Song You Need: Mozzy and Shordie Shordie’s “Tell The Truth” is uncannily catchy

Song You Need: Mozzy and Shordie Shordie’s “Tell The Truth” is uncannily catchy
Mozzy and Shordie just don’t miss together.

By Brandon Callender

May 18, 2022

Mozzy and Shordie Shordie in “Tell the Truth.”

 

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Earlier this year, Mozzy signed with Yo Gotti’s CMG Records, the first of a string of signings that also includes Jacksonville’s Lil Poppa and others that’ve added to an already hefty roster. It was an interesting move, given that Mozzy has been navigating the industry as an independent artist for years with success. Shortly after his signing he dropped “Real Ones” with Roddy Ricch, and now he’s back with another song, “Tell the Truth.”

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On paper, Mozzy and Shordie Shordie sound like a perfectly serviceable duo. Mozzy is no slouch when it comes to hooks, though the Sacramento rapper’s time-hardened street tales become uncannily catchy when the Baltimore crooner steps in for an assist. “Tell The Truth” is built on top of a prowling string loop and lurching bassline that veer toward some kind of G-Funk lullaby, but when the kick drums land with a pummeling thump-thump-thump, the beat jumps out, practically begging for someone to flinch. “When it get brackin’ it get drastic, that’s an easy call,” Mozzy shrugs. “Ran in the house to lock the door after he seen my dawg.”

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Maxo Kream drops new song “JIGGA DAME”

Maxo Kream drops new song “JIGGA DAME”
Back like Hov in ’98.

By Brandon Callender

May 18, 2022

Maxo Kream in “Jigga Dame.”

 

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Maxo Kream is back with “JIGGA DAME,” his first new song since releasing Weight of the World last year. It’s a high-octane banger with sky-high flexes and shit-talk slick enough to make the Roc-A-Fella duo proud. Check out the Houston rapper’s new video below.

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Maxo Kream’s 2021 album Weight of the World was preceded by singles “Local Joker” and “Big Persona” with Tyler, the Creator. After the album’s release, he shared a video for “Cripstian.” Maxo also appeared on The Fader Interview Podcast last year to discuss the follow-up to 2019’s Brandon Banks, religion, and why John Singleton was one of his favorite directors.

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Sky Ferreira’s first new song since 2019 is coming May 25

Sky Ferreira’s first new song since 2019 is coming May 25
Ferreira has deleted her announcement, but a representative of her label, Capitol Records, has confirmed to The FADER that the “Don’t Forget” release date still stands.

By Raphael Helfand

May 18, 2022

Photo by Sandy Kim.

 

Earlier today, Sky Ferreira announced the release date for “Don’t Forget,” a song she had teased at the end of March. Her post, as well as similar posts by her label, Capitol Records (reported by Pitchfork), and the track’s producer, Jorge Ellbrecht, have since been deleted. But a representative of Capitol has confirmed to The FADER that the release date still stands.

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Ferreira’s March 31 post included a snippet of the track, animated visuals of her name and the track title, and a simple caption: “remember me?” A week ago, she posted a blurry photo of herself with the cryptic caption “almost ⌛️.” The song is available to pre-save on Spotify and Apple Music via Universal Music Group (Capitol’s parent company).

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Today is far from the first time Ferreira’s marketing has been ambiguous. Masochism, the long-promised follow-up to her 2013 debut LP, Night Time, My Time, is nine years in the making, leading FADER news editor Jordan Darville to coin it “the Chinese Democracy of indie-pop” in his write-up of the March “Don’t Forget” teaser. Ferreira seemed primed for a comeback in 2019 when she shared “Downhill Lullaby” but hasn’t shared any music since — aside from a featured verse on “Cross You Out,” a Charli XCX track released the same year.

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Fans on Twitter have reacted with predictable anguish to Ferreira’s latest apparent bait-and-switch. View a few highlights below.

SHE CAN'T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT https://t.co/FpjuOEWPcG

— zahraa (@hypersallad) May 18, 2022

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SHES JUST JOKING YALL SHE IS A COMEDIAN LOL SHES SO FUNNY STREAM DONT FORGET MAY 25TH SHES IN A SILLY GOOFY MOOD https://t.co/1l2QvM1DKX

— bjöork (@fourinwinter) May 18, 2022

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— ky(a)le (@broccoli_afro) May 18, 2022

Khusnullin predicted the future of Zaporozhye in a “friendly Russian family”

This is the second region of Ukraine in two days, the future of which Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin saw in the “Russian family”. Officially, the Kremlin has not announced plans to annex Ukrainian territories to Russia “Khusnullin predicted the future of Zaporozhye in a “friendly Russian family”” />

The Zaporozhye region of Ukraine should be maximally integrated with Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said during a trip to Melitopol.

“I believe that the prospect of the region” work in our friendly Russian family. That's why I came here to provide maximum assistance for integration,” — Khusnullin is quoted by RIA Novosti.

He added that the region has good potential in the production of building materials, the region can help restore the territories of Ukraine.

“Here we are counting on the help of the region for building materials. Because there is a good potential for building materials, and in Russia today there is not enough building materials. Therefore, we believe that it is necessary to use all enterprises as much as possible, including for the restoration of the territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, — said the Deputy Prime Minister.

He also said that the Russian authorities will help farmers in the Zaporozhye region to sell the products of the new crop.

«Important Question— this is the export of agricultural products, the most important issue, <…> in the near future we will help [farmers in the Zaporizhia region] sell their products, empty elevators, storage places in order to prepare for the acceptance of a new crop. We discussed enterprises that can be integrated with the Russian economy, ways of transportation by rail, by road,— Khusnullin said.

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The Vice Prime Minister also assured that the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant would “work for Russia”, but the authorities are ready to arrange the supply of electricity from it to the territories controlled by Ukraine for money. “If the energy system of Ukraine is ready to accept and pay, then it will work for Ukraine. Will not accept— it means that he will work for Russia,»,— he said.

According to Khusnullin, all jobs at nuclear power plants will be preserved: “We have extensive experience working with nuclear power plants, our companies in Russia have this experience. There is no doubt that she will work.

The day before, Khusnullin spoke about the prospects for the Kherson region, which, according to him, will take its rightful place in the “Russian family.” “Kherson has great prospects and a worthy place in our Russian family. We are waiting for everyone, we invite you to cooperate together, there is no need to be afraid of anything, we will live and work together further, — said the Deputy Prime Minister.

He also spoke about the measures to support the region, which Russia will take. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, money has been allocated for the restoration and repair of roads and bridges, which Moscow sees as a priority. The regions will supply medicines and everything “necessary for the operation of the medical network” from Russia, he added.

Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022 to “denazify” and “demilitarization” countries. Then the authorities stated that there was no talk of occupying the territory of Ukraine or annexing part of it to Russia.

On May 11, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of including the Kherson region into Russia should be decided by the inhabitants of this region of Ukraine.

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Welt reported that Kuleba “lost his temper” in a conversation with the Minister of Germany

The newspaper reported on a difficult conversation between the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the head of the German Defense Ministry on the supply of Gepard tanks. Kuleba demanded an honest answer on this issue. Earlier it was reported that Germany had no ammunition for tanks

Dmitry Kuleba

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba “lost his temper” during a discussion with German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht on the supply of Cheetah tanks, writes Welt.

