Shock, Not Awe: Madonna’s Battle for Continued Cultural Relevance

To recap: 2009 was The Year Kanye Interrupted Taylor Swift. 2012 was The Year of Tupac’s Hologram. And while we’re only a couple of months into 2015, it’s already looking like Madonna sucking down Drake’s upturned,... Read more »

15 Music Festivals for Every Type of Fan

With a seemingly endless list of music festivals that is growing longer every year, it can be a tall task deciding which ones to attend. Because let's face it—a lot of the big-name lineups are pretty... 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 »

How Earl Sweatshirt Achieved Complete Transparency in 10 Minutes

It’s three in the morning and raining in Los Angeles. Earl Sweatshirt can’t sleep. He uses every muscle in his body to clamber out of bed and limp into his dimly lit home studio. On the... Read more »

Best Songs of the Month (April 2015)

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 rounded up the best songs from the past month. Here are the songs... Read more »

To Pimp a Beethoven: How a Classically Trained Pianist Listens to Rap

One of the great things about rap music is the multitude of ways to enjoy it. You can focus on the stories a rapper tells, following along the way they organize events and paint pictures with... Read more »

Daily Discovery: hnrk and drip-133

hnrk and drip-133 (both lowercase), are two buzzing producers affiliated with the music/art/life collective Team Sesh. The two producers, both of whom stay out of the spotlight and hide or distort their faces in pictures, are... Read more »

Best New Artists of the Month (April 2015)

Finding new artists is easier than ever, but this creates a problem: it's harder than ever to filter through it all and keep tabs on what's really good. With so many artists popping up every day,... Read more »

13 Songs That Could Be 2015’s Summer Anthem

Every year, a couple of songs emerge from the thaw as omnipresent anthems for the warmer months. In summers past, you couldn't step outside without hearing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" or Kanye and Jay Z's "N***s... Read more »

Is Frank Ocean About to Drop the Most Fire Rap Album of 2015?

We've heard Frank Ocean rap before, and there's evidence to suggest that he may be doing more of it in the future. Is Frank Ocean about to drop the most fire rap album of 2015?... Read more »