Fresh from the submissions inbox, here’s an 18-year-old rapper from Austell, GA who goes by XAVIERLEE. A lot of rappers still put on acts and craft fake images, but more and more, we’re seeing that brutally... Read more »

Spotify is Reportedly Planning to Partner With Uber

There has been a lot of discussion around Spotify lately. Taylor Swift, who currently has the No. 1 album in the country, recently pulled her music from Spotify, explaining, “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s... Read more »

A Playlist by Mikky Ekko: Songs That Inspired Me

Mikky Ekko’s album Time officially comes out on January 20. You can pre-order it now. Coming off the heels of his new song “Mourning Doves”—one of our favorite new songs of the week—Mikky shares with us... Read more »

Watch Lykke Li Cover Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

Lykke Li is known to throw in a cover or two during her live shows, and last night in London she decided to take on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” With Lykke Li’s dreary album I... Read more »

If You Google “Twitter Rant,” Kanye West’s Twitter Account is the First Result

We stumbled upon this Google gem today and couldn’t help but share it. If you Google “twitter rant,” Kanye West’s official Twitter page is the first result. It makes sense—Kanye’s Twitter rants are beautiful. That is all.... Read more »

P&P Presents: Cozz, a Short Portrait of a Young Rapper With Dreams

The rise of Cozz was inevitable from the beginning. There’s just no denying a song like “Dreams.” But while so many other up-and-coming rappers make a viral hit and forever try to match it, Cozz is already... Read more »

Bandcamp is Planning to Offer Paid Subscription Services to Artists

The music industry is in a weird place. Radio stations are disappearing, album sales are shit (unless you’re Taylor Swift), Pornhub has a record label, U2 is forcing free albums on everyone, and Britney Spears is making... Read more »

Sea Ghost – “Cave Song”

Tonight’s Twitter submission comes from @JoseJrDorantes, who said: Here’s the thing about this submission: it’s not much, but my man Jose really sold it with the wave and ghost emojis. Of course I had to check out... Read more »

Rome Fortune ft. Jacques Greene – “Pure”

In September, we launched a live show called No Ceilings, featuring some of our favorite up-and-coming artists on one stage in New York City. It was a special night, and we’re going to try to make... Read more »

Listen to Misun’s Debut Album “Superstitions”

Washington, DC band Misun has been one of the most consistent up-and-coming bands over the past year. Their style is eclectic and impossible to pinpoint, but the songwriting is always catchy and the production is always... Read more »

Yung Gud – “My Guns”

One of my favorite hip-hop songs of the year is Yung Lean and Travi$ Scott’s “Ghosttown.” The greatness of that song is partly because Lean delivers an amazing chorus and Travi$ Scott fits the vibe perfectly, but... Read more »

Mikky Ekko – “Mourning Doves”

It feels like Mikky Ekko’s debut album is long overdue, and today it’s finally available for pre-order. The album, titled Time, is not officially out until January 20, but with the announcement of the pre-order, Mikky... Read more »

Here’s “Backseat Shake Off,” the Inevitable Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift Mash-Up

If you didn’t see this one coming, you don’t get the internet. The internet went crazy for a video of Taylor Swift rapping along to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle,” and again for a video of Kendrick Lamar... Read more »

The Derevolutions – “Bad King Kong”

If you’re sick of artists who sound like everyone else, check out The Derevolutions. It’s the sample-heavy pop outfit led by Boston’s Brett Boucher, and it sounds like nothing else out there right now. It’s an almost... Read more »

Premiere: Marz Leon – “Levitation”

In June, Los Angeles singer Marz Leon released her debut single “L O N E R,” and it was love on first listen. In August, she dropped her first EP, and now she’s back with a new... Read more »