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Legendary songs about Uncle Sam.
Happy 4th of July one and all; it's the most patriarchal day of the year for Americans and, while that might divide opinions due to the colonialist history of the holiday, America is certainly a nation worth singing about.
From partying in California to Casinos in New York, here are seven of our favourite songs about United States.
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Another year has come and gone for the Grammys...
What an incredible night at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! With mind-blowing performances, impassioned acceptance speeches and a surprise appearance from Michelle Obama, we're excited to see many of our predictions come true, as well as a few curveballs that the Grammys could never be without.
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
First of all, we were hugely surprised to see a country album take the Album of the Year prize for the first time since Taylor Swift's Fearless in 2010; Kacey Musgraves won the coveted award as well as Best Country Album for Golden Hour, while songs Space Cowboy and Butterflies won Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance respectively.
Continue reading: Grammy Awards 2019: The Big Winners And The Big Surprises Of The Night
Who will take home the big prizes this weekend?
With the 61st Grammy Awards fast approaching, we have revised the long list of nominees once again and think we've made up our mind about who will be taking home the big prizes this year. These are definitely who we think deserve the wins this year, though it's likely there will be a few surprises in store.
Childish Gambino - This Is America
First off, Childish Gambino's This Is America is without a doubt the strongest contender for the coveted Record of the Year, Song Of The Year and Best Music Video prizes. Frankly, Donald Glover will be robbed if he does not receive all three of these for this iconic song which has become an anthem for the generation under Trump's government.
Continue reading: Grammy Awards 2019: Our Predictions For The Big Winners
The full 2019 line-up for Coachella Festival was revealed this week.
Famed for its glitz, glamour, sunshine and A-list celebrity attendees, Coachella is held annually in the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on consecutive weekends in mid-April. In 2019, it’s set to take place on the weekends of April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st, with the three days of acts identical over each weekend.
On the two Friday nights, joining Childish Gambino – the stage name of actor and musician Donald Glover – will be big-name producer Diplo, rapper Anderson .Paak and English indie-pop act The 1975.
The rapper apparently sustained an injury while performing in Texas.
Childish Gambino has postponed his tour dates after he was forced to end his show in Texas slightly earlier than planned over the weekend. It's now become clear that he suffered an injury to his foot while on stage, though how serious it was is as yet unclear.
Childish Gambino at the Clara Lionel Foundation's Diamond Ball
The rapper, whose real name is Donald Glover, abandoned his set at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday (September 23rd 2018) after injuring himself ahead of his hugely-anticipated encore. He got through the main set without any obvious issue, before eventually having to leave the stage.
Continue reading: Childish Gambino Puts Tour On Hold To Rest Up Injured Foot
Copyright infringement between 2017 and 2018.
It seems we can't go a year without some big hit being slapped with an accusation of plagiarism by a usually not-famous songwriter. In 2014 it was Robin Thicke and Pharrell's 'Blurred Lines', then it was Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' and Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk', and the case regarding Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' was even appealed in 2017.
This last year really seems to have been thick with copyright infringement claims, with the latest being Childish Gambino and his politically-charged monster hit 'This Is America'.
Childish Gambino at the BET Awards
He'll hit the O2 for the first time this November.
Childish Gambino is set to hit London this Fall for his biggest show in the capital so far, playing to 20,000 fans at the O2 Arena. The announcement comes after he revealed his 'This Is America' tour dates, which also take him across North America from September to October.
Donald Glover at Cannes 'Solo' premiere
The rapper, who recently starred as Lando Calrissian in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' under his real name Donald Glover, is set to hit the venue on November 4th 2018, marking his second London show of the year. His first will take place at Lovebox Festival in Gunnersbury Park on July 14th.
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From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.
Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.
Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes.
Continue reading: Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store
D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join headliners Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons.
More additions have been announced for Bonnaroo 2015 as the June event draws ever closer. D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join an already stellar line-up for this 10-stage bonanza, while the full late night sets are also announced.
Adding to a line-up headlined by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Billy Joel and London Grammy winners Mumford And Sons are soul collective D'angelo & The Vanguard, young country star Kacey Musgraves and Mali four-piece Songhoy Blues. As usual, the epic festival - which is set to play host to a massive 85,000 music lovers - presents one of the world's most diverse line-ups as it prepares to hit Manchester, Tennessee this summer from June 11th to 14th.
Continue reading: Bonnaroo 2015: More Thrills Added To The Summer Line-up
Childish Gambino - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the Rolling Stone magazine and Google Play Grammy Party which was held at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 5th February 2015
Childish Gambino has always been a forward thinking artist, hopping between different styles and genres seemingly effortlessly. His latest project is a combined release, consisting of a mixtape entitled 'STN MTN' and this EP, entitled 'Kauai'. The EP leans stylistically towards the more Drake-esque side of Gambino's sound, and the chilled out vibe works well throughout. It's an undeniably cool outing from the 31-year-old artist.
The EP starts off with 'Sober', and as soon as the silky keys and tight drums combine with the various synth lines, the direction of the 'Kauai' EP becomes clear. Childish Gambino's vocals are smooth, reminding me of Frank Ocean, and they sit on the groovy instrumental with ease. At nearly three minutes into the track, it switches up into a hard-hitting, far harsher electronic section, as is somewhat common in Gambino's music, and it's definitely a solid opener. 'Retro' is one of the stand-outs on the EP for me, and the hypnotic instrumental backs his tight flow and convincing delivery. The track is well produced, with an interesting mix of synthesizers, and it definitely works with both Gambino's exquisite crooning and precise spitting.
'Poke' is another great track, with a dense and dreamy start, before groovy drums back Gambino as he shows his impressive range. He is joined here by his brother Steve G. Lover, who delivers a tight and relevant verse, making for a cohesive listen. The EP closes with '3005 (Beach Picnic Version)', and it's an alternative version of the track from his 2013 album, 'Because The Internet'. This rework takes us into some really exciting chillwave soundscapes, and the pitched up voice is a really effective addition, and adds to the mood and feel in a big way.
Continue reading: Childish Gambino - Kauai EP Review
Date of birth
25th September, 1983
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