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Kim Kardashian West has filed for a divorce from Kanye West, TMZ  and The Associated Press report. According to TMZ, the divorce is “as amicable as a divorce can be.” Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Kanye West and the office of Kim Kardashian’s attorney Laura Wasser. In July 2020, West suggested he wanted
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Prince Markie Dee, one-third of the famous ’80s hip hop group The Fat Boys, has died. Prince passed away suddenly Thursday, according to SiriusXM’s Rock The Bells channel, where he used to host a radio show. The report did not mention a cause of death. The rapper helped start The Fat Boys, a pioneering rap
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Prince Markie Dee, the rapper of the Brooklyn hip-hop trio Fat Boys, has died. The group’s manager Louis Gregory confirmed the news. “Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper; he was one of my very best and closest friends,” Gregory wrote. “My heart breaks today because I lost a brother. I’ll always love you
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Vicky Cornell, the widow of Chris Cornell, has filed a new lawsuit against the surviving members of Soundgarden, Variety points out. According to court documents viewed by Pitchfork, Vicky Cornell claims that she was offered less than a $300,000 buyout by the band’s remaining members: Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and Hunter Benedict Shepherd. The complaint,
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Françoise Cactus, the singer, drummer, and co-songwriter of the prolific French-German indie duo Stereo Total, has died. The band broke the news on social media. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved friend, singer and drummer Françoise Cactus,” Stereo Total wrote on the band’s Facebook page. “She died peacefully at home this
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Streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music have paid $424,384,787 in accrued historical unmatched royalties (or “black box” money) to the Mechanical Licensing Collective, the MLC announced on Tuesday. Once the MLC analyzes the data to pay copyright holders, songwriters and publishers who have applied to be MLC members will begin receiving royalty payments and
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Dawn Richard has announced her first LP for Merge Records. The album, Second Line: An Electro Revival, is out on April 30. The announcement comes with the music video for the record’s “Bussifame.” Watch Richard’s self-directed video below. In a press release, Richard called Second Line “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic
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Johnny Pacheco—the bandleader, songwriter, producer, arranger, and co-founder of the label Fania Records who helped popularize salsa on an international scale—has died, NPR reports. He was recently hospitalized, according to Fania co-founder Jerry Masucci’s brother Alex Masucci. No cause of death has been disclosed. Pacheco was 85. Pacheco was born in the Dominican Republic and
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