According to the publication, the Ukrainian minister, during his trip to Germany last week, demanded an “honest” answer about the tanks and a quick solution to the issue of ammunition for them.

Otherwise, he suggested that the minister recognize that the topic was removed from discussion and that Berlin was “focused on a new project.” Sources in Kyiv called the conversation difficult, Kuleba reproached Lambrecht for announcing the supplies, knowing that there were no ammunition.

In Ukrainian government circles, the publication was told that the German minister in during the conversation, she only promised that the government would continue to look for ammunition for the Cheetahs.

Berlin has officially announced its readiness to deliver 50 Cheetahs to Kyiv. at the end of April, the information was voiced by Lambrecht at the US Air Force Base in Ramstein. On April 28, the Bundestag approved the supply of heavy weapons to Kyiv. However, in early May, Welt wrote that the delivery process was delayed due to the lack of necessary ammunition. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz clarified earlier this week that the tanks can't just be picked up, they “have to be ready.”

Anti-aircraft self-propelled gun “Gepard” (air defense tank “Gepard”) was developed in 1963 on the basis of the main German tank “Leopard-1”. In 1973, the car was put into service and entered mass production.

"Gepard" armed with two 35-mm cannons with an effective firing range of 5.5 thousand meters. Blocks of smoke grenade launchers are also installed on both sides of the tower. In total, about 570 ZSU of this type were produced.

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Earlier, Germany has repeatedly refused to supply weapons to Ukraine due to the fact that the country does not supply weapons to the conflict zones. However, in the course of the Russian special operation, Berlin's position changed. Scholz noted that Russia forced Germany to send weapons to Kyiv, because peace in Europe was threatened.

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Khusnullin demanded payment from Ukraine for supplies from the Zaporozhye NPP

Zaporozhye NPP will now work for Russia, but is ready to supply electricity to Ukraine on the condition that they pay for it, the vice-premier said. He wants to see Zaporozhye “in a friendly Russian family”

Zaporizhzhya NPP

The work of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant located in Energodar, controlled by the Russian military, will be reoriented to Russia, but the authorities are ready to arrange the supply of electricity from it to Ukraine for money, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin told reporters.

“If the energy system of Ukraine is ready to receive and pay, then it will work for Ukraine. Will not accept— it means that he will work for Russia,»,— he said.

According to Khusnullin, all jobs at nuclear power plants will be preserved: “We have extensive experience working with nuclear power plants, our companies in Russia have this experience. There is no doubt that it will work.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that nuclear power— it is “such a product that cannot be put into a warehouse”, and “questions of where to sell it <…> won't.

According to Khusnullin, the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine should be integrated into Russia and in the future “work in our friendly Russian family.” According to the Deputy Prime Minister, residents of the region will receive salaries and pensions in rubles in May. “And we believe that the ruble will gradually replace the hryvnia,” — he said (quote from RIA Novosti).

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Despite this, the control of the plant remained with Ukrainian operators. In “Rosatom” stated that Russian specialists provide them with advisory assistance. In mid-March, the Russian state corporation assured the IAEA that it did not intend to establish full control over the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. In April, according to the IAEA, the Rosenergoatom concern (part of Rosatom) sent eight nuclear specialists to the plant, who demanded daily reports from the plant management on “confidential issues”; on the functioning of the facility.

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The Kremlin decided to keep the direct election of governors

The authorities will not postpone the Single Election Day in September, it was also decided to leave direct elections of governors. Keeping the elections unchanged demonstrates the “normality of the situation,” RBC sources say ” alt=”The Kremlin decided to keep the direct election of governors” />

Invariable terms and format

The Kremlin will not postpone the Single Election Day scheduled for September , and retain direct gubernatorial elections.

On Wednesday, May 18, the Secretary of the United Russia General Council announced on his Telegram channel the need to hold the EDG on time. Andrew Turchak. “Firstly, the source of power in Russia is the people. It is written in our Constitution. <…> It is impossible to deprive people of this right under any circumstances,»,— he wrote. Secondly, according to Turchak, “political competition does not weaken the country, but, on the contrary, makes it stronger.” meaning and justification of the NWO [special military operation]— all parties agree. The election campaign can hardly shake this consensus.

The secretary of the general council of the ruling party said that United Russia ready for the elections: “And they must take place.”

Turchak's statement was made in response to the proposal of the leader of the Just Russia— For the truth” Sergei Mironov to postpone the current autumn campaigns “until the goals of the special military operation are fulfilled.” The politician spoke with the idea of ​​transferring several times, the last time such a statement was made on May 17 at a meeting of the State Duma.

The leader of the SZRP motivated his initiative by the fact that today all parliamentary parties support the president, while in the elections they will have to fight with each other, talk about contradictions and about what they disagree with. “I think that it is absolutely not the time and place to engage in elections where political parties will compete. Let's better send money to our army, to the liberated territories, & mdash; the politician said. At the same time, the heads of the regions, according to him, could be elected through legislative assemblies.

Three sources close to the presidential administration confirmed to RBC that a decision had been made that the elections would indeed be held on time, and the EDG would not be postponed will.

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According to the federal official and interlocutors close to the Kremlin, direct elections will have to be preserved in all regions where such a format is envisaged, and no changes not planned.

On the Single Election Day on September 11, direct elections of governors are planned in 14 subjects. In another — Adygea— the election of the head of the republic through the legislative assembly is envisaged.

In addition, elections to the legislative assemblies of six regions and 11 city dumas are planned.

Demonstration of “normality”

According to two sources close to the presidential administration, the decision not to change anything was made because opinion polls show a high rating of the president, heads of regions and United Russia. “No one is in danger, so there is no need [to change anything],” — explains one of the interlocutors of RBC. Preservation of elections within the time limits provided for by law, and as for the gubernatorial & mdash; as before— demonstrates the “normality of the situation,” he says. “The absence of elections or some change in their model would indicate that something extraordinary is happening in the country,” — adds the second interlocutor of RBC.

One of the main arguments of supporters of postponing elections or canceling direct gubernatorial campaigns was that closer to autumn, citizens could fully feel the effect of sanctions, which could also affect the ratings of power, RBC wrote earlier.

The fact that the Kremlin is discussing the possibility of postponing elections to legislative assemblies and city dumas for 2023 or 2024, as well as the abolition of direct gubernatorial campaigns, RBC reported on April 26. It was assumed that the possibility of changes related to the elections, President Vladimir Putin could discuss at a meeting with the Council of Legislators on April 27. However, nothing was said at the event.

Later, a source familiar with the preparation of the Council of Legislators told RBC that, according to the scenario, one of the senators or deputies was supposed to come up with a proposal for changes, and Putin, as expected will express his opinion on this matter. Why this did not happen, the interlocutor of RBC found it difficult to answer.

The preservation of direct gubernatorial elections and the rejection of the idea of ​​canceling or postponing campaigns as such are designed to stabilize the domestic political situation, political analyst Rostislav Turovsky believes. According to him, the reason for such a decision may also be the desire to show that there are no drastic changes— all electoral procedures, including the United Russia primaries, remain in effect.

“To cancel the elections, serious arguments would be required, apparently, they did not find it. At the same time, the results do not cause much concern— the authorities intend to use them in the logic of a patriotic upsurge. Such a scenario will play into the hands precisely and only of United Russia, which seeks to take advantage of this opportunity, — said the expert. It will be difficult for other parties to find an opposition agenda that suits them, he added.

The cancellation of the gubernatorial elections would look like an acknowledgment that not everything is going according to plan on the Ukrainian issue, despite the fact that the official position is to the contrary, the head of the Petersburg Politics Foundation believes. Mikhail Vinogradov. “The same hypothetical forecasts about possible turbulence in the future require rather strengthening the political subjectivity of governors so that they have the motivation to resolve emerging crises, and not redirect problems to Moscow” elections for such subjectivity are not superfluous at all,— he noted.

In addition, the process of control over the composition of the participants in the elections and the counting of votes was recognized as “sufficiently manageable”, which allows minimizing the risks for candidates from the authorities, the expert notes.

” United Russia» opposed the postponement of the elections, because it is the party in power, and the authorities decided that there should be elections, says Vitaly Ivanov, an expert on regional politics. As for the intention to keep direct elections of governors, then, according to him, the authorities calculated the risks and came to the conclusion that they are either minimal or none at all.

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Nebenzya rejected the discussion of the export of fertilizers in exchange for Ukrainian grain

UN Secretary General Guterres did discuss with the Russian authorities the resumption of exports of fertilizers, but not in the context of the issue of the withdrawal of ships with grain from Ukrainian ports, Nebenzia said

UN Secretary General António Guterres, during a visit to Moscow at the end of April, discussed with Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov the lifting of restrictions on the export of Russian potash fertilizers, but without reference to the issue of exporting grain from Ukrainian ports. Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, told journalists about this.

According to Nebenzya, publications in the media about this— “free interpretation”. “The issue of trading fertilizers for the export of grains is not so worth it. This question was indeed raised by Guterres, but not in terms of exchanging one for the other, — he emphasized (quote from TASS).

There are “no conditions” between the export of fertilizers and grain, the permanent representative continued: “We are ready to discuss what we can export. And the second thing [grain] requires further discussion.” As the permanent representative said, Russia has established a safe corridor three nautical miles wide and 80 nautical miles long to ensure the exit of ships with grain, “but they do not leave the port of Odessa.” “We are accused of not letting ships through, but we didn’t set the mines,” — he added.

Guterres also discussed the prospects of resuming fertilizer exports to countries that produce agricultural products with President Vladimir Putin, the discussions were “good and positive,” Nebenzia also said. EU countries restricted the import of Russian fertilizers in April.

On May 16, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources, that Guterres offered to ease restrictions on the export of Russian and Belarusian potash fertilizers in exchange for the passage of grain ships from Ukrainian ports; according to the publication, he discussed this issue with Russia and Turkey. The UN World Food Program previously reported that about 25 million tons of grain “stuck” in Ukraine due to infrastructure problems and “blocked Black Sea ports”, including the port in Mariupol, which is under the control of the Russian military.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the issues of the supply of Russian potash fertilizers and the export of Ukrainian grain are being discussed, but “not at the UN level.” On the search for an opportunity to take out the “stuck” Grain was announced by Canada and the USA.

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According to the World Trade Organization, Russia and Ukraine account for 24% of world wheat supplies.

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The EC promised to decide the fate of the assets of the Russians under the laws of the EU countries

EU member states will decide on the confiscation of the assets of the Russians, who are currently frozen, based on their criminal law. Brussels intends to determine how to send them to the restoration of Ukraine

Valdis Dombrovskis

The possibility of further confiscation of the assets of Russians in Europe will depend on the criminal law of the state where they are, said the Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis at the press conference.

As Dombrovskis pointed out, the EU should consider “how to use Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine.”

“With regard to private assets, now a special working group of the European Commission is coordinating the work of the countries — EU members to identify the assets of persons under sanctions, to freeze them and to make further decisions on their possible further confiscation. This must be in accordance with the criminal law of the state in which the assets are located,— he said.

Speaking of the assets of the Bank of Russia, Dombrovskis indicated that they are “currently frozen.”

He said that the EU must first “legal due diligence” and then decide on the next steps. On this issue, Brussels will work with partners, including the US and Canada, who are “working in the same direction,” added the deputy head of the European Commission.

Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell advocated the seizure of frozen Russian assets and their transfer to Ukraine. He considered this option “full of logic.”

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Bloomberg at the end of April reported that the European Union froze Russian assets worth €35 billion. Among European countries, France is in the lead, which blocked assets worth €23.5 billion, €22.8 billion of which are associated with the Central Bank. Belgium has frozen €10 billion, this is also due to the disconnection of seven Russian banks from SWIFT, the agency specified.

Earlier on May 18, US Treasury Secretary may confiscate the assets of the Russian Central Bank, since this is impossible from a legal point of view. The United States and partners froze the reserves of the Bank of Russia for $300 billion, the US and Russian Treasury Departments reported. “I think, quite naturally <…>, we will turn to Russia to help pay at least part of the cost,” — Yellen said.

In the Kremlin, the possibility of seizing Russian assets in favor of Ukraine was considered “illegal and egregious” and “virtually outright theft.” The head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, noted that the regulator would challenge the freezing of Russian reserves in the courts.

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Croatian president urges to prevent Finland and Sweden from joining NATO

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic believes that Zagreb, following Ankara, should prevent Sweden and Finland from joining NATO. The prime minister, who is having a “fierce dispute” with Milanovic, and the Croatian Foreign Minister do not agree with him

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Croatian President Zoran Milanovic believes that his country should follow Turkey's example and try to prevent Sweden and Finland in NATO, reports AP.

According to the agency, Croatian Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic does not agree with Milanovic; politicians have a “fierce argument” on a number of issues, including whether to support the application of the Scandinavian countries to join the North Atlantic Alliance.

According to Milanovic, before the Croatian parliament votes on the issue of NATO expansion, Zagreb must achieve changes in the electoral legislation of neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. The president is pushing for electoral reform that would give Bosnian Croats a better chance at high-ranking positions in that country. He demands that Bosnia and Herzegovina “change the electoral law within the next six months and give Croats their basic rights.”

Plenkovic, reacting to Milanovic's words, suggested its position at the meeting of leaders of the countries— NATO members in the presence of US President Joe Biden, rather than refer the issue to the Croatian Parliament, reports Euractiv. The prime minister said earlier that he had cut off contacts with the president because of the latter's pro-Russian views.

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The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is also supported by Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlich-Radman. At the end of April, during a conversation with his Finnish colleague Pekka Haavisto, the minister said that Zagreb supports the alliance's open door policy and will support Helsinki if an application is submitted.

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Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance on May 18, now they must be considered by the NATO Council. The discussion was supposed to start on the same day, however, according to the Financial Times, the talks broke down because of Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that he was not ready to support the entry of the Scandinavian countries into the bloc, because they imposed sanctions against Ankara and refused to extradite members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, whom Turkey considers terrorists.

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In Zhytomyr, they promised to remove the Russian language from the school curriculum from September

Russian is taught in ten schools in the city, from September it will be replaced by other subjects, and teachers will be connected to teaching subjects with an “artistic component”. The mayor of Zhytomyr said that there is “no place” for Russians in Ukrainian schools

Starting from the new academic year, schools in Ukrainian Zhytomyr will not teach Russian, said Olga Ermakova, chief specialist of the city's education department, reports « Suspilne».

According to her, while Russian is taught in 40 classes of ten schools, about a thousand students study it. Starting next year, there will be no such subject, and teachers will be able to teach other disciplines, she said.

“Teachers can teach subjects that have an artistic component, so they will be loaded with art subjects, elective courses, connected with the theater, painting, music»,— she explained.

According to her, specific subjects to replace the Russian language will be considered by the teachers' councils of schools, they will be able to be chosen by the parents of the students.

Earlier, the mayor of the Ukrainian Zhytomyr Sergey Sukhomlin said that the Russian language has no place in the Ukrainian school , transmitted the “First Zhytomyr”. He also said that schools would have group or individual consultations “to understand the terminology.” For children who came to the city from the east of the country, language camps will open from June 1.

In April, Sukhomlin suggested that no more Russian-language classes be enrolled in Zhytomyr schools. According to him, he will discuss this idea with the Department of Education.

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In mid-April, Taras Kremin, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language of Ukraine, said that starting from the new academic year, the country should consider the possibility of replacing the discipline “Russian language” in schools where it is taught, other subjects. Before the end of the year, he proposed to send Russian teachers on idle. Kremin also called for a revision of the program of foreign literature, where great attention is paid to Russian writers.

In September 2017, ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law “On Education”, according to which, from 2018, schools had to stop classes in any language other than Ukrainian, starting from the fifth grade. From 2020, elementary schools were also supposed to switch to teaching in the state language.

In January 2020, another law was adopted in Ukraine— “On Complete Secondary Education”, fixing three models of learning the state language in schools. The first model concerns indigenous peoples, including the Crimean Tatars, the second applies to schools of national minorities who speak EU languages.

The third concerns the rest of the national communities of Ukraine, this includes the Russian language. In this case, Russian is taught only up to the fifth grade, along with the study of Ukrainian, and by high school the volume of subjects in Ukrainian should increase to 80%.

Russia criticized these laws. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in March that under Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Russian language in Ukraine was “finally finished off”; by law. “We will now demand that this be canceled,” — Lavrov said.

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The Kursk governor announced the shelling of the village and the village near the border

Alekseevka was shelled for the second time in a day and the third in two days, as well as the village of Tetkino, where a sugar factory was shelled the day before, Governor Roman Starovoit said. According to him, there were no casualties

The village of Tyotkino and the village of Alekseevka in the Glushkovsky district of the Kursk region were shelled, there were no casualties, the governor of the region Roman Starovoit said in Telegram.

“On the border in the Glushkovsky district, it is again restless, the enemy fired on Tyotkino and for the third time Alekseevka. Our soldiers repulsed the attack. There were no casualties. As new data becomes available, I will inform,— he wrote.

Tyotkino and Alekseevka are located on the border with the Sumy region of Ukraine.

Alekseevka is under fire for the third time in the last two days— On the morning of May 17, Starovoit stated that the village had been shelled with large-caliber weapons, as a result three private houses were damaged, a car parked near one of them, as well as a school building. There were no casualties, the governor said. Then the cell tower was damaged, several cables were broken.

In the evening of the same day, the governor reported the shelling of the Tetkino border checkpoint from Ukraine. Later, he clarified that the territory of a sugar factory on the outskirts of the village of the same name was subjected to mortar fire. “The enemy fire was suppressed by the response of our border guards and the military. There were no casualties,— Starovoit added.

On the afternoon of May 18, Starovoit reported a second shelling of Alekseevka, this time with mortar weapons, and there were no casualties or damage from the incident. which has just been renovated. The return fire of our border guards and the military did not allow this attack to unfold, — he wrote.

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Since the beginning of the Russian military operation, the authorities of the regions bordering Ukraine, including the Bryansk, Belgorod regions and Crimea, have repeatedly reported shelling, falling shells, as well as downed Ukrainian drones.

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The French Foreign Ministry said that NATO and the EU do not want to fight with Russia

French Foreign Ministry: NATO and the EU are not at war with Russia and do not want this NATO does not want a war with Russia, the French Foreign Ministry is sure. They believe that Moscow is expelling diplomats for “false reasons.” Previously, Lavrov said that Western countries have declared a “total hybrid war” on Russia ” alt=”The French Foreign Ministry said that NATO and the EU do not want to fight with Russia” />

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Despite the help of Paris to Kyiv, France is not at war with Russia, neither would like to in NATO, not in the European Union, French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne-Clair Legendre told BFMTV.

“We are not at war with Russia, the EU is not at war with Russia, NATO is not at war with Russia. And we don't want to do that,— Legendre said.

Commenting on Russia's decision to expel 34 French diplomats, she said that Paris condemned the move because it saw “absolutely no reason” for it, and Moscow attributed it to “completely false reasons.”

“A month ago, we ourselves deported people from the Russian embassy who had diplomatic status, but, in our opinion, they acted for purposes contrary to our national security,” — emphasized the representative of the French Foreign Ministry.

At the same time, French President Emmanuel Macron will maintain a channel of dialogue with Moscow, Legendre added, explaining what is important for the issue of a ceasefire in Ukraine.

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The unwillingness of a direct clash with Russia was previously stated by American and European politicians and leaders. Even before the start of the Russian special operation, NATO and the United States indicated that under no circumstances would they send their troops to Ukraine, since this threatened a war with Russia. According to American President Joe Biden, the fighting in Ukraine does not require the direct participation of Washington, the White House said that they insist on a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

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In Moscow, it was pointed out that the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine in the context of the ongoing special operation is close to the state of “proxy war”; with Russia. “If NATO, in fact, goes to war with Russia through a proxy and arms this proxy, then in war as in war,” — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned at the end of April.

In mid-May, the minister added that the West had declared an all-out hybrid war on Russia, and the Russian side was accepting the challenge. “It is difficult to predict how long this will all last, but it is clear that the consequences will be felt by everyone without exception,” — appreciated Lavrov.

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UN Secretary General urged to allow products and fertilizers from Russia to world markets

Guterres called for food from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to be allowed on world markets, saying it was the best way to solve the food crisis. Putin previously blamed the threat of famine on “sanctions obsession”

Russian-made food and fertilizers should be allowed on world markets to solve the food crisis, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the ministerial meeting “Roadmap for Global Food Security” call to action". The broadcast is on the UN website.

According to him, the Russian military operation increased the effect of a number of factors that had been in effect before that, which influenced the food crisis, in particular & mdash; climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Guterres stressed, are leaders in the production of fertilizers and food.

“Let's be clear, there is no more effective solution to the food crisis without the reintegration of Ukrainian food production, as well as food and fertilizer produced by Russia and Belarus, into world markets,” emphasized the UN Secretary General.

Guterres pointed out that Moscow should stop preventing the export of food from Ukrainian ports. At the same time, fertilizers and food products from Russia should be allowed to the world markets without obstacles, he continued.

“I am in close contact on these issues with the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Turkey, the United States and the European Union, as well as a number of other key countries. I'm sure there's still a long way to go, — said the UN Secretary General.

