Poppin News

By Arthur Medrano | Staff Writer |

Zayn Malik returns with his own creative direction

With an increasingly amount of over 5 million views on his new single and video in less than a day, we are introduced to the new Zayn Malik.

“Pillowtalk” was released exclusively on VEVO, featuring his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid.

Audiences are exposed to Malik’s individualistic creative side which he did not have an opportunity to show with former band One Direction.

Malik took to twitter to share his love and excitement of the release stating, “This s**t is crazy … I can’t believe it…Blown away…Love you all.”

This is only the beginning for the Zayniacs.

Rihanna’s “Anti” album is here! 

Rihanna’s “Anti” album was released on Jan. 27, following a leak earlier in the day.

The pop force of nature aims to come out with a hot, new single to top her “American Oxygen” last April with the first song “Work.”

Tickets are on sale for her world tour, which begins with her first stop, next month in San Diego, CA.

Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” song under fire

The singer’s new nine minute song speaks about his position in the music industry, receiving much praise and controversy.

Macklemore discusses racism and describes his position as a successful white rapper.

As a follow up to his 2005 single “White Privilege,” Macklemore scrutinizes his works in an effort to inform listeners about the “Black Lives Matter” movement, and the privileges he gains as a white artist. As well as his view on wanting to change the judicial system.

Green Day calls out high school over cancellation of “American Idiot” musical 

Green Day’s lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong responded to a Connecticut high school’s to cancellation of the album-based musical due to censorship and the nature it might impose on the audience.

The New York Times stated that Enfield High School had drugs, sex and foul language as reasons to cancel the production.

Armstrong responded, “I believe the kids should be heard and most of all be creative in telling a story about our story.”

The decision came down to the parents of the actors not wanting them involved in the play. Instead, they will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” in its place.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. promotes Growth & Positivity at L.A. Works MLK Day Service

O’Shea Jackson has joined the L.A. Works, a non-profit and volunteer service agent, as a guest speaker during their 11th Annual MLK Day of Service.

He discussed the film “Straight Outta Compton’s” social impact and how he hopes it will leave a lasting legacy to inspire young kids to make a change, particularly people of color.

During the event Jackson recounted the many accomplishments achieved by people of color, and that the new generation needs to act by pay it forward towards their future.

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