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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: The Gamut

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. Simonez Dega – Gold Caps. A$AP Yams... 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 »

Maiden Names and Faceless Harmonies: Speaking with Appleby

When I met Appleby in December of 2014, he had four songs available to the public. Despite the small amount of music and only having songs online since September, he has received an impressive amount of... Read more »

Music You Should Know From Finland

While Sweden and Denmark are owning indie pop music recently, Finland still has a reputation (among those not familiar) as being a country inspired by much darker sounds. These days, things are changing, and Finnish music... Read more »

25 Vintage YouTube Videos Every Hip-Hop Fan Should Watch

The internet is full of hip-hop footage: interviews, music videos, outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage, and so on. Thanks to the world of blogs, much of this footage has been seen hundreds of thousands of times over. But... Read more »

Looking Back at Your Favorite Rappers’ First Mixtapes

No matter if you’re freestyling in the lunchroom or slinging mixtapes, most rappers begin at the bottom. Amidst the fame, money and accolades, it's easy to forget that once upon a time, your favorite rapper was... Read more »

Prince Doing Normal People Things

Last week, Prince—the legend, the enigma—went to weekly LA club night Low End Theory, and checked out a DJ set by Chicago footwork don DJ Spinn, proving that he occasionally comes down from his Purple castle in... 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: “I stand in the center around all these sounds I see”

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. Meet Love At First Sound, another artist... 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 »

There is No Such Thing As Real Hip-Hop

Among rap fans, there’s a conservative faction that still clings to the golden age of hip-hop. They are intolerant of anything that strays too far from the blueprint, and they reminisce on the good old days.... Read more »

10 Times Pitbull Was Your Dad

When it comes to music, there’s everything that’s likable or even tolerable… and then there’s Pitbull. The “rapper” has made a career out of corny quote-filled lyrics, ridiculous outfits, questionable dance moves, and his unabashed love... Read more »

10 New Pop Artists To Look Out For in 2015

2014 was a great year for pop music, with artists as diverse as La Roux, Hannah Diamond, Banks, and Sia all making music that was accessible but still interesting and unique. With the mainstream becoming more... Read more »

15 Awesome Things We Discovered on Grimes’ Blog

By now, we should all be aware that the artist known as Grimes is an interesting character. Anyone who has wondered what goes on in Claire Boucher’s mind obviously hasn’t been following her entertaining blog on... Read more »