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Playlist: Underrated 1980s New Wave


by Hazel Cills 6/15/2016 We can thank the 1980s for a lot of cool stuff: Apple computers, early cell phones — and, of course, MTV. We can also thank the ’80s for some less well-known things, especially when it comes to awesome, underrated music. There were art-pop groups in the …

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J. Cole, Walt Whitman, And Me: Taking My Dad To Bonnaroo


by MTV News Staff 6/15/2016 By David Dark and Dorothy Dark David Dark: “The lyrics aren’t that deep, but the vocals are good.” My 16-year-old daughter, Dorothy, is assessing a song we’re taking in as we drive down a Tennessee back road at dawn, mulling over our Bonnaroo 2016 playlist. …

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#TBMTV: Happy Birthday, Ice Cube!


MTV News visits Ice Cube on his mom’s porch in this 1989 clip by Alex Pappademas 6/15/2016 Happiest of muthafuckkkin’ birthdays to rapper/actor/writer-director Ice Cube, who turns 47 today. In this exclusive footage from the MTV archives, a 20-year-old Cube (posted up on his mother’s porch!) speaks to Kurt Loder …

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En Casa: Finding Home At Latin Night


by MTV News Staff 6/15/2016 By Erik Roldan In Spanish, if you are en casa, you are at home. Not anyone else’s, just yours. If you’re queer, you’ve likely had to create, at least temporarily, a second home. As queer people, we often need to find that home by going …

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YG Is Still Brazy, But Getting Shot Changed Him


by Adam Fleischer 6/15/2016 Almost exactly one year ago, YG was shot in the hip while at a recording studio in Los Angeles. It was a frightening incident that not only informed the music on his new album, Still Brazy, available on Apple Music today, but made him reassess the …

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We Need to Make Bars And Clubs Safer


by MTV News Staff 6/15/2016 By Jes Skolnik If you weren’t aware before this week, you probably are now: Gay bars and intentionally gay/queer spaces are much, much more than just places for us to hook up, party, drink, and dance. They are where we find connection and community, as …

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