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Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

I am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video…
Chris DeVille | July 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm

The Week In Pop

More Like Maroon 5 Seconds Of Summer Am I Right

What happens when a pop-punk boy band grows up? They stop playing pop-punk, apparently.
Chris DeVille | June 28, 2018 - 3:14 pm

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The Tangled Legacy Of XXXTentacion

It's an annual tradition: XXL collects a mixed-bag gaggle of young rappers, all of whom think they're already too big for this rigamarole. Together, they…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 2:35 pm

More XXXTentacion stories

Four Men Indicted In XXXTentacion Murder Case

A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion.
Associated Press | July 19, 2018 - 8:46 pm

Second XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Arrested

A second person has been arrested in the June shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, authorities in Florida announced Wednesday. Michael Boatwright,…
Associated Press | July 11, 2018 - 10:51 am

XXXTentacion Becomes First Lead Artist To Earn Posthumous #1 Single Since Notorious B.I.G.

XXXTentacion posthumously tops the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Sad!" jumps from #52 to #1 for its first week atop the chart. The song,…
Gary Trust / Billboard | June 25, 2018 - 1:57 pm

Police Make Arrest In XXXTentacion Murder

Earlier this week, the controversial and problematic young rap star XXXTentacion was murdered outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, at the age of…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2018 - 9:32 am

XXXTentacion Breaks Taylor Swift’s Single-Day Streaming Record On Spotify

On Tuesday, the day after XXXTentacion was fatally shot at the age of 20, the singer-songwriter's "SAD!" broke the single-day record for Spotify streams that…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | June 20, 2018 - 4:18 pm

Police Think XXXTentacion Murder Was Random, Soldier Kidd & Soldier Jojo Deny Involvemenent

Two days ago, the 20-year-old rap star XXXTentacion was shockingly gunned down in broad daylight in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Given the cultlike devotion of XXXTentacion's…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 9:31 am

XXXTentacion Dead At 20

The controversial young Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, he had entered his car after shopping for motorcycles at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm

XXXTentacion Shot In Miami

UPDATE: The controversial young Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, he had entered his car after shopping for motorcycles at RIVA Motorsports in…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 4:27 pm

XXXTentacion Discusses His History Of Violence & Why He’s Against Feminism In New Interview

XXXTentacion, the burgeoning SoundCloud rapper whose criminal history is closely intertwined with his musical legacy, was catapulted into the public stratosphere nearly two years after…
Heran Mamo / Billboard | June 5, 2018 - 7:46 pm

Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy, Restores XXXTentacion To Playlists

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy which resulted in the removal of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Spotify To Promote XXXTentacion Again After Backlash

Spotify announced a new policy against "Hate Content & Harmful Conduct" earlier this month, under which the music-streaming service stopped including artists guilty of misconduct…
Julia Gray | May 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm