Features

You’ve Got 10 Minutes: G Eazy, Kendrick Lamar, and the Changing Role of Tour Openers

It’s not hard to believe that Kanye West tends to get what he wants. According to Terrence Henderson, president of Top Dawg Entertainment, when Kanye personally asked Kendrick Lamar to open for the Yeezus tour, Kanye’s... Read more »

The Best New Artists of the Month (July 2014)

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 »

The 10 Best Twin Peaks References in Music

Twin Peaks, one of the most beloved TV shows in history, was canceled too soon. It was groundbreaking, surreal, and packed with style. It not only influenced countless shows and movies, it also influenced a large... Read more »

15 Songs With Kids Singing the Chorus

There's something about kids voices singing a chorus that can make it so damn catchy, and turn a song from a solid album cut into a hit. Artists know this, and have been employing the technique... 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. Enjoy.... Read more »

5 On It: “The revolution’s never been televised”

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. skipp coon – “Assata Taught Me (pre-born day... 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 »

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 »

12 Songs That Will Make Anyone a Jazz Fan

Sadly, many people associate jazz with elevator or background music, and for that reason feel like it's a boring genre. Well, the truth is, if you immediately associate jazz with elevator music, you are missing out,... Read more »

Interview: iLoveMakonnen on Facing 25 Years in Prison, His Infamous Doll Head, and Mike Will Made It

On a surface level, we “get” iLoveMakonnen. Like many before him, he came seemingly out of nowhere with a breakout hit—“I Don’t Sell Molly No More”—and followed that closely with two consecutive EPs. He’s odd. He... 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 »

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 »

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. Enjoy.... Read more »

5 On It: Thanks for the memories

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. PREMIERE: Write Brothers – “Come Back” I fell... 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 »