Stranger Things’ Actor Finn Wolfhard Exits APA After Agent Accused of Sexual Abuse

Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard Exits APA After Agent Accused of Sexual Abuse

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The lead star of Netflix’s sci-fi thriller, Finn Wolfhard, has done more than any adult in Hollywood regarding the Weinstein scandal.

14-year-old Finn Wolfhard, better known as Mike Wheeler on the popular Netflix show Stranger Things, has left his talent agency, APA.

Sources confirmed to E! News that the acting talent was protesting his former agent Tyler Grasham amidst allegations of sexual assault. Two men have come forward alleging that Grasham sexually assaulted them. In response to the claims, APA told E! News, “Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated, effective immediately.” Continue reading

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How Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ is Hip-Hop’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

Day 1: Kendrick Lamar, Kelala, Vince Staples Tear Down The FYF Fest

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, writer Andreas Hale compares his debut album to the cinematic prowess of Quentin Tarantino.

Prior to October 22nd, the year 2012 was initially viewed as a down year in hip-hop. There was no Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z or any of the heavy hitters with commercial solo releases. But it left the gate wide open for a new batch of emcees with the opportunity to put the industry in a stranglehold. The blog era emcees were just getting their feet under them and lyricism had yet to be appreciated by the mainstream. Continue reading

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Visionist’s divergent new album Value suffers from uneven execution

Visionist evolves with each of his releases and his latest, Value is no different – perhaps to its detriment. Tayyab Amin looks at the album’s ideas on opposing forces and finds that the holistic, amorphous concept is interesting, but the execution is lacking.

Visionist (né Louis Carnell) originally carved a place for himself as one of the more idiosyncratic voices to emerge from a spate of grime-inspired producers that popped up in the early 2010s. He has flitted between producing dancefloor stormers and meditative movements and put together impassioned, pitched-choral productions that explored R&B and Chicago house. Safe, a 2015 PAN release, found the UK native ditching the kicks and snares of his expansive, club-minded approach for more abstract arrangements. Mangled vocal melodies exploring anxiety and the more personal, emotional aspects of his craft came to the fore. Themes of the personal and vulnerability permeate his new album, Value (Big Dada), too. Continue reading

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Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez accused of rape

Jessicka Addams, lead singer of riot-goth band Jack Off Jill, has spoken out about the allegations.

Marilyn Manson’s longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez (né Jeordie White) has been accused of rape and psychological and physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams.

Writing in a Facebook post yesterday (October 20), Addams characterizes her relationship with White as being increasingly abusive and recalled a time he allegedly raped her during a tour break from supporting Nine Inch Nails. Continue reading

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