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Parental Advisory: the secret history of music’s most controversial logo
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Parental Advisory: the secret history of music’s most controversial logo

Music Before becoming the standard bearer for scandalous lyrics, the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” logo had long been the subject of debate in the USA. In the 1980s, the American Senate was the backdrop for a standoff between pious hypocrites and rock stars in vests. In the hotseat: rock porn and the advocacy of drugs. And the cast of this improbable story: Prince, Tipper Gore, Daniel Snider, NWA, Madonna, Drake and even Cindy Lauper. Before becoming the standard bearer for scandalous lyrics, the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” logo had long been the subject of debate in the USA. In the 1980s, the American Senate was the backdrop for a standoff between pious hypocrites and rock stars in vests. In the hotseat: rock porn and the advocacy of drugs. And the cast of this improbable story: Prince, Tipper Gore, Daniel Snider, NWA, Madonna, Drake and even Cindy Lauper.

Jessie Ware, from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to disco 2.0
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Jessie Ware, from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to disco 2.0

Music Released on Friday June 26th, “What’s Your Pleasure?” is the fourth album by Londoner Jessie Ware. After accompanying Ana and Christian Grey’s antics in “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the singer’s voice became the symbol of muffled, sexy music. Now, with “What’s Your Pleasure?”, she’s revived disco with sparkling results. Released on Friday June 26th, “What’s Your Pleasure?” is the fourth album by Londoner Jessie Ware. After accompanying Ana and Christian Grey’s antics in “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the singer’s voice became the symbol of muffled, sexy music. Now, with “What’s Your Pleasure?”, she’s revived disco with sparkling results.

Travis Scott: portrait of rap superstar
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Travis Scott: portrait of rap superstar

Music It took less than a decade for the Houston-born rapper and producer to become one of the biggest stars of our times, and in doing so he has turned the codes of hip-hop inside out. The fantastic futuristic universe that Scott has created has seduced millions, among them Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior menswear, who has made him his muse for the Air Dior collection. It took less than a decade for the Houston-born rapper and producer to become one of the biggest stars of our times, and in doing so he has turned the codes of hip-hop inside out. The fantastic futuristic universe that Scott has created has seduced millions, among them Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior menswear, who has made him his muse for the Air Dior collection.

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Who is Mahmood, the Italian pop star who conquered the world?
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Who is Mahmood, the Italian pop star who conquered the world?

Art From his collaboration with Lady Gaga to his trailer for a film that doesn’t exist, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli has made a career of subverting pop culture and the star system. For Numéro Art, he provocatively styled Italian pop icon Mahmood in the manner of french dandy Robert de Montesquiou. From his collaboration with Lady Gaga to his trailer for a film that doesn’t exist, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli has made a career of subverting pop culture and the star system. For Numéro Art, he provocatively styled Italian pop icon Mahmood in the manner of french dandy Robert de Montesquiou.

Maluma: a megastar fêted by the fashion world
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Maluma: a megastar fêted by the fashion world

Music Born and raised in Columbia’s second city, Maluma has conquered the planet with hits directly inspired by his Latin roots, which he sings in Spanish. Now an international megastar, fêted by the fashion world, he has 22 million followers on Spotify and 50 million on Instagram. Born and raised in Columbia’s second city, Maluma has conquered the planet with hits directly inspired by his Latin roots, which he sings in Spanish. Now an international megastar, fêted by the fashion world, he has 22 million followers on Spotify and 50 million on Instagram.

Akon signs a 6 billion dollar contract to build his city
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Akon signs a 6 billion dollar contract to build his city

Music Six months after announcing the creation of a touristic eco-city, an hour outside Dakar in Senegal, the singer Akon is finalising his project thanks to the signing of a six billion dollar contract dedicated to its construction. Six months after announcing the creation of a touristic eco-city, an hour outside Dakar in Senegal, the singer Akon is finalising his project thanks to the signing of a six billion dollar contract dedicated to its construction.

Flying Lotus in 11 wild illustrations
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Flying Lotus in 11 wild illustrations

Music Released in May 2019, Flying Lotus’s sixth album “Flamagra” marked the return of the American producer, well-known for his electronic jazz and his invading moody music. With its 27 tracks, among them a lot of interludes, “Flamagra” stands out thanks to its numerous collaborations, from Solange Knowles, to Thundercat and Anderson .Paak. The music lover and filmmaker of strangeness David Lynch has even joined the game. Throwback to 11 of Flying Lotus’ wildest illustrations, from his imagery supported by artists like Winston Hackings, to the making-of of his music video “Post Requisite”. Released in May 2019, Flying Lotus’s sixth album “Flamagra” marked the return of the American producer, well-known for his electronic jazz and his invading moody music. With its 27 tracks, among them a lot of interludes, “Flamagra” stands out thanks to its numerous collaborations, from Solange Knowles, to Thundercat and Anderson .Paak. The music lover and filmmaker of strangeness David Lynch has even joined the game. Throwback to 11 of Flying Lotus’ wildest illustrations, from his imagery supported by artists like Winston Hackings, to the making-of of his music video “Post Requisite”.

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Interview with Roy Woods, Drake’s protégé

Music The Canadian rapper opens up to Numéro about his new EP “Dem Times”, his first meeting with Drake and producer Oliver El-Khatib, his collective Unlock The Underground and his vision of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The Canadian rapper opens up to Numéro about his new EP “Dem Times”, his first meeting with Drake and producer Oliver El-Khatib, his collective Unlock The Underground and his vision of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

A rapper records his album down the telephone… in prison
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A rapper records his album down the telephone… in prison

Music Californian rapper Drakeo The Ruler is back with a new and highly usual album. Released on June 5th, “Thank You For Using GTL” was recorded entirely behind the bars of his cell in Los Angeles where he is incarcerated pending trial. Drakeo The Ruler delivers an incisive rap while denouncing the American justice system.  Californian rapper Drakeo The Ruler is back with a new and highly usual album. Released on June 5th, “Thank You For Using GTL” was recorded entirely behind the bars of his cell in Los Angeles where he is incarcerated pending trial. Drakeo The Ruler delivers an incisive rap while denouncing the American justice system. 

Who dares take Travis Scott to court?
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Who dares take Travis Scott to court?

Music The American rapper and producer discovered by Kanye West has been accused of using someone else’s guitar riff on his hit song “Highest in the room”. The complainants? A trio of unknown producers behind certain tracks by Dababy, Don Toliver and Lil Baby.  The American rapper and producer discovered by Kanye West has been accused of using someone else’s guitar riff on his hit song “Highest in the room”. The complainants? A trio of unknown producers behind certain tracks by Dababy, Don Toliver and Lil Baby. 

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