At the same time, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken denied accusations that sanctions against Russia became the reason for the deterioration in the state of food in the world. He said that Washington made exceptions to the restrictive measures for fertilizers and agricultural products. He added that international organizations and the authorities of various countries can work together to open corridors for the safe export of food from the territory of Ukraine by land and sea.

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In early May, the German government announced the threat of famine throughout the world, which will become the strongest since the Second World War. The reasons for this in Berlin were the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus, the drought, and the fighting in Ukraine. “The World Food Program estimates that 300 million people in the world suffer from hunger, and these estimates are constantly being adjusted upwards,” added German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze.

The Russian authorities insist that international sanctions will be to blame for this, such an opinion is shared, in particular, by Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev. According to him, the world is waiting for a “full-fledged international food crisis.” and famine in individual countries, a major logistical crisis, new epidemics and other consequences.

The countries of the European Union will also face hunger, which will face “intractable consequences”, Russian President Vladimir Putin is sure. He pointed out that “the continuation of the sanctions obsession” would lead to this, and the poorest countries of the world are already facing hunger.

His representative Dmitry Peskov noted that Moscow did not impose restrictions on the export of fertilizers. “We don’t need to remove anything here, the restrictions imposed by the United States, European countries and others must be lifted here,” — he explained. Peskov added that Ukrainian ports are “heavily mined”; and pose a danger to navigation, an operation to clear them is to be carried out.

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The head of the DPR considered more than half of the houses in Mariupol to be demolished

The head of the DPR Pushilin: more than 60% of houses in Mariupol are subject to demolition Earlier, he said that specialists from all over Russia would arrive in the DPR for a large-scale construction

In Mariupol, experts assess the destruction of residential buildings and infrastructure, it is already known that more than 60% of the houses are subject to demolition, said the head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin. His words are quoted by the Donetsk News Agency (DAN).

“As for communications, the situation was not so sad. Those specialists who are now carrying out restoration work on water supply facilities and other things are not as pessimistic as they seemed when we were able to freely enter the city for the first time, — added the head of the DPR.

Pushilin assured that the city would be “completely restored”.

A month earlier, in early April, the mayor of Mariupol, Konstantin Ivashchenko, appointed by the DPR authorities, said that it would be impossible to restore 15-20% of the housing stock of Mariupol, and up to 70% of the houses received “some kind of damage.” According to him, 200 thousand people left the city, remained in it— at least 300 thousand.

At the same time, the mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, appointed by the Ukrainian authorities, estimated the degree of damage to the city infrastructure at 90%, and 40%, according to his data, could not be restored.

Pushilin in early May announced “a construction site on an unprecedented scale.” To form non-standard approaches to the construction process, he said, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin arrived in Mariupol. “All regions of the Russian Federation will send their specialists to us, and the restoration process will begin to boil,” — promised the head of the DPR.

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The Deputy Prime Minister commented on his visit with the words “There is a lot of work. We will help” by offering to use the port of Mariupol as a hub for transport materials.

Mariupol has been in the war zone from the very beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. The assault began at the end of March, and on April 21, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to the president about the capture of the city, Vladimir Putin in response ordered to block the Azovstal plant, where the Ukrainian military remained.

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Musk called the Democrats a “party of division and hatred”

Musk promised to continue to vote for the Republican Party of the United States, and not for the Democratic, as it has become “a party of division and hatred.” He saw the risk of “political attacks” on himself in the near future and criticized Biden jpg” alt=”Musk called the Democrats “a party of division and hatred”” />

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The US Democratic Party used to be mostly a “kindness party”, but now they have changed and become a “split and hate party”, Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk said on Twitter.< /p>

“I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,”— Musk emphasized.

The Tesla founder also called for watching their “dirty tricks campaign” unfold. against him. According to Musk, “political attacks” it will sharply escalate in the coming months.

Musk did not specify the reasons for changing his mind, but on Monday, May 16, he criticized US President Joe Biden, who is a member of the Democratic Party, on the air of the All-In Summit podcast. The businessman compared him to the main character in the comedy film Anchorman. (2004), according to its plot, the news anchor on the TV channel will read any phrase written on the teleprompter, writes The New York Post.

«The Real President— this is the one who controls the teleprompter. <…> path to power— this is the way to the teleprompter, — Musk said.

The businessman added that there were a large number of people in the administration of former US President Donald Trump who “achieved effectively” and the Democratic Party “is excessively controlled by labor unions and trial lawyers, especially class action lawyers,” which is why they act against the interests of the Americans.

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At the same time, according to Musk, members of the Republican Party act in this way on the basis of “corporate evil and religious bigotry.” White House policies have led to runaway inflation, he added, agreeing with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

“I mean, the obvious cause of inflation is that the government printed a million more money than he had, — Musk emphasized.

Bezos announced high inflation in the US on May 17. He expressed confidence that the American authorities are trying to “blur” the issue of high inflation in the country. They know that inflation hits the most needy the most. “It's not unions or rich people that cause inflation,” — Bezos emphasized.

Annual inflation in the United States at the beginning of this year rose to 7.5%, setting a record high in 40 years. In March, the rate of price growth in the US again broke the record, increasing to 8.5%, but fell in April to 8.3%. According to the US Bureau of Statistics, the increase in prices for goods and services, excluding food and energy (core inflation), amounted to 6.2%.

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Moldova opens criminal case against ex-president Dodon

The ex-president of Moldova was accused of receiving a large amount of money from the leader of the country's Democratic Party and discussing “notes to Putin”, Dodon rejected these suspicions. In his opinion, a criminal case was opened to distract Moldovans from gas prices ” alt=”In Moldova, a criminal case was opened against ex-president Dodon” />

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In Moldova, a criminal case was opened against the former president of the country and the former head of the Socialist Party, Igor Dodon, because of the video of his meeting with the former head of the Moldovan Democratic Party, Vladimir Plahotniuc, told NewsMaker at the General Prosecutor's Office.

“The Acting Attorney General [Dumitru Rob] has ordered a criminal prosecution because of the videos that appeared in the public space in the summer of 2019,” — said the representative of the department, Mariana Kerpec, promising to clarify the details of the case later.

According to NewsMaker, we are talking about a video that was published by the ex-deputy of the Moldovan parliament, Iurie Renita, in 2020. On it, Plahotniuc and his deputy Sergei Yaralov hand over a package to Dodon. Renita claimed that the meeting took place in 2019, the package contained a large amount of money.

Dodon and Plahotniuc are discussing on video the creation of a coalition in parliament, which would have a constitutional majority. As TV-8 noted, Dodon said that he “constantly writes notes to [Vladimir] Putin,” without explaining their content.

In June 2020, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Moldova refused to open a case against Dodon, because they did not reveal “elements of a crime”. The department explained that the check could not establish the contents of the package, and the decision was based on evidence collected legally. on the basis of exhaustive evidence, not conjecture,” — emphasized then in the Moldovan prosecutor's office.

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In mid-May of this year, Renita announced that the Chisinau Court of Appeal had canceled the decision of the Chisinau court not to initiate a case against Dodon and the corresponding order of the Anti-Corruption Committee. As he noted, this step allows “to resume the criminal investigation against the former president in the case of the” bag “, NewsMaker quoted him as saying.

Dodon denied receiving money from Plahotniuc, inciting he explained the criminal case by the desire to achieve his “flight from the country”; and an attempt to divert attention from Moldova's problems “when things go wrong.”

“I want to remind you that last December, when gas prices went up, what did they do? In February, I was summoned to the prosecutor's office, for 6 months nothing has happened. Next price increase, what are they doing?,— he said on the air of the NTV channel, UniMedia reports.

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Politico learned about the “cooled momentum” of the supply of MLRS from the United States to Ukraine

Politico: The White House does not want to supply MLRS to Ukraine in order not to drag out the conflict The United States does not want the escalation and prolongation of the conflict in Ukraine, and therefore is slow to send powerful MLRS to Kyiv, sources told Politico. According to them, this causes disappointment among the Ukrainian authorities

Ukraine has been pursuing multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) from the United States for several months, but the American authorities fear that Kyiv could use these weapons to strike Russian territory, which will expand and prolong the conflict, writes Politico, citing three informed sources.

“There was momentum in Rammstein, but it seems to have cooled off,”— assessed the situation in an interview with the publication of the employees of the US Congress. Politico's interlocutor added that disappointment is growing among the Ukrainian authorities because of such concerns about military supplies.

The publication writes that in recent months the United States has supplied Ukraine with old Soviet-era Soviet-era missile systems stored in allied warehouses, however Kyiv expects to receive more modern American MLRS.

An unnamed White House official told the publication that Kyiv and Washington continue to actively discuss the supply of weapons. According to him, even taking into account the $3.8 billion worth of military assistance already provided to Ukraine since the end of February, not all the weapons requested by Kyiv can be quickly transferred to him.

“We have to make decisions about which weapon systems provide the greatest impact.” with the help of money that Congress allocates to help Ukraine, an American official said in an interview with the publication. Due to the reduction in the funding package in recent weeks, the White House decided that it would be more effective to send 90 M777 howitzers to Kyiv than fewer MLRS, he explained.

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On April 26, a meeting of representatives of more than 40 countries was held at the German military base Ramstein. The participants of the event agreed on additional assistance to Ukraine, the UK, Germany, Canada and other countries agreed to allocate it.

Then, a high-ranking US Pentagon official told CNN about the organization of a headquarters in Germany, which was engaged in coordinating and optimizing the supply of military cargo to Ukraine . It is located at the headquarters of the US European Command in Stuttgart, a US Major General was appointed its head, the source of the TV channel specified.

The request to transfer more powerful MLRS was voiced by the Ukrainian authorities, in particular, in early May, this was said by Jason Crowe, a member of the House of Representatives who visited Kyiv.

The Russian authorities have repeatedly criticized the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine. According to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, such actions are close to the state of “proxy war”; with Russia. “If NATO, in fact, goes to war with Russia through a proxy and arms this proxy, then in war as in war,” — said the minister at the end of April. Later, he expressed confidence that the West had declared a “total hybrid war” on Russia, but Moscow was accepting this challenge.

The Kremlin considers Western arms supplies to Ukraine to be “pumping”. “These are the actions that threaten the security of the continent, provoke instability,” — stressed the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

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The US saw a chance to remove Turkey’s fears about Finland and Sweden in NATO

The White House is confident in its ability to resolve Turkey's concerns about Sweden and Finland joining NATO. Earlier, Erdogan called these countries a “guest house” for terrorists

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Turkey's doubts will be resolved and the NATO countries will unanimously decide on granting membership to Sweden and Finland, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said during a briefing. It was broadcast on YouTube.

“We are confident that in the end Finland and Sweden will go through an efficient and effective accession process, that Turkey's concerns can be resolved,”— Sullivan told (CNN quote).

He added that he held talks with the Turkish side on May 18, and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will also meet with his Turkish counterpart. According to him, the presidential administration “very well” refers to the course of the negotiation process.

«The most remarkable thing in the free world, in the Western alliance, in NATO— it's that you have a noisy collection of states that all have opinions, all have perspectives, all have interests, but they also know how and when to unite and how to resolve any differences,”” noted Sullivan.

Later, Blinken met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavosoglu. After the conversation, the Turkish minister said that Ankara's fears should be taken into account “not in words, but in deeds.” He called it an unacceptable situation when a country that intends to become an ally of Turkey in the alliance imposes sanctions on it.

“What is the reason? Our fight against the PKK). They consider the PKK closer to themselves than to us. Is that something acceptable?,— Chavosoglu asked. He noted that this issue concerns not only Helsinki and Stockholm, but also other parties.

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Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance on May 18, now they must be considered by the NATO Council. According to Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Ankara will not support these applications, since Helsinki and Stockholm refused to extradite the terrorists and imposed sanctions. He also called these states “guest house”; for terrorists and warned that without the extradition of PKK members to Turkey, applications would not be approved.

According to the Financial Times, Turkey has blocked the discussion of Finland's and Sweden's applications to NATO. Now weeks of “diplomatic tension” are expected between Washington, Stockholm, Ankara and Helsinki, the newspaper writes.

According to Sabah, Turkey offered Sweden and Finland a ten-point manifesto, its acceptance as a condition for approval of the application for NATO membership. In particular, Ankara urges them to avoid contacts with the leaders of the PKK, refuse to accept PKK members to the parliaments of both countries, speed up the procedure for their extradition to Turkey, and refuse “contrary to the spirit of the alliance” directed against Turkey. actions and recognize the PKK and its offshoots as terrorist.

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New York Senate approves law restricting use of rap lyrics in court

New York Senate approves law restricting use of rap lyrics in court
If passed by the State Assembly prosecutors would need to show “clear and convincing evidence” when citing a rapper’s music at a criminal trial.

By David Renshaw

May 18, 2022

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New York’s State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, May 17, that would put new measures on the use of song lyrics as evidence in criminal cases, Pitchfork reports. Senate Bill S7527 would not be an outright ban on prosecutors from using lyrics or other forms of “creative expression” at trial, but would require them to prove that the words are “literal, rather than figurative or fictional” before presenting them to a jury.

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Senator Brad Hoylman (pictured above) and Jamaal Bailey sponsored the bill, which has previously been backed by rappers including Jay-Z, Killer Mike, and Meek Mill. The next stage for organizers is to pass the law at New York State Assembly; a companion bill sponsored by Assembly Member Catalina Cruz is pending before a committee and awaiting a vote.

While not new, the act of presenting rap lyrics as evidence in court has gathered steam in recent years. The most notable example in recent weeks being Young Thug and Gunna’s RICO charges, with prosecutors citing large swathes of lyrics from songs they appear on in their evidence. The FADER’s Jordan Darville wrote about this and the way “free speech” advocates have so far remained silent on the subject in a piece you can read here.

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The Eric Andre Show is coming back for a sixth season

The Eric Andre Show is coming back for a sixth season
Rico Nasty and Diplo are among the first confirmed guests for the anarchic chat show.

