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Snoop Dogg & Aloe Blacc Want You To Divest Your 401K From The Gun Industry

Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc both appear in an advertisement for a new campaign called #ImUnloading, which urges people to divest their 401K from unknowingly investing money into the gun industry. The campaign is a partnership between Unload Your 401K and No Guns Allowed, an organization that gets its title from the Snoop song of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Watch Aloe Blacc And Blackstreet Join Forces As Aloe Blaccstreet On Kimmel

In Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Mash-Up Mondays" series, the show has been pairing younger performers with bands of an older vintage in pun-happy combinations. We've already seen Weezer with ZZ Top and Morris Day & The Time with HAIM. And on last night's show, pop-soul singer Aloe Blacc teamed up with '90s R&B kings Blackstreet, forming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 9:56 am

Jimmy Kimmel To Pair Morris Day With Haim, Weezer With ZZ Top On “Mash Up Mondays”

Starting next month, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will debut "Mash Up Mondays," a new musical performance series that will pair two very different artists as a one-time-only supergroup. "Wee-Z Top" will kick off the series on Monday 2/2 -- if you didn't guess already, that's a combination of "Weezer" and "ZZ Top." 2/9 brings "Morris Day… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 29, 2015 - 4:21 pm

The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix

Ever since Glee became a phenomenon in 2009, a cappella music has been building to a pop cultural renaissance of sorts. As that show's cultural clout died down, Pitch Perfect picked up its slack. The 2012 movie made stars out of Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson and was instantly canonized as one of those film… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Here’s What Videos With Retroactive Product Placement Look Like

The news that Universal was planning to lace its YouTube catalog with retroactive product placement -- inserting new ads into old videos -- stirred up some unpleasant feelings even before we saw it in practice. But now we can see it, and it's as bad as you'd expect. Rolling Stone has a new interview with… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 12:03 pm

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Viral Jam Session Guys Joined By Trey Songz, Juicy J, Aloe Blacc On Jimmy Kimmel Reenactment

The reigning viral video of the week is this clip of an impromptu jam session that broke out among three strangers in front of a grocery store in Irving, Texas. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014 - 10:44 am

The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to willfully retreat from the spotlight. This usually involves making an album designed to alienate mainstream audiences and/or distance the originator from the imitators. It also tends to create a vacuum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm

The Week In Pop: Aloe Blacc’s Spirit-Dampening Star Turn

"Don't chase the money," Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. "You can't chase the money," he pleads. What exactly has Blacc been doing these past few years, then? This is a guy who broke through to TV sync ubiquity… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or perhaps you'd prefer if Kendrick Lamar took home top honors for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Both acts are… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of getting stuck in Lollapalooza crowds hit rockbottom yesterday, when I found myself packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd of fucked-up festival-heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, and lost teens screaming into cellphones searching for their… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm