Nelly's Male-Only Concert in Saudi Arabia Causes Controversy

reactid=”98″> Nelly is receiving some major pushback after it was announced that he would be performing in the middle east. The St. Louis native is scheduled to perform in Saudi Arabia on December 14 in Jiddah alongside Algerian singer Cheb Khaled. Many Saudia's have said that they're not too pleased with Nelly coming to their country to… Read More »

Singles Club: Stefflon Don and Skepta sample The Simpsons and turn up the heat on ‘Ding-A-Ling’

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, Stefflon Don and Skepta get raunchy on ‘Ding-A-Ling’, while Diplo and MØ attempt to ‘Get It Right’ on their new collaboration. Elsewhere, Miguel is back with upbeat jam ‘Pineapple Skies’, DRAM and Playboi Carti… Read More »

Bad Gyal – Access All Areas

We pull back the curtain on Barcelona’s rap queen. As first-time festival gigs go, playing Sónar has got to be up there. This summer, Barcelona-dwelling producer Bad Gyal performed a high-powered homecoming show that confirmed her status as the capital’s favorite dancehall-flavored rap rebel, while cementing her international reach. Bad Gyal, born Alba Farelo, dropped… Read More »

Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, Big Boi Celebrate Atlanta Decriminalizing Weed: ‘Y’all Showed Black Freedom Matters’

Kevin Winter/Gabs Ginsberg/Paul R. Giunta, Getty s It was a big day in Atlanta city politics yesterday (Oct. 2), as the city council unanimously voted to decriminalize marijuana. The measure, which passed 15-0, amends the local law so that possession up to one ounce marijuana is punishable by a $75 fine, and no more. There… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Swizz Beatz!

Larry Busacca, Getty s Happy Birthday, Swizz Beatz! The heatmaker turns 39 years old today (Sept. 13). Whether he was sampling soul or fiddling with the keys, Beatz was gifted at making hits that were tailored for the streets but accessible enough for the Billboard charts to latch on. Beatz was versatile in his prime;… Read More »