball in front of a massive crowd

The Evolution of St. Vincent in Five Songs

The New Goddess of Reinvention receives the SMACK Media Treatment.
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"That was about as choreographed as a dog getting fucked on roller skates.”
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In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we look at the impact of 9/11 on millennials, Gen Zs and the pop culture we consume.
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Big Boi, André, the Coastal Feud, the ’96 Summer Olympics, Atlanta and Alienation set the backdrop for one of the most unique hip hop albums of all time.
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On the eve of its ninth birthday we talk about Frank Ocean mania in 2012 and collect the sea of media surrounding the instant classic.
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On its middle aged birthday, The Smiths' definitive work gets the SMACK Media shrine treatment - discussion, multimedia, and contemporary fare.
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from “Album of the Year” to “Flavour of the Month.”
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Toronto-based Latin artist Lido Pimienta is turning heads for her outspoken political views, but retaining focus for her incredible music.
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The people at SMACK MEDIA have compiled a list for music lovers who are running out of content to binge in the middle of self-isolation.
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One of Africa’s modern musical giants is bursting into the Canadian mainstream.
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Montreal's Lou Phelps is making waves for his dance bangers and skills on the mic.
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How indie band Phosphenes are making it in and out of Nepal.
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Ahead of their show in Toronto in 10 days, we at Smack have done our best to capture the EARTHGANG story thus far.
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The first in our "What About" breakthrough artist profile series.
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Jay-Z - The Blueprint

Beyonce on the ground looks up with a blue blouse and nice legs

The 40 Reasons We Love Beyoncé

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Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

donald trump holds up covid numbers and projects by country at the white house with mike pence

The Coronavirus Hall of Shame

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What About: black midi

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