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10 Rappers Redefining Their Hometown Sound

Hip-hop began as a regional phenomenon. From the South Bronx to Compton, rap music came from people describing their immediate surroundings and daily struggle in intense detail. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, a... Read more »

Video: Killer Mike – “Ric Flair”

Four years after its original release, Killer Mike’s triumphant “Ric Flair” (off 2011’s Pl3dge has a music video. The release was Mike’s birthday present to himself, shared at 4:20 on 4/20: The clip is a look... 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 »

Kanye West: “I Am Not What I Would Truly Consider a Musician. I Am an Inventor”

After his wife broke the internet with her own Paper cover, Kanye West decided to grace the pages himself. Rather than give an interview, however, Kanye wrote the piece himself. He discusses everything from the Tidal... Read more »

Twin Shadow Will Undergo Reconstructive Hand Surgery Following Tour Bus Crash

George Lewis Jr. a.k.a. Twin Shadow was on tour supporting his new album Eclipse when his bus collided with a tractor-trailer in Aurora, Colorado earlier this weekend. Tour driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy... Read more »

Watch Behind the Scenes Footage from Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” Video

No leaks this time around. TDE posted official footage from the making of Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” video earlier today, following Kendrick from the streets to the Compton Swap Meet. We don’t hear too much from... Read more »

Tidal is Firing Employees and Replacing Their CEO

TIDAL’s rollout has been nothing if not eventful. There have been a bevy of WTF moments—the press conference led by Alicia Keys, the blood oath signing, the increasingly vague statements about royalties and tiers, and the... Read more »

15 Songs to Kickstart the Weekend

With Friday winding down, you might need a little lift to see you into the weekend. We can help.... Read more »

Watch A$AP Rocky’s On-Screen Debut in the “Dope” Trailer

With his next album barreling down the pipe (A.L.L.A. arrives May 12) and bagel shop assaults coming from all sides, A$AP Rocky is ready for his next move: an appearance on the silver screen. Dope is... Read more »

Major Lazer ft. Pusha T, 2 Chainz & Travis Scott – “Night Riders”

Major Lazer has changed tack. Their previous release was “Lean On,” a dancehall classic featuring one of our favorite Swedes, MØ. But Diplo & friends have switched gears for their latest, enlisting an all-star cast of... Read more »