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How to Tell When a Song is a Hit

There are so many intangibles that go into making a hit. The right singer, producer, feature, lyrics, production, BPM, or video can all have an affect on the popularity of a given song. However, for all... Read more »

The Best New Mixes Streaming Right Now

Like a buffet of beats and sounds which is replenished every two weeks, we once again return with a carefully selected smörgåsbord of the best mixes available to anyone with an internet connection and an interest... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

10 Times Rappers Failed at Math

Rappers like counting money, boasting about money, and boasting about how much money they're counting, but sometimes their math goes a little bit wrong. From Rick Ross and Jay Z to Canibus and Lil' Kim, here... 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 »

Indie Songs Catchy Enough to be Mainstream Hits

Over the past decade, we've seen the line between mainstream and indie music curl up into a little spiral and roll out of the scene. Spend a little time clicking through random SoundCloud links and you'll... Read more »

English Singers You Should Look Out For in 2015

There are always fresh and exciting new artists bubbling up in England, often combining sounds and styles in unique ways and creating music that is either eventually embraced by the mainstream or ends up influencing it.... Read more »

We Made Starter Packs For Your Favorite Artists

The internet, amirite?! If you spend all day on Twitter, hoping famous rappers will reply to your tweets like we do, you will have seen the “starter pack” meme.* Like most memes, it’s both dumb and occasionally... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Mura Masa

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. By Moses Jazz Wiener In the UK, you’re never more... 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 Best Live Albums of All Time

They’re not for everyone. To some, live albums are nothing but contract-fulfilling stop-gaps in an artist or band’s discography, filled with either self-indulgent jamming or a glorified greatest hits set interrupted by crowd noise. Worse, many... Read more »

Jon Waltz: “Do what you want to do until you die”

At 19 years old, Jon Waltz puts the typical college sophomore/aspiring rapper to shame. His gripping narratives and unshakeable hooks make him a probable candidate for rare crossover success, the kind that satisfies the appetites of... Read more »

How Childish Gambino Made Things Easier For Kids Like Me

Earlier this year, one of our favorite up-and-coming rappers, 18-year-old Kevin Abstract, tweeted: "s/o donald glover for making things easier for kids like me." We asked if he'd explain that to us. This is what he... Read more »

A Day in the Life of Awful Records

As a music journalist, you can’t really come to know artists until you’ve spent some time in their natural habitat. With that said, when Awful Records’ management team invites you to spend a few hours with... Read more »