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Icon of Fashion and Design, Virgil Abloh Has Died at 41

LVMH announced that the Off-White founder lost his private battle with cancer earlier today.
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Scary Spice, bad interviewers, the vinyl industry, and the shuffle button? Not so much..
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James Murphy and company ran through classics, blew an amp, brought their disco ball.
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Three of the influential electronic producer’s albums have been pulled from streaming amidst landmark streaming case.
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Spoilers: Marilyn Manson is nominated for Rap Song, Louis C.K. got one over Bo Burnham, and Drake was left with scraps.
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Lindsay Jordan will require an operation and three months of speech therapy from vocal trauma.
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@bortofdorkness is a good Instagram account.
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Jonah Hill will play Jerry Garcia and band’s original members will executive produce.
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Limited Series out on Hulu in February will give full story on infamous marriage, sex tape, and legal battle.
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The two were rumoured to have had dinner in the 6ix, hung out at the Chappelle show, then went to Drake’s house.
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G.O.A.T. in hot water gives Scotiabank his first “real show [in a very long time],” brings along Jeff Ross, Sam Jay, & Kardinal Official.
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Drake receives further heat for his association with the disaster festival as death toll reaches ten.
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Adele debuts three new songs, chats with Oprah in CBS special.
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The song helped break the band and was the first they had ever played live.
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King Kendrick was joined by dancers and a rush of children and brought out Section.80 songs for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Restaurant Chef somehow does not suffer heart attack or nervous breakdown.
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Event cancelled then reinstated after students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts discussed staging a walkout if asked to help out.
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The smiling overlord has overlapped the cultural discourse with appearances on all three NBC late night programs and ten minute version of “All Too Well.”
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danny brown puts a middle finger out
The Detroit MC breaks down how he heard Kraftwerk, his favourite Bowie album, and his thoughts on Side 2.
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It’s long and paywalled so we thought we’d do you a favour.
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NICK CAVE AND HENRY ROLLINS BABY SIT A CHILD IN FRONT OF GOLD RECORDS
The Little Thing comes with “talking book” read by Cave and music with Warren Ellis.
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Brendan Hunt, the Jan 6 YouTuber who currently awaits sentencing depicts Kelly singing to him, doing yoga.
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The new offerings as part of Beach House’s mark the first chapter of releases for Once Twice Melody.
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The Big Black Founder and studio legend says “I’m overdue for a discussion about my role in inspiring ‘edgelord’ shit.”
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Alanis is notably not giving interviews or publicizing the film for inaccuracies regarding her abuse experiences.
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Over 19 people name Live Nation in a gross negligence lawsuit, some suits choose not to name Scott.
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Over 50 of the band’s associates and friends were interviewed to give definitive account from Bob Spitz.
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Do Not Read if made uncomfortable by obscene wealth.
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The Toronto Indie Institution may see its days numbered as the newest target of widescale development.
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Van Morrison holds up a medal with blonde lady. he looks confused
The singer songwriter is on the defense after leading a chant of “Robin Swann is dangerous” at an event in Belfast.
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Travis Scott’s history of inciting recklessness, subpar emergency plans among talking points.
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“Scores more injured” after crowd surge, Houston authorities rummage through video to make sense of festival disaster.
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Mark Zuckerberg announuces his company's rebranding to meta through keynote but his pitch board says indicted instead.
…and everything else that happened from the Facebook Connect Conference.
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Drake spends money like he earns, big and without regard.
… if delays on the opening of his new venue History are of any indication, sometimes it is not where his mouth is.
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The cover of the Weather Station's album presents Tamara Lindeman in a forest covered in large broken disco ball pieces
The people at SMACK have rounded up the artists we think should take home the prize for best Canadian album of the year.
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Some of the insane statistics Kanye West is pulling in ahead of his top shelf listening event tonight at Soldier Field.
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Charlie Watts was unlike any drummer, obituaries and stories
The best Charlie Watts stories and obituaries we've seen since yesterday including that infamous Mick Jagger punch.
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Michael Che DaBaby
A timeline of last week's events in cancel culture and a lesson in terrible PR.
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Woodstock 99 ends in flames and a riot, and a new documentary on The Ringer
Before Bill Simmons’s new documentary Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage is sure to create some shockwaves for the severity of the festival, check out what you should know going in.
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The University of Toronto Faculty of Music is meant to look like a red painted hell
After CBC’s report on the toxic workplace culture and student revolt at UofT, we looked into what other Canadian schools are doing to provide the proper channels to their students.
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free britney testimony in court
As the high-profile case hits another tentpole today, SMACK fills you in on everything that has happened since Britney hit the stand on June 23.
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Britney Spears is due in court today in a much talked about appearance in the fight for control of her life.
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SMACK Media digs deep into problematic behaviour from one of everybody's favourite acts.
