Features

The Best New Artists (January 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 »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (January 2015)

The beginning of a new year is typically a slow period for musical releases, but that's not the case for 2015 so far. As noted in our Most Anticipated Albums of 2015, there's a lot of... Read more »

The Obama Family’s Best Music Moments

The Obamas. They're a family you have come to love (or hate... haters), but you can't deny that this is one of the coolest families to be in the White House since maybe the Kennedys. They're... Read more »

Rough Drafts of Hit Songs

The song writing process is different for every musician. Whether it’s written in a notebook, typed in a Blackberry with the side scroll, or memorized in their head, every artist has their own method of creating... 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: 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 »