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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 »

20 Producers Who Are Expanding The Sound of Hip-Hop

Rap as a genre is in a perpetual state of forward motion. Just as there will always be people yearning for the good old days, there will always be new generations of creators with no regard... Read more »

Interview: Wiz Khalifa on Life Lessons, Kid Cudi, and the Last Things He Googled

There’s no artist whose independent grind paid off more than Wiz Khalifa’s. Ever since his cross-over mixtape Kush & OJ broke some type of imaginary ceiling (and Twitter records), Khalifa has made his presence known everywhere... Read more »

20 Artists Who Are Making Pop Music Interesting in 2014

"Pop" is an abbreviation of the word popular, but it's come to mean a lot more in music. When you hear the word "pop" in music, you automatically think of catchy melodies, big choruses, repetition, and... Read more »

Faces in the Crowd: Portraits From The Forecastle Festival 2014

Since its conception 12 years ago, Forecastle has changed from a small community based event into what is now a massively recognized music festival that attracts some of todays and yesterdays biggest acts. Its odd location... Read more »

Trends From the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival

Now in its ninth year, Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has transcended nitpicking about its lineup to become more of a lifestyle choice than a decision made by a careful consumer. With over 40 acts spread over... Read more »

15 Songs That Need to be Remixed by Rappers

It's strange to think that back in the '60s, nobody ever heard a song and thought, "Oh shit, so-and-so should remix this." These days, especially for people that grew up on hip-hop and electronic music, it's... 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 »

Make Me Proud: Drake’s Drakiest TV Moments So Far

Last night, Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards, again reminding us how far beyond rapping his talents extend. Part of Drake's appeal as an award show host and interview subject is the way he plays up... Read more »

10 Essential Bop Artists From Chicago

There’s a revolution waiting in the opening notes of Sicko Mobb’s “Fiesta” but it sure doesn’t sound like one. Some scene defining rap songs kick the door in with guns blazing, with beats slamming and MCs... Read more »

10 Signs You’re a Struggle Rapper

Legends aren’t born. They’re built over time. Kanye wasn’t always a god. Jay-Z wasn’t always married to Beyoncé. Drake was once Wheelchair Jimmy. Becoming a talented rapper requires a myriad of different skills: an understanding of... Read more »

The Best Eminem Rap Battles

Eminem’s legacy in battle rap has been cemented. After making his name in the battle circuit before crafting one of the most successful careers in hip-hop history, Eminem established his respect for battle culture with 8... 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 »

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

Honor Titus Speaks on Cerebral Ballzy’s New Album, Julian Casablancas, and the Most Brutal Show He’s Ever Played

Seeing Cerebral Ballzy frontman Honor Titus climb atop the speakers at Pigeons & Planes’ SXSW showcase back in March felt like some kind of religious experience. Maybe it was the Texas heat or all the alcohol, but... Read more »