Features

Deeper Than Punchlines: On The Intersection of Comedy and Hip-Hop

At first blush, hip-hop and comedy couldn’t be more different. Fictional assassin/actual Canadian Seth Rogen talked to comedian Hannibal Burress about the differences between a rapper’s larger-than-life character—“it’s totally acceptable to talk about how you are... 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 »

10 Rappers Redefining Their Hometown Sound

Hip-hop began as a regional phenomenon. From the South Bronx to Compton, rap music came from people describing their immediate surroundings and daily struggle in intense detail. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, a... Read more »

If There Was Twitter When Napster Got Shut Down…

On July 11, 2001, the popular, controversial, and revolutionary file sharing website Napster shut down their service in compliance with an injunction from an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Just... Read more »

Tweet That: Artists Whose Social Media is Better Than Their Music

Musicians nowadays have to strike a balance when it comes to their output: not only are they expected to maintain a steady track record of singles, mixtapes, albums, touring, et cetera, but there's also the added... Read more »

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before: Tidal and the “Artist-First” Myth

The fluctuating and uncertain state of the music industry today does represent a chance for the artists to even the scales, but Tidal, with its "artist-first" myth, seems like a missed opportunity.... Read more »

Kaytranada’s 10 Best Rap Collaborations

Louis Kevin Celestin, aka Kaytranada, is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after producers in the game right now. He started as Kaytradamus, using that name from 2010 to 2012 making groovy tracks like "I Met... 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 »

5 On It: Get Lifted Up

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: Medhane – “Apartment 2A” Brooklyn rapper... 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 »