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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 »

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 »

Life as Art and the Innate Destructiveness of Creative Critique, By Willis Earl Beal

In early June, Willis Earl Beal and I started exchanging emails. He sent me his new collection of songs called Experiments in Time and explained that he’d be releasing the album through CDBaby.com and handling all... 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 »

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: Get angry, get high, or get in your car and cruise

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. JuegoTheNinety – “Type” If I get rich I’d... Read more »

Soundcloud Surfing: The Definitive Pigeons & Planes Summer 2014 Playlist

It's summertime, and we've gone all the way in to provide you with the soundtrack to whatever it is you're trying to get into in the warm weather. From partying all night long to cruising with... 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 13 Best Death Grips Songs

Earlier this month, a letter on the Death Grips Facebook wall declared, "Death Grips is over." Their existence may have been brief, but during their four-year run, there was never a dull moment. Label drama, cancellations,... 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 »