pay me what you owe me

Bitch Better Have My Money: A Brief History of Artists Not Paying Their Taxes

From Shakira to Lauryn Hill to Ja Rule, here are just some of the artists who’ve ducked out on the IRS.
amazing grace

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Was Always a Must-Hear. Now It’s a Must-See.

If you can make it out to a theater where it’s playing, after all these years, go.
backstories

Inside the Making of Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

From the Invisalign bit to recording in bedrooms to stressing over climate change, her older brother and producer Finneas O’Connell breaks it down.
  1. pay me what you owe me
    Bitch Better Have My Money: A Brief History of Artists Not Paying Their TaxesFrom Shakira to Lauryn Hill to Ja Rule, here are just some of the artists who’ve ducked out on the IRS.
  2. bitch better have my money
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  3. amazing grace
    Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Was Always a Must-Hear. Now It’s a Must-See.If you can make it out to a theater where it’s playing, after all these years, go.
  4. backstories
    Inside the Making of Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?From the Invisalign bit to recording in bedrooms to stressing over climate change, her older brother and producer Finneas O’Connell breaks it down.
  5. $$$
    Game of Thrones’ Final Season Gets More Expensive With Star-studded SoundtrackHBO is really emptying out its pockets on this thing.
  6. vulture lists
    Rachel Bloom and the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songwriters on Their 9 Toughest SongsFrom “We Tapped That Ass” to “The Miracle of Birth,” CXG’s songwriting team breaks down their biggest challenges.
  7. memorials
    California Fans Invited to Attend Nipsey Hussle Memorial at L.A. Staples CenterFriends, family, and the rap community at large continue to mourn Hussle’s tragic death on March 31.
  8. side hustles
    17 Indie Artists on Their Oddest Odd Jobs That Pay the Bills When Music Doesn’t“Even if you’re working full-time at McDonald’s, you’re gonna make more money than a lot of my peers.”
  9. that's how you do the scarn
    Steve Carell Had to Personally Approve of Billie Eilish’s Office Sample“My Strange Addiction” is essentially an ode to “Threat Level Midnight.”
  10. music
    Childish Gambino and Rihanna’s Movie Will Premiere on YouTube During CoachellaViewers get a front-row seat to Childish Gambino’s Guava Island on YouTube’s Coachella livestream.
  11. start here
    Want to Try Punch Up the Jam? Start Here.Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw’s podcast is full of great episodes, but this one is a highlight.
  12. vulture lists
    Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, RankedThe music of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend covers every topic from mental illness to period sex.
  13. acms 2019
    Miranda Lambert Brought Her New Husband and Shade for Her Old One to the ACMs“I got the hell out of Oklahoma.”
  14. trailer mix
    You Get a Front-Row Ticket to Beychella in Netflix’s Homecoming TrailerAll right viewers, now let’s really get in formation.
  15. acm awards 2019
    Kacey Musgraves’s Golden Hour Wins Album of the Year at 2019 ACM AwardsShe also took home Female Artist of the Year.
  16. coac-hella bad news
    Solange Pulls Out of Coachella Due to ‘Major Production Delays’“She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future.”
  17. music
    The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott Reportedly Made a Game of Thrones SongAll the Walls Are Frozen.
  18. queen bey
    Netflix Is Getting in Formation With a Beyoncé SpecialWhat will Homecoming be?
  19. the charts
    Billboard Defends Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Removal From the Country ChartsHowever, the decision “could be revisited.”
  20. yeehaw
    Let Billy Ray Cyrus Lecture Y’all About Why ‘Old Town Road’ Is Country Music“What the hell more do ya need?”
  21. spoilers
    How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Creators Gave Rebecca Bunch Her Happy Ending“It’s not about auditioning for the missing puzzle piece. It’s about getting everyone to a place where they can healthily prioritize someone else.”
  22. and that's how you do the scarn
    A Brief History of Billie Eilish’s Extremely Gen-Z Addiction to The OfficeShe samples the episode “Threat Level Midnight” on her debut album, and her addiction to the show only goes deeper.
  23. trailer mix
