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“Young Thug as Paintings” Exhibit Headed to Art Basel

“Young Thug As Paintings” is an Instagram account by artist Hajar Benjida that juxtaposes photos of Young Thug with historical paintings. The account began in 2016 as a school project for Benijda. Now, that project is going to Miami’s annual Art Basel as part of the SCOPE Miami Beach installation. Thug’s record label Young Stoner Life is sponsoring the exhibition along with 300 Entertainment. It’s set to run December 4-9. In a statement, Benjida wrote, “I jokingly answered an interview question with ‘I hope to discuss renaissance paintings with Thug…

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Noël Wells (“Master of None”) Shares New Song “Sunrise”: Listen

Noël Wells—the actor and director best known for her work on “Master of None” and “Saturday Night Live”—has shared a new song. Take a listen to “Sunrise” below via Nylon. The track is set to appear on her debut album, which is out in spring of 2019. In an interview with Nylon, Wells explained that she taught herself to play guitar after a difficult 2016: “My anxiety had gotten so intense I could barely leave the apartment without falling apart,” she said. “All I could do to calm myself was…

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Kacey Musgraves to Guest Judge “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”

Kacey Musgraves will be a guest judge on VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” as Stereogum points out. Set to premiere on December 14, the new season will also feature Ciara, Zoë Kravitz, Rita Ora, Frances Bean Cobain, and more. Kacey will be embarking on tour in January to support her latest album, Golden Hour. Soccer Mommy and Natalie Prass will join. Kacey released a video for “High Horse” from Golden Hour in July. Read “What RuPaul Is Listening to Right Now” on the Pitch. https://pitchfork.com/news/kacey-musgraves-to-guest-judge-rupauls-drag-race-all-stars

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Neil Young Loses House to California Wildfires

Neil Young has lost his home to the wildfires devastating Northern and Southern California. In a new statement posted on the Neil Young Archives site, Young criticized president Donald Trump’s inappropriate reactions to the wildfires, discussed the severity of climate change, and confirmed the loss of his house. “Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives,” Young wrote. “I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another.” Pitchfork has reached out to…

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Ennio Morricone Denies Trashing Quentin Tarantino, Threatens to Sue Over “False” Interview

This week, the German-language version of Playboy published an interview with Ennio Morricone wherein the 90-year-old composer allegedly called Quentin Tarantino’s films “trash” and called the director “a cretin.” The interview also claimed that Morricone criticized the Oscars. Today, Morricone denied giving the interview to Playboy or saying any of those things about Tarantino, Variety reports. “I have not given an interview to Playboy Germany and even more, I have never called Tarantino a cretin and certainly do not consider his films garbage,” he said in a statement to Variety.…

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Morrissey Attacked Onstage at San Diego Concert

Morrissey was attacked onstage by a concertgoer at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego last night, TMZ reports. Morrissey was singing “Every Day Is Like Sunday” when a few concert attendees stormed the stage. Footage of the incident (below) shows that one man appeared to strike Morrissey before the singer exited the stage and the assailant was dragged away by security. Morrissey reportedly did not return to finish the performance. Pitchfork has reached out to Morrissey and the venue’s representatives for comment. [embedded content] https://pitchfork.com/news/morrissey-attacked-onstage-at-san-diego-concert

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Lil Wayne Shares New Songs With Post Malone, Gucci Mane: Listen

Lil Wayne has shared three new songs—an updated version of Tha Carter V’s “What About Me” with a new verse from Post Malone, “In This House” with Gucci Mane, and “Hasta La Vista.” Listen to them below. The three singles appear to be bonus tracks to Wayne’s September release Tha Carter V, though they have not been added to the LP on streaming services. Pitchfork has reached out to Wayne’s representatives for more information. The Gucci-assisted “In This House” and “Hasta La Vista” are previously unreleased tracks, while “What About…

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Watch Big Red Machine Perform “Gratitude” on “Colbert”

Big Red Machine—the side project of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner—were the musical guests on the latest episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” They performed “Gratitude” from their debut, eponymous record. Check it out below. [embedded content] Big Red Machine arrived in August. Big Red Machine dropped two singles ahead of the LP as part of their PEOPLE mixtape. The group also released three music videos accompanying tracks from the record. Read Pitchfork’s profile, “Signal to Noise: One Wild Week With Bon Iver’s Justin…

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Sade Shares New Song “The Big Unknown”: Listen

Sade’s new song “The Big Unknown” is finally here. Check out its lyric video below. As previously reported, the new track is set to appear on the soundtrack to Steve McQueen’s new film Widows. “It was an honour to work with such a legend,” McQueen said about Sade’s contribution. Widows, which was adapted from the UK crime series of the same name, stars Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, and others. The film hits U.S. theaters November 16. Its soundtrack, featuring the film’s score by Hans Zimmer, is out digitally…

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Grime History Book Inner City Pressure Becoming TV Show

Earlier this year, journalist Dan Hancox published Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime, a non-fiction book documenting the rise of grime in the UK in the early aughts. Now, it’s been announced that the television rights to the book have been picked up by Pulse Films and Paramount Television. “I think people really recognize that you can’t tell the story of grime without telling the story of the city and society around it,” Hancox said in a press release. “And likewise, if you want to understand London, its politics,…

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