‘Agust D’ (SUGA) Stars in New Music Video: Watch Now

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After teasing fans over the new release of his upcoming mixtape, SUGA of BTS donns his ‘Agust D’ persona and gets straight to work. The mixtape, titled ‘D-2’ is officially out now, on all platforms. Featuring bandmate RM, American singer-songwriter MAX and Korean star Kim Jong Wan, the mixtape contains 10 songs. 

The release is accompanied by a music video for the high-energy track ‘Daechwita‘. Daechwita is a genre of Korean music that is traditionally used for military processions. Agust D uses traditional Korean percussion and folk instruments for production elements throughout the track. For fans familiar with his solo music, the use of these elements come with an air of familiarity, reminiscent of his work in tracks like ‘Ddaeng’ and ‘UGH’. 

Going hand in hand with the song, the music video featuring Agust D is set in a traditional Korean ceremony, with SUGA announcing the arrival of a new king. Agust D always presents himself with an air of confidence and this project is self-assuredness and belief personified. Backed by a high-energy trap beat, he raps: “Born a slave, but now a king/ Born in a ditch, but rise up a dragon// That’s the way I live.” The pre-chorus, emphasising SUGA’s place in the industry and rap game, blares loud, resonating with the lines: “Pathetic f*cks putting on a talent show/ not gonna lie, what a shit show// I got no pretensions, just kill em’ all//”. 

ARMY is freaking out, and there are no surprises there. With ‘D-2′, Min Yoongi explores all the musicality that may often take a backseat on BTS’ joint records. With production, song-writing and delivery unique to him, Agust D is back, and stronger than ever. 

‘D-2’ by Agust D is available on all streaming platforms now. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan

Lana Del Rey Responds to Criticism Amid Drama 

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Lana Del Rey has spoken, and unfortunately, the situation has only worsened. 

The American singer-songwriter has found herself in boiling hot water after her explosive statements about hypocrisy in the pop music industry, taking the names of her peers – Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat and more, to prove her point. 

Naturally, fans of the mega stars were not happy with the tone and delivery of her message, touting it as privileged and anti-women. And while Twittersphere has been abuzz with dialogue over the post. Lana Del Rey seems to have gotten lost in the clumsy execution of her message which was basically a plea for expression. She pointed out how “pathetic” it is that she is criticised for “glamourising abuse” in her music. 

Well, after all the backlash that stemmed from her name-dropping female artists (predominantly women of colour), Lana has hands to throw and words to say. Lana Del Rey took to her Instagram stories to respond to the backlash, saying: “Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favourite singers. And this is the problem with society today, not everything is about whatever you want it to be.”

From all the reactions that have come in following the statement, Lana Del Rey seems to be falling further into a problematic trap. She seems to be doing fine, though, posting a video of herself dancing with the caption simply saying “#fuckoff”. 

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By: Ahalya Narayanan

Rihanna Recruits Megan Thee Stallion

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Rihanna has found a new cheerleader and we are here for it! And, what a cheerleader it is indeed. High off her success of ‘Savage’ which was remixed by her Houston-gal Beyonce, she hit the charts like a tsunami. Things have been pretty fly for Megan Thee Stallion but the just got a lot more ‘Fenty’!

‘Savage x Fenty’, which is Rihanna’s world famous lingerie brand, has just named Megan Thee Stallion their summer ambassador.

In a press release, Rihanna said, “Meg is the energy we were looking for. She is a risk taker with an attitude, character, and personality.”

To this Megan Thee Stallion gave her thoughts on what wearing the Rihanna-designed lingerie feels like, “I feel sexy, comfortable, and confident. We want all the hotties around the world to feel good about themselves exactly as they are.”

The ‘Savage x Fenty’ Instagram page released a picture of Megan wearing their yellow pieces and captioned, ” Classy. Bougie. Ratchet. She a SAVAGE! How TF could we NOT partner with @theestallion?! 👏👏 #SavageXTheeStallion”

And naturally, the new line of underwear, given this collaboration between Rihanna and Megan, will be called ‘Savage x Thee Stallion’.

This came as little surprise to people who have been watching Megan closely. She had released a Tik Tok video just a month ago where she gave her fans a little #SavageChallenge to do. In the video Megan is seen wearing Rihanna’s line of lingerie and dancing to her own hit song ‘Savage’. So the clues were every where!

By: Nupur Saraswat