Pushing past the political side shows that further point to the world’s sorry state of affairs, Impose’s Week in Pop is here to keep you entertained & enlightened amid the weirdness of our times. Following some of the week’s top buzz, Hannah Diamond returned & dropped the lyric video for “Fade Away” with news of an EP available later this year from PC Music; Male Bonding dropped the out of the blue third album Headeache; Nas dropped a verse on police violence via the Robin Thicke track “Deep”; Mitski dropped the Bradley Gray video for “A Burning Hill” off Puberty 2; Danny Brown dropped the video for “Pneumonia” off the new album Atrocity Exhibition; Pusha T dropped the Yung Jake directed video for “H.G.T.V.” produced by Mike Will Made-It; The Weeknd dropped the ultra-violent Ilya Naishuller video for “False Alarm”; Drake tour hype; Azealia Banks is allegedly signing with RZA & regrets endorsing Trump; Porches covered Big Star’s “Morpha Too”; Big Sean & 2 Chainz dropped “Light it Up”; The xx announced tour dates, new material & playlist; Skylar Spence dropped “Faithfully”; clipping. & Hamilton star Daveed Diggs is the executive producer for a new ABC network series about an emcee turned mayor; Alex G talked to Run for Cover Records about working with Frank Ocean on Blonde; Jeezy announced Trap or Die 3; Mink Mussel Creek (Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, former Tame Impala / Pond frontman Nicholas Allbrook & Pond’s Shiny Joe Ryan) reunited; E-40 approved of “Yup” being parodied in a used car commercial; Weezer dropped the video for “I Love the USA” directed by SCANTRON & No. 2 Pencil featuring Patton Oswalt & Rivers Cuomo; Kehlani & Little Simz dropped “Table” produced by Jahaan Sweet, DJ Dahi & DJ Relly Rell; Marooon 5 dropped “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar & dropped the David Dobkin video; Ryan Holmberg dropped the Frankie Kraft & Eric Goodwin video for “Wild and Free” dedicated to their late friend Sammi Kane Kraft; Kid Cudi dropped the self-directed video for “The Frequency” off his upcoming delayed album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’; Cloud Nothings announced the new album Life Without Sound available January 27 from Carpark Records/Wichita Records & dropped “Modern Act”; unreleased demo tapes from a young J Dilla surfaced; Radiohead fan unearthed a song from master tape; Murs rapping for 24 hours to set the world record; James Righton of the Klaxons announced his solo self-titled album as Shock Machine available February 17 from Marathon Artists & dropped the Nova Dando video for “Lost In The Mystery”; Stones Throw Records’ festival happening November 5 in Los Angeles for their 20 year anniversary at Highland Park; Hova, Kanye & Frank Ocean won a copyright infringement dismissal over “Made In America” off Watch the Throne; Bob Dylan awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature; Snoop Dogg announced the Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2 ft. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, DJ Quick & the Dogg Pound; Roger Waters announced the “Us + Them” 2017 North American tour; Depeche Mode announced the new album Spirit available in 2017 & the subsequent Global Spirit Tour; Elton John to write of his “crazy life” in a memoir available in 2019 from Henry Holt & Pan Macmillan; M.I.A.’s US visa has been approved; Leonard Cohen discussed mortality & more ahead of his new album You Want It Darker available October 21 & later claimed he was exaggerating; Tim Kaine called himself “Lil’ Kaine”; Death Cab for Cutie dropped the Trump-protesting song & Simian Design directed video for “Million Dollar Loan”; Randy Newman dropped a single called “Putin” inspired by Russia’s leader off his forthcoming 2017 album; Beach Slang kicked out guitarist over sexual assault allegations; Foxygen hinted at new music & dropped “America”; Anohni versus Apple; Eazy-E’s daughter Ebie Wright seeks to investigate her father’s death & started a Kickstarter for a film titled A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies; Dr. Dre issued a cease & desist order against Sony Pictures over Michel’le biopic Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Me; BitTorrent Now streaming service is shutting down; Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) claims he’s retiring this year; and Billy Corgan is allegedly suing TNA Wrestling’s parent company Impact Ventures.
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