If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. A$AP Rocky re-released his debut mixtape with a new song, Olivia Rodrigo leads AMA nominations, and Snoh Aalegra drops a colorful “Neon Peach” video—this is what you missed this week.
A$AP Rocky Drops ‘Live.Love.A$AP’ On Streaming Platforms & Bonus Track Sandman
It’s been 10 years since A$AP Rocky released his debut mixtape Live.Love.A$AP that sent the internet into a frenzy and started his reign as one of hip-hop’s influential voices. To celebrate the mixtapes anniversary (October 31st) it’s finally being released on streaming platforms with a brand new song “Sandman.” The new song was recently recorded with A$AP rapping about his longevity and the death of his collaborator and friend A$AP Yams. Produced by Kelvin Krash and Clams Casino (the same producer behind many of the mixtape’s original songs) “Sandman” fits perfectly with the original mixtape’s cloud rap sound. The re-release also includes tracks “Wassup” and “Brand New Guy” with ScHoolboy Q that were previously never available to commercially stream. Welcome back A$AP, I know you’ve been busy with Rihanna but please drop the new album I promise I’ll be All Smiles when it’s released.
Jay-Z Enlists Kid Cudi & Jadakiss For ‘The Harder They Fall’ Soundtrack
Ahead of Netflix’s western movie The Harder They Fall release, the soundtrack was released this week featuring highly-anticipated Jay-Z collaborations with Kid Cudi, Jadakiss, and Conway The Machine. In “Guns Go Bang” Jay-Z and Kid Cudi touch on revenge and violence, appropriately themed for the Westen film. Jay-Z, Jadakiss, and Conway delivered hard-hitting verses for “King Kong Riddim” that’ll likely pair well with an action scene. Other artists on the soundtrack include Ms. Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green, Koffee, and more.
Olivia Rodrigo & The Weeknd Lead 2021 American Music Awards Nominations
AMA nominations came out this week and Olivia Rodrigo leads with seven nominations for her first year at the AMAs. Good 4 u Rodrigo! I bet she wasn’t Sour waking up to that news. The Weeknd fans can save their tears because he’s right behind the pop-punk princess with six nominations. Okay, promise that was the last pun. Other nominees include Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Giveon, Drake, and BTS. The show is taking place on November 21 at 8 pm ET.
Snoh Aalegra and Tyler, the Creator share “Neon Peach” Video
Snoh Aalegra’s recent album Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies is the gift that keeps on giving. She released the music video this week for her song “Neon Peach” featuring Tyler, the Creator, living up to the song’s name it’s full of colorful visuals. It’s giving fashion editorial meets music video with Aalegra wearing one chic outfit after another. Suddenly I’m inspired to be a futuristic librarian or a pink scientist for Halloween.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld 2021 Lineup Is Stacked
Despite all the festivals Travis Scott regularly headlines, he continues to give them all a run for their money with his third annual Astroworld Festival taking place on November 5-6th in Houston, Texas. For this year, Scott must have said I want range! Because he posted the full lineup this week featuring a star-studded list of performers from various genres. Headliners include Young Thug, SZA, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Roddy Ricch, Toro y Moi, Lil Baby, and more. It’s lit! *Travis Scott ad-lib voice*
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