spot_img
- Advertisement -
EntertainmentWhen Pop Music Trolls Grow Up

When Pop Music Trolls Grow Up

-

- Advertisment -


Over the past month, the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 featured debuts by Tyler, the Creator and Doja Cat, two artists who, early in their careers, sometimes functioned as trolls. They are children of the internet with a taste for friction — Tyler as the leader of the raucous, parent-unsettling Odd Future crew, and Doja as an absurdist with a reckless streak.

Now they’re at the center of pop, and their new albums represent different ways of maturing in the spotlight. Doja is a musical centrist, but imbues her songs with sexual friskiness and light camp. Tyler, eager to show off his gift for straight-ahead hip-hop (a world he’s still somewhat excluded from), has moved on from trolling outsiders to trolling insiders.

On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about how these two musicians have navigated paths from the margins to the center, and about whether, in order to be an effective 2020s pop star, you need to have a little bit of troll in you after all.



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Health

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Square — the financial payments company known for its popular Cash App — said it plans to merge...

Senate introduces the details of the bipartisan infrastructure package

WASHINGTON — Senators introduced the long-awaited text of their bipartisan infrastructure bill Sunday, aiming to pass the massive...

TV theme songs quiz

Olympics: Live Updates, Results and Schedules

Current time in Tokyo: Aug. 02, 9:20 a.m.Here’s what you need to know:TOKYO — The middle weekend of...

Must read

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Square — the financial payments company known for...

Senate introduces the details of the bipartisan infrastructure package

WASHINGTON — Senators introduced the long-awaited text of...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you