Premiere: Kyan – “Insert Runaway”

2014 is starting to feel like the return of the vocalist. With acts like Sam Smith and Kwabs on the rise and Adele set to make a comeback, a lot of these singers who can’t actually... Read more »

Watch a 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap at a Fat Beats Record Store in 1996

In 1996, Fat Beats opened up a record shop on 6th Avenue in New York City, and to celebrate the launch, a bunch of rappers came through to perform. At the time, a 19-year-old Chicago kid... Read more »

Life as Art and the Innate Destructiveness of Creative Critique, By Willis Earl Beal

In early June, Willis Earl Beal and I started exchanging emails. He sent me his new collection of songs called Experiments in Time and explained that he’d be releasing the album through and handling all... Read more »

Young Thug ft. T.I. & Zuse – “Eww (Remix)”

Lately, it’s been Young Thug all over the remixes, but this time, it’s his song that gets a couple extra verses added to it. For the “Eww” remix, “About The Money” collaborator T.I. and Atlanta-based Jamaican rapper... Read more »

Meet Ace Cosgrove, a Maryland Rapper Who’s Sick of the Same Old Radio Rap

Ace Cosgrove isn’t your typical rapper. He speaks quietly and you can tell that he chooses his words carefully, but he’s not a passive artist. He’s not following trends and hopping on bandwagons, and he’s not... Read more »

Watch Broods’ Video For “Mother & Father”

Rising New Zealand duo Broods keep things simple for their new “Mother & Father” video. It’s interesting though, because we still haven’t seen much of the brother-sister pair two beyond a few press pictures. That’s about... Read more »

Adele Announces New Album Called “25″ and 2015 Tour

It’s kind of amazing how an artist as massively popular as Adele can disappear from headlines for so long. She sells out shows worldwide, breaks sales records, puts on stunning performances on live television, then quietly... Read more »

Kwamie Liv – “Comin Thru”

On her first couple of songs, it was hard to tell where Kwamie Liv would go next. The Danish singer—who has also lived in Zambia, Turkey, Sweden, South Africa, Kenya, Ireland, and Bangladesh—switches up the format... Read more »

Watch a Recap of Jungle’s Tumblr IRL Event in Brooklyn

On June 21, XL Recordings group Jungle took over The Wick in Brooklyn for Tumblr’s IRL series. The event featured a gallery of work by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, the co-director of the band’s acclaimed music videos,... Read more »

Watch Lykke Li’s Dramatic New Video For “Gunshot”

Bet you never thought you’d see twerking in a Lykke Li video. There have been a lot of great music videos featuring dance lately, and for “Gunshot,” Lykke Li showcases her own dramatic take on a... Read more »

Listen to Bleachers and Grimes on “Take Me Away”

Chances are you’re still trying to wrap your head around Grimes’ new direction on “Go,” but get ready for a change of pace. Bleachers’ new album Strange Desires is coming out July 15, and for “Take Me Away,”... Read more »

Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – “Show Me The Way”

Dilated Peoples are veterans in the game and with Rhymesayers, they’ve established themselves as an act who doesn’t need radio hits and catchy singles to stay relevant. Every now and then, though, it’s kind of great... Read more »

Becky Hill – “Caution to the Wind”

Becky Hill started generating buzz with an appearance on The Voice UK and a feature on Rudimental’s “Powerless,” and now she goes in solo over Two Inch Punch production for “Caution to the Wind.” While Becky’s message is... Read more »

This is Why You Don’t Fall Asleep When Chief Keef’s Around

Sprinkled among pictures of guns, blunts, rappers, and racks on Chief Keef’s Instagram, there are reminders that Keef is still just an 18-year-old kid who likes to have fun. One thing Keef loves to do is... Read more »

Soulja Boy – “Bands”

Soulja Boy is always working, and his next project is King Soulja 3, due out July 29. The last song he shared was the autotuned, melodic “Big Bank Rolls,” and for his latest he sticks to the... Read more »