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Word is Bond? 10 Times Artists Were Taken to Court For Their Music

Rap and heavy metal were both born out of a culture of repression, primal screams that came from the frustrated and voiceless. In that sense they are some of the purest forms of artistic expression, music... Read more »

Watch Foo Fighters Close Out David Letterman’s Final Show

Dave Letterman once described Foo Fighters as his favorite band, so it seemed only right that they played him out after 33 years on air. They even dressed up for the occasion, donning black tuxedos and... Read more »

The “New Spotify” Will Include Video, Podcasts, and Tyler, The Creator

Spotify has been hyping up this announcement, crowing from various social media platforms that the streaming service is about to “Change. Your. Life.” That might have been a bold claim—the only digital update that’s really ever... Read more »

Premiere: Shemzy – “Man Right Now”

Our introduction to Shemzy came last month on “Daylight,” a futuristic, bouncy track that signaled a departure from the English emcee/producer’s earlier work. He’s on to something: “Man Right Now” is the followup, and it finds... Read more »

Florence & The Machine – “Delilah”

Florence & The Machine are writing operas. Every track we’ve heard off the band’s upcoming How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful has been packed full of complex, ornate songwriting that showcases Florence’s inimatable voice and the... Read more »

Premiere: Teddy Music ft. Wiley – “What Do You Know”

Thus far in his career, Teddy Music has gained renown for his vicious production. He’s worked with some of grime’s biggest names, but recently, he’s started sharing his lyrical skills with the world. His arrival as a... Read more »

Azekel – “Mad About The Boy”

After having a massive 2014, London’s Azekel has spent much of 2015 in the studio. The fruits of his labor are beginning to show, however, with “Mad About The Boy.” The smooth R&B cut is taken... Read more »

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Chance The Rapper?

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcomes to Quizzes! It’s the post where we ask the questions and you guess the answers. With The Social Experiment’s Surf dropping any day now, it’s time to distinguish between... Read more »

Listen to Solange Debut a New Song for Ferguson and Baltimore

Solange Knowles was in L.A. last night to help promote HBO’s new Bessie biopic. During her set, the singer took the opportunity to play “Rise,” a new song reportedly written in response to the wide-scale protests... Read more »

Run the Jewels Release Another Politically Charged Video with “Early”

Just a day after giving us an update on RTJ 3 and Meow The Jewels, Killer Mike and El-P have released the video for their RTJ 2 cut “Early.” The animated video follows the two rappers... Read more »