I felt like a fucking monster.  Chris Brown and Rihanna were the power couple gone wrong. For those who forgot, the two were involved in a physical altercation in February of 2009. Brown was found guilty of felony assault and the world hasn't been the same ever since. In his new documentary, "Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life", the singer opens up about the incident.  The Dirty

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Green Day has never been afraid to call out the immoralities of the United States, so in the wake of the terrorists attacks in Charlottesville, Virgina over the weekend, they released a music video for their track "Troubled Times".  Always Outspoken, Never Shy  Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool might be in their mid-40s but they're what millennials call "woke AF". They've never been shy

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On this week's episode of Coke Studio PH, Buddy Zabala steps down from his producer duties and shows us how two seemingly opposite bands can meet in the middle.  Opposites Attract  Moonstar88 is known for their "heartbreak pop" while Jensen and the Flips are the complete opposite—they love their "sexy funk" music. The Flips gave off a very serious vibe during their first meeting, but it soon

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During my junior year in college, I wrote a research paper titled "The Reflection of Gangsta Rap in the '80s and '90s."  It was a short document, six pages and around 2,000 words. The paper talks about the origins of the subgenre and its cultural value to African-Americans. Basically, gangsta rap solidified the terrors they were facing. These terrors include poverty and racism amongst others. The

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For this week's episode, Coke Studio PH brings us a collaboration between two of the biggest bands to ever grace the local music scene: Gab & John of Urbandub and The Ransom Collective! A Melting Pot of Generations One of the focal points lie within the fact that three generations of Philippine music have come together with this collaboration. Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan shot to fame

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"You don't want zero problems, big fella!" Around late March, Chance the Rapper tweeted a job posting for an internship position. Due to Twitter's 140 character limit, the job description wasn't the most specific. The "No Problem" rapper unsurprisingly received thousands of replies as soon as he posted the Tweet. Students from all over the world offered their services but with the horde of replies, we all

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Curtismith and VJ Tippy Dos Santos have made a cover of Truefaith’s “Perfect” as part of the Jollibee Perfect Pairs campaign that swept the nation with feels. Mito also added more lyrics. Jollibee has been stepping up her (yes, she’s a woman) marketing game in an effort to feed Chickenjoy to millennials and families nationwide. They launched the #JollibeePerfectPairs commercial on YouTube on July. Now, they

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Conscious and the Goodness just released the official “Lambing” music video on Facebook. All of the footage was captured at their recent gig at SaGuijo in June 2017. Fans of Conscious and the Goodness were present during the shoot at SaGuijo. The indie OPM band also asked their fans to wear their merchandise to help with the music video shoot aesthetics.  Lambing's Story  “Lambing” tells the story of

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The Philippines went into a frenzy last week when MMI Live posted a golden poster with "XXIV K" written on it. Everybody already knew what the announcement meant from that single poster alone and they weren't shy to let their excitement be known. The post garnered 5,400 reactions and 3,204 shares on Facebook alone, together with comments of fired up netizens tagging friends they want

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Coke Studio PH brought us a collaboration straight out the oven! Legendary musician Noel Cabangon and rapper Curtismith teamed up to show their refreshing angle in today's music.  Father and Son  For those who missed it, Coke Studio PH uploaded the first episode in full on their YouTube channel. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmpzA9GJbV0] The subject of Curtismith's father remains a little touchy to this day. It truly isn't an easy topic

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