Kaytranada’s 10 Best Rap Collaborations

Louis Kevin Celestin, aka Kaytranada, is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after producers in the game right now. He started as Kaytradamus, using that name from 2010 to 2012 making groovy tracks like "I Met... 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: Get Lifted Up

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. Premiere: Medhane – “Apartment 2A” Brooklyn rapper... 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 »

Artists To Listen To If You Miss The ’90s

What do you miss about the '90s? The grungy flannels? The dial-up connections? The carefree nonchalance that came with knowing the world would end with Y2K? Or was it the music? The '90s don't get much shine... Read more »

Listen To A Whole Mixtape’s Worth of New Music From Awful Records

Awful Records has declared today an #AwfulHoliday, to troll the blogs because apparently “they can’t keep up” (gulp). Blog negging aside, the holiday (which conveniently coincides with the other, more widely celebrated holiday that falls on... Read more »

See Where All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Album Covers Were Shot On Google Street View

Inspired by a recent project over at the Guardian that sought to locate a lot of their favorite album covers, Mass Appeal took on the task of figuring out where exactly hip-hop’s most iconic images came... Read more »

Rich Homie Quan Was “Hurt” When Young Thug Called Him “B*tch Homie Quan”

Rich Homie Quan made an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable earlier today, presumably for a bit of image restoration following his arrest and falling out with longtime collaborator Young Thug. After detailing some of this early... Read more »

Damian Simmons ft. Lucki Eck$ – “Clover”

Not all 4/20 soundtracks need to explicitly state pledge their allegiance to the plant—some can honor it best in feel. Rochester, NY duo Damian Simmons (consisting or rapper Simone and producer/DJ Damian Bree) teams up with... Read more »

Premiere: Lais – “When The Mirror Cracks”

Toronto rapper/singer Lais’ “When The Mirror Cracks” fits comfortably on the spectrum of autumnal, introspective hip-hop that has become one of his city’s trademarks over the past few years. It takes on added weight as more... Read more »

Ketchup ft. PeeWee Longway – “Flood The Block (Remix)”

Straight from the south side of Atlanta comes up-and-comer Ketchup (like the condiment). The rapper, who belongs to the Brilliant Minds collective, has been doing a little damage with his current single “Flood The Block.” The... Read more »

Dej Loaf ft. Lil Wayne – “Me U & Hennessy (Remix)”

Dej Loaf completely switched the script and gave fans something —dare we say— seductive for her “Me U and Hennessy” video last Friday. Teasing at the end of the video what is now confirmed to be... Read more »

Glasses Malone ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Thuggin'”

A 2Pac sample is never a bad way to start a song. “Thuggin'” is off Glasses Malone’s upcoming Glasshouse 2 project, and it features an appropriately serious and fiery verse from Kendrick Lamar. In the spirit... Read more »

Get to Know Los Angeles Band Dutch Party With Their ‘Astral Nights’ EP

L.A. rockers Dutch Party have been buzzing ever since releasing two tracks in December. They’ve cornered the market for laid-back, minimalist funk rock, drawing on their native California for lyrical inspiration and letting those same vibes... Read more »

Mos Def Joins A$AP Rocky For Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

Most people may not even be aware, but Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) has seen the growth of A$AP Rocky from the beginning. As someone who keeps his ear to the younger acts, Mos got put... Read more »