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May 18, 2022

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Being a guest on The Eric Andre Show is a bit like signing up to a hostage situation in that you have no idea what is going to happen next and neither does the man in charge of things. The genius of the show, of course, is that Andre’s unruly presence is an expertly managed dance around good taste and polite behavior. In every sense of the word it exists to counteract the inanity of a thousand Jimmy Fallon guest spots where everyone is on autopilot. Where else will you see A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown playing Rapper Warrior Ninja?

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So it’s great news that today Adult Swim has confirmed plans to air a sixth season of the show, starting in 2023. Guests confirmed to appear include Guests will include Tinashe, Diplo, Rico Nasty, Waka Flocka Flame, Cypress Hill, and Lil Yachty. There will also be appearances from Natasha Lyonne, Blac Chyna, Jon Hamm, Raven-Symoné, and Meagan Good, at least some of whom you hope know what they signed themselves up for.

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Andre said in a press release, “Expect more deranged pranks, fire, and chaos in Season 666 with a jam-packed schedule of celebrities I can’t believe agreed to this.”

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Soccer Mommy shares “Bones” and 2022 tour dates

Soccer Mommy shares “Bones” and 2022 tour dates
Sophie Allison’s Sometimes, Forever drops June 24.

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May 18, 2022

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Next month Soccer Mommy will release new album Sometimes, Forever. So far from the Oneohtrix Point Never-produced album we have heard “Shotgun” and “Unholy Affliction.” Today comes “Bones” alongside a video directed by Alex Ross Perry. Perry is perhaps best known for his movies Her Smell and Listen Up, Philip but also regularly shoots music videos and previously worked with Soccer Mommy on 2019’s “yellow is the color of her eyes” visual.

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“‘Bones’ is a song about struggling with the parts of yourself that you don’t like in a relationship,” Sophie Allison said in a statement, which also revealed she originally wrote the song for a rom-com before deciding to keep it for herself. “It’s about wanting to become better for someone and feeling like you’re standing in your own way.”

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In addition to sharing her new song, Allison has also shared details of a huge headline tour in support of Sometimes, Forever. The amusingly titled Touring, Forever begins in Indianapolis on October 28 and wraps up in mid-December. Support across the various dates comes from Tops, Lightning Bug, and Helena Deland. See below for dates.

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Soccer Mommy will play:

10/28/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Annex &
10/29/22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre &
10/30/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue &
11/01/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro &
11/04/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom &
11/05/22 – North Adams, MA @ Mass MOCA &
11/06/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues &
11/11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall ^
11/12/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
11/14/22 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom ^
11/16/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre ^
11/17/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Heaven Stage ^
11/18/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn ^
11/19/22 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
11/30/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant #
12/02/22 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Washington’s #
12/03/22 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre #
12/04/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot #
12/07/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore #
12/08/22 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
12/10/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
12/11/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
12/13/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern #
12/14/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren #
12/16/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East #
12/17/22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #

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Kalisway knows what she wants in her “Like That” video

Kalisway knows what she wants in her “Like That” video
The track comes from the Toronto-based artist’s debut LP, Hit ’Em With the Funk.

By Raphael Helfand

May 18, 2022

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Toronto R&B singer Kalisway is premiering her first-ever music video with The FADER. Today’s visuals are for “Like That,” which appears on her debut album, Hit ‘Em With the Funk, self-released in March. The track is an anthem for those who know what they want and aren’t afraid to ask for it, centering an infectious bass groove, elastic guitar chords, and an automated drum line that’s steady but still swings.

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In the video, directed by Mikayla Gamble, Kali rides around in a red muscle car, picking up to women and taking the to a chic, laid-back party. Her confidence is evident and effortless as she spits game and poses in a for photos in an all-black outfit, in sharp relief against a white backdrop.

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“I’ve always wanted to drive in an old school lowrider car, in the streets of LA, and look mad fly,” she tells The FADER. “When I wrote this song, I knew I had to make that dream come to life! I wanted the visuals to look fly and have that film feel. We took that idea to Mikayla (the director, and just an amazing person), and she gave me a treatment in a week. I didn’t even have to question nothing, I knew it’d be fire! Once we found the right car, the right location, and cast, it all came together. I can’t believe my first music video is with a low rider… that is crazy haha.

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“I’m able to create my vibrant sound, because I’m a vibrant person. Everything I do, even when it’s a more intimate, emotional song, it feels colourful. There’s life, emotion, spice and flavour in each of my tracks. Because that’s what I feel and want out of each creation. A whole new experience. So the fact people are feeling it, and capturing that vibrancy, is a check mark for me. Because I’ve been trying to achieve that for a long time, and I’m still progressing as we speak.”

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Watch the first trailer for Look At Me: XXXTENTACION

Watch the first trailer for Look At Me: XXXTENTACION
The feature-length documentary is streaming on Hulu from May 26.

By David Renshaw

May 18, 2022

The first trailer for Look At Me: XXXTENTACION, the long-awaited documentary on the late rapper XXXTENTACION, has debuted ahead of its arrival on Hulu later this month. The film will be available to stream on Hulu on May 26. Check out the trailer below.

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Look at Me: XXXTENTACION, produced by FADER Films, includes previously unseen archival footage and interviews with XXXTENTACION’s family, friends, and romantic partners. It was directed by Sabaah Folayan, who also directed the 2017 documentary Whose Streets? on the Ferguson Uprising.

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XXXTentacion burst out of Broward County in 2017 with the distorted and visceral track “Look At Me!” His short career was inextricably linked to accusations of domestic abuse of an ex-partner and violent behavior. His first two albums 17 and ? both went platinum, but, as his viral fame calcified into genuine stardom, he became an increasingly polarizing figure. He was shot and killed in an apparent robbery on June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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Santigold shares new single “High Priestess”

Santigold shares new single “High Priestess”
“High Priestess” is her first new song since 2018.

By Brandon Callender

May 18, 2022

Santigold.

 

Photo by Frank Ockenfels.

Santigold is back with her first solo release since 2018. It’s a single called “High Priestess,” and was a collaborative effort between Santigold, Ray Brady, Boys Noize, Psymun, and Ryan Olson. Check out the music video below.

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“I called this song “High Priestess” because this song was about my greatness,” Santigold said in a press release. “I needed to be a witness to myself at that point, calling out my own power, my own fortitude, my own wisdom, because I felt like I had become disconnected from it, having been stripped out of the rhythm of life that I had cultivated for myself, and thrust into this smaller, one dimensional version of myself, grounded and isolated for too long. The lyrics are fun though, rap lyrics in general, boastful, cocky, but that’s what I was talking about underneath it all.”

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Last year, Santigold appeared on The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson where she talked about her stint as an A&R assistant at Epic Records recording her debut single “Creator.” She also briefly discussed an album she was in the process of mixing titled Spirituals that she described as “all over the place.” Santigold’s last release was 2018’s I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions.

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Revisit our 2008 cover story on Santigold, written by Eric Ducker.

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Song You Need: Sudan Archives celebrates hair, stresses over haircut

Song You Need: Sudan Archives celebrates hair, stresses over haircut
“Selfish Soul” arrives alongside a joyful music video directed by Trey Lyons.

By Raphael Helfand

May 18, 2022

Photo by Edwig Henson.

 

The FADER’s “Songs You Need” are the tracks we can’t stop playing. Check back every day for new music and follow along on our Spotify playlist.

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Brittney Parks (Sudan Archives) has always positioned herself in defiance of cultural norms. For one thing, she’s a violinist, singer, and rapper — an exceedingly rare trifecta, especially considering she often performs solo with a backing track. In March, she shared two versions “Home Maker,” a radio edit and an extended cut. The two takes diverge instrumentally but share a theme: Home making is not merely an antiquated vocation for subjugated women. It’s also a “service to mental health and coping with fear and isolation… the effort put into making a relationship work and giving love a place to live.” Today, she’s released “Selfish Soul,” a song that is at once an expression of severe haircut anxiety and a celebration of all shapes, lengths, and styles of Black hair.

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“If I wear it straight, will they like me more? / Like those girls on front covers,” she wonders early on. Later, though, she reaches a determined acceptance: “If I cut it all off / Will it even grow? / It’ll grow back real long / Gotta prove them all wrong.”

In Trey Lyons’ visual treatment, Parks splashes around in the mud with her diversely styled crew and plays violin hanging upside down, trying out several different cuts herself but ultimately settling on a close-shaved look.

“I feel like there’s an American standard of what beautiful hair is, and I wanted to show in this video that’s not what all beauty is; to showcase different hairstyles and different types of women and their hair,” Parks explains. “I was inspired by India.Arie‘s ‘I Am Not My Hair,’ one of the first songs I heard about this subject. She talks about extensions and weaves and natural hair and nappy hair, and that she’s not her hair; she won’t conform to the comparisons that would come up if you had a weave or sew-in or natural hair or Afro — that doesn’t represent her.”

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Watch Sudan Archives’ “Selfish Soul” video and view her upcoming tour dates below.

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Sudan Archives 2022 tour

May 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Still Smiling Festival
May 28 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
June 4 – Portland, OR – Beloved Emergence
June 17 – Brooklyn, NY – BK Mag Fest
June 25 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
July 7-10 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 8 – Montreal, QC – Montréal Jazz Festival
July 22-24 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
July 29-31 – Denver, CO – Underground Music Showcase
July 30 – Omaha, NE – Maha Festival

August 19-21 – Hamburg, DE – MS Dockville Festival
August 23 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
August 25 – London, UK – All Points East
August 26 – Stockholm, SE – Popaganda Festival
August 26-28 – Darmstadt, DE – Golden Leaves Festival
August 28 – Edinburgh, UK – Connect Festival
August 30 – Brighton, UK – Patterns
September 1-4 –Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival
September 3 – Bristol, UK – FORWARDS Festival

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Rina Sawayama announces sophomore album Hold The Girl, shares new song “This Hell”

Rina Sawayama announces sophomore album Hold The Girl, shares new song “This Hell”
Hold The Girl arrives September 2 via Dirty Hit.

By Brandon Callender

May 18, 2022

Rina Sawayama.

 

Photo by Thurstan Redding.

Rina Sawayama has officially announced her sophomore album. Hold The Girl comes out September 2 on Dirty Hit. Today’s announcement is accompanied by the release of lead single “This Hell,” which was co-produced by Paul Epworth and Clarence Clarity. The song was written by Sawayama alongside Epworth, Vixen, and Lauren Aquilina. Below, listen to the song and view the album cover for Hold The Girl.

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Sawayama shared the following in a press release:

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“I had so much fun writing “This Hell.” The past couple of years I’ve been listening to lots of female country singers and wanted to write a euphoric and tongue-in-cheek country-pop song. Country music at its core to me represents comfort, brilliant storytelling and authentic expression of the writer’s reality. I’ve been dreaming of working with Paul Epworth my entire career so I knew it was meant to be when we finished this song in a day. I put in as many iconic pop culture moments as I can, but the song is more than that.

It’s an important song for me given the human rights that are being taken away from minorities at a rapid rate in the name of traditional religious beliefs, more specifically I was thinking about the rights being taken away from the LGBTQ community when I wrote this song. When the world tells us we don’t deserve love and protection, we have no choice but to give love and protection to each other. This Hell is better with you.”

Last month, Sawayama joined Brazilian singer-songwriter Pabllo Vittar on “Follow Me.” Back in February, she joined Charli XCX in the music video “Beg For You,” a single taken from CRASH. Rina Sawayama released her debut album, SAWAYAMA, in 2020.

Read more about SAWAYAMA, which we named one of our favorite albums of 2020.

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Hold The Girl cover art.

 

Liss enlist Nilüfer Yanya for “Boys In Movies”

Liss enlist Nilüfer Yanya for “Boys In Movies”
It’s the third single from their debut LP, I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same, out June 10 via Escho / In Real Life.

By Raphael Helfand

May 18, 2022

Photo by Johanna Hvidtved.

 

On June 10, Liss will release their debut LP, I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same. The dreamy pop band from Aarhus, Denmark dropped both of the project’s first two singles, “Exist” and “Country Fuckboy,” on April 20. And today, they’ve shared a new album cut featuring the inimitable English singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya.

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“Boys In Movies” pits the group lead singer Søren Holm’s gauzy voice — and later, Yanya’s — against a dreamy guitar groove. “You know boys in movies are better,” the band harmonize on the chorus, bemoaning the perpetual disappointment of real-world romance.

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Holm passed away a year ago next week, shortly after the recording of I Guess Nothing Will Be The Same was finished. With the blessing of his family, Liss made the collective decision to release the record in the hope of furthering his legacy. “Søren constantly sought out new music and always shared his discoveries with everyone around him,” they write. “He was never afraid to reach out to those people who inspired him. ‘Boys in Movies’ is a track that has had several different identities. It found its direction when we shared it with Nilüfer Yanya, who helped us highlight the energy and gave the song a whole new dimension.”

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Read the band’s full statement on the forthcoming album and watch the new track’s lyric below.

“The title has taken on a new meaning since we lost Søren, but we don’t feel that the album can be called anything else. Even though we feel confident in releasing the music, it is still difficult to do. Working with the material is a constant reminder of Søren’s absence. It is important to break the taboo that is connected to suicide, and as we choose to release the music and speak openly about what has happened, it is with the hope that others who may be in a difficult place in their lives or who experience suicidal thoughts will find the courage to talk to someone about it. Losing Søren is the hardest thing we have ever experienced, and we wish with everything in the world that it had never happened. We will never stop missing him.”

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Taylor Swift gives 2022 NYU commencement speech

Taylor Swift gives 2022 NYU commencement speech
Swift received an honorary doctorate from the university today at Yankee Stadium.

By Raphael Helfand

May 18, 2022

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images.

 

Taylor Swift delivered the commencement speech for New York University’s Class of 2022 on Wednesday, after receiving an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. The event marks the first time the school has held the ceremony in Yankee Stadium since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Hi, I’m Taylor,” Swift opened. “Last time I was in a stadium this size, I was dancing in heels and wearing a glittery leotard. This outfit is much more comfortable.” She went on to give an address full of jokes — including multiple mentions to her 10-year-old track “22” in reference to the serendipitous timing of her honorary graduation — as well as “life hacks” and reflections on her own career.

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“I hope you know how proud I am to share this day with you,” she concluded. “We’re doing this together. So let’s just keep dancing like we’re…The class of ’22.”

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Watch her full speech below.

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