    Watch the How High 2 Trailer, Featuring an Extremely Baked Lil YachtyEighteen years after the original, How High is back.
  24. this week in rap
    This Week in Rap: The Case for Why Boosie Badazz Still MattersBoosie’s post-prison rapping has been sharp but buried by his still-frustrating trajectory.
  25. tributes
    Hip-Hop Took a Moment of Silence for Nipsey Hussle This WeekThere were almost no new rap releases this week, with new music from YG, Schoolboy Q, Machine Gun Kelly, and more all delayed.
  26. album review
    Khalid Takes a Stunning Left Turn on His Sophomore Album Free SpiritThis is his “fame sucks” album, but it represents something even greater for the 21-year-old singer-songwriter.
  27. songs of the week
    The Best Songs of the Week: Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and MoreListen to them all.
  28. remixes
    Billy Ray Cyrus Gives Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Ringing Endorsement With RemixFinally, some country cred!
  29. appreciations
    In Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Nobody Was Ever Just a SidekickEven the goofiest West Covina residents could break out into song and reveal deep inner lives. Here’s 11 times they did.
  30. double threats
    Kid Cudi Joins Opioid Crisis Drama DreamlandThe film has already begun shooting in Montreal.
  31. shootings
    Nipsey Hussle Shooting Suspect Charged With MurderHussle and several others were shot in front of his shop the Marathon Store in Hyde Park. The rapper was 33.
  32. yeehaw culture
    Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Was Destined to DisruptA guide to the country-trap song that’s baffling the music industry.
  33. music
    YG Pushes Back His Surprise Album Out of Respect for Nipsey HussleHe’d planned to release it on April 12.
  34. mental health
    Britney Spears Reportedly Checks Into Mental-Health FacilityThe singer posted on Instagram earlier on Wednesday, “We all need to take time for a little ‘me time.’”
  35. best of 2019
    The Best Songs of 2019 (So Far)Including reality rap from Maxo Kream, Blueface’s odd “Thotiana,” bummer jams from Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, and more.
  36. music
    The Story of Cult Music Icon Daniel Johnston’s Lost AlbumIf might never be released, but it’s being refined anyway.
  37. interview
    How PUP Turned Crippling Doubt Into Addictive Hooks“I think that the world is probably gonna end pretty soon.”
  38. deaths
    Nipsey Hussle’s Girlfriend Lauren London Shares Her Grief Following His Murder“I am completely lost.”
  39. best of 2019
    The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)Including Ariana Grande’s second album in less than a year, new innovation from Future, and the return of Say Anything.
  40. taking another look at you
    Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst Made a Moody Cover of ‘Shallow’ for YouThey’re off the deep end!
  41. music
    Rolling Stones Postpone Tour As Mick Jagger Awaits Heart Surgery“I really hate letting you down like this,” said Jagger.
  42. music videos
    Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét Provide a Bisexual Bop With ‘Monopoly’“I like women and men.”
  43. vulture lists
    A Brief Guide to the Music of Nipsey HussleFive important songs from the artist’s extensive back catalogue.
  44. oh canada
    We Can Assure You Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album Isn’t an April Fools’ Day JokeRejoice, for Dedicated is almost here!
  45. remembrances
    The Complicated Life and Death of Nipsey HussleEvery rapper says they love where they came from, but Nip invested in the very streets that ultimately took his life.
  46. vulture investigates
    Ariana Grande Was Accused of Copying ‘7 Rings,’ Again and Again … and AgainThere’s a reason it sounds like every song you’ve ever heard.
  47. music
    8 Songwriters on the Line Between Inspiration and Theft“You sing something and you’re like, I’m sure this exists. I’m stealing, right?”
  48. music
    Welcome to the Age of Pop ‘Plagiarism’In 2019, the question of if and how a song has been copied is an incredibly complicated one.
  49. music
    A Brief History of Song Copying, From Handel to PharrellWe don’t know when the first accusations of borrowing were levied, but we have this timeline of some of the most famous, often ridiculous, examples.
  50. music
    9 Ways to Copy a Song: A Handy PrimerTo figure out how to copy a song, you must first know which parts to copy.
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