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

SUGA of BTS Teases ARMY with Mixtape: “Agust D 2”

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Rapper SUGA, of BTS, has released a new solo image along with a countdown led by BigHit Labels, and ARMY are all fired up. Fans assume the countdown and teaser image are in anticipation of the release of his second mixtape, called ‘Agust D 2’ by the fans, for now. If the countdown is to be believed, the mixtape will reach us on the 23rd of May. 

SUGA has been trending on Twitter since his Apple Music profile was changed to a new picture. The hashtags #AGUSTD2ISCOMING, #ALLMENDOISLIE, #YOONGICULT and #MINYOONGI continue to trend, with the first accumulating over 1 million tweets. The Apple Music profile picture has since been changed, but not before every fan saved the picture, circulated it a million times, and proceeded to freak out. 

The reaction from ARMY world, is not surprising, considering how SUGA made a public declaration on one of his live sessions recently, saying: “Don’t expect anything anytime soon.” So, naturally, when the picture dropped, fans took to Twitter to point out the cheeky deception. 

SUGA, who falls under BgHit Labels – BTS’ agency, has made no official statement about the release. And with BigHit’s vague statement: “We are releasing content according to the schedule. We cannot confirm anything separately,” ARMY has had no choice but to scour the internet for clues and possibilities. 

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SUGA released his first mixtape, titled under the moniker “AGUST D” (an anagram for his name ‘SUGA’ and the town he is from – ‘Daegu’). The project was released in 2016, with the rapper receiving critical acclaim for his skills as a producer and solo artist. 

ARMY have dissected every possible clue to find out what SUGA could possibly be releasing, and here’s what they’ve come up with: 

1. Agust D 2 possibly features two tracks: “What do you think?” and “2013” – an unreleased track co-written by bandmate RM.

2. Singer-songwriter Max is teasing new music, and everyone assumes it’s for the new album. He has been a fan of BTS for a while now, and has released pictures with SUGA before.

3. SUGA is taking inspiration from Al Pacino’s ‘Scarface’. Fans believe the track ‘Tony Montana’ may be remixed with a feature from bandmate Jimin. 

If the countdown is to be followed, Agust D 2 by SUGA reaches us tomorrow, the 23rd of May. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan

The 1975 Delight Fans with New Album

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After leaving a trail of singles, the 1975 finally dropped their fourth album, “Notes on a Conditional Form.” Now, the album’s got a whopping 22 tracks, of which they’ve given us a taste of tunes like ‘Guys’, ‘The Birthday Party’, ‘Me & You Together Song’ and quite a few others.

Now, what you might’ve noticed from these tracks is that the band has experimented with a range of different genres and concepts. Some revolve around friendships, some around the toxic nature of technology, some delve into love and some well, are just rather psychedelic. When it comes to genres, this album sees a fine cocktail of Alt-Pop, Rock and of course a lot of ambient tunes.

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Where Does the Album Lack?

Interestingly enough, the first track sees a climate change speech by none other than Greta Thunberg. The 1975 are known for their activism and socio-political leanings. In fact, frontman, Matt Healy, has never shied away from speaking out about heavier issues like misogyny in the industry, environmental issues and music politics. So, it’s no surprise that the album kicks off with this speech.

And yet, this album has been criticized for not following through with one running theme. Some reviews have pointed out that the album is a bit all over the place and at certain points even “lacks focus”. Which is understandable. When crafting a mighty 22 tracks, it must prove quite difficult to sustain a single theme over every track. That being said, putting such wildly different thoughts and ideas into a single project is rather overwhelming. Almost like a child picking out random crayons to colour their latest drawing.

That’s not to say that all their tracks fall flat. They’ve definitely managed to bring something new to the table with this album. Considering that many of their tracks veer to the boundaries of the Pop genre. But for a better understanding of the process and concept behind this album, it’s best to hear it from the band itself. While Matt Healy hasn’t spoken out about this yet, for now, we can revel in all these 22 tracks.

Because one thing’s for sure, the 1975 have made sure that listeners will keep coming back for more.