Listen to Ka$hdami’s “Look N the Mirror”: New Rap Music Today

Ka$hdami – “Look N the Mirror”

The plugg sound is flourishing right now. Originally founded by producers like MexikoDro, StoopidXool, and Polo Boy Shawty, it is defined by its lush melodies and choppy drums. The style has influenced a whole new wave of rappers and producers, and one of those happens to be the DMV-based teenage tough talker Ka$hdami. On “Look N the Mirror,” which could be his breakout single, he puts a fresh spin on both the plugg sound and the one tied to his local street rap scene. Like DMV-area rappers Xanman and Baby Fifty, Ka$hdami has an

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The Music City Meltdown – WSJ

For more than a decade, Nashville, Tenn., has been one of America’s hippest and fastest-growing cities. Anchored by the country-music industry and boosted by a hospitable state tax climate, the city and surrounding region attracted businesses and residents. While its music scene made it a tourist mecca, Nashville also lured a generation of college-educated transplants, earning a position as one of the country’s new “brainpower cities.”

These days Nashville is making its way onto other, less distinguished lists. The Institute for Truth in Accounting recently ranked it one of the country’s five worst “sinkhole” cities, with $22,000 in debt per

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When the Cellos Play, the Cows Come Home

LUND, Denmark — During a recent performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo Capriccioso,” a handful of audience members leaned forward attentively, their eyes bright, a few encouraging snuffles escaping from the otherwise hushed parterre. Though relative newcomers to classical music, they seemed closely attuned to the eight cellists onstage, raising their heads abruptly as the piece’s languid strains gave way to rapid-fire bow strokes.

When it was over, amid the fervent applause and cries of “bravo,” there could be heard a single, appreciative moo.

On Sunday, in Lund, a village about 50 miles south of Copenhagen, a group of elite cellists played

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Noel Gallagher teases arrival of new music this week

Noel Gallagher has teased that new music is set to arrive later this week.

Posting on social media, he simply shared a graphic with the date 29.04.21, which is tomorrow, contrasted against a coloured background.

While Noel shared no details, it’s thought that new music could be in the offing after he recently admitted to hitting a “purple patch” in his songwriting.

Speaking on Matt Morgan’s podcast, he said: “I’ve been in the studio on a bit of a roll. Bit of a run, bit of a purple patch, some mega tunes, really fucking great.

“I’m doing the songs for

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Young boy dies with COVID-19 after family travels to Hawaii

HONOLULU – A child who traveled to Hawaii with his vaccinated parents has died after contracting COVID-19.

The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday that the boy is under 11 and had known underlying conditions.

“While we mourn all victims of COVID-19, today’s announcement of the death of a child from this virus is especially heartbreaking,” Gov. David Ige said in a statement. “Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this child.”

It was the first coronavirus-related death of a child in that age range in Hawaii.

There have been 479 reported deaths

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Will Americans be able to vacation in the UK this summer?

Will Americans be able to vacation in the UK this summer?

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European Union to accept vaccinated Americans by the summer

Travel restrictions are evolving for those who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fully vaccinated Americans looking to travel this summer will be able to add the European Union to their list of potential destinations, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, told The New York Times in an interview on Sunday.

Saying the U.S. is administering “European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” von der Leyen told The Times that “free movement and the travel to the European Union” would be possible.

The European Commission is working to make sure travelers can corroborate vaccination with documentation that is compatible with its

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Vaccinated American Tourists May Soon Travel to Europe

BRUSSELS — American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The fast pace of vaccination in the United States, and advanced talks between authorities there and the European Union over how to make vaccine certificates acceptable as proof of immunity for visitors, will enable the European Commission, the executive branch of

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Remains found near hiking trail in Burbank confirmed to be human

Remains discovered near a hiking trail in Burbank last week were confirmed to be human, officials announced Monday.

Burbank police responded to a call from a hiker who found what appeared to be human remains near a hiking trail above Elmwood Avenue about 1:35 p.m. April 22.

It appeared the remains had been there for “some time,” police had previously said.

An investigator from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner who also responded to the scene eventually determined that the skeletal remains were human.

Identifying the person who died and could take several months to a year, police

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