The man charged with the murder of rapper Pop Smoke, Corey Walker, claims he voiced opposition to any violence towards the artist before he was fatally shot.

In Los Angeles on Friday (October 15), Walker’s defense lawyer, Christopher Darden, claimed his client “specifically voiced his opposition to any violence” before Pop Smoke was killed in his rented Hollywood Hills during a home-invasion robbery in February 2020. He was 20 years old.

In the filing – as per court documents obtained by Rolling Stone – Darden wrote: “It is clear from the evidence that [Walker] did not enter the house, was not armed, and did not personally kill the victim.

Darden referred to Walker’s alleged insistence that, should it become necessary for the suspects to defend themselves, “they should use a flower vase rather than shoot someone”. “The evidence is clear that the defendant did not share the actual killer’s intent … Read more

SVDDEN DEATH has an immaculate banger on his hands as his first release in a year and a half arrives in full force!

“Transmutation Sequence” marks the first single off SVDDEN DEATH’s highly anticipated VOYD Vol. 2 collection. Melding captivating melodies with overtly aggressive basslines, the producer sets a fierce tone for what can be expected from his impending body of work.

Plagued by a deadly, distorted sequence of sounds, the production thrives off the tension it builds within the confines of a haunted atmosphere. With little warning, the track quickly builds and drops into a massive dubstep stomper with bright, metallic synths that cut through like knives.

SVDDEN DEATH brings it back and doubles down on theatrics for a masterful second drop. And with that — to simply say “Transmutation Sequence” was well worth the wait would be an understatement.

Listen here!

SVDDEN DEATH – Transmutation Sequence

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Eric Nam has made his long-awaited return with a music video for his new single ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore’.

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On October 15, the Korean-American singer unveiled the visual for ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore’ in anticipation of his upcoming album and tour. In the video, Nam appears alone in a moving train, diner and fountain as he mourns the loss of a lover. As the chorus rolls along, he takes the stage in an empty restaurant, passionately performing the new track.

I can’t tell you where we went wrong / Maybe it’s not anyone’s fault / All I know is I don’t know you anymore / Nothing even left to take back / Can’t lose something you never had,” he sings on the chorus.

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Over a year ago, Elon Musk teased an “indoor/outdoor rave space” on the roof of Tesla’s new Giga Berlin factory in Germany. Well, the factory is now open and the mad man actually made good on his promise.

Well, production inside the factory hasn’t started, and the rave may have not actually been on the roof, but we’ll take it. (We’re also using the term “rave” here very loosely.) The GigaBerlin “County Fair,” as resident Tobias Lindh calls it, invited 9,000 local residents of Berlin and Brandenburg to come and become familiar with the Tesla factory.

Boris Brejcha performed at the event, which also appeared to feature plenty of attractions like a ferris wheel, a Tesla coil (because, of course), food stands, and more.

Take a look at the festivities below!

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Two members of K-pop boyband SF9 have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Earlier today (October 14), the group’s agency FNC Entertainment announced that members Dawon and Hwiyoung have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The duo had undergone PCR tests yesterday after coming into contact with a positive COVID-19 case.

“Currently, Dawon and Hwiyoung are under isolation and taking necessary measures as instructed by disease control authorities,” FNC said in a statement to South Korean media, as translated by Soompi. In addition, the remaining members of SF9 have so far tested negative for the coronavirus following “preemptive PCR tests”.

“The other SF9 members are waiting for results on whether they are categorised as [close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases],” FNC added. “If it is determined that self-quarantine is required, they will follow self-quarantine guidelines … Read more