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Eddie Van Halen rips a solo Eruption on the frankenstrat
The iconic guitarist lost his battle with throat cancer earlier today.
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Kaytranada wins the polaris prize 2016
The non-profit organization declared ten albums for selection of the best Canadian album.
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ticketmaster refund policy
The alteration came with no announcement and now only lists cancellation as a basis for refund.
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The industry god sat in on Questlove Supreme for a two hour plus conversation.
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Listen to “RTJ4” now.
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Primavera Sound Announces 2021 Lineup The iconic Barcelona festival adjusts its postponed 20th anniversary incarnation.
The iconic Barcelona festival adjusts its postponed 20th anniversary incarnation.
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Disclosure Press Picture for ENERGY
The record’s announcement comes with a full statement and the video for its first single.
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Kraftwerk genius Florian Schneider in a black long sleeve stares into the ether with smartly positioned hands
The great innovator of electronica passed away from cancer last month.
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Dave Grohl Jamming With Prince
Follow @davestruestories immediately.
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“Dear April” and “Cayendo” were previously available as vinyl exclusives.
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SMACK compiles a list of where and how to donate to struggling artists.
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Childish Gambino performs live with a beard in blue light for his new album 3.15.20
Superstar Donald Glover surprise released his fourth commercial release in the middle of the night.
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Kevin Abstract and Rick Rubin smile at each other in deep conversation
“It made me sad when my parents want to come to the shows, cause I diss them in my songs and they know every word.”
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Thundercat, Steve Lacy, and Steve Arrington from Slave perform on the Jimmy Kimmel stage, Thundercat points at an audience member.
The jazz funk genius brought along a cast of superstars to play "Black Qualls".
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Fiona Apple Live New Album
The legendary singer songwriter has announced her long awaited followup to "The Idler Wheel".
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Megan Thee Stallion wickedly smiles with blonde hair on a motorcycle with masked men behind her.
The breakout rap star dropped "Suga" today amidst a heated legal battle with her label.
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The Indie Pop Trio Announce A New Album and Song.
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He’s honestly pretty good.
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Car Seat Headrest Will Toledo Danforth Making a Door Less Open
WIll Toledo announces new album and tour which includes a two night stand at the Danforth.
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Neil Peart stares ahead beyond his massive drum set complete with chimes and crashes in the early 80s
"A Night For Neil..." will be held May 16 and benefit various charities.
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“young tycoon gone2soon”
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The new wave R&B icon will hit the road throughout Summer and Fall with a revolutionary stage design.
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STORMZY BRITS 2020
Less awards and better performances led to a politically charged, tighter show
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Roddy Ricch has blocked Bieber, Drake & Future, and Post Malone from achieving the top spot on the billboard.
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The ticket resale giant has been accused of "drip pricing" by the Canadian Competition Bureau.
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Slowthai sits on Katherine Ryan's lap drunk and misbehaving with a mic and a hand close to her breast
The UK rapper was escorted from the premises after sexually harassing a presenter and confronting an audience member during his speech.
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Bernie Sanders The Strokes Rally Vote New Hampshire
The NYC rock titans played "New York City Cops" while "New Hampshire Cops" tried to shut down the party.
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Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae, Ozzy Osbourne, and St. Vincent are among the thousands discussing art, culture, and the modern world.
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Rage Against the Machine on a red background, Tom Morello's head bald held by Tim Commerford
The legendary rap rock activist group play Toronto on July 23 and Hamilton July 21.
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Eminem raps Lose Yourself on the Oscar stage with angry eyes and a middle finger up
The rapper came to perform "Lose Yourself" 17 years after winning Best Original Song.
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Apollo Masters Fire Vinyl Industry lacquer
SMACK speaks to Toronto's own Duplication to understand how yesterday's fire will affect the world supply of vinyl.
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The rapper appeared with JPEGMAFIA for a very inebriated round of "Diamond Casino Heist."
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St. Vincent, H.E.R., The Time, Beck, Sheila E., Gary Clark Jr. and many more celebrated The Purple One in L.A. last night.
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Jonny Greenwood fender fined telecaster
The guitar giant announced a change in ownership today after getting hit with the record high penalty.
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Deborah Dugan smiles, Neil Portnow upset
Deborah Dugan is putting the Recording Academy through Hell and revealing corruption, electoral fraud and misconduct through its ranks.
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Neil Peart from Rush plays a passionate drum fill behind chimes and a massive kit.
Rush's primary lyricist and incendiary drummer has died at 67.
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Beastie Boys spray budweiser beer everywhere during Fight For Your Right video shoot
what do Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum have in common? A lot.
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Pharrell Williams looks on Toronto Eaton Centre on Yonge and Dundas to address the public on his new Untitled condo.
Untitled brings criticism, but does Pharrell's attachment to the project have real ramifications to the affordable housing crisis?
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Trump signs the Music Modernization Act with Kid Rock and Oren Hatch
SMACK explains the MMA.
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