Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

20 Producers Who Are Expanding The Sound of Hip-Hop

Rap as a genre is in a perpetual state of forward motion. Just as there will always be people yearning for the good old days, there will always be new generations of creators with no regard... Read more »

12 Songs That Will Make Anyone a Jazz Fan

Sadly, many people associate jazz with elevator or background music, and for that reason feel like it's a boring genre. Well, the truth is, if you immediately associate jazz with elevator music, you are missing out,... Read more »

Interview: iLoveMakonnen on Facing 25 Years in Prison, His Infamous Doll Head, and Mike Will Made It

On a surface level, we “get” iLoveMakonnen. Like many before him, he came seemingly out of nowhere with a breakout hit—“I Don’t Sell Molly No More”—and followed that closely with two consecutive EPs. He’s odd. He... Read more »

20 Artists Who Are Making Pop Music Interesting in 2014

"Pop" is an abbreviation of the word popular, but it's come to mean a lot more in music. When you hear the word "pop" in music, you automatically think of catchy melodies, big choruses, repetition, and... Read more »

Listen to Future’s New Song “Coupe,” and Watch an Accopanying Animated Video

The Adult Swim singles series is a win for everyone. Free music from awesome artists, posted every Friday and available to download from the Adult Swim website the following Monday. This week, Future contributed a new track,... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Becky Hill Could Be the Next Big Vocalist From the UK

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. By Rosa Barney Becky Hill might be a new name to... Read more »

Bishop Nehru and MF DOOM Announce “NehruvianDOOM” Release Date and Share New Track “OM”

We heard a collaborative album was on its way, but until now we haven’t had a solid date for the highly anticipated project from Bishop Nehru and MF DOOM. It’s September 23 ladies and gentleman, September 23.... Read more »

Interview: Seattle’s Beat Connection on Their New Album, Rap Regionalism, and Mysterious South American Animals

It’s been a long journey for Seattle based, indie-electronic band Beat Connection. They started back in college as an electronic duo, consisting of founding members Reed Juenger and Jordan Koplowitz. Koplowitz would eventually leave the band... Read more »

Watch 2 Chainz Recreate “Thriller” in “Freebase” Video

Most people would agree that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video is a classic and should not be recreated. And yet, hearing that 2 Chainz put a modern twist on the classic immediately makes you say, “I HAVE... Read more »

Video: Common ft. Big Sean – “Diamonds”

On the same day as he revealed that he would be leaving G.O.O.D. Music, Common teamed up with another member of his musical family, Big Sean, to create “Diamonds.” The latest single from his new album... Read more »

Movement Announce US Tour and Share Intimate “Ivory” Video

Movement’s self-titled debut EP, which came out via Modular People in May, is excellent. Now, one of the EP’s most surprising tracks, the guitar solo-featuring “Ivory” has an accompanying video, which is shared alongside extensive US... Read more »

Common Speaks on Parting Ways With G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West’s longtime collaborator Common speaks up about splitting with West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music. This makes a lot of sense considering that he hasn’t been involved with anything G.O.O.D. Music-related recently. His 2011 album The Dreamer/The Believer was... Read more »

Chance The Rapper Is Working with Jessie Ware, James Blake, J. Cole, Wyclef Jean, and Boys Noize

Wow. In an interview with the UK’s DJ Semtex for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Chance The Rapper has confirmed some incredibly exciting artists that he’s recently worked with. Alongside more expected James Blake collaborations (they did... Read more »

Watch Sharon Van Etten Perform “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” on Letterman

There’s nothing flashy or in-your-face about Sharon Van Etten and her performance of “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” on The Late Show with David Letterman. It’s tight, professional, and on-point,  She’s not a performer in the... Read more »

Listen to Spooky Black Collaborate With One of The Weeknd’s Key Producers

When Spooky Black surfaced earlier this year with the bizarre video for “Without U,” it raised a lot of questions. What’s with the du-rag? How old is this kid? It was a confusing time, and it... Read more »

Video: MNEK – “Wrote A Song About You”

19-year-old British singer/songwriter MNEK has a hit on his hands with “Wrote A Song About You,” and now, the rising star supplies the track with a fun, ’90s-inspired set of visuals. Fluorescent lights and crisp portrait... Read more »

Lil Silva – “First Mark”

Lil Silva’s new EP is excellent. There are two songs with BANKS, two songs with just his own warm vocals (one of which is the previously heard “Mabel“), and then there is the EP opener “First... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

Redinho – “Playing With Fire”

London-based singer/producer Redinho has been readying his full-length debut for a while, and now we can expect to finally hear all of it when it releases September 24 via Numbers. His cyber-funk is immensely enjoyable, and... Read more »