Dean Van Nguyen,

Dean Van Nguyen

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Past articles by Dean:

Opinion: Ireland is yearning for strong defences against landlord despotism

Building social housing means building homes, writes Dean Van Nguyen. → Read More

A Winter’s Tale: Ten Years of 808s & Heartbreak

Dean Van Nguyen explores Kanye West's genre-shifting fourth album on the occasion of its ten-year anniversary. → Read More

Lil Peep, One Year Later

A year removed from his passing, Dean Van Nguyen reflects on the emo-rap star. → Read More


Taylor Swift sued by singer who claims star ripped off 'Shake It Off' lyrics

Jesse Graham has filed a $42m (£27m) lawsuit against the star → Read More


Timbaland posts Migos collaboration 'Them Jeans' – listen

Track expected to feature on forthcoming LP 'Textbook Timbo' → Read More


Billy Joel sings along to 'Piano Man' at baseball World Series – watch

Billy Joel watched on as the New York Mets defeated the Kansas City Royals at Game 3 of the World Series yesterday (October 30), and the native New Yorker couldn't help but join in as the crowd sang his signature tune 'Piano Man'. Mets fans have adopted the song as their unofficial anthem in recent years, singing along as it plays throughout Citi Field during the 8th inning of games. With Joel… → Read More


Badbadnotgood feature on Daniel Caesar's new single 'Paradise' – listen

Song will feature on upcoming EP 'Pilgrim's Paradise' → Read More


Future posts 'Stick Talk' video – watch

Future has posted a new video for 'Stick Talk'. The Eif Rivera-directed clip sees the rapper performing on the porch of a dilapidated house, in an abandoned warehouse, and on a rowdy street with the Haitian flag draped across his back. 'Stick Talk' is taken from his recent album 'Dirty Sprite 2', which was released in July. The video comes on the same day (October 29) as a Rick Ross remix of the… → Read More


EL VY release 'Silent Ivy Hotel' video – watch

New album 'Return To The Moon' due out tomorrow (October 30) → Read More


Beyoncé unveils Nicki Minaj-inspired cover of Prince's 'Darling Nikki' – watch

Beyonce has posted a short version of Prince's 'Darling Nikki' featuring re-jigged lyrics that pay tribute to recent collaborator Nicki Minaj. Click below to watch. The 20-second clip features footage of the duo rehearsing for a recent Tidal benefit show, which, as pointed out by DIY, also featured performances from Usher with Nas, and Jay Z with Fabolous. "I met a girl named Nicki / I guess you… → Read More


Fucked Up release cover of Alanis Morissette's 'All I Really Want'

In honour of the 20th anniversary of 'Jagged Little Pill' → Read More


Blood Orange posts 'Sandra's Smile' video – watch

Clip features cameos from Junglepussy and Ian Isiah → Read More


Prince launches new 'Princestagram' account

Account features live shots, magazine covers and memes → Read More


Ginger Baker, Phil Manzanera and more perform 'Sunshine of Your Love' at Jack Bruce tribute gig

A special tribute concert took place at London's Roundhouse venue last night (October 24) to mark the one-year anniversary of Jack Bruce's death. The gig featured performances from a number of the Cream bassist's friends and family, culminating in renditions of two of the band's tracks, 'Sunshine of Your Love' and 'We're Going Wrong'. Among the musicians to perform at the gig – which was also… → Read More


A$AP Ferg reveals title of forthcoming second album

A$AP Ferg's forthcoming second album will be titled 'Always Strive and Prosper'. As reported by Vibe, the rapper revealed the news at the Tidal X: 10/20 event in New York earlier this week (October 22). As well as the title, Ferg also spoke about what fans can expect from the record. "It's more musical. It's just me going out the box," he said. "It's not really my box. If you know me and my… → Read More


Spoon cover Van Morrison's 'Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)' at benefit gig

Bridge School Benefit Concert also featured performance from Ryan Adams → Read More


Fleetwood Mac to release deluxe reissue of 'Tusk'

Fleetwood Mac are to release a lush reissue of their 1979 double album 'Tusk'. The forthcoming deluxe edition will be spread across five CDs, two LPs and one DVD, and will include remastered music, an alternate version of the complete album featuring session outtakes – most of which have never been released – as well as a number of demos and remixes. As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, live… → Read More


Junior Boys announce new album 'Big Black Coat', post title track

Canadian duo to release their first LP in almost five years → Read More


Pharrell Williams backs Hillary Clinton to be next US President

"It's Hillary time" → Read More


Kendrick Lamar performs live with National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center

Rapper performs cuts from recent album 'To Pimp A Butterfly' → Read More