The Best Music Videos of the Month (September 2014)

The best music videos that came out in September meaningfully explore how colors—whether infrared imaging, earthy tones, monochromatic scenes, or a single color—uniquely tell the story of a song. From the rich, baroque hues in clipping.'s... Read more »

The Best New Artists of the Month (September 2014)

Finding new artists is easier than ever, but this creates a problem: it's harder than ever to filter through it all and keep tabs on what's really good. With so many artists popping up every day,... Read more »

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: Dreams of Future Past

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. 5 On It Video Premiere: MakinOut –... Read more »

Stream and Download Chaz French’s Debut Mixtape “Happy Belated”

There’s been no shortage of talent out of the DMV in recent years, and today, DC native emcee Chaz French keeps the tradition going with his debut mixtape, Happy Belated. A fixture in our 5 On... Read more »

Video: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

The title of Flying Lotus’ new album is You’re Dead!, and when we spoke to the L.A. based rapper, producer, and creator he talked about death fair bit too. The video for “Never Catch Me,” his brilliant... Read more »

Childish Gambino Speaks on Music, TV, and Video Games

Childish Gambino’s STN MTN/KAUAI mixtape/EP combo is coming out soon, but that’s not all that Donald Glover has coming up. He’s a busy man, so Complex sat down with him for a quick update. Childish explains... Read more »

Black El – “Golden Child”

No matter how perfect I tried to be, I constantly felt like the world would reject me, so I would revert back to doing things that were just as messed up as what I was seeing... Read more »

London Duo Wonder Wonder Already Buzzing on the Internet, Despite Releasing Just Two Songs

The Twitter bio of London’s Wonder Wonder reads: “Writing duo, releasing one song a month for the next year.” There’s not much else out there about them. It’s a humble approach that seems like a slow-build... Read more »

Little Pain ft. Lofty 305, Wiki, Kool A.D. & Antwon – “Pain Killers”

For the first single off his upcoming project, L.I.T.T.L.E., New York rapper Little Pain recruits a colorful cast of characters to join in on the sadness that is “Pain Killers.” Taking turns going in on the... Read more »

Chynna – “MadeInChynna” (prod. Hudson Mohawke)

Whenever Hudson Mohawke has a recommendation, it’s always wise to listen. His latest collaboration introduces us to Philly rapper, Chynna. We already know what HudMo is capable of but “MadeInChynna” proves that Chynna is also one... Read more »

Vic Spenser – “24k Visuals”

“24K Visuals” starts off with a snippet from Coultrain’s GodMustBeABoogieMan as a soulful, relaxing intro that feels like lounging. At the 50-second mark, Vic Spencer comes out swinging and switches up the mood drastically. A little background from the... Read more »

Sylas – “Shore”

British duo Sylas impressed us with their first song, “Hollow,” so much so that we named them one of the best new artists of September. Now they’re back with track number two, “Shore,” which shows off another side... Read more »

Prince Brings Kendrick Lamar on Stage During His Record Release Concert

This week Prince released two new albums titled ART OFFICIAL AGE and PlectrumElectrum. In order to celebrate the two albums properly, Prince hosted an album release concert at Paisley Park in Minneapolis—which triples as his home,... Read more »

Action Bronson Goes to New Orleans in Latest Episode of “F**k, That’s Delicious”

When many people think of New Orleans, they often only think about drinking until they pass out on Bourbon Street. And even though that is a reality that is completely possible. The best part of the... Read more »

Prince Joins Facebook, Immediately Starts Trolling

The art of internet trolling can take years to perfect. There are hundreds of thousands of professional trolls who still can’t get it right. And then there is Prince. Over the past decade, Prince has earned... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (September 2014)

The best music videos that came out in September meaningfully explore how colors—whether infrared imaging, earthy tones, monochromatic scenes, or a single color—uniquely tell the story of a song. From the rich, baroque hues in clipping.'s... Read more »

Premiere: Xul Zolar – “Ilajaly”

Xul Zolar are a three piece from Cologne in Germany, not that you’d know that from their vocals, which sound as English as Friendly Fires, Troumaca, or similar bands dabbling in this tropical-feeling blend of jangly indie-rock and electronic... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Belgian Trio La Plage Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic For Summer

La Plage, made up of Flore, Loïc, and Nico, are a new Belgian trio making their indelible first mark on the world with "Rendez Vous" and "Mark." The trio met and formed La Plage two years